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Last post Author Topic: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer  (Read 15896 times)

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Hi,

I just found out a few days ago a really nice software, somewhat comparable to spacemonger or windirstat.  It's free and can be found on :
http://www.uderzo.it...e_sniffer/index.html

Clipboard-20090506.pngSpace Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer

I like it a lot.  I have tried to convince the developer to join us here. Maybe this will happen...
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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 10:25:25 AM »
Looks like a pretty nice find (perhaps even portable!) :Thmbsup:

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 10:35:04 AM »
Yes it is portable. freewaregenius reviewed spacesniffer couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 12:45:08 PM »
Very cool app. Fascinating to watch in action too! ;D :Thmbsup:


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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 03:35:37 PM »
Neat!


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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2009, 04:05:53 AM »
i spotted it from Gizmo's feeds.. just did a simple try-out and it looks like a nice app. :up:

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2009, 10:51:04 AM »
I've always liked "scanner" by Steffen Gerlach. Its biggest problem is that it's impossible to find when you have to, for example, set up a new system. Try searching google for "scanner." Good luck. Anyway, it uses a pie chart and it's a single, portable file. Hold your mouse over any particular box and it will tell you what it is and how big, click anywhere and that becomes the new center.

http://www.steffengerlach.de/freeware/


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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2009, 11:31:25 AM »
@ayryq

Scanner writes to the registry @HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Steffen Gerlach\Scanner and @HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FSOnlineScanner

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2009, 11:41:56 AM »
I guess I subscribe to a "looser" definition of portable. I should have said, "it runs fine from a flash drive." Thanks for the correction.

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2009, 01:28:01 PM »
I guess I subscribe to a "looser" definition of portable. I should have said, "it runs fine from a flash drive." Thanks for the correction.

No, I'd say you're definition of portable is correct, however the program is not 'stealthy' - it leaves traces behind.

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2009, 07:10:46 AM »
Hello,

I recently subscribed to DonationCoder (last week) and wish to introduce myself.
My name is Umberto Uderzo, I live and work in north Italy as a computer consultant
and freelance programmer.
Maybe you had occasion to give a look at my freeware SpaceSniffer, hope it can be
considered a welcomed "new entry".

Thank you to MerleOne, that pointed me to this great site.

Greetings... Umberto

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2009, 07:26:39 AM »
Welcome Umberto

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2009, 08:18:52 AM »
Nice to see you here !
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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2009, 12:55:50 PM »
Hello Umberto,

you've coded a nice and neat little treemap piece of software I have been waiting for since Spacemonger stopped beeing freeware and became too complicated. It is far more useful than Windirstat since it shows block frames and text. Colors are tasteful and nicely shaded. Almost nothing to improve, except maybe the possibility to:
  • define in the settings the block resolution (and not only by buttons)
  • user defined colors by file types

Cheers,  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2009, 02:18:26 PM »
Really tasty program, also faster at scanning than WinDirStat (for some reason I can't figure out how to stop WDS from using multiple scanning threads, which is about the lamest idea ever when not split across physical drives). The visual effect when populating is great, I really like the highlight-and-fade thing (exect on mouse hovering, but of course that's at thing you can disable).

Nice work, Umberto!
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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2009, 02:48:38 PM »
congrats, impressive work.

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2009, 02:47:14 AM »
Thanks all for the warm welcome!

Noutters, i'll put the "initial detail level in config" in my to do list.
Speaking about the color encoding by file type, well... I really fear that with this feature SpaceSniffer would become a kind of carnival and would produce more unreadable maps. That's the reason that lead me to avoid too many colors.
Anyway, I'm thinking about something (cool I hope) to better understand displayed files.

Cheers! Umberto

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2009, 06:47:56 AM »
Hi Umberto, that is a very neat app and it impressed the hell out of me and my colleagues.

May I suggest something?  The display shows at a glance where space is being consumed. Could the graphical output be converted to a list/report? So for instance if I see an element (folder) that has 2.5GB of files/sub folders and I need alert a number of people about the size of the folder, I'd need to present a list of the files/folders in an easy to read format.

Keep up the good work.

Damian


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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2009, 10:23:52 AM »
Hello Damian,

I'm currently working on an export module that lets the user produce text files from a filtered SpaceSniffer view. The export module should be flexible enough to let you export a simple path+file list, a tree-structured layout, even a batch file containing commands for each file (example: delete).

Should this feature be enough for your needs?

Greetings! Umberto

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2009, 10:35:36 AM »
Welcome Umberto, that is a really nice piece of software you have made

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2009, 02:32:04 AM »
Hi Umberto,

If you could add the file/folder size? Will it have an option to sort by size or name...

Many thanks and keep up the great work.

Damian

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2009, 10:55:15 AM »
Damian,

I'll try to put as much infos as I can in the export tags.

Greets! Umberto

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New SpaceSniffer release
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2009, 03:33:11 PM »
Just for all to know...

New release of SpaceSniffer (1.1.0.0) available.
I tried to push as much requests as I could into it :)

Hope you will like it. download here

Greetings! Umberto.

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2009, 05:15:15 PM »
@PhilB66: I have the latest version of Steffen Gerlach's Scanner (v2.10) and I see a registry entry at
 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Steffen Gerlach\Scanner, but HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FSOnlineScanner throws me for a loop.
Not that it's of any great significance, but could somebody confirm this registry entry for Scanner. Curiosity killed the cat, as they say.

@Umberto: Great work, SpaceSniffer is a keeper.

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Re: Space Management : there is a new competitor - SpaceSniffer
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2009, 08:21:16 PM »
@sajman99

You are correct. The second entry must be from another application I was trying at the same time I was looking at Scanner. Thanks for noticing.