TECH REVIEW: SpaceSniffer
December 1, 2015 by NCRA

By Lisa Knight

A Windows application called SpaceSniffer, created by Uderzo Software, looks at which specific files are on a hard drive and how big they are. This helps me easily decide how to manage my hard drive space a little better. And best of all, it’s free!

To quote Uderzo Software’s website: “SpaceSniffer is a freeWare (donations are welcome) and portable tool application that lets you understand how folders and files are structured on your disks. By using a Treemap visualization layout, you have immediate perception of where big folders and files are placed on your devices. Treemap concept was invented by Prof. Ben Shneiderman, who kindly permitted the use of his concept into this tool.”

Space Sniffer is so easy to use. I downloaded the files, and when I clicked on the .exe file, it didn’t install the program but rather ran the program (still saving space here). Then I was able to actually see which files were hogging all my space and make decisions on how to manage my hard drive’s space better.

Lisa Knight, RMR, CRR, is a freelance reporter based in Littleton, Colo. She is also a member of NCRA’s Technology Committee.

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