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  • Aaron

    Well I just found SpaceSniffer from this list and I think I’m in love. I use WinDirStat all over the place here at work (as I am the only IT guy) and this may just change everything. At least it’s great for a quick-n-dirty looksy.

  • @Aaron

    Yeah, I had used WinDirStat myself, but SpaceSniffer easily replaced it before I knew it. :) Filter by mask is especially awesome.

    Hadn’t seen comment from you in months, glad you are still around. :)

  • kelltic

    That was fun – checking out your list. Will you be doing this once a year? You can use Resnooze to remind you when it’s time.

    Once in a while I find some awesome little gem of an application – and it fizzles as far as the rest of the world is concerned. Nobody ever reviews it. Never gets noticed. Then there are programs that I keep hoping someone will create – but it never happens. Back in the days of Windows95 (remember that anyone, or is it only me again?) there were a couple of little wonders that I’d love to find XP versions for.

    Have you done an article on web apps/cloud computing? I’d like to have your take on that hot topic. Myself I like the words: desktop, stand-alone, privacy, mine. And the phrase: Yours, mine, and mine.

  • @kelltic

    I plan to make this one permanently linked in some visible spot and update next blog birthday. :) Or maybe few times a year, will see how it goes.

    Yeah, little gems are awesome to discover and use. As for something that you want developed or re-developed my best advice is to be vocal about that. Many programmers like to code small useful apps so sooner or later someone will point you in right direction or will pick your idea to implement.

    I am not big fan of cloud stuff, mostly because connections had only recently reached decent speed/stability/price ratio around here. So far I prefer doing things local and using powerful online and offline sync routines to keep data distributed and backed up.

    You can read posts on online service reliability and software vs service for part of my thoughts on topic.

  • kelltic

    So – I guess you found something you didn’t like about my previous post? My email address was not the one I usually use? Too far off topic?

    OK, then. How about just the paragraph I was afraid I’d omitted – which is why I checked back? It said: That was fun – checking out your list. Will you be doing this once a year? You can use Resnooze to remind you when it’s time.

  • @kelltic

    Ehm? :) Your previous comment is perfectly there. It may take some time for comments to appear because of static page caching.

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  • Wow! I haven’t even heard of quite a few software in the list (Resnooze, Flashfolder and Cureit). Going to check them out.
    Opera is my fav browser and is my fav app.

    Btw, as a compliment (not replacement) to CCleaner I would suggest DiskMax.
    Also take a look at NeoSearch from the same developer. Like Everything it indexes the entire file system in an instant. However, it is a skinnier version of Everything. It has fewer features but is significantly lighter.

    And oh yeah, I absolutely hate SpaceSniffer. It almost gives me an headache! Hundrds of tiny sq boxes all over my screen just makes me feel confused. I prefer the Tuneup Utilities approach. I don’t want visualisation just give me the list of 100 biggest files on my disk and I can see which of them I can delete.

  • @Pallab

    Hope you like new finds. Will take a look on your suggestions, thanks! btw Everything is quite light (for my taste). Maybe because I had used some search stuff that sucks too much in the past. :)

    As for SpaceSniffer – treemaps are one of those interface kinds that people either love or hate. Personally I like treemaps a lot.

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