Reclaim your hard disk

runs on Mac
screenshot of Sponge

If you've got a mess, one way to deal with it is to get out a bucket, some soap, and a big sponge. Wiping things down with that soapy sponge can take care of all kinds of problems. While that works great for the kitchen counter or the fender of your car, that's probably not a technique you want to use on your computer—especially not on the inside! For that, you need a different type of sponge.

Sponge is an application you can use to clean up your hard drive. While there's no water or detergent involved, you can still use it do quite a cleaning job on your system. This Sponge will help you to identify large but useless files that are eating up your disk space, and give you the option of getting rid of the worst offenders. It will also let you see which applications you have installed, and for the ones you want to delete, it will help you to remove all the pieces. It's also great for identifying duplicate files and helping you wipe them off your system. And it's gentle on your hands.

Sponge is a free Mac application. It runs under OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and later.

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One Response to “Reclaim your hard disk”

  1. Kevin says:

    They seem to have changed the web site – you can download it from http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/sponge.html instead