That should explain why my Mac is so crowded with apps. I need to apply the ‘Six Month Rule‘ I use for clothing and shoes. ‘If I haven’t used it within six months, then I don’t need it.’ So it is with apps and not following my own rule explains why I have four different utilities which optimize the Mac’s storage and detects dupes.
Here’s another one. It’s called Disk Xray, an elegant and colorful utility which scans your Mac’s disk drive or SSD, provides a bunch of useful statistics, and even displays which files and folders are duplicates. I think of Disk Xray as more of a dashboard for files.
What I like about Disk Xray is the simplicity, despite the colorful dashboard look. Start with a location– home folder, Documents, anywhere on your Mac. The app scans the files and folders on the Mac’s storage and displays the name and file size (and number of files) in each one.
You’ll see the total number of scanned files, the number of items found, the total file size for the scan, and how long it took to accomplish the scan (faster on SSDs than disk drives).
From there you have options. You can open and view folders and files, see the exact location on your Mac, Check Info, and much more– including options to delete Downloads files, get rid of web browser cache and cookies files, empty the trash, delete Mail downloads, and empty app logs. There’s even an option to check on big files and delete them as needed.
Disk Xray is much like having three apps in one. It scans folders and files, finds and eliminates duplicate files and folders, and clean various and sundry caches, logs, and the like. It does far more for a nominal price tag than Dr. Cleaner does for free.