Remember when the Mac and PC world meant floppy disks? Apple hasn’t had a floppy disk on a Mac since probably the last century, yet many apps let you save files to the ‘disk’ by clicking a flopping disk icon.
Storage requirements have changed, too. The original Bondi Blue iMac came with a measly 4GB disk drive. The iMac on my desk has 2TB of storage; at least a terabyte beyond what I’ll need for years.
My trusty dusty MacBook Air doesn’t have the same capacity, weighing in at 256GB. That means it needs a diet. Isn’t it strange how something lean and svelte needs a diet but the big fat almost obese iMac is just fine storing everything?
Enter Disk Diet, a Mac utility which reclaims disk space, either SSD or hard disk, on Macs which are running out of space. This reclaiming of storage could not be easier.
Disk Diet reclaims storage by removing unused language translations on your Mac. It cleans up caches, removes items from the downloads folder, cleans out those huge iOS software update files in iTunes, and basically empties files so you end up with more space.
All it takes is a few clicks and you’re done. More space. I’ve used three or four of these disk cleaning apps and this one seems to find the most file space to reclaim, hence all those five start reviews on MAS.