With SpaceSniffer you can get a glimpse of how space is distributed in the hard drive (or any other drive connected to your computer) in a much more eye-catching way. SpaceSniffer analyzes the size of each individual folder and file in the selected drive and displays the results in an animated square pattern. The bigger the square, the more space that specific folder or file takes.
The pattern in SpaceSniffer is animated not only in terms of size, but also color. As you hover your mouse over the squares, they'll light up. You can also double click on them to browse their content and go up or down the folder structure. But the really striking feature about Spacesniffer is that the square pattern changes in real time: download a file from the Web and it will immediately be included in the pattern; delete a folder and its correspondent square will be removed accordingly.
SpaceSniffer includes a text field that enables you to filter result by using a simple syntax that's thoroughly explained in the accompanying documentation. SpaceSniffer's settings menu let you configure color combinations and animation effects, which is nice because sometimes the pattern can get a bit overwhelming with too much data. Too bad there's no option to generate a report.
SpaceSniffer is a really original disk space analyzer that displays space distribution in squares and updates data in real time.
Added file classes, you can assign colors to file types.
Added drop shadow on selected element for better visual tracking.
Added folder name mask filter, better control on files distribution.
Added logical/disk size, date and nesting level to export tags.
Added create, modify, access directives in file age filter.
Added logical size and disk size directives in file size filter.
Added a fuzzy match algorithm to parse filter directives.
Added DynaSmooth option for best feedback and performance.
Rescan function has been improved in performance.
File modification detection algorithm now is more efficient.
More customizable information is shown in the file tooltip.
No installation required
Real time monitoring
Lets you result filters
Interface can get a bit too overwhelming
No possibility to generate reports in any format
Disk space clogs are a matter of life and matter of permanent maintenance. I have used several disk space analyzers to see where the sopace went, but SpaceSniffer is by far the best: fast, very small and super-efficient
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