gBrowser
gBrowser
2.0b26

4.1

gBrowser free download for Mac

gBrowser2.0b26

20 March 2010

Image thumbnail browser.

Overview

gBrowser is an image browser and organizer with no annoying databases or hidden libraries. What you see in the Finder is what you see in gBrowser - except gBrowser presents you with large, beautiful thumbnails and gives you the tools to easily view and organize your images.

It includes a thumbnail browser, "Drop Locations" and file flagging tools to make sorting out and moving your images a snap (set hotkeys to send files to certain folders!), a powerful batch rename function with the ability to save presets, the "Image Viewer" which works much like Quicklook on single monitors, but is even more useful when opened permanently on a secondary monitor, Bookmarks for your different photo collections, and more...

What's new in gBrowser

Version 2.0b26: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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16 Reviews of gBrowser

5
Easer
16 March 2010
Version: 2.0b23

Most helpful

I've come to very much like this program. I've been looking mostly for a simple but functional image viewer. I'd been using PhotoMechanic, but that was overkill for me, and updating to the newer version would be too pricy for my needs. Everyone has different needs and interests, but I've found gBrowser to be very fast and functional. It has a lot of customization options with key commands, icon and font sizes, etc. (The icons and fonts in PhotoMechanic's sidebar are teeny tiny, just as with Apple's Finder. It would seem that a lot of younger programmers simply do not comprehend what happens to your eyesight as you get older. You would think the ability to adjust these factors would be a given, but a lot of programs - including a lot of image viewing programs - do not offer this feature.) In particular, though, I also like the responsiveness of the developer. There were a few features in gBrowser which, in retrospect, should have been obvious to me if I'd simply taken a few moments to look carefully at the preferences. Instead, I wrote to the developer to ask for help for how to work a few bells and whistles. Rather than chastising me, as some developers have, he took the time to walk me through the processes. (I once wrote to a developer about a sound editing program and asked how to do something. All he wrote to me was, "tinker with it, and you'll figure it out." I never did figure it out. That developer treated me more like an annoyance than a customer. So good customer service means a lot to me.) I recommend that you at least give gBrowser a spin. I think the price is modest for the features and the support. And the developer seems very open to suggestions.
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Lvdoc
05 May 2020
Version: 2.0b26
Holy cow! There's an updated version of this. Go to their home page via the MU link above. It has dark mode and seems pretty stable so far.
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3
tx517
19 June 2018
Version: 2.0b26
OK app, but suffers from flaws that could prove fatal for many users, depending on the tasks, compared to what other apps can do.

In particular, after deleting a file, the focus is lost. This means that, every time a user removes a picture, he has to find out who the next picture is and click on it. This is a major waste of time and annoyance. Other apps automatically select the next picture. Cleaning a folder is not an option with this app.

Alos, there is no menu / keyboard shortcut to open a pic in its own window, while a double click with the mouse works. Why such a feature is not accessible via the keyboard (or a menu), which again results in a significant waste of time.

Grid view is nice, with a much wider zoom range than many apps.
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4.5
Frank-O'Connor
28 January 2014
Version: 2.0b26
Hasn't been updated for quite some time, but still works fine under Maverick. Has the nicest grid view of any graphics browser, is fast and responsive in operation, and is still worth what I paid for it after nearly 5 years.
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Xplicit
27 February 2011
Version: 2.0b26
Is this still being actively developed?
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5
gatovadio
15 December 2010
Version: 2.0b26
i keep pestering schwarz about updates and feature requests. even tho he may might be fed up with me, he always takes it in a good mood =) gbrowser is a very powerful and flexible file browser, not only image browser. you can make and save individual collections, each one with its own settings and launch them like you launch an app. for movies you can have bigger thumbs to show the cover and movie frame preview, for photos and music smaller thumbs, show folders and files or just folders in the sidebar, show/hide filenames under the thumbs, image metadata info, super flexible hotkey support (if you map them with 'mira' or 'remote buddy', you can navigate the whole gbrowser with your remote) and all of this, *respecting your folder hierarchy*. when did metadata and tags come to replace a carefully constructed and organized folder hierarchy? as a note to many devs: stop trying to organize and move my files into libraries! you are not smarter than me! good grief! either way, it's really very flexible and its slideshow features are something i always wanted and never saw before in another app: play a slideshow folder-recursively in one of a three way shuffle mode: random folders with sequential images, sequential folders with random images or random folders with random images. ... schwarz, finish your latest project soon and fix the 'start slideshow on selected folder and subfolders' shortcut that doesn't stick, pretty please! yeah it's me, damazio.
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2
Uncle-zed
11 December 2010
Version: 2.0b26
Unfortunately the app works slow on my 2GHz C2d Macbook. it isn't also really customisable. I was really hoping in this app. Since I've moved to Mac (about 4 year ago) i still cant find proper replacement for windows's ACDsee Classic 2.4. it was very fast, verty simple, customisable with the best browsing/ viewing experiance. I am not talking abou ale the superhiper Acdseepro ect. the classic 2.4 is still what I am looking for. any ideas?
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4
dabcca
16 July 2010
Version: 2.0b26
I have been looking for a replacement for Adobe Bridge. I was pleased to stumble upon gBrowser here in MacUpdate. Wow what a great piece of software. Nothing fancy but that's the just of it. It is lightening fast in comparison to Bridge and has some great features (e.g. file renaming, creating collections). It is missing one feature however and that is tagging/keywords; mind you Bridge doesn't support tagging either. Still, I am very impressed and paid for a license after an hour of use. I'll give it a solid 4 stars. Give me tagging and it gets 5.
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5
Easer
16 March 2010
Version: 2.0b23
I've come to very much like this program. I've been looking mostly for a simple but functional image viewer. I'd been using PhotoMechanic, but that was overkill for me, and updating to the newer version would be too pricy for my needs. Everyone has different needs and interests, but I've found gBrowser to be very fast and functional. It has a lot of customization options with key commands, icon and font sizes, etc. (The icons and fonts in PhotoMechanic's sidebar are teeny tiny, just as with Apple's Finder. It would seem that a lot of younger programmers simply do not comprehend what happens to your eyesight as you get older. You would think the ability to adjust these factors would be a given, but a lot of programs - including a lot of image viewing programs - do not offer this feature.) In particular, though, I also like the responsiveness of the developer. There were a few features in gBrowser which, in retrospect, should have been obvious to me if I'd simply taken a few moments to look carefully at the preferences. Instead, I wrote to the developer to ask for help for how to work a few bells and whistles. Rather than chastising me, as some developers have, he took the time to walk me through the processes. (I once wrote to a developer about a sound editing program and asked how to do something. All he wrote to me was, "tinker with it, and you'll figure it out." I never did figure it out. That developer treated me more like an annoyance than a customer. So good customer service means a lot to me.) I recommend that you at least give gBrowser a spin. I think the price is modest for the features and the support. And the developer seems very open to suggestions.
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An-onymous
14 March 2010
Version: 2.0b22
Thank you Schwartz. It is all clear now. I must definitely get used to the Windows-ish (now Mac-ish too) way to navigate through the HDs.
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An-onymous
13 March 2010
Version: 2.0b22
Thank you for your reply, Schwartz. 1. I regret that adding the Coverflow option is not planned in the near future. Indeed, I have become so used to CoverFlow's smoothness and rapidity, and I find it so free and pleasant, that I can no longer bear discrete image shows. 2. To clarify the issue with folder moves : I could not directly open an image folder from gBrowser. I could only drag its icon from its location into the gBrowser window. Then, the folder is automatically displaced from its initial location into the User's "Image" Folder as Apple calls it.
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An-onymous
11 March 2010
Version: 2.0b22
The main advantage of this app is its speed, especially when compared to GraphicConverter's slowliness in preparing slideshows of large folders. HOWEVER, it has apparently the same defect as iPhoto and other tyrannic Apple apps: when a folder is selected it is automatically/definitively displaced to the Image Folder of the User Folder.
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5
Canisbos
27 February 2010
Version: 2.0b14
This app is really turning into a very nice image browser/viewer.
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5
Drdul
27 November 2009
Version: 2.0b4
I just downloaded gBrowser, and within five minutes of playing with it, purchased a licence. What a great app! gBrowser is what I've been looking for since I switched from Windows a couple of years ago (I had been an ACDSee user, and wanted something similar to browse images on the Mac). gBrowser offers just the right combination of features, simplicity and good looks, and the price is quite reasonable.
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Rob-N
22 October 2009
Version: 1.6b18
This little app is becoming my image viewer of choice. It is not so overwhelming as iPhoto yet is certainly not so barren and the more basic apps. It's got some great features that set it apart from many of the others. The "Move To... " feature can assist in sorting thru a folder full of images in a hurry. There are other features not so readily apparent that would be beneficial to many. The develops seems to be quick and responsive - - and looks to be intent on making a good, workable browser. Give this one a look.
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4.5
Anonymous
13 December 2003
Version: 1.5b22
Very nice image browser / viewer - better, faster (and cheaper) than iView media (pro). Thumbs up!
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4.5
Anonymous
09 June 2003
Version: 1.5b22
Simply the best.
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