The Power of Incremental Improvement

If you get a moment, take a minute to look at the FolderSizes product release notes. I mean, really look at them.

Even though the current version of FolderSizes is 5.6 (at the time of the writing), history reveals over 80 distinct public releases of FolderSizes since its initial release in 2003.

This relentless dedication to incremental improvement is one of the main reasons FolderSizes is the leader in disk space analysis, reporting, and visualization today. We never stop listening to our customers. We never ignore an opportunity to improve FolderSizes. And we always strive to give our customers a ton of value for their money.

Key Metric Software is small and agile. When you communicate with us, you’re talking directly to the people that engineer FolderSizes (and our other award-winning products). We don’t have a bunch of sales people or support technicians that serve to buffer us from our customers. And we never will.

So go ahead – send us an email with your ideas, comments, or recommendations. We’re listening!

Posted: November 12, 2011 4:30 am

A Partial List of FolderSizes Customers

Organizations of all shapes and sizes are using FolderSizes to solve real-world storage analysis and management problems.

Here’s just a few of our customers:

  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Disney
  • Nestle USA
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Chevron
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Midway USA
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • University of Illinois
  • U.S. Navy
  • Software Spectrum
  • University of Michigan
  • US Dept. of Agriculture
  • National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Molson Coors Brewing Company
  • Lockheed Martin
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Toyota
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • ATK Aerospace Systems Group
  • Auburn University
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • US Attorneys Office
  • Rolls-Royce
  • The Heritage Group
  • Supreme Court of the U.S.
  • U.S. Army
  • Qualcomm
  • Codemasters
  • Goodrich Corporation
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • Epic Games
  • Autodesk
  • Dell
  • Marathon Oil
  • US Department of the Interior
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • Yale University
  • Truman Medical Center
  • Sears
  • Verizon Wireless
  • University of Colorado
  • VMWare
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Siemens

And over twenty thousand more. Why not download the free FolderSizes 15-day trial and see what it can do for you?

Posted: September 19, 2011 12:12 am

FolderSizes 5.6 Now Available

FolderSizes v5.6 was released today, and it offers a number of great feature enhancements (as well as a few bug fixes). In this post, I’d like to draw your attention to two specific improvements.

First, the file report generator now runs against an entirely new threading model that can improve the performance of multi-path scenarios quite dramatically. In our lab tests, file reports generated against multiple local and remote drives completed in nearly half the time (vs. FolderSizes v5.5 and previous releases). Even more dramatic gains can be had when analyzing only multiple, discrete network file systems of similar proportions.

At the same time, we’ve achieved a nearly 40% reduction in overall file report memory usage. Again, these gains come largely from our highly specialized and proprietary memory storage models – ensuring that FolderSizes continues to be the most scalable and performant disk space analysis product available.

The second thing I wanted to touch on is more directly aimed at home users. FolderSizes 5.6 removes the network path restrictions associated with personal edition licenses. In other words, personal edition license holders can now analyze network paths just like Pro edition users can. Other feature restrictions still apply (see order page for details).

You can download the latest version of FolderSizes now and/or review the full release notes on our product website.

Posted: August 30, 2011 5:59 pm

FolderSizes v5.5 is Released

Key Metric Software is proud to announce the release of FolderSizes v5.5 – a free upgrade for all existing v5 license holders.

FolderSizes v5.5 contains many new features and improvements,  including:

- Many improvements to hierarchical Folder Map graph
- Huge increases in Search tool performance
- More flexible attribute matching in filtering, search
- New path history navigation pop-up menus
- New Relative Age main window detail view column
- Numerous improvements to our “super tooltips”
- New Graph ribbon bar tab with several new functions
- Improved file owner reporting and search
- Lots more!

Download it (and/or view full release notes) here:

Posted: August 9, 2011 8:08 pm

FolderSizes 5.1 is Released

Key Metric Software is proud to announce the release of FolderSizes 5.1 now with support for disk space analysis report delivery via email.

Specifically, any disk space analysis report generated by the FolderSizes command line or scheduler interfaces can now also be delivered to one or more email addresses. FolderSizes does this by communicating directly with your mail service provider (via SMTP). Here’s what the email configuration screen in FolderSizes looks like:

As you can see, FolderSizes email integration supports SMTP authentication, protocol-level security (SSL and TLS), SMTP connection logging, and much more.

Support for report delivery via has also been integrated directly into the FolderSizes report scheduler.

In the screen shot above, we’re analyzing the path “c:\temp” and exporting the resulting disk space analysis report in two formats – one HTML and one CSV. When we enable the “Email report file(s)” option, FolderSizes will deliver both export files to the specified email addresses. FolderSizes can schedule and delivery file reports and search operations in a similar manner.

FolderSizes 5.1 is a free upgrade for any existing v5 license holder, and is available for immediate download.

Posted: June 10, 2011 2:46 pm


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