Saturday, 15 October 2016

A Disk Indicator for Ubuntu


Disk indicator is a small indicator for Unity, Xfce and other desktops which displays the mounted drives. It provides options to mount/unmount regular volumes, lock/unlock encrypted volumes and mount/unmount ISO files.


Ubuntu and derivatives (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc)

Packages are available in the Launchpad PPA for supported Ubuntu releases. Run the following commands in a terminal window:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-diskman

For older Ubuntu releases which have reached end-of-life, you can install from the DEB files linked below.
indicator-diskman-latest-i386.deb (32-bit)
indicator-diskman-latest-amd64.deb (64-bit)


  1. Works great! Thanks! Posted it to OMGUbuntu!

    Only feature I would like to see added is how much of the filesystem is used (or free). A percentage would be fine like: 27% free.

  2. Looks good - Wanted to make an icon for your application.
    it uses Icon=indicator-diskman as an icon which is fine for menu, plank etc...
    But the issue is in the panel. All icons are grey and symbolic in the panel. I do not seem to be able to get a second icon in there?
    Could you add the possibility to have a indicator-diskman-panel.svg or add the possibility to change icons manually?

    1. I'll add an option to change the icon in the next update.

  3. Unable to install on Ubuntu 14.04 after adding the ppa and updating

    ○ → sudo apt-get install aptik
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package aptik

  4. Is this software build by using Python?
    If yes, could you tell me where your source code?
    I need this for learning..

    1. It's built with Vala and Gtk.
      Source code is hosted on GitHub: