Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Tree Size

It's been a long time since I've used a Mac - I used to work at Wolfram Research, which was cool enough to let me have a Mac for my day to day development work. So probably 1998. And even back then, when you opened the equivalent of a Windows Explorer view, you would see in the size column the total size of the contents of each folder. This column was populated in a background thread for every folder in the current view. Very useful for determining why your hard drive was filling up.

Now, eight years later, Windows still doesn't have this feature. This Windows utility does that (although not quite as beautifully as the Mac did).