My memory is full again and it’s just too much of a hassle to go to Settings in order to manage each individual app. Thankfully, there are apps such as DiskUsage that are meant to make life easier for you. Find out if this app let’s you manage your internal memory and SD card more effectively in today’s test report.
|Reviewed version||Latest version|
|1.9.8||Varies with device|
Features & Use
DiskUsage’s purpose is really simple: to give you an overview of the contents on your internal memory and SD card. It must be said that this app does this with distinction. Right off the bat, you can tell that the developer has put a lot of time and effort into making this app as clear and functional as possible. When you open the app, a pop-up window appears asking you to select either your built-in memory or your SD card. Your internal storage, for example, is displayed in block form with each block representing a particular section of your memory. On your left you can see your total disk usage and then all the individual directories to the right. Each category gets divided into smaller subcategories the further right you go. You can zoom into a more detailed view of each directory by double-clicking. Just click a larger category to zoom out. Since the blocks are arranged according to size, it gives a clear picture of which apps are using up the most space.
If you click on a folder and then select Show via the menu button, you are automatically redirected into the File Manager where you can see all of the folder’s contents. You’ll need the free OI File Manager, which you can download from the market. Individual files or entire folders can be deleted by selecting Delete with the Menu button.
The app promises to offer you a clear overview of your memory and this is exactly what it does. Everything is presented on one screen and it’s super easy to navigate. The integrated File Manager makes this app into one of the most practical to have on your Android phone. Highly recommended!
Screen & Controls
DiskUsage is really clear and functional in its layout and fulfils its purpose 100%. I would be surprised if anyone encountered any problems with this app because it just doesn’t get any simpler. As soon as you open the app, you know exactly how it works.
Speed & Stability
DiskUsage runs smoothly and doesn’t crash.
DiskUsage can be downloaded for free from the Android Market.