GrandPerspective
GrandPerspective
2.5.2

3.9

GrandPerspective free download for Mac

GrandPerspective2.5.2

29 June 2020

Graphically shows disk usage within a file system.

Overview

GrandPerspective finds those giant files that suck up your disk space.

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 treemap for visualization. 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 in GrandPerspective

Version 2.5.2:
  • Improves the selection logic for filters with multiple tests
  • Also includes updated Chinese, German, Italian, and Turkish translations

Join over 500,000 subscribers.

Subscribe for our newsletter with best Mac offers from MacUpdate.

How would you rate GrandPerspective app?

54 Reviews of GrandPerspective

4.5
Citizenvern
01 February 2019
Version: 2.1.2

Most helpful

So useful for freeing up space analysing disk usage.
(1)
5
Ptk3
12 December 2019
Version: 2.3.0
Amazing app !! Though I used it for a long long time, I didn't know that there's a macappstore version, and that the dev ask to buy it to help him. Done !
(0)
4.5
Citizenvern
01 February 2019
Version: 2.1.2
So useful for freeing up space analysing disk usage.
(1)
Filou53
02 January 2019
Version: 2.1.2
Very good product... but when I start the new version, the messages are in Dutch. I expected to have them either in English or in French (language of my version of Mac OS). And I don't see how to change that.
(0)
5
Noraa
11 December 2018
Version: 2.1.1
An absolutely wonderful program that gives you a "birds-eye-view" of everything on your hard drive. The interface can be very intimidating at first, but after some time working with it, I find it extremely easy and intuitive. It's also just fun to scan someone's hard drive, and wow that at my ability to immediately see what is taking up what space :)
(0)
0.5
Dorkypants
10 December 2018
Version: 2.1.0
2.1.0 crashes every time
(0)
Show comments (3)
Hal-Itosis
09 December 2018
Version: 2.1.0
Version 2.1.0 crashes constantly, whereas version 2.0.0 still works. (running latest Mojave 10.14.2).
(0)
Show comments (3)
1
daiko
09 December 2018
Version: 2.1.0
Good storage visualization app for years, but the latest update (2.1.0) causes it to crash during scanning. A second attempt caused an immediate crash. Running on latest Mac OS 10.14.2; previous version of GP (2.0.0) still works correctly. Fix this bug and you have a 5-star review.
(1)
Show comments (2)
artie505
03 December 2018
Version: 2.0.0
When I try to scan a single partition of my APFS container, GP shows the entire container, and my preferred partition winds up squashed into a relatively useless small box because it's small in relation to the entire container - 20 GB of 500 GB.
(0)
Show comments (7)
5
mzulgis
20 April 2018
Version: 2.0.0
Love this product, been using it for years. It's easy to use and reliable. Ever wondered why you only have 5GB free space left on your SSD? Scan your Mac with GrandPerspective and find out in minutes.
(0)
5
Noraa
03 April 2018
Version: 2.0.0
An extremely useful app that gives you a birds eye view of everything on your hard drive, organized and color coded. It takes a little bit of getting used to how to read the "map" that GrandPerspective creates, but once you get the hang of it, it is an invaluable tool.
(0)
David-Losada-Soler
28 March 2018
Version: 2.0.0
Does it support APFS and snapshots?
(0)
Show comment (1)
2
DragonMaster
24 February 2018
Version: 2.0.0
Curious app. Not terribly useful as I see it. Makes a pretty picture.
(0)
Show comment (1)
4
casiopeadistrict
12 February 2018
Version: 2.0.0
Useful application for people, who can't check it via terminal with du- command
(0)
4
artie505
09 February 2018
Version: 2.0.0
Love the app, but it refuses to remember my recent scans...still running v 1.5.2.
(0)
4
Funjoy
09 September 2017
Version: 1.9.1
Good app. Oddly a free download from developer (via SourceForge) or a $1.99 purchase in the Mac App Store.
(0)
5
rayj
06 April 2017
Version: 1.9.1
Does the job well and looks good too.
(0)
Baarten
23 March 2017
Version: 1.9.0
Latest version: 1.9.1
(0)
5
Reegor
01 July 2016
Version: 1.7.0
I'm impressed with this. It has a lot of features, such as the ability to color files according to multiple indicators like creation age, age of last access, file type, etc. It also has some kind of filtering, which I have not tried yet. It apparently lets you look inside packages. And so forth. The Macupdate "download" box does not work, but the download file is on the author's web site . I will spend more time fooling with the options and the interface. I have not tried DaisyDisk, but I can't imagine it does much more than this free program.
(1)
Freenergy
19 April 2016
Version: 1.5.1
19 Apr 2016 GrandPerspective 1.5.2 has been released and is available for download
(2)
5
Nicolasd
12 November 2014
Version: 1.5.1
Still free. Works flawlessly with Yosemite. Easy to understand and use.
(5)
4.5
Tvcnet
11 January 2013
Version: 1.5.1
Does the job nicely.
(3)
4
Király
23 June 2012
Version: 1.5.0
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.
(2)
Show comment (1)
Mdewakanton
30 April 2012
Version: 1.5.0
Note that version 1.5.0 requires 10.5 or higher according to ReadMe.
(1)
5
escompter-qch
23 August 2011
Version: 1.3.3
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 *
(2)
Amc3
09 August 2011
Version: 1.3.3
Is this version compatible and accurate with Lion ? Worked fine with Snow Leopard.
(0)
Show comment (1)
5
Bernak
28 July 2010
Version: 1.3.3
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!
(1)
3
Penguirl
26 April 2010
Version: 1.3.2
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.
(1)
5
Dremwkr
17 April 2010
Version: 1.3.2
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.
(1)
5
Zhora
07 October 2009
Version: 1.1
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!
(2)
Drdul
07 July 2009
Version: 1.0
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.
(1)
Show comment (1)
5
Section8
04 May 2009
Version: 1.0
this program is full of win. A must-have!
(3)
5
Jdub800
07 January 2009
Version: 1.0
Excellent program - and has leaped in front of DIX for speed and facilities. Filtering works very well. One missing feature however is there appears to be be no way to delete files/folders directly from the map view. Unless I missed something there?
(2)
Show comment (1)
5
JeePee
22 December 2008
Version: 1.0
Geweldig programma, werkt prima en zeer eenvoudig! Bedankt! Great program, works fine and very easy to use! Thanks!
(0)
Towerworks
27 September 2008
Version: 0.9.13.1
This is really neat and useful. I pulled about 15 gig of unused filed from the hard drive in a few minutes of use. This may be the most useful and simple tool available!
(1)
Dorkypants
27 August 2008
Version: 0.9.13
Crashes immediately after selecting a directory/folder to scan, on my Tiger (10.4.11) MacBook
(0)
Show comments (7)
5
Ayub
11 June 2008
Version: 0.9.12
Great app. Find your enemy out of the puzzle and shoot him :D
(1)
5
freaky1
05 April 2008
Version: 0.9.11
Fantastic program for clearing out your hard drive, or finding out what's taking up all of your disk space. Does exactly as described, with no stability issues for me thus far.
(0)
5
Nadeemf
19 March 2008
Version: 0.9.11
I find tree maps the absolute best way of representing disk usage, and I think there is no better program to do it on any platform.
(0)
Smactron
03 December 2007
Version: 0.99
I really enjoy this program. Could there please be an option, though, for including the Trash?
(0)
Show comment (1)
Tweakly
16 November 2006
Version: 0.97
i wish someone would do a disk usage thing like the one we had back in the old days, probably sys 4-6, that had a girl whose bare breasts would change size reflecting the amount of free space avail...the more space avail, the larger they were. OK, maybe not PC, but it was a fun icon to have on the tool bar.
(1)
Allblue
16 November 2006
Version: 0.97
Yes there are other utilities that fulfil this function, but this is definitely the most psychedlic app on my hard drive! I think it's lots of fun, it's a Mac thing don't ya know! Thanks Mr Developer!
(0)
Attentionwandered
13 August 2006
Version: 0.96
ha nice, dark tranquility in the screenshot
(0)
Show comment (1)
4.25
Nadeemf
02 October 2005
Version: 0.91
Nice. Faster than Disk Inventory X, but lacks the ability to 'Reveal in Finder' or 'Move to Trash' selected file(s).
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
02 October 2005
Version: 0.91
Nicely done - certainly makes finding large files and other disk consuming groups of files easy. I think that the labels for zooming would be clearer if they where labeled in/out rather then up/down. Would love to see the option to reveal a selected file in the finder.
(0)
5
Anonymous
02 October 2005
Version: 0.91
At first glance, an awsome successor to Derlien's DiskInventoryX. An executable of 80K, comparing with DI-X which is 5+ megabytes, I would say progress has been made. Cursory inspection of results indicates that this software correctly identifies existing files. Interface is easy and intuitive to use, and runs as-is on 10.3.9. And thanks to the developer for opening the source code.
(0)
Anonymous
01 October 2005
Version: 0.90
Still doesn't run (on 10.39 on Tibook 400mhz). Dozens of ZeroLink error entries in the console.log. Unfortunately, I've no advise zu offer...
(0)
3.5
Anonymous
30 September 2005
Version: 0.90
I just downloaded the new build (0.91) and it opens fine under 10.2.8. Congratulations to the developer. Now I'd like to see an itemized list with true (i.e., burn-size) file and folder diskspace totals, but I'm sure the developer has that already in mind. Even in this first version, a valuable (and fun!) app that helps answer the eternal question, "How many of these files can I burn to my CD/DVD?" It's just getting started, maar en goed begin is't halve werk!
(0)
Anonymous
30 September 2005
Version: 0.90
Turn off Zero Link in your Target settings.
(0)
Nadeemf
30 September 2005
Version: 0.90
Won't run - apparently lacks some bundled objects:- % /Applications/Utilities/GrandPerspective.app/Contents/MacOS/GrandPerspective ZeroLink: could not load .o file: /Users/erwin/temp/Xcode-builds/GrandPerspective.build/GrandPerspective.build/Objects-normal/ppc/main.ob ...
(0)
Anonymous
30 September 2005
Version: 0.90
Thanks guys for your comments. There is obviously something wrong with this build. Before I posted it here, I had received one problem report, but could not determine whether it was an isolated problem or something more problematic. Unfortunately, it's the latter. :-( The app obviously runs on my own system (Mac Mini with 10.3.9), but I'll try to figure out why it doesn't run on others. Once it is fixed, I will release a new version a.s.a.p. (Ideas on what could be the problem are welcome. I am an experienced developer, but a Mac rookie. You can post your thoughts on the GrandPerspective forums on SourceForge)
(0)
Show comment (1)
Xtremac
30 September 2005
Version: 0.90
Not run, send to TRASH. IBOOK - G4 1,42 Ghz - 1,5 GB RAM - 60GB HD - with Tiger Xtremac
(0)
Anonymous
30 September 2005
Version: 0.90
Simply won't launch (under 10.39), doesn't even peek out.
(0)
Anonymous
30 September 2005
Version: 0.90
GrandPerspective doesn't seem to want to open under 10.2.8, either. Seems like yet another cockup in clearly labeling system requirements. Or is it a bug? Those of you who can't wait to use this should be aware of Disk Inventory X, an almost identical (apparently) program still available on MacUpdate. Current version is Panther or higher, but maybe you can find an older one that worked very nicely under Jaguar.
(0)
Anonymous
30 September 2005
Version: 0.90
seems kinda shy on 10.4.2 Peeks out than goes back inside.
(0)
Free

3.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
License: 
FreeAbsolutely Free

Downloaded & Installed 182,991 times

Similar apps
DaisyDisk
DaisyDisk
Free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big, useless files.
Is this app is similar to DaisyDisk? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
7
Upvotes
6
Total score
-1
Downvotes
OmniDiskSweeper
OmniDiskSweeper
Find and delete large, unwanted files.
Is this app is similar to OmniDiskSweeper? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
2
Upvotes
2
Total score
0
Downvotes
Disk Xray
Disk Xray
Disk optimiser and duplicates detector.
Is this app is similar to Disk Xray? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
2
Total score
0
Downvotes
Disk Map
Disk Map
Visualize the files and folders on your storage drives.
Is this app is similar to Disk Map? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
2
Total score
0
Downvotes
Space Gremlin
Space Gremlin
Get an overview of your file system to save space.
Is this app is similar to Space Gremlin? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
2
Total score
0
Downvotes