SpaceSniffer

SpaceSniffer 1.2.0.2

Awesome real time disk space analyzer

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. View full description

PROS

  • Very original
  • No installation required
  • Real time monitoring
  • Lets you result filters

CONS

  • Interface can get a bit too overwhelming
  • No possibility to generate reports in any format

Very good
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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.

Changes

  • 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.
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SpaceSniffer 1.2.0.2

— User reviews — about SpaceSniffer

  • coloferrari

    by coloferrari

    "Fantastic product"

    Disk space clogs are a matter of life and matter of permanent maintenance. I have used several disk space analyzers to ... More.

    reviewed on February 11, 2016

  • juan.pablo.barral

    by juan.pablo.barral

    "It's by large the best I've found."

    It's the best tool of that time U've tested and use. Speed, resourses consumption, UI... all make it my favorite. More.

    reviewed on March 2, 2013

  • Marfapr

    by Marfapr

    "Great tool"

    really useful and helpful tool! Works as it should. If you need to know where's your free space disappear, that tool is ... More.

    reviewed on February 18, 2013

  • rotinpain

    by rotinpain

    "perfect"

    a perfect tool for free. it's light and efficient, fast scan, window contextual right click is fine to manage the files... More.

    reviewed on May 7, 2012