GrandPerspective
GrandPerspective
2.2.3

3.5

GrandPerspective free download for Mac

GrandPerspective

2.2.3
16 August 2019

Graphically shows disk usage within a file system.

Overview

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 in GrandPerspective

Version 2.2.3:
  • This version includes a new localization: Portuguese
  • Furthermore, the Start Window has been simplified

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53 GrandPerspective Reviews

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Nicolasd
12 November 2014

Most helpful

Still free. Works flawlessly with Yosemite. Easy to understand and use.
Like (5)
Version 1.5.1
Citizenvern
01 February 2019
So useful for freeing up space analysing disk usage.
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Version 2.1.2
Filou53
02 January 2019
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.
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Version 2.1.2
Noraa
11 December 2018
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 :)
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Version 2.1.1
Dorkypants
10 December 2018
2.1.0 crashes every time
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Version 2.1.0
3 answer(s)
artie505
artie505
10 December 2018
I've submitted a crash report to the dev, and "Thanks for the crash report. I found the problem and will fix it. Expect a Version 2.1.1 release soon."

Also, as per Hal-Itosis, "You could have left a simple comment, instead of a 1-star review.
[this app is still 5-star software.]"
Like (2)
N/a
N/a
10 December 2018
Version 2.1.1 has just been released, which should fix the crash
Like (4)
artie505
artie505
10 December 2018
Got it! Thanks. :) (Still empty "Repeat" pane)
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Hal-Itosis
09 December 2018
Version 2.1.0 crashes constantly, whereas version 2.0.0 still works. (running latest Mojave 10.14.2).
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Version 2.1.0
3 answer(s)
N/a
N/a
10 December 2018
Version 2.1.1 has just been released, which should fix the crash. If not, let me know.
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Hal-Itosis
Hal-Itosis
10 December 2018
It does indeed work beautifully again. Thanks so much!
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N/a
N/a
10 December 2018
Thanks for the confirmation. I am happy to hear that. I'm sorry that this slipped through.
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daiko
09 December 2018
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.
Like (1)
Version 2.1.0
2 answer(s)
Hal-Itosis
Hal-Itosis
09 December 2018
You could have left a simple comment, instead of a 1-star review.
[this app is still 5-star software.]
Like (2)
Hal-Itosis
Hal-Itosis
10 December 2018
Bug is now fixed, so please update your rating.

http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/#download

^^^
Like (2)
artie505
03 December 2018
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.
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Version 2.0.0
7 answer(s)
N/a
N/a
09 December 2018
From the Display panel you can toggle whether GrandPerspective should show the entire volume or only the folder you scanned. Toggling this setting should hopefully give you the view you want. Note, you can also configure the default for this setting in the preferences.
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artie505
artie505
09 December 2018
Thanks! I had tried toggling "Show entire volume", but with no success, but I just tried again, and it now works. Got me beat!

But GP still doesn't remember my recent scans...never has.
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N/a
N/a
09 December 2018
Good to hear "Show entire volume" now works as expected. However, I'm not sure why recent scans does not work for you. Which version of the app are you using and on which version of macOS? Recent scans should work from Version 1.7.0 onwards. It tested it on El Capitan (10.11) and Mojave (10.14) and it works for me on both.
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artie505
artie505
09 December 2018
Again, thanks!

I was running v 2.0.0 in Mojave 10.14.2 when I posted, and my "Repeat a recent scan" pane was invariably empty, as has been the case since the feature was introduced. Have I missed a setting somewhere?

I just updated to v 2.1.0, and it crashed twice in succession without completing its task, so I've reverted to v 2.0.0.
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N/a
N/a
09 December 2018
Recent scans should work just out-of-the-box. Not sure why it does not work for you. Do you see any log messages in the Console that may give a hint?

However, I am more worried about the crashes you experienced with the latest version. Would you mind sharing a crash log? You can submit it as a Bug at https://sourceforge.net/p/grandperspectiv/bugs/. Doing so lets me hopefully resolve it.
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artie505
artie505
09 December 2018
I just created ticket #69 v 2.1.0 crash log. Hope it helps.

And I found this in Console:

Dec 9 12:03:05 Artie's-MacBook-Pro-2 GrandPerspective[7168]: DEPRECATED USE in libdispatch client: dispatch source activated with no event handler set; set a breakpoint on _dispatch_bug_deprecated to debug
Dec 9 12:03:41 Artie's-MacBook-Pro-2 com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.xpc.launchd.oneshot.0x10000046.GrandPerspective[7168]): Service exited due to SIGABRT
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N/a
N/a
09 December 2018
Thanks for the crash report. I found the problem and will fix it. Expect a Version 2.1.1 release soon.
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mzulgis
20 April 2018
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.
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Version 2.0.0
Noraa
03 April 2018
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.
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Version 2.0.0
David-Losada-Soler
28 March 2018
Does it support APFS and snapshots?
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Version 2.0.0
1 answer(s)
N/a
N/a
09 December 2018
Yes, it does. One thing to note, depending on your preference settings, sparse files in APFS may be shown (much) larger than the actual storage space they require. Version 2.1.0 of the application now warns you when this happens.
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