Local by Flywheel Upgrade Filesize = Wow!

A while back I came across a post about using Local by Flywheel for local WordPress development, so I decided to try it out.

That was a while ago and I didn’t have the time to fully check it out. So today I decided to go back to it to see if it was any good.

Upon launching the app I was greeted with a window saying an upgrade was available. To my amazement it was 639 MB in size!

Local by Flywheel

I can’t remember the last time an app was even close to that file size. I think it’s been a few years!

P.S. I case you’re wondering if I kept using it or liked it, the answer is no.

Extensions in Google Chrome are Memory Hoggs!

While trying to figure out the problem in this post I wondered why Google Chrome was using up so much RAM on my machine. Turns out that every extension you install in Chrome causes it to run another instance of chrome.exe in the background. I had no idea! All of the instances of chrome.exe on my machine resulted in about 500MB of RAM being used up!

So, just a heads up… if you install lots of extensions be prepared to use up a lot of RAM.