Chipmunk

Chipmunk 1.2.8

Find duplicates fast

It's amazing how quickly your hard drive can get filled with duplicated files and folders. Chipmunk will help you clean up your Mac and rid it of any duplicate files. View full description

PROS

  • Original way of presenting files
  • Very quick to scan
  • Allows you to preview files

CONS

  • No way to customise results

Very good
8

It's amazing how quickly your hard drive can get filled with duplicated files and folders. Chipmunk will help you clean up your Mac and rid it of any duplicate files.

The application displays files in an intuitive way, linking folders together in a graph style view which may look odd at first but you soon get used to it. Instead of simply looking for files with a similar name or creation date, Chipmunk goes further and finds folders that include identical content. Once you've found a duplicate you can choose to simply remove it or keep it with a click of the mouse.

Most recently, Chipmunk has included a useful Quickview feature so that you can preview duplicates and there's much better integration with Finder. Searches are very fast and the results are returned by default in order of file size so you can see which files are occupying the most space first. The only thing that is lacking is any way to customize the results to your liking.

Chipmunk helps you find folders that have the same content quickly thanks to an original graph view.

Changes

  • Changed the registration window to make mistakes more hard to make

Find duplicates where ever they are what ever name they have. Chipmunk considers strictly content. No mucking about with creation dates and file names and stuff. You will be amazed how quickly Chipmunk eats through hundreds of megabytes, considering it compares the content of these files.

If you can access it you can search it. External drives, network shares, removable media, you name it. Delete all files in a folder that have duplicates elsewhere. Or vice versa: Delete all files outside a folder that have duplicates inside it. Or hand pick your candidates, of course.

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Chipmunk 1.2.8

— User reviews — about Chipmunk

  • NoizeBoy

    by NoizeBoy

    "More for techs than mums, but a great app none the less"

    This is less user friendly than some people expect BUT is very useful for techs like myself who understand directory str... More.

    reviewed on September 25, 2014

  • vermont.ferret

    by vermont.ferret

    "A waste of time, thanks to the high praise it received in MacWorld."

    A huge disappointment. I think I may have gotten it to work ONCE, but that was it. A waste of money. Yes, and this was r... More.

    reviewed on May 14, 2014

  • wheeeeeeeee

    by wheeeeeeeee

    "Wish I'd read Captron's comment before downloading"

    Wow. downloaded the trial, let it scan my drive for about half an hour, then got to watch it do absolutely nothing. ... More.

    reviewed on January 4, 2011

  • nicholasmead123

    by nicholasmead123

    "Re: Trial Version - I Don't Get It"

    The trial version will only find duplicates but it won't delete them for you. Also, note that Chipmunk works on Mac OS X... More.

    reviewed on November 5, 2010

  • captron69

    by captron69

    "Trial Version - I Don't Get It"

    I downloaded and installed the trial version. It did a scan but nothing else! Did I miss something? What is the suppo... More.

    reviewed on November 4, 2010