Android may be much more customizable and “open” than iOS, but it offers a much more inferior user-experience. Things don’t always work like they should, user-interfaces across different apps and even within the operating itself isn’t consistent etc. etc. you know what I’m talking about. One big issue we have with Android, or more specifically, Android developers is all app data is not deleted when a user uninstalls the app. This accumulates a lot of data over time and we’ve come across a very nice app that helps you look at which folders are taking up most space.
Developed by Ivan Volosyuk, DiskUsage is an Android app that visually represents which folders and files are using space on your device’s internal storage. Compared to the traditional method of checking disk space, this visual representation makes it very easy for the user to understand which folders and files are taking most space.
From Android Market:
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.
We’ve tested the app on a Samsung Galaxy S II on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and can confirm that it works as claimed. Once you launch it, it scans /sdcard and forms a sort of map. Each folder gets a rectangle to itself, the larger the rectangle, the larger the folder/file size.
I didn’t really know this before, but, apparently, nandroid backups take most space on my device (aside from music placed under /syncr* of course). Excuse me while I delete one of the older backups.
If you’re interested, DiskUsage can be downloaded for free from the link embedded below. We highly recommend it.
What’s taking most disk space on your device? Be sure to let us know what you think of it in the comments section over on our Facebook page. Just keep it clean, folks.
Download DiskUsage [Market Link]
Note: Want to do the same on your Windows PC? You can do it WinDirStat!
*I use iSyncr [Market Link] to sync music to my Android device in one-click. It is much more convenient than copy-pasting from iTunes.
Be sure to check out our Android Apps gallery to explore more apps for your Android device.