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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.

What's New

Version 1.5.1:

Minor improvements:

  • Added support for reporting file sizes with decimal-based units (where 1 kB is 1000 bytes instead of 1024 bytes). [#3556570]
  • Added ability to copy path of selected item to paste board. [#3537974]
Bug fixes:
  • Fixed bug: Rescanning a deleted directory could crash the app [#3552571]

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Tvcnet Member IconReview+4
Tvcnet
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Does the job nicely.

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Version 1.5.1
Király Member IconReview+0
Király
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Excellent app. But it runs with user privileges only, which means that it can't see files in other user accounts or in read-only admin and root areas. Right now I run the app as root to get around this. It should be easy to add an "authenticate" option to the app's file menu to give it the elevated privileges it needs to scan the whole drive.

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Version 1.5.0
Mdewakanton Member IconComment+30
Mdewakanton
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Note that version 1.5.0 requires 10.5 or higher according to ReadMe.

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Version 1.5.0
escompter.qch Member IconReview+3
escompter.qch
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Sturdy, compact & fast. Still working after all these years on all the versions of Mac. (I've used it since Tiger to Lion.)

The only thing that Disk Inventory (also free) does that I prefer is having the folder directory incorporate right into (or rather, "left onto" ;) the main window so that it's easier to navigate between folders without having to rescan.
But the simplicity of interface may be what some users prefer. 5 *

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Version 1.3.3
Amc3 Member IconComment+22
Amc3
+0

Is this version compatible and accurate with Lion ? Worked fine with Snow Leopard.

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Version 1.3.3
escompter.qch
+1

Definitely compatible w/ Lion.
Just tried it with a 50G folder on Lion & took only 3 sec to complete scanning. Results surely seems to be pretty accurate!

Bernak Member IconReview+12
Bernak
+1

Very helpful app to see how the harddrive space is being used. I use it every time I am running out of disk space, and as a regular manual maintenance tool, as it let me look at the entire disk from a "grand perspective".

Simple, easy and you can't beat the price.
Thanks for the good work!

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Version 1.3.3
Penguirl Member IconReview+1057
Penguirl
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Attractive interface with seemingly good functionality but for me a text display is more efficient than clicking on an image first just to find out what it is before I can decide if I want to delete it not.

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Version 1.3.2
Dremwkr Member IconReview+107
Dremwkr
+1

This is a "it just works" application.
It is intuitive,
it easy to use,
and does exactly what it it supposted to do.

And it is free.

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Version 1.3.2
Zhora Member IconReview+2
Zhora
+2

A superb application that does it's job by letting you do yours without getting in the way. (It's there as your 'helper,' not your 'boss.' Use it briefly to grab back some lost space or go all out and clean out all those long forgotten places - you always come away feeling like you got somewhere without being beaten in the process. Leaves you with a feeling of success and joy! The developer continues to make improvements and responds quickly to any problems that may arise. Truly Mac-like in the best sense!

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Version 1.1
Drdul Member IconComment+448
Drdul
+1

Nice app, and you can't beat the price. I'd like to see one improvement that (for me, at least) would improve the functionality of GP -- the ability to customize colours. It would be great to be able to create additional, custom colour palettes, and to be able to change the colour of the rectangle that highlights the selected files/folders. My eyes might not be as good as others', because I find it difficult to see the rectangle, and there's no built-in colour palette that provides sufficient contrast in a pleasing combination of colours. If I could create my own colour scheme, GP would be easier for me to use.

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Version 1.0
N/a (Developer)
+4

You cannot edit the color palettes from GrandPerspective. However, the color palettes are stored in the standard Mac color list file format so you can edit the palettes and add new ones using a color list editor that supports that format. An example is the ColorListEditor provided by Modesitt Software. Simply store the new palettes inside the GrandPerspective palettes folder (GrandPerspective.app/Contents/Resources/Palettes) and you can use the palette the next time you start the application.

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Version 1.5.1
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Version 1.5.1
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Version 1.5.1
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Version 1.5.1
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Version 1.5.1
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Version 1.3.3
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Version 1.3.3
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Version 1.3.3
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Version 1.3.3
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Downloads 124,374
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License Free
Date 25 Aug 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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