March 11, 2009 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Vienna, Austria - Dare to be Creative Ltd. today announced the release of Sponge 1.2, an update to the system clean and optimize tool for Mac OS X. Sponge combines three techniques to reclaim disk space into a single tool: removing applications, finding duplicates, and finding large files and directories. The new version offers greater disk space savings by tracking down more installed applications and finding duplicates faster.
Tracking down more installed applications:
Sponge reports what applications are installed on a system and how much space they occupy, and allows users to remove them safely from their system. In the new version, Sponge now also searches the user's Documents, Downloads and Desktop folders for applications. This way, Sponge can track down previously downloaded but long-forgotten applications that are needlessly wasting space.
Finding duplicates faster:
Sponge tracks down duplicate files on a user's disk, and then reports how much space the files occupy and where they are located. The new version finds duplicates faster thanks to an improved search algorithm, and can now seamlessly scan even very large directories and files. Moreover, the new version allows users to ignore certain files and directories when searching for duplicates, such as the directories created by source code management software.
* Find and safely remove installed applications
* Track down and delete large files and directories
* Find duplicate files
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 or higher
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
Pricing and Availability:
Sponge is $26 (USD), and available as a free download from the Sponge website. It runs initially in a 15-day trial mode with all features active. This is a free upgrade for registered users.
Located in Vienna, Austria, Dare to be Creative Ltd. is a software company founded in 2006 by a group of Mac enthusiasts. The Dare to be Creative team focuses exclusively on developing utility applications for Mac OS X designed to save valuable time while being enjoyable and easy to use. The current portfolio includes a) iArchiver, an archiving and file compression utility, b) Yum, a recipe manager, c) iCombiner, an image merge tool, d) Renamer4Mac, a batch file renamer, e) ResizeMe, a batch image editor that resizes, scales, rotates and flips images, f) Dragoman, a batch file converter, g) Sponge, a system clean and optimize tool, and h) SlidePad, a quick and unobtrusive note-taking application. All Material and Software (C) 2006-2009 Dare to be Creative Ltd. / All Rights Reserved.