GrandPerspective
GrandPerspective
2.5.4
4.3
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GrandPerspective free download for Mac

GrandPerspective for Mac2.5.4

23 November 2020

Graphically shows disk usage within a file system.

What is GrandPerspective for Mac

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 2.5.4:
Updated for Big Sur:
  • New app icon
  • Updated Look & Feel, most notably the toolbar Updated for Apple Silicon:
  • Converted application to Universal
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Aargl
Aargl
May 2 2021
2.5.4
0.0
May 2 2021
0.0
Version: 2.5.4
Great app! The best in its category. The visual representation is very well thought. The downside of all these tools is that once you've identified the biggest files in rather static drives and you've deleted the unwanted ones, they become quite useless... But for your main drive it's still useful to check from time to time.
sitruradra
sitruradra
Nov 2 2020
2.5.2
5.0
Nov 2 2020
5.0
Version: 2.5.2
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Ptk3
Ptk3
Dec 12 2019
2.3.0
5.0
Dec 12 2019
5.0
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 !
Citizenvern
Citizenvern
Feb 1 2019
2.1.2
4.5
Feb 1 2019
4.5
Version: 2.1.2
So useful for freeing up space analysing disk usage.
Filou53
Filou53
Jan 2 2019
2.1.2
0.0
Jan 2 2019
0.0
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.
Noraa
Noraa
Dec 11 2018
2.1.1
5.0
Dec 11 2018
5.0
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 :)
Dorkypants
Dorkypants
Dec 10 2018
2.1.0
0.5
Dec 10 2018
0.5
Version: 2.1.0
2.1.0 crashes every time
Hal-Itosis
Hal-Itosis
Dec 9 2018
2.1.0
0.0
Dec 9 2018
0.0
Version: 2.1.0
Version 2.1.0 crashes constantly, whereas version 2.0.0 still works. (running latest Mojave 10.14.2).
daiko
daiko
Dec 9 2018
2.1.0
1.0
Dec 9 2018
1.0
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.
artie505
artie505
Dec 3 2018
2.0.0
4.0
Dec 3 2018
4.0
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.
mzulgis
mzulgis
Apr 20 2018
2.0.0
5.0
Apr 20 2018
5.0
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.
Noraa
Noraa
Apr 3 2018
2.0.0
5.0
Apr 3 2018
5.0
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.
David-Losada-Soler
David-Losada-Soler
Mar 28 2018
2.0.0
0.0
Mar 28 2018
0.0
Version: 2.0.0
Does it support APFS and snapshots?
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Feb 24 2018
2.0.0
2.0
Feb 24 2018
2.0
Version: 2.0.0
Curious app. Not terribly useful as I see it. Makes a pretty picture.
casiopeadistrict
casiopeadistrict
Feb 12 2018
2.0.0
4.0
Feb 12 2018
4.0
Version: 2.0.0
Useful application for people, who can't check it via terminal with du- command
artie505
artie505
Feb 9 2018
2.0.0
4.0
Feb 9 2018
4.0
Version: 2.0.0
Love the app, but it refuses to remember my recent scans...still running v 1.5.2.
Funjoy
Funjoy
Sep 9 2017
1.9.1
4.0
Sep 9 2017
4.0
Version: 1.9.1
Good app. Oddly a free download from developer (via SourceForge) or a $1.99 purchase in the Mac App Store.
rayj
rayj
Apr 6 2017
1.9.1
5.0
Apr 6 2017
5.0
Version: 1.9.1
Does the job well and looks good too.
Baarten
Baarten
Mar 23 2017
1.9.0
0.0
Mar 23 2017
0.0
Version: 1.9.0
Latest version: 1.9.1
Reegor
Reegor
Jul 1 2016
1.7.0
5.0
Jul 1 2016
5.0
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.
Freenergy
Freenergy
Apr 19 2016
1.5.1
4.5
Apr 19 2016
4.5
Version: 1.5.1
19 Apr 2016 GrandPerspective 1.5.2 has been released and is available for download
Nicolasd
Nicolasd
Nov 12 2014
1.5.1
5.0
Nov 12 2014
5.0
Version: 1.5.1
Still free. Works flawlessly with Yosemite. Easy to understand and use.
Tvcnet
Tvcnet
Jan 11 2013
1.5.1
4.5
Jan 11 2013
4.5
Version: 1.5.1
Does the job nicely.
Király
Király
Jun 23 2012
1.5.0
4.0
Jun 23 2012
4.0
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.
Mdewakanton
Mdewakanton
Apr 30 2012
1.5.0
0.0
Apr 30 2012
0.0
Version: 1.5.0
Note that version 1.5.0 requires 10.5 or higher according to ReadMe.
escompter-qch
escompter-qch
Aug 23 2011
1.3.3
5.0
Aug 23 2011
5.0
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 *
Amc3
Amc3
Aug 9 2011
1.3.3
0.0
Aug 9 2011
0.0
Version: 1.3.3
Is this version compatible and accurate with Lion ? Worked fine with Snow Leopard.
Bernak
Bernak
Jul 28 2010
1.3.3
5.0
Jul 28 2010
5.0
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!
Penguirl
Penguirl
Apr 26 2010
1.3.2
3.0
Apr 26 2010
3.0
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.
Dremwkr
Dremwkr
Apr 17 2010
1.3.2
5.0
Apr 17 2010
5.0
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.
Zhora
Zhora
Oct 7 2009
1.1
5.0
Oct 7 2009
5.0
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!
Drdul
Drdul
Jul 7 2009
1.0
0.0
Jul 7 2009
0.0
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.
Section8
Section8
May 4 2009
1.0
5.0
May 4 2009
5.0
Version: 1.0
this program is full of win. A must-have!
Jdub800
Jdub800
Jan 7 2009
1.0
5.0
Jan 7 2009
5.0
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?
JeePee
JeePee
Dec 22 2008
1.0
5.0
Dec 22 2008
5.0
Version: 1.0
Geweldig programma, werkt prima en zeer eenvoudig! Bedankt! Great program, works fine and very easy to use! Thanks!
Towerworks
Towerworks
Sep 27 2008
0.9.13.1
0.0
Sep 27 2008
0.0
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!
Dorkypants
Dorkypants
Aug 27 2008
0.9.13
0.5
Aug 27 2008
0.5
Version: 0.9.13
Crashes immediately after selecting a directory/folder to scan, on my Tiger (10.4.11) MacBook
Ayub
Ayub
Jun 11 2008
0.9.12
5.0
Jun 11 2008
5.0
Version: 0.9.12
Great app. Find your enemy out of the puzzle and shoot him :D
freaky1
freaky1
Apr 5 2008
0.9.11
5.0
Apr 5 2008
5.0
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.
Nadeemf
Nadeemf
Mar 19 2008
0.9.11
5.0
Mar 19 2008
5.0
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.
Smactron
Smactron
Dec 3 2007
0.99
0.0
Dec 3 2007
0.0
Version: 0.99
I really enjoy this program. Could there please be an option, though, for including the Trash?
Tweakly
Tweakly
Nov 16 2006
0.97
0.0
Nov 16 2006
0.0
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.
Allblue
Allblue
Nov 16 2006
0.97
0.0
Nov 16 2006
0.0
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!
Attentionwandered
Attentionwandered
Aug 13 2006
0.96
0.0
Aug 13 2006
0.0
Version: 0.96
ha nice, dark tranquility in the screenshot
Nadeemf
Nadeemf
Oct 2 2005
0.91
5.0
Oct 2 2005
5.0
Version: 0.91
Nice. Faster than Disk Inventory X, but lacks the ability to 'Reveal in Finder' or 'Move to Trash' selected file(s).
Guest
Guest
Oct 2 2005
0.91
4.8
Oct 2 2005
4.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Oct 2 2005
0.91
4.8
Oct 2 2005
4.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Oct 1 2005
0.90
4.8
Oct 1 2005
4.8
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...
Guest
Guest
Sep 30 2005
0.90
4.8
Sep 30 2005
4.8
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!
Guest
Guest
Sep 30 2005
0.90
4.8
Sep 30 2005
4.8
Version: 0.90
Turn off Zero Link in your Target settings.
Nadeemf
Nadeemf
Sep 30 2005
0.90
5.0
Sep 30 2005
5.0
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 ...
Guest
Guest
Sep 30 2005
0.90
4.8
Sep 30 2005
4.8
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)
Guest
Guest
Sep 30 2005
0.90
0.0
Sep 30 2005
0.0
Version: 0.90
Not run, send to TRASH. IBOOK - G4 1,42 Ghz - 1,5 GB RAM - 60GB HD - with Tiger Xtremac
Guest
Guest
Sep 30 2005
0.90
4.8
Sep 30 2005
4.8
Version: 0.90
Simply won't launch (under 10.39), doesn't even peek out.
Guest
Guest
Sep 30 2005
0.90
4.8
Sep 30 2005
4.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Sep 30 2005
0.90
4.8
Sep 30 2005
4.8
Version: 0.90
seems kinda shy on 10.4.2 Peeks out than goes back inside.
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