egzthunder1 · Apr 10, 2011 at 06:00 am

Understand What Is Hogging Your Storage With DiskUsage for Android

Our devices have certainly evolved since the times of the first devices. We no longer have to worry about running out of storage memory to save our programs and the capacity of the roms have gone sky high, which is why you will likely see a rom’s image file to be about 200 MB as opposed to roms for older devices like the Blue Angel that were only 32 MB. However, there are still some of us who would rather keep a lean system no matter what and would love to know if an app is taking too much space. This is where XDA member ivan.volosyuk‘s app for Android comes into play. DiskUsage will identify the highest memory hogging applications and will provide you with a very detailed breakdown of what is using your beloved resources. The dev is currently working on an update for the app that will allow you to view this information but also coming from system and root folders. Needless to say, you will need to have a rooted device to get this to work.

The dev is looking for feedback on how the app is looking and working, so please be sure to try it out.

What is DiskUsage:
It is a way to find memory hogs on storage card using graphical representation of directories/subdirectories/files proportional to their size on storage card.

If you already use Market version of DiskUsage app you may probably wanted to have access to your system and data partition on your rooted device. That’s exactly the feature I’m currently working on. It works on my own device, but I am looking for wider testing before releasing the update to market. I thought the xda-developers is just right audience for this.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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