WhatSize is a simple tool that allows the user to quickly measure the size in bytes of a given folder and all subfolders and files within it. You would be surprised at how many useless files might be laying around on your hard disks. The files and folders are automatically sorted by size, with the biggest sizes first. While the app is measuring a folder the user can browse the files within that folder and immediately see the size in bytes. Hidden files, cache files, directories will all show up with their corresponding size. This application is similar to the ancient NeXTSTEP, DarkForest. Once the measuring of a folder has ended the user can also view the information by filtering for particular file sizes or types. The user can also move unwanted files and folder in the corresponding Trash bin similar to the Finder's Delete button.
What is new in this release:
- Improvements to handle TimeMachine volumes on remote machines or on external drives.
- Improvements to physical (On Disk) file size accuracy.
- Better support for SMB mounted volumes.
- General bug fixes.
What is new in version 6.5.3:
Updated to support macOS Sierra.
What is new in version 6.5.2:
- Added menu to disable MobileBackups.
- Added code to simplify serial key registration.
- Minor bug fixes.
What is new in version 6.3.2:
- Fixed crash related to database upgrtade from 6.2.1
- Added support for symbolic links. We will account them as simple files of 4kb and adjust their icons. We will not follow links.
What is new in version 6.2.1:
- Implemented the ability to quickly measure separate folders rather than the whole volume. Drop a folder in the left side bar and measure it quickly
- Reduced memory usage by a good 15%
- Reduced time to open the database by 10%, making the app snapier on launch
- Added print button to the tool bar for easy access
- Refined activity window to display the current path being measured
- Reworked whatsized to use apple's sanctioned XPC interprocess architecture, this will allow for more flexibility for users wanting to scan their drives as Administrator
- Fixes to the German translation
- Fixed a rare crash related to multiple measures going on in parallel
- The app can now scan multiple volumes at once, however if multiple volumes reside on the same disk performance will be affected
What is new in version 6.2:
- Addressed issues related to autolayout on 10.8 systems
- Implemented Preferences 'Exclude' pane
- Implemented printing
What is new in version 6.1.8:
- Addressed issues related to localization
- Updated user guide
What is new in version 6.1.6:
- Overhaul of the duplicate UI for more flexibility
- Overhaul of the left sidebar view
- Upgraded to apple's autolayout
- Italian language pack
- Fixes to Apple's FSEvents support. This allows WhatSize to be synchronized with file system changes in real time
- Added ability to stop a measurement in progress
- Numerous stability fixes
- Numerous fixes to the UTI engine, a User Interface for this module is in the works
What is new in version 6.1.5:
- The application is now 64bit, it will consume a bit more memory but the advantages are far greater
- Initial support for Apple's FSEvents. This allows WhatSize to be synchronized with file system changes in real time
- Overhaul of the duplicate engine for 3 to 5 times faster duplicate finding
- Collecting uti type data for each file when measuring. This technology will allow WhatSize to display and manipulate data by uti type
- Adding support for hidden files on the browser view
- Adding sort button to the browser view mode
- Addressed issue related with the move to trash logic
- Addressed issue related to 64bit file systems
- Addressed issue related to ejectable volumes
- Addressed issue related to network volumes
- Addressed issue related to favorites bar
- Addressed issue related to the size refresh button on the left menu bar
- Addressed issue related to older registration keys
- Addressed numerous crash cases
- Right click "Refresh (Selected Node)" is working again