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Tutorial Description

The new SSDs in our Macs are fabulous for speed but they're smaller than our older spinning hard drives. This means that space is at a premium, so it can be very useful to have some tools to identify where disk space is being unnecessarily wasted.

In this tutorial, Allison looks at two utilities: a purely text-based tool called OmniDiskSweeper from the Omni Group, and a beautiful graphical app called GrandPerspective. Both can help you make the most out of the disk space you have, but take a completely different perspective in attacking the problem.

The full tutorial covers

  • OmniDiskSweeper
  • Deleting Files
  • What the colors mean
  • GrandPerspective
  • Enable Deletions
  • Allowing access to Photos
  • Focus up/down
  • Show Package Contents
  • Save Scan Data
  • Color by
  • Masks
  • Filters
  • Filtered Scan
  • Preferences
  • Duplicate and Twin

App Store Links:

GrandPerspective on Mac App Store

Show Links:

GrandPerspective Website

OmniDiskSweeper

Video Tutorial Comments

(3 comments posted)

Tony Criswell

Thanks, Allison! I've used GrandPerspective for a very long time, but I had no idea it had this capablility. I'll be using it a lot more!

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Tony Criswell

I meant "capability"!!!

Allison Sheridan

Tony - I had the same reaction when I started digging in, I thought I knew it all but uncovered so many cool features.

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