FreeSpace
 
  1. ★★★★

  1. Eject All external drives by one-click or ⌘E

  2. Eject Single Partition by option-click

  3. Open any drive in Finder by clicking the name

  1. Pin any drive on the menu bar

  1. Mount and Eject Notification

  1. Features

  1.                                “FreeSpace shows you how much space is available on all local, connected, and network drives with a single click.”

  1. Ratings and Reviews

  1.                               “I do recommend it. This is a cool little app that is very useful, easy to use, and it’s only US$0.99. What’s not to love.” ‑ ★★★★

  1. HotMacApps.com “A very useful and simple application that once you start to use, you can never do without.” ‑ ★★★★

  2. CrazyMikeApps.com “FreeSpace also works in conjunction with Time Machine and notifies you with a blinking hard drive icon once backup is complete.” ‑ ★★★★

  3. AppStorm "There’s a lot to love about this little gem. It’s awesome to be able to manage your drives so easily right from the menu bar."

  4. Macworld NO “How much free space you have on your hard drives? With FreeSpace, you can quickly and easily find out.”

  5. Macworld DE “In the list, you can easily open one of the drives in the Finder.”

  6. Excite.co.jp “A utility application that displays disk space on the menu.”

  1. “FreeSpace’s systemwide menu shows all mounted volumes along with the available free space on each; if you want to monitor a particular volume, you can choose to have that volume’s free space displayed right in the menu bar. FreeSpace also makes it easy to open or eject any volume” — Dan Frakes, Macworld Senior Editor

  1. Question:  “FreeSpace shows 25 GB available free space in my drive. But Finder shows 30 GB. Where’s my 5 GB gone?”

  2. Answer: Starting from Lion 10.7, local time machine backup is switched on by default by Apple. Which means some space has been taken and hidden as local backups. Finder always displays space without accounting for the local backups. But FreeSpace displays the true available space, which is the same as Disk Utility will do.
    See Apple's own knowledge base: “You may notice a difference in available space statistics between Disk Utility, Finder, and Get Info inspectors. This is expected and can be safely ignored. The Finder displays the available space on the disk without accounting for the local snapshots, because local snapshots will surrender their disk space if needed.

  3. Question:  “I don’t want OSX saving any local backups and I don’t want OSX hiding any space from me. What should I do?”

  4. Answer: You can disable local time machine backups and reclaim the space by opening Terminal. Enter the command :

  5. sudo tmutil disablelocal

  6. Then enter your password. Any hidden space will be reclaimed. OSX will no longer backup local snapshots. You can switch on the functionality again by a similar command:

  7. sudo tmutil enablelocal

  8. Question:  “I have purchased FreeSpace from the App Store. But it seems it is not running. What happened?”

  9. Answer: You launch FreeSpace by clicking the icon in the Application folder. FreeSpace will immediately show up at the upper right side of the menu bar. To have FreeSpace automatically launch itself for every system startup, choose “Launch at Login” in the Preferences menu.

  10. Question:  “The number and icon on the menu bar takes a lot of space. Can I hide them?”

  11. Answer: Yes, you can choose different decimal points, integer, hiding the number or drive icon in the Preferences menu.

  12. Question:  “The eject button in the local storage is not shown in the menu. What happened?”

  13. Answer: First and foremost, it is impossible to eject your current OSX partition. For the other local partitions, you need administrator privilege in order to eject. You can change your privilege setting in Users & Groups in System Preferences.

  14. Question:  “I try to update the app in the AppStore. When I click the “Update” button in the AppStore, I get spinning beach ball on top of the window. Any help?”

  15. Answer: Some Firewall app may have blocked AppStore from downloading app (See an Apple discussion thread). You may test downloading some free apps from the store to verify.

  1. Support FAQ

  1. Detail Preferences

FreeSpace









Shows available space of your drive on the menu bar


Language Support

  1. English

  2. 日本語

  3. 正體中文

  4. 簡體中文


Mac Requirement

  1. OSX 10.6.8 or above

  2. 64-bit intel processor


Support Email

  1. freespace.osx@gmail.com