It’s one thing to know where on your Mac’s disk drive (SSD, HD, or external) files reside, but it’s something else again to view storage usage over a period. The results are quite revealing, might be disconcerting, and could change your storage and backup habits. Here’s the app.
View A Mac From The TARDIS
It’s all about viewing your Mac’s storage usage over a period of time, and not just a quick snapshot of the moment.
Why bother? What difference does it make when your Mac stores whatever?
Here’s just one example of how Space-In-Time helped me reclaim about 30GB of storage on my MacBook Air (which I used to sync and backup iPhone and iPad).
Normally, I’d check the Mac’s storage once a week, but one week I noticed a huge surge in usage. After checking around I found the Mac’s 256GB SSD had barely 10GB of storage remaining.
Where did it go? And when? Space-In-Time knows.
What SIT revealed was simple. My iPhone and iPad backups in iTunes were consuming over 30GB of storage and the graph displayed exactly when the problem occurred.
Space-In-Time has an option to create alerts with thresholds for the disk or specific folders (that’s amazingly handy).
There’s a lot more going on in Space-In-Time than first glance reveals. It can display the space used by any disk or folder over time, including various apps– email, iTunes, photos in iPhoto, and more.
And, get this. It even projects storage usage in the future based upon usage tracked over time. As you add data– photos, movies, apps, music, or whatever– Space-In-Time can project when you’ll run out of storage.
This is an incredibly sweet Mac utility; good for the user who is worried about storage, but perfect for a small home office or a corporate environment where storage truly needs to be monitored over a period of time.