Find and trash massive files
Disk App aims to make cleaning up your hard drive and freeing up space fast and simple. The start screen shows your drive’s current status in terms of free and used space; click a button and you get a chart showing possible items to trash, including browser data, Mail downloads, caches, and ‘large files’. The last of those can be selected individually, but everything else is all-or-nothing deletion. On selecting the segments, you click the button again to free up the space.
Disk App certainly has speed and usability going for it, and it’s cheap. However, we also found it buggy – sometimes the pie sections fail to materialise – and it’s too easy to send all downloads to the trash. The lack of granularity and the app’s inability to work outside of your Home folder also make it look a little too simplistic compared to the ugly but free and robust GrandPerspective, or MacFormat favourite DaisyDisk. Craig Grannell
A bit too simple (and maybe, forgettable). Fine, for occasionally weeding out huge documents.