Tidy Up 5 is our new generation of duplicate finders and disk tidiness. It's the only fully-featured duplicate remover available on the market. Tidy Up is designed for pro users that need a modern and efficient tool.
Tidy Up 5 is completely re-engineered, modern, efficient and totally customizable. Below are just a few of the major new features.
Supports Lightroom: it is now possible to search and collect duplicates directly in the Lightroom library.
Multiple libraries support: capability to search in the supported apps (Lightroom, Photos, iTunes, Mail, Aperture and iPhoto) by comparing multiple libraries of the same app with multiple libraries of different apps of the same kind (for example 2 Photos libraries and 3 Lightroom libraries).
Added the support to hard links: search for hard links or exclude them from the search and replace the found items with hard links.
Search for unique items gains strength: it’s now possible to use multiple criteria to search for unique items (items that have no duplicates).
New, completely redesigned interface, easy to use and powerful.
Tidy Up 5 organizes the result separating the found items by file kinds, (music, images, PDFs, folders, etc.). It's completely customizable and allows you to add more file kinds at your choice. The new organization is based on the tab separation and each tab has its settings, such as smart boxes, separation by searched sources, view by grid or list etc.
Tidy Up 5 comes with a search mode called Simple Mode, which includes more than 80 pre-defined smart searches.
Advanced mode, it is the most customized method offered on the market. It allows you to find only the needed item kinds by refining in depth the criteria to use when performing the search.
Tidy Up 5 is fast and accurate. It doesn't index the scanned volumes, so you don't waste additional precious space.
Tidy Up 5 shows the information by file type for an easy and efficient removal.
The result is shown by grid or list. The items are divided by kind and each tab kind can be customized.
For a quick and easy organization, found items can separated through the use of "Smart Boxes".
For example, smart boxes can be used to separate the items belonging to a specific album, playlist or mailbox of the supported app (i.e. Photos, iTunes, Mail, etc.).
The removing view has many features that include:
- Remove the marked, unmarked or all items;
- Replace the removed files with hard links, symbolic links or aliases;
- Move or copy the items to a specific location instead of deleting them.
Moreover, it is always possible to restore the removed items in case a mistake was made.
It is also possible to save the result to continue the cleaning job at a later time.
Added the compatibility to macOS Catalina (10.15).
Ratings and Reviews
Awful User Interface, virtually useless de-duping
A gigantic waste of monty. The user interface is clearly writen by people who can't take a walk in an average user's shoes. The very first prompt is "Select Home Folder". Of what? There's no explaination and no help. Once I finally figured out that they were asking for MY Home Folder, the werid questions kept coming. And, the software found two (!) duplicates when I know there are hundreds. Sure, I understand that they're looking for 100% identifcal files but for it to be useful AT ALL, they need some fuzziness (preferably something you can adjust yourself). Absolutely not worty $30 . DON'T BUY IT.
Developer Response ,
I'm sorry you find so hard to understand that the sentence "Select Home Folder" wasn't your Home folder, I'll correct it to be more precise.
Please note that Tidy Up is the most customizable app available on the market, you can search any kind of duplicate just switching to the advanced mode and assigning the criteria you need for the search.
It's available under the Help menu a full user manual that contains a chapter called "Common Search Scenarios" which addresses the user to choose the correct criteria. Also note that there are some video tutorials step by step by going to (once there, click on the support link).
Don't forget to contact us for any help you'll need. You'll find the contact email address under the Tidy Up menu within the app.
I hope this helps to be satisfied of Tidy Up.
I purchased this software hoping it was the best on the market. However, after a week of waiting for a response on the app not working in the photos app on my macbookpro (my primary reason I bought it), I have come to the conclusion that the app either does not work as it says it will, the apps developers are lacking any sort of customer support staff, or a combination of both. I wish I could get a refund but I do not think it is possible becuase I never get any responses, so I guess I'll just settle with marking this a a loss and write some negetative reviews a direct reflection of the apps worthiness.
Developer Response ,
I'm sorry for what's happening, but we didn't receive an email about the problem you wrote.
Please contact us again by clicking the support link and let us know what's the problem. We will help you to be satisfied of Tidy Up.
Please note that the result depends only on the used criteria, that you can adapt to satisfy your needs. For further info, you can take a look to the common scenarios appendix of the user manual (available under the help menu within the app) or the tutorial videos available by going to http://www.hyperbolicsoftware.com/TidyUp.html#support-section Thank you, Support team.
- Giuseppe Giunto
- 15.9 MB
macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.