The duplicate finder in this application is smart enough to search throughout the entire drive, vs. comparing two known folders. Handy for finding random locations where files have been backed up repeatedly, or finding multiple instances of the same installer across a variety of folders.
Between that and the disk cleaner funtion I’d say the utility is worth it. The Dashboard feature is OK, but doesn’t really offer info you can’t get via other means. (if the network In/Out would show you *what* is using the in/out bandwidth, that would make it 100 times more useful.)
I’m just playing around with “Disk View” now, it’s basically a prettier version of the free “Disk Inventory X” tool.
The privacy guard feels like a marketing gimick more than being actually useful. Almost anything it provides can be done within the apps themselves if you’re interested, but it’s a nice place to clear out info for half a dozen apps. at once. (Finder, browsers, Mail, Preview, Quicktime)
The App. uninstaller also seems like it won’t be useful that often, but finding the orphaned files left behind by an old app. might prove useful on occasion.
Overall though you get a lot of bang for your buck with this app., especially while it’s on sale.