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OmniDiskSweeper 1.9

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USER REVIEWS

GREAT APPLICATION THAT ASSISTS MAC OPERATING SYSTEM USERS TO DELETE BIG FILES FROM THEIR DISKS

By Hande Njr

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015

This is a product of OmniGroup which is an application specifically made for Mac operating system users. Just as the application’s name suggest it is a sweeper in layman’s terms. Thus Mac operating system users can basically do away with the large size files that mostly consume a lot of space in the hard disk. It has the simplest basic interface that should be easy to maneuver around for and Mac operating system users. On the interface appearance whilst going through the huge files, it is able to show you even the sub files that are associated with the main file hence you are able to do away with even a specific sub file if need be. This shows that the application is quite flexible in terms of pinpointing specific files. The most amazing thing about this application is the fact that it is free of charge which is good.

Pros

  • it is free of charge.
  • It is very easy to use.

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  • It is specific to mac users.
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THE MOST HANDY FILE CLEANER EVERY MAC USER MUST HAVE

By Ngunyi Kibui

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015

When you are a Mac user and every now and then u have to check the amount of free space you have or what might be using up large amounts of space there is the via This Mac menu option of which does not breakdown and identify large individual files. This is where The Omni Group developed this awesome app known as the OmniDiskSweeper to help you work out this problem with ease. This is definitely the to go to app when it comes scanning the hard drive to find those elusive files that might be taking that needed disk space. When you launch the app a drive list appears for you to select the various drives you would like to access. This includes the internal storage and any other external storage device connected to your Mac. Once you have chosen the drives to scan, the app will sweep through the drives and will list the files that it finds from the largest in size going down. With a built in delete function it makes it easy to delete the files though you can still use the manual way of moving the files to the trash. That’s practically the app as simple as it gets. It has never been easier to scan and delete those large files that just fill up your Mac and this app is recommended for every Mac user.

Pros

  • lightweight application thus easy to install
  • uses less space to operate
  • easy to use interface thus every user at any level can handle the app

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  • lacks a dedicated support forum
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OmniDiskSweeper: Freeing up space is no more a cumbersome job!

By Elizabeth Tweetee

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015

OmniDiskSweeper is a handy utility to find and eliminate large files which eat up a large portion of the hard drive of your Mac-powered device. If you have this application installed, identifying and eliminating junk files will not be hour-long cumbersome job anymore.

The application automatically lists down large files in descending order with specific colour codes. You can delete any file in the list directly using this application. Locations of these files are overwritten instead of sending them to trash. Think twice before deleting each file as you can never undo it. Even though you’ll be notified before making changes to system files, expert guidance is recommended unless you well know what file you’re deleting.

If you’re new to Mac ecosystem, you might have mistaken this application as a disk defragmenter. OmniDiskSweeper doesn’t support defragmentation as Mac doesn’t need it at all. There’s Hot File Adaptive Clustering (HFC) algorithm, a built-in feature of Mac to defrag HFS+ file system automatically. Flash drives and SSDs are maintained by another built-in process called TRIM. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about fragmentation issues caused by deletion. Mac knows what to do!

Verdict:

OmniDiskSweeper helps you find more space by deleting unwanted large files. Scanning is pretty fast and efficient. Expert advice is recommended before touching unfamiliar files. I recommend this tool to all geeks, but not to newbies. I rate 7 out of 10 for this amazing application.

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  • sorts files in the order of size
  • Very fast and efficient scanning
  • Notification for deleting system files
  • Overwrites location on disk for permanent deletion

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  • It is not very newbie friendly
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • home computer to delete files I do not need. Thanks for providing a free program. I appreciate the way you do business, and help the poor like me.

Review

OmniDiskSweeper is a Mac utility developed and published by The OmniGroup. When the hard drive of your Mac is not very big, controlling which files are taking up the most room is quite important. OmniDiskSweeper allows you to locate and delete the big files in a very easy and quick way.

This software displays the whole content of your hard drive in descending order according to their size. The app will show you the largest sized files as well as the directories where they're contained, so within the app you can navigate through folders and delete the content you do not want. You can carry out this action with no need to visit the Finder to locate the file.

Take into account that the stuff on the hard disk has little to do with your Mac's performance. This is a rare case since unless the disk is over 90% full, the performance shouldn't slow down. If the percentage is less, it should not affect the correct running of your computer. However, if it is over 90%, this is the most likely cause of the slow performance of the hard drive, so using OmniDiskSweeper is a very good idea.

How to use OmniDiskSweeper

Once you download and start using OmniDiskSweeper, it will ask you the disk you want to scan. When you select the disk, it will start the scan process. It can take about 10 minutes or less, depending on the size of the disk. Once it has finished, it will display all the files and folders in a column on the left side of the screen. The files and folders are organized by size, and they will also have a color code depending on the size they have.

This software displays the whole content of your hard drive in descending order according to their size

You are free to delete and remove the files that you want right from OmniDiskSweeper. If you remove a file, the software will recalculate the space of your disk automatically. Bear in mind that when you delete something from OmniDiskSweeper, it will not go to the trash; it will be completely removed, so you cannot go back. However, do not worry because the software notifies you if the files you are about to remove is a system file or folder, so you can avoid removing something important.

This program also shows invisible files, but these ones are usually system files and they are critical. If you do not know if a file can be removed, ask for support from a professional Mac expert, or be sure you have a complete backup of the entire drive so if you make a mistake, it can be solved.

OmniDiskSweeper 1.9 Features

You can take a peek at the list below to read up on the main features of OmniDiskSweeper:

  • It is a free program, so you do not have to pay for it
  • It scans the disk you want
  • The program displays all your folders and files sorted by size
  • You can remove the unwanted files right from the program
  • It notifies you if you are about to remove a system file
  • It displays invisible and hidden folders

You can visit the developer’s official website to check out more information about the software before you download it to your computer.

System Requirements

In this section, you can read up the minimum requirements that your Mac needs to correctly download and use of OmniDiskSweeper:

  • Operating System: Mac OS X v10.8 or later
  • Processor: Intel 64 Bit processor