iPartition

iPartition 3.4.3

Intelligent partitioning for Mac OS X

Partitioning your disk is probably the best way to handle space on your Mac. You'll also need to do it if you plan on using separate sections of your disk for different things. While you can partition your disk straight from Disk Utility in your Mac, iPartition offers a more graphical way of carrying out the same operation. View full description

PROS

  • Graphical partition view

CONS

  • Resize handle not always very precise

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Partitioning your disk is probably the best way to handle space on your Mac. You'll also need to do it if you plan on using separate sections of your disk for different things. While you can partition your disk straight from Disk Utility in your Mac, iPartition offers a more graphical way of carrying out the same operation.

iPartition will show the partitions of your disk in a pie chart, with both the name and the space used indicated. To simply resize a partition just play around with the resize handle, which may not always be as precise as you want but gives you a better overview of the size given to each partition. The program will also display in a separate window any parameters or warnings related to a partition and you can view extended properties such as minimum and maximum size and GUID.

Disks can easily be mounted or ejected thanks to the buttons on the top of the interface and you can select between both a partition map and operations view.

Not all people will like working with the resize handle, but still, iPartition offers a more graphical way of partitioning your disk than the default Disk Utility found in your Mac. Worth a test.

Changes

  • Bug fixes

Whether you’re trying to install the latest version of Mac OS X, or perhaps an older version to test your latest release; or perhaps you want to install Linux to see what all the fuss is about; or maybe you just want a convenient way to manage disk usage on your Mac; whatever, iPartition can help. With its intuitive yet powerful user interface, iPartition makes it easy to create, destroy, resize or format partitions on your hard disks, whether internal, external, fixed or removable.

With iPartition, resizing a partition is as simple as selecting it, grabbing the resize handle and dragging. Not only that, but if you have several operations to perform, iPartition lets you queue them up and run them one after another, so you can have a cup of coffee whilst iPartition works. This feature, coupled with iPartition’s ability to automatically rearrange your existing partitions when asked to expand a partition, makes iPartition the easiest disk partitioning tool that you’ll ever use.

Nor does iPartition’s ease-of-use come at the expense of power users; iPartition’s Partition Map window, coupled with the Inspector, provides total flexibility, even allowing users to edit flags in the partition table, edit the partition type directly, or move or resize partitions accurately anywhere on the disk.

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iPartition 3.4.3