Baobab is Gnome’s disk usage analyzer that has been around for quite some time now. This little application has never been exactly complete and although it did the job of analyzing and showing everything, it wouldn’t feel coherent under Gnome 3.6 as it is.
This is the reason that Paolo Borelli decided to complete the redesign that Ryan Lortie had started some months ago, and the result is a very nice new Baobab that look better and informs the user more efficiently.
In Baobab, you choose the disk you want to analyze and wait for the application to do the necessary scan.
After the scanning is finished the results are shown in a circular chart. Every part of the chart represents a different folder or file. The size of the parts is proportional to the size of the folder. You can click a part of the chart or a folder on the left to go deeper and see what is inside a specific folder.
You can also choose a different kind of chart that gives a more rectangular representation of your files/folders.
Although this is just a small utility that most people won’t use very often, it is nice to see that some work is being done on smaller parts and tools of our favorite desktop environment!
You will enjoy the redesigned Baobab in Gnome 3.6…