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DaisyDisk 4 Is Now Live

We are thrilled to announce that the long awaited major update DaisyDisk 4 has been just released and is now available both on our website and in the Mac App Store.

DaisyDisk 4

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The update is free for all existing customers of DaisyDisk 2.x – 3.x.

What’s new (compared to version 3.x):

  • Finally, brand new look-and-feel, matching the new OS style.
  • Dramatically improved scanning speed – up to 20x times faster! Now scanning takes just a few seconds, not minutes as before. (Depends on your disk and CPU models. The speed gain is most notable on newer SSDs and 4-core CPUs).
  • Significantly reduced memory consumption.
  • A few minor features and tweaks.

Note: All localizations except English have been temporarily removed in this version, to speed up our development. We will re-add them in future minor updates.

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DaisyDisk 4.0b11 – Release Candidate #4

DaisyDisk 4, release candidate beta #4 (4.0b11): Download

Yes, again :) Surprisingly good job of finding bugs our testers do :)

Full change log here.

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DaisyDisk 4.0b10 – Release Candidate #3

DaisyDisk 4, release candidate beta #3 (4.0b10): Download

Full change log here.

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DaisyDisk 4.0b9 – Release Candidate #2

DaisyDisk 4, release candidate beta #2 (4.0b9): Download

Full change log here.

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DaisyDisk 4.0b8 – Release Candidate #1

Yeah-ha! We’ve got a release candidate beta (4.0b8). This is your last chance to report bugs before the release :)

Full change log here.

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DaisyDisk 4.0b5 – 4.0b7 Beta Updates

Another weekly beta (4.0b7) just released: Download.

Change log here.

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DaisyDisk 4.0b4 Beta Update, Stunning Speed Boost

Finally, a new DaisyDisk 4 beta release! We’ve made some major rewrites under the hood, which dramatically boosted DaisyDisk’s scanning speed. In our benchmarks, scanning an SSD is now up to 15x faster! It means you can scan your Macbook’s disk in only 3-6 seconds – almost in no time. A real no-brainer when your disk gets full.

This is the fastest and most efficient DaisyDisk you have ever used. Your beta-testing and feedbacks are welcome: Download DaisyDisk 4 Beta (OS X Yosemite required)

Our benchmarks:
Macbook Pro 250GB SSD: ~6-7 sec (previously 120 sec)
iMac 5K 1TB Fusion: ~5-18 sec (previously 70 sec)
2011 iMac 1TB HDD: ~40 sec (previously 79 sec)

In the following few weeks we’ll be tweaking the beta and submitting the official release to the Mac App Store. A brand new website is also in the pipeline.

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DaisyDisk 4 Progress

DaisyDisk 4 has been in public beta testing for a while already. In the meantime we decided to make this major update even more valuable by adding another important new feature. Of course, this should take us back to development for another few weeks, but we’re sure it’s totally worth it. Stay tuned!

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LilyView Update 1.1 for Yosemite is Now Live

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As promised earlier, the long-awaited update of LilyView 1.1 is now finally live in the Mac App Store.

The update features full OS X Yosemite support as well as the following:

  • New design with even less chrome, matching the new OS style.
  • Display of image metadata, such as image size and type.
  • Quick zoom to 1:1 mode (press Opt key and move mouse to pan).
  • Support for Philips HUE for ambient lighting depending on the viewed image.
  • Support for Leap Motion sensor for swiping, scrolling, rotating and zooming images by moving hands in the air.
  • Support for Lightpack for ambient lighting depending on the viewed image
  • Lots of bug fixes and improvements.

Unclutter Team News

We’re glad to announce that starting from today our Unclutter team separates from Software Ambience and becomes a brand new company, entirely devoted to the Unclutter app, while we stay better focused on our main DaisyDisk and LilyView projects. This is a move that we’ve been planning from the very beginning of Unclutter, which we see as a great idea, but still a side product for us.

We’ve been sharing our vision and expertise with the Unclutter team under the wing of Software Amibence and today we are happy to see that the app has grown strong enough to fly on its own.

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From the very beginning, Eugene was and remains in charge for developing Unclutter. The website and all contacts for Unclutter stay the same. We remain friends and wish the Unclutter team the best of luck!

Unclutter has become a great tool already and we’re looking forward to the upcoming next major update which will make it even greater. We use this indispensible tool ourselves every day, and recommend it to all Mac users.