Easy Duplicate Finder Review and Alternative for Mac

2016-12-16 02:39:45 / Posted by Jose Henline to Utility Follow @ Jose

Easy Duplicate Finder, as the name implied, is an easy to use duplicate file finder that can help you recover gigabytes of space and make your computer faster by finding and removing duplicate files including photos, documents, MP3s, videos, and more. It supports Windows PC and Mac.

It can scan multiple folders or drives at the same time and allows you to delete duplicates in three steps. And if you delete a file by mistake, you can always use the Undo button to restore it. You can try Easy Duplicate Finder for free. So here I will try and test it to see how powerful it is and what flaws it has.

Easy Duplicate Finder Review

Support multiple folders or hard drives in one time

First I opened it, and I saw the interface as below screen. I added my two folders which contain many duplicate files to the app and clicked “START SCAN”. If you like, you can exclude folder from scan by dragging and dropping it to the right box or selecting file types. And you can also select file size limits. In addition to that, there are eight scan modes like music scan, contacts scan, email mode and it also supports Google Drive, Dropbox, iTunes, Photos, Windows Media, and iPhoto libraries.

High Scanning Speed

To be honest, this app really scans duplicates very fast. In this test on my Mac, it scanned 2023 files in less than half a minute. And when it scanned nearly 26000 files in another test on PC, it only took me less than three minutes. After scanning, it showed me the results about how many files scanned, how many duplicates found and how much space used. Then I click “Go FIX THEM”. This step is quite simple.

Sort results into 6 categories and file-preview feature not work well

And then it showed all duplicates in ALL FILES tab and also allowed me to sort results by archives, documents, music, pictures, video and other. Though it has built-in preview feature and claims to support all file types, but I also can’t preview many files. Maybe some specific file types can be previewed. When you’re done checking the results, click on “Manage duplicates” to select what you want to do with the duplicates.

Free version is extremely limited

I selected dozens of duplicate pictures after preview and tried to delete them by hitting the trash icon, but I failed. The free version of Easy Duplicate Finder lets you and me to delete only 10 groups of duplicate files before requesting an upgrade.

It isn't even 'trial-ware', since I could not perform even ONE action after the file scan without being prompted to purchase the final version. If there was a restriction, such as only allowing 10 actions per day, then maybe I would try to use it, but no one should consider this anything but 'bait and switch' type of product. – From an Easy Duplicate Finder user on Cnet.

High price and upgrade fee

The free version of Easy Duplicate Finder is limited, but as far as I know, many duplicate finders such as Gemini, their trial versions even don’t support deleting duplicates. However, the paid version of Easy Duplicate Finder is too overpriced for what it is. You have to pay it every year if you continue to use this duplicate finder. What is more ridiculous is that there is an additional charge for 2 year updates option. How do customers feel when they don't pay for this option, but buy the product and the next day there is an update released?

In a word, Easy Duplicate Finder is really very useful to find and delete duplicate accurately and quickly especially when we have a large hard drive and work with a lot of files. But there are many powerful, accurate and intuitive duplicate file finders out there and it is just one among them. If I were you, I would choose a much cheaper one to substitute for Easy Duplicate Finder.

Easy Duplicate Finder Alternative for Mac Users

Practice makes perfect and I have tried many Mac duplicate file finders. So if you are looking for a duplicate file finder for Mac which is cheaper but also powerful as Easy Duplicate Finder, I will highly recommend you Cisdem DuplicateFinder. Honestly, Cisdem DuplicateFinder for Mac is not the cheapest one, but why I recommend it to replace Easy Duplicate Finder? There are many reasons.

1. High accuracy.

Cisdem DuplicateFinder detects duplicates via MD5 value checksum algorithm. This algorithm ensures 100% accuracy. So it can help you find or locate all duplicate files accurately and you won’t miss any duplicates.

2. User-friendly.

It is very easy to use and allows you to find and remove duplicate files on Mac within three simple steps.

3. Support many storage devices.

It supports both internal Mac hard drives and external devices storages like external hard drives, SD cards, cameras, USB flash drives, memory cards, iPods, etc.

4. Scan duplicates with high speed.

It scans duplicates with extremely-fast scanning speed and it can be as fast as Easy Duplicate Finder, even beats Gemini 2.

5. Flexible options for you to choose.

It offers you flexible scan filtering settings to find duplicate files and removal methods to delete them at ease.

6. Show results in pie chart and table view.

It shows all duplicates in easy-to-understand pie chart and also sorts them into 7 categories in tab view. You can also search target duplicate files with keyword.

7. Hide files from scanning and one-click deletion

It hides files from scanning again that you don’t want to delete; also supports remove files from hidden list. This feature can help you focus on your new duplicates. And you can delete all duplicates in one click.

8. Low price and free lifetime upgrade.

Unlike Easy Duplicate Finder or Gemini, it costs you nothing to upgrade. Only for $29.99 per Mac, you can use it in your whole life.

Cisdem DuplicateFinder does what it claims. It finds all your duplicate files fast. Really fast. The results are presented and sorted in file type. So besides a nice interface it is a great utility.

Above is a review about Cisdem DuplicateFinder from Macsoftreview. You can download free trial version of Cisdem DuplicateFinder to try it. There is one thing I should point out is that just like Gemini 2, the trial version of this duplicate file finder only supports finding duplicates from your devices.

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In conclusion

Easy Duplicate Finder is really a professional duplicate file finder, but it is overpriced and many users can’t accept its price. So if you are a Mac user, Cisdem DuplicateFinder will be a good alternative to Easy Duplicate Finder. By the way, you can try Recuva to substitute for it if you are a Windows user.

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