OmniDiskSweeper for Mac 1.13

February 4, 2021

Requires macOS 10.14

OmniDiskSweeper 1.13

OmniDiskSweeper 1.13 for Mac introduces support for macOS 11 Big Sur. This release is a macOS Universal app, which can run natively on both M1-powered Macs and Intel-based Macs.

  • macOS Universal App — OmniDiskSweeper now runs natively on both M1-powered Macs and Intel-based Macs.
  • macOS Big Sur — OmniDiskSweeper has been updated for compatibility with macOS Big Sur.
  • App Icon — App icon has been updated to feel at home on macOS Big Sur.
  • Drive List — Fixed a hang with the Drive List when a hidden volume (such as a Time Machine network mount) is unresponsive. When a drive is hidden, we now avoid collecting any information which would attempt to read from that drive.

OmniDiskSweeper for Mac 1.12.1

February 25, 2020

Requires macOS 10.14

Version 1.12.1

  • Drive List — In-progress Time Machine backups don’t show up in the Drive List.
  • Delayed Updates — Fixed an issue where the usage window sometimes wouldn’t update until you clicked on a folder.
  • Stuck Resizing — Fixed an issue where the a folder could get stuck calculating its size if some of its contents were deleted before the folder finished its initial calculation. (This would also start spinning a CPU core.)

OmniDiskSweeper for Mac 1.10

March 10, 2018

Requires macOS 10.12

OmniDiskSweeper 1.10 introduces “Trash” as the new default behavior, addresses macOS High Sierra compatibility issues, and fixes several bugs.

OmniDiskSweeper 1.10 requires macOS 10.12.

  • Trash — Replaced OmniDiskSweeper’s Delete button with a Trash button, which will move files to your Trash—which is where you can go looking to recover any files you might realize you need back. If the selected files are already in your trash, it becomes a Destroy button with a big warning sign. (You can also get to the Destroy button and menu item directly by holding the Option key, if you’re really sure that’s what you want to be doing.)
  • Errors — OmniDiskSweeper will now report any errors it encounters while attempting to trash (or destroy) files. If it realizes up front it can’t delete some of your selected files, it will disable the Trash button rather than waiting for you to press the button just to report errors about those files.
  • Folder Drop — Dragging a folder from Finder and dropping it onto the OmniDiskSweeper app icon will now calculate that folder’s size.
  • App Icon — OmniDiskSweeper v1.10 has an updated app icon.
  • Drive List — APFS volumes are now recognized as local volumes rather than being categorized as network disks. (System volumes marked with the “don’t browse” flag are automatically skipped.)
  • Sandboxing — Updated to enable sandboxing and declare the system access OmniDiskSweeper needs.
  • macOS Compatibility — OmniDiskSweeper has been updated to support macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).
  • Package Listing — The list of packages a file belongs to has been broken since Sierra (possibly earlier) due to changes in the location of package receipts. This list is once again fixed, and a new ReceiptFolders hidden preference can be used to control which folders are scanned (or to disable scanning altogether on systems where receipt scanning takes too long).

OmniDiskSweeper for Mac 1.9

December 30, 2013

Requires OS X 10.8

  • More Responsive — OmniDiskSweeper is much more responsive when scanning a slow disk. (The interface used to block while scanning the list of files contained in a folder, which could cause very long pauses when scanning slow disks.)
  • Faster Scans of Remote Disks — Switched to scanning directory contents using API that only collects the small set of attributes that OmniDiskSweeper is actually going to use, so it can scan remote disks much more quickly.
  • Smarter Scan Order — Rather than scanning a directory to completion before starting on any other directories, OmniDiskSweeper will automatically skip between folders so you can more quickly get a sense of how big each directory is relative to the others.
  • System Requirements — The minimum system requirement is now 10.8 (Mountain Lion).

OmniDiskSweeper for Mac 1.8

July 23, 2012

OmniDiskSweeper now requires 10.6.8 or later to run.

  • OmniDiskSweeper is now a 64-bit app, which means it can handle much larger sets of files.
  • File sizes are now reported using standard metric prefixes (1 kB = 10^3 bytes = 1,000 bytes; 1 MB = 10^6 bytes = 1,000,000 bytes) rather than using binary-based prefixes (1 kB = 2^10 bytes = 1,024 bytes; 1 MB = 2^20 bytes = 1,048,576 bytes).
  • Lion’s automount folders are no longer displayed in the network drive list.
  • OmniDiskSweeper has a new app icon!
  • The app is now signed with Developer ID so it works well with Gatekeeper on Mountain Lion.
  • Fixed the crash on launch when running on Snow Leopard.