Filelight

Version: 0.1 || Release Date: 2007-04-04 || License: GPL Developer: Dave Vasilevsky | App Owner: vasi

Mac Filelight is a clone of the KDE Filelight utility. It provides a pretty and user-friendly interface for discovering what's taking up all your disk space.

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7 Opinions

I love this application. I hope you can continue to develop it. 0.2 works well with Snow Leopard and is far quicker than 0.1.

Thanks for porting this!

http://bit.ly/dADbj

Here a SnowLeopard compatible version.

Filelight for KDE is one of the greatest utilities ever conceived, and this Filelight clone for Mac is getting close to achieving such greatness. The ring (pie) chart is an intuitive way to represent disk usage, and I prefer it to clustering algorithms such as the one used in Disk Inventory X.

The 0.2pre2 version is a vast improvement to 0.1 with added tree navigation, refresh, file size display, and a progress bar. The only things that I noticed were missing compared to the original Filelight are depth control (how many layers to display at once) and the roll-over breakdown (name, size, percentage?) with lines drawn to the ring segments.

0.2pre2 had no trouble scanning my entire drive. Of course, calculating the size of groups of files takes time, so patience is a virtue. With that in mind, I've used a ton of these types of programs and mac Filelight seems to be on the faster side.

Vasi, I think you should go ahead and release 0.2!

Very useful program for visualizing HDD usage. Have used the several 'rectangular' versions of the same concept that are available for OS X and none of those are as attractive, as overall useful, or as Mac-like in my opinion. Be sure to follow the developer's link and download the 0.2 version instead of the listed 0.1 version, though. Someone should change that!

(Oh, and BTW the comments do support Textile, links should be in quotation marks though.)

yea! cuz 0.1 didn't seem to do anything.

It's scanning now. Looking forward to it not crashing and be responsive after going through a drive with a few thousand files.

Woops, sorry about that link, this is what I meant: http://vasi.dyndns.org:3128/files/apps/Filelight-0.2pre2.zip

(Didn't somebody say the comments supported Textile, or was I dreaming?)

Hey folks, I have a beta of version 0.2 up: http://vasi.dyndns.org:3128/files/apps/Filelight-0.2pre2.zip:link . I'd really love a better icon, so if any of you could make one please contact me.