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GrandPerspective

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License:
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Language:
English
OS:
  • Mac
Latest version:
1.3.3 06/09/11
Last month's downloads:
474
Size:
737 KB
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GrandPerspective is fully compatible with:

  • Mac OS X

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Minimum requirements
Others: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
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Available languages

  • English
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Versions of GrandPerspective

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GrandPerspective 1.3.3 06/09/11 Free English
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GrandPerspective 1.3.0 06/09/11 Free English
  • Mac OS X
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Graphically manage your disks

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Recent changes

  • New functionality:

  • Improvements to filters (and masks):
  • All filters now have names that can be used to select them:
  • Select filters from the new filter selection panel
  • Select masks using a pop-up button in the Display panel

  • The application comes with a couple of filters out of the box
  • User-created filters are automatically stored in the preferences
  • Scan dumps now include information about filters that were used
  • Enabled individual inversion of tests in a filter

  • Bug fix:

  • Fixed bug #1947382: Typing return in Rule Name field can cause rule completion

  • Code clean-up:

  • Converted all NIBs to XIBs
  • Renamed several windows and their control classes

GrandPerspective is a small utility application for Mac OS X that graphically shows the disk usage within a file system. It can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

It uses a so called tree map for visualisation. Each file is shown as a rectangle with an area proportional to the file's size. Files in the same folder appear together, but their placement is otherwise arbitrary.

"Best app EVER for helping you see what is filling up your drive"

I love this app! it's far and away the best, most intuitive way to figure out what's really clogging up your mac's storage (hard disk, ssd, etc.). The reason why it's so great is that it shows you visually. I have used (and appreciated) apps like whatsize in the past. Whatsize does something similar to grandperspective — you tell it which folder or storage device to analyze, and it comes back with a report about what's taking up all the space in that folder or on that device. But whereas whatsize produces an interactive report in list form, grandperspective shows you visually. The larger the file, the larger the rectangular area of the grandperspective window it takes up. Even with hundreds of thousands of files, it's really simple to see what the storage hogs are. Rolling over any of these rectangles will show you the name of the file, as well as its path (the series of folders you open to find the actual file).

Pros
  • VISUAL display of the relative sizes of files on the drive
  • Seems faster than other solutions similar to it
  • Intuitive to use — just point it at a folder or drive and set it to go. When it's done it just pops up the interactive viewer
  • It's free!
  • Easy to find the disk hogs from its intuitive roll-over interactive viewer
Cons
  • Nothing much — fabulous the way it is
  • If you INSIST... Would be great if it updated its view in real time, as you deleted files from the drive. But ONLY because you asked.

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