DiskUsage

DiskUsage

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Useful
  • Filters
  • Pinch to zoom
Cons
  • Layout should be improved
  • More variables can be added
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Disk guts"

Reviewed by / May 18, 2012

DiskUsage provides a way to monitor files and directories on storage

Maybe you're wondering why you would need that. Well, it allows you to know which files/resources consume lots of space. DisUsage tracks your apps and folders and displays a diagram which shows their size.

First off, DiskUsage let you choose the view: app storage, SDcard or "root required". The latter allows you to explore only-root access folders like /cache, /data, /dev, etc. After making your choice, DiskUsage scans your directory and then shows the diagram. You can zoom in/out by pinching. Press MENU for actions: from there you can rescan, show hardware renderer view and apply filters.

From my point of view, most useful info that provides the app is the difference between .apk size and data size in each app. This way you can see how much data generates one app. It even displays dalvikCache allocated for your apps on your data partition.

Sincerely, this is for medium or rather high profile users who are concerned about their apps and storage usage. Layout is simple but it's still useful.

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Developer's original description available here
DiskUsage provides a way to find files and directories on storage card which consume a lot of space.

Displays diagram with directories/subdirectories proportional to their size.

Press MENU for actions.

Integrates with OI FileManager and Astro.

If program fails or gives you out of memory error message - please contact me. Thanks.

Source available under free license (GPL-2)

Keywords: visual space on internal storage flash sdcard memory file directory folder sd xdu xdiskusage spacemonger windirstat baobab storage space cleaner

Recently changed in this version

3.4.2: Support for KitKat Android and extfat.

3.4.1:
- Bug fix: support large application data and don't report it as "System data"

3.4
- Fixes for Nexus 10
- Display cache for applications. Sorry for didn't spotting this earlier, missing cache was causing huge amount of space displayed as system data for some users.
- New Astro can't be launched from DiskUsage, so removed it from the list of supported file managers. Older Astro should work fine.


Lists with DiskUsage

Some lists where this application appears: system, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Reviewed by Anna Grace, me.

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Comments and ratings for DiskUsage
  • (75)

    by Asi Ben-Shach on 08/04/2014

    Like it, saved my day.

  • (75)

    by Yu Tian on 08/04/2014

    Many thanks for you..to bring this usefull application..it saved my storage over 2GB..keep it the good job !

  • (75)

    by Nick Eblen on 07/04/2014

    It's a really unfortunate side effect of how Android works that you just have to check space sometimes, but this get worse the more you delve into Android's weird, powerful features. This app does a bang-up job of showing you what's taking up space, it's

  • (75)

    by zack g on 07/04/2014

    After update, app is unable to read ext sd. Still good though for internal. Hoping for read fix soon.

  • (75)

    by R Jagor on 07/04/2014

    Was struggling to see which app uses all the space, but this app solved it all by pointing to where the problem was. Really useful, clear interface.

  • (75)

    by Aryzen Inniriea on 07/04/2014

    Just like how I manage space on my computers, this ensures I keep everything in check! It's a real lifesaver!

  • (75)

    by Michael Redepenning on 06/04/2014

    This app supplies the one feature missing from ES file explorer: internal memory usage details.