Way back in the day disk storage was small in size and expensive if you needed larger storage. Worse, we Mac users (and PC users) were forced to prune files, archive files, compress files just to have enough storage to work.
Then, along came gargantuan disk drives at crazy low per-gigabyte prices. That meant we could save everything, forget about file pruning, archiving, and compressing files. Storage was cheap.
Then, along came the MacBook Air with solid state storage drives (SSD’s) which were small and expensive again. Today, most Macs are sold with SSDs and they’re still expensive relative to traditional disk drives.
We’re back to pruning, archiving, and compressing files to make enough space to use the Mac. Online storage is increasingly popular but also expensive. How can you clean and create free space on your Mac’s current SSD storage?
This simple and inexpensive utility searches through you Mac to find space you can free up and use in cache files, logs, trash, and everywhere else. It’s simple to use, too, and sports a slick one-click user interface.
Disk App scans your Mac’s files, then lists a bunch of different categories where it found files which could be deleted. No, don’t click the Click To Free button in the middle of the app until you’re sure you want files deleted, but it’s that easy.
Disk App scans through eight different categories– trash, browser, email, downloads, app logs, OS X caches, large files, and even older versions of iOS (often stored by iTunes). One click lets you view the files before deletion. There are a few safeguards built in to Disk App, too, including an option to exclude specific files or folders. One click also brings up a list of files– large files over 100MB, organized by largest to smallest.
This app is nicely done, good looking, simple to use, and therein lies the problem. It’s very possible to delete files you don’t want to delete, so, in the spirit of ‘measure twice, cut once’ make sure to check which files are about to be deleted.