FreeSpace displays the true free disk space as in Disk Utility. The true number is normally different from the Finder if you have local snapshots in your APFS drive. The difference can be ignored most of the time since macOS will automatically reclaim the space of the snapshots when the free space is too low.
By default, AFPS drive will have local Time Machine snapshots enabled by Apple. That means deleted files are taking up space in the form of hidden backups. This backup space is called purgeable space. It will automatically be reclaimed by macOS when the disk space is too low. FreeSpace displays the true unused space as in Disk Utility. This number is different from the Finder. Generally, the difference between the two numbers can safely be ignored.
**** MacWorld Favorite Mac Gems 2012
"FreeSpace’s systemwide menu shows all mounted volumes along with the available free space on each; if you want to monitor a particular volume, you can choose to have that volume’s free space displayed right in the menu bar."
"FreeSpace is one of the best free space monitors available out there. It's fast, reliable, low on resource consumption (during the testing process it constantly occupied 10 MB of RAM) and stable (it never crashed)."
"FreeSpace is a tiny menubar utility that can show you how much space is available on all local, connected, and network drives with a single click."
"I do recommend it. This is a cool little app that is very useful, easy to use"
"A very useful and simple application that once you start to use, you can never do without."
> FreeSpace is the most full-featured free space monitor! It leads over the other similar mac app!
- Categorised menu showing free spaces of all local, external, network drives, Superdrive, and disk images
- Eject all by 1-click. Eject single partition by option-click.
- Fully-customized number format on the menubar
- Low free space highlight and notification
- Mount and Eject notification on the menubar or through the Notification Center.
> Works best with Time Machine backup!
- Pin the Time Machine drive on the menu bar
- After the backup is finished, FreeSpace will notify you when the drive is ejected
- FreeSpace will remember the Time Machine drive and will show the drive in the menubar again in the next backup.
> Auto-launch every time when computer starts up
- After downloading FreeSpace from the AppStore, go to the Application folder
- Double-click FreeSpace to launch the first time
- Select "Launch at Login" from the Preference menu. FreeSpace will auto-launch itself every time when the computer starts up
> Rich features leading over the other similar mac app!
- Eject all connected drives and disk images by 1-click or Cmd-E
- Eject the whole drive by clicking the eject button
- Eject single partition by option-clicking the the eject button
- Eject all drives in the same category by 1-click
- Open the drive in Finder by clicking the name
- Drives are grouped and displayed in logical categories
- Highlight and notify you when drive is low in space when under certain percentage
- Any drive can be pinned on the menu bar. If the drive is disconnected, FreeSpace remembers it and will re-pin it once it becomes online again
- Custom number format on the menu bar
- Show read-only drive in gray color (OSX 10.7 and onward)
- Sort volumes by ascending or descending order by name or free space
- Retina display support
- Ultra-low CPU and memory consumption
- Ultra-fast auto-launch at computer startup
> Language Support
- English, Français, Deutsch, 日本語, 正體中文, 廣東話, 簡體中文
> Mac Requirement
- OSX 10.12 or above