Gemini: The Duplicate Finder
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Gemini: The Duplicate Finder provides a totally new and compelling way to locate duplicates and eliminate them from your Mac!

Features:
  • Task-focused drag-n-drop support makes scanning particular folders for duplicates easy and straightforward
  • One-click automatic selection of needless copies allows to avoid manual, but long and boring file screening
  • Built-in preview of already categorized duplicates will help define which copies are unnecessary for you
  • Unique algorithms make scanning and removal much faster, leaving you
What's New
Version 1.5.4:

New:

  • Improved compatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Fixed:
  • Several minor bug fixes.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Deoblo reviewed on 26 Nov 2013
Love the program, worked well for me.
I would like a link to my android phone that has lots of duplicates. Please advise.
[Version 1.5.4]

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Mikael B replied on 29 Dec 2013
http://osxdaily.com/2013/05/26/mount-android-as-disk-drive/
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Frankof reviewed on 25 Nov 2013
This is a nice program that can hardly be criticized for the work it does - but there is something missing which would make the program SO much more useful: replacing files with aliases, rather then deleting them.
I don't know about other people's workflow, but on my computer duplicate files are in certain folders for a reason. I don't want to simply delete them from there, because, for example, they belong to the project in that folder. But copies of the same files also belong to other projects in other folders. So, technically speaking, those are "duplicate" files. In principle I'd need only one copy of the file, but it makes no sense for me to delete the other copies either. It should be very simple to implement a feature to replace all duplicates with aliases. Then I can select one "master copy", and the files in the project folders would only be links/aliases to that master.
[Version 1.5.4]

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aknewhope replied on 13 Dec 2013
This problem should could be solved if Apple introduced a new file system such as ZFS instead of HFS. ZFS supports deduplication by default which means it's transparent to the user which is so awesome.
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Mextex replied on 01 Feb 2014
I absolutely agree with Frankof: replacng with aliases (or even better: symlinks) is really missing. And I don't get it why, it's so obvious! It's like copy without past or ying without yang
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LuukLuuk replied on 20 Feb 2014
TidyUp has the functionality of replacing with symlink or alias and has an active promo at the moment.
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First_4647ae66 reviewed on 09 Nov 2013
Works OK, but slow compared to some others.
[Version 1.5.3]


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Runty commented on 28 Oct 2013
I tried it. Looks ok for my first try. Cool interface.

I wish the devs would remove those corny jokey things that appear during scanning. Humor is such a subjective thing. The dev imposing their own sense of humor can be irritating or at least unwanted. It's just corny.
[Version 1.5.1]


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Paul Cook commented on 18 Sep 2013
Does this only delete files, or will it replace duplicates with hard links? There are times, I'd rather do the latter.
[Version 1.5.1]


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Mark3785 reviewed on 28 Jun 2013
I have no problem paying for an app that works, but this app doesn't give you much of an option, It selects the files and rather than a delete button there an activate (buy) button.

I've been paying shareware fees for over 30 years and this type of nonsense is insulting.
[Version 1.5]

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Mikael B replied on 19 Aug 2013
I don't understand. You mean to tell us you paid $9.99 and was asked again to pay?
If you think that Gemini would work fine and you try out the app in demo mode, then what's the bother if it doesn't work full on during the demo period?

You should evaluate the app itself and how it works rather than your dissatisfaction with the licensing/demo. Which is very suitable for comments instead.

If you can't evaluate it, then don't. You're doing the readers of Macupdate a disservice writing uninformed "reviews".
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Evatar replied on 05 Feb 2014
I don't consider this an "uninformed review" at all. It's pretty straightforward: He can't properly evaluate the software because they've hobbled the demo.

You know what's nonsense? Bagging on users who "can't evaluate" software when the dev makes it impossible to properly evaluate it. THAT'S nonsense.
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Mark3785 replied on 06 Feb 2014
I pay for software I use. If it’s a demo then it should be a timed demo so I can evaluate the full functionality. I really have no qualms about spending money on software that will make my life easier. After the brief and disappointing ’test’ of this software, I couldn’t tell if it looked at file names or file contents. The developer’s demo decision also provided me with clues as to how much the developer valued users.

A lot of the software I use is shareware, all paid for, and I even donate to freeware developers. A demo like this is so insulting that it gets deleted immediately.

Apple's App stores are killing the idea of shareware and causing the creation of one-trick-pony apps. You either pay a cheap price for software you can't fully evaluate, go to a site like MU and get a functional copy or timed demo to evaluate. A crippled demo isn't worth evaluating, especially if only does one thing.
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Evatar replied on 06 Feb 2014
I agree with you 100%, Mark3785. My reply was to Mikael B, who I think is being unnecessarily aggressive and out of line.

I just wasted an hour on the Gemini Duplicate Finder only to discover there's a brick wall at the end of the scan and I'd have to pony up money to "evaluate it further." WTH? This after watching it DEVOUR 8 GB of RAM during the scan until my computer was almost locked up. Due to that restriction there's no way I could make a judgment to whether the program was competent or not. I have no idea what the developers are thinking but this went right in the trash.

In the end I had much better luck with the Araxis Find Duplicate Files program (which I bought) and even the fairware, DupeGuru. Basically, this crippled Gemini demo cost them the sale.
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Mikael B replied on 06 Feb 2014
@Mark3785, don't try and evaluate apps — as in grade them — when you can't run them in full mode. Comment away all you want, but if you grade it you better have either run it properly in full mode for a time or you had good reasons to expect to run on your platform.

You grading the full app now because the demo doesn't work the way you want it is tantamount to someone giving a half star because an app for OS X 10.6 and later doesn't run on OS X 10.5. It's a whine piece, not an enlightening and honest review.

While developers decide how a demo should work that is not what you grade in an app. You grade its functions and performance. Also it's not MAS tactics we grade but the app themselves.
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Mikael B replied on 06 Feb 2014
@Evatar, you last comment does illustrate, perhaps inadvertently, what I think is the proper way to address the situation that you're discontent with a demo, a lack of demo, or whatever it is that's preventing a proper review:

You comment what you have a problem with, clearly describe how you arrived at your conclusion (the background), give some alternatives you've found and finally you don't skew the grading by giving a grade on something you haven't properly evaluated.

That's informative, helpful and fair to everyone. That's all I can hope for from the members at Macupdate.
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Prince_Isaac reviewed on 22 Jun 2013
It's a rainy day so I decided to go through my Pictures folder and organize things a bit. I realized that I had uploaded a lot of duplicates from my camera so I went to ACDsee's Duplicates Finder. I selected my Pictures folder and it didn't respond after about 20 seconds. Had to force quit several times. Gave up. Came to MU and searched for "duplicate finder" and found Gemini. I went to the MAS and bought it* and gave it a whirl after reading reviews here. After my frustration with ACDsee, this app just worked. One trick pony, yes, but it did for me what I was looking for, and did it fast.

It searches through the folder you designate and brings up a window showing each instance of each duplicate (with a preview), giving you the chance to review and select which one(s) to delete. This is important in my case as they were in different folders and have different filenames.

*I really wish that those who don't like dealing with the MAS address their concerns with developers and not vent your frustrations here on MacUpdate or give poor ratings based on that criterion.
[Version 1.4]


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Smtips commented on 29 Dec 2012
Two minuses: Must purchase from Mac App Store, and no Snow Leopard version. Stupid Macpaw.
[Version 1.4]

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Memphisbird replied on 05 Jun 2013
They must have taken your comment to heart (or similar comments), because you can now buy this app directly from their website. I got an email with a $3.00 discount to buy from the App Store, but I would rather pay the full $9.99 and buy directly from the developer. I just want to say for about the 150th time that I do not like the Mac App Store.
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Xenophile commented on 06 Sep 2012
Ten bucks for this one trick pony? LOL.
[Version 1.3]

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Mikael B replied on 19 Aug 2013
If you have tens of thousands of media files, like photographers and musicians can get after a year of working (and being rather sloppy) then it's a very nice one of a trick.

Some of us create and know this feeling and think 10 bucks is so worth it.
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Xenophile replied on 29 Dec 2013
Well don't I feel like an arsehole. If I could delete my comment I would.
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SchmittM reviewed on 06 Sep 2012
Here is the fine part: it beautiful. I'm not sure is it worth to spend so much time in visual details for such program. But this is vision of the company that made it. At the end it founds some copies. It works as it describes. But It just near 100MB on my drive. So, does it worth it ?
[Version 1.3]


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Eat_A_Peach rated on 19 Apr 2014

[Version 1.5.4]



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Dvdesign rated on 22 Feb 2014

[Version 1.5.4]



Léonux rated on 13 Feb 2014

[Version 1.5.4]



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ErvinsS rated on 31 Oct 2013

[Version 1.5.3]



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ErvinsS rated on 30 Oct 2013

[Version 1.5.2]



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Ghostcat rated on 07 Oct 2013

[Version 1.5.1]



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dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 1.5.1]



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hzlzh rated on 01 Sep 2013

[Version 1.5.1]



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Ghostcat rated on 25 Aug 2013

[Version 1.5]



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Roes rated on 29 Jul 2013

[Version 1.5]


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Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Demo
Date:25 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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Gemini: The Duplicate Finder provides a totally new and compelling way to locate duplicates and eliminate them from your Mac!

Features:
  • Task-focused drag-n-drop support makes scanning particular folders for duplicates easy and straightforward
  • One-click automatic selection of needless copies allows to avoid manual, but long and boring file screening
  • Built-in preview of already categorized duplicates will help define which copies are unnecessary for you
  • Unique algorithms make scanning and removal much faster, leaving you more time for other tasks
  • Gemini will ensure you'll keep at least one instance of each duplicated item for sake of safety


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