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No More Beta: OmniDiskSweeper Released

No More Beta: OmniDiskSweeper Released

by , 7:00 AM EDT, April 23rd, 2001

The Omni Group has released the first official version of their OS X disk utility, OmniDiskSweeper. OmniDiskSweeper allows users to easily identify and remove unneeded or unwanted files from their Mac OS X hard drive, thus conserving valuable storage space while helping to optimize system performance. According to The Omni Group:

The Omni Group today released OmniDiskSweeper 1.0 final, the first of many Omni products to finally come out of beta under OS X 10.0.

OmniDiskSweeper is a Mac OS X utility for quickly finding and deleting big, useless files and thus making space on your hard disks. OmniDiskSweeper makes this easy by highlighting the biggest files on your disks, and by noting which files are used by the system, so you don't accidentally delete important files.

"OmniDiskSweeper is a small, friendly little utility that, when you need it, you REALLY need it. Like all of our products, we wrote something we wanted to use, and then offered it to the public for mostly free," commented Wil Shipley, president of The Omni Group. "Our philosophy is software should be 'barely-shareware': which is to say, we provide most of the functionality for free so everybody gets to enjoy our software, but we hold back just a little bit so users are encouraged to upgrade and get the full experience (and, incidentally, we make a little cash)."

You can unlock the full functionality of OmniDiskSweeper for US$15. You can also find more information at The Omni Group Web site.

The Mac Observer Spin:

Several Mac Observer staff members swear by The Omni Group's OS X Web browser, OmniWeb. In order for this amazing company to keep making world class OS X products, we encourage you to give their products a try, and if you find them useful, to pay the 'barely-shareware' fee.

We look forward to whatever it is The Omni Group has in store.

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