No matter how much hard drive storage is installed, it always seems to fill up eventually, usually at just the wrong time. We in the CRN Test Center get a heads-up on available storage with FreeSpace for Mac OS X, a $0.99 app from independent developer Luma Fung.
Recently updated for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, FreeSpace installs a menu in Apple's MenuBar and groups all mounted internal and external hard drives, network volumes and disk images and their available space. Drives with less than 200 MB are flagged. Drives can be individually unmounted or ejected all at once right from the menu. There's also an option of ejecting individual partitions.
For Time Machine, volumes can be pinned to the menu and are automatically ejected at the end of a backup. Drives used by Time Machine are remembered and are re-pinned whenever they become available. FreeSpace runs on systems with Mac OS X 10.6.8 and higher.
PUBLISHED AUG. 24, 2012