Monday, March 28, 2011

GrandPerspective - graphically disk usage map

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.
The scan is quite fast, the display human understandable so you can identify space-hogs, no matter how deep in your folder structure in seconds.
It's free and open source, so give it at try you wont be disappointed.


87 comments:

http://dasmeistro.blogspot.com said...

an other cool tip, thanks =)

AK Lawence said...

thanks for following me!

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Trelin said...

Nice. WinDirStat is the windows equivalent.

Digbert said...

great post, thanks! :D

consuela bananahammoc said...

I use that all the time! Such a neat app!

notforeverybody said...

thx for sharing :)

Justin said...

Pretty cool. Definitely seems useful.

The Angry Lurker said...

Really nice piece of kit.

las3R said...

Cool, thanks for sharing!

Christophe said...

That's awesome! Some people are better with seeing things visually than dealing with percentages and numbers. Plus, it's purty.

Rachel Neilson said...

I love this one!! thanks

Zakk said...

very cool :)

Con Queso said...

nice, I use smart defrag on my pc. looks nice now;

Azurikai said...

used this before on Mac, definitely a help!

The Facts of Vidya said...

Thanks, my friend uses a mac and shall let them know :)

jamierod.rodriguez said...

I prefer using DaisyDisk; much better looking and easier on the eyes. :)

Jay.CA said...

Fun!

Killy said...

looks awesome. i'll try that.

Stare Dad said...

"Human understandable". I don't understand. lol. I think you have to use it to understand.

schultzz said...

i have somrthing like this on windows and i still dont know the heck im seeing.

Major.Mack said...

yeah. throw me in the clueless category

Zeek said...

Gorgeous interface - love the app! Thanks for showing the world, my brother!

cool_cicler said...

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Cody said...

Ah, tree-maps are so useful.

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Electric Addict said...

nice find cool!

LoreBlogger said...

Interesting, love macs!

A Beer for the Shower said...

Now even disk usage looks cool. I like!

Rabidmoose said...

That looks pretty weird but useful.

Ross said...

Not sure how useful that would be for me but im sure someone could put it to good use hah

thenitefalls said...

This is sort of like disk defragmenter for windows but only with a cool analyzer :D

christopher said...

neat little program, could actually be useful too

Marlene said...

I really need to get a Mac, huh?

Moob said...

always helpful.

ed said...

visuals are always cool, looks helpful

Shutterbug said...

It looks interesting, but I don't think I would download it...

skinned sheep said...

seems like a neat program ;]

David said...

If I had a mac, I might use this.

Patrick Holton said...

Ctrl+F "windirstat"

I see I've been beaten to the punch. I'll show myself out.

Peanutzzz said...

So, which color means what? xD

fish848023 said...

Wish I knew more about computers haha!

ThereIsNoTravis said...

looks cool, but also like a real monster of a program. can't wait to see t in action!

Patti D. said...

Looks awesome, thanks for the post.

dgrphx said...

i have a friend that will dig this ill let him in on your blog

Moon said...

I want something like this for PC.

Spike said...

I think this is also for Windows. If not, there are similar programs

doomsday said...

thanks for sharing this with the rest of us!! :)

Jennifer Black said...

Downloading it now

Cree said...

appealing to the eye and easy on the resources, always a nice combo!

Bulwyf said...

wow great, I'd need that for windows :P

2seat said...

il keep an eye out. following

Mo said...

thx for sharing this info =)

Dazza said...

yea used it also, its great!

Alphabeta said...

Very handy.

Wintermute said...

If i had a mac i'd be getting this.

Carmenw said...

mac looks so nice! :)

REM4606 said...

mac this looks great, and thanks for the follow!

Body1 said...

Mac looks so nice bro!!!

Something Concupiscible said...

I'm going to have to check it out. Thanks for the info.

Justin testing said...

I frankly don't see the issue, with how cheap harddrives are nowadays, I barely have enough stuff to fill mine up with!

Jesper said...

Thank you for sharing mate!

Venus said...

this is truly great

Gistireyn said...

That is definitely an interesting approach to mapping out data, very user-friendly.

PvtCarlin said...

This is ingenious!

SirJohnBear said...

Great, Great info. Very useful for mapping out data. My mac friends will love this.

Nina said...

wow, that looks cool, and is useful?

Toto said...

really nice!

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duffboi said...

If I had a mac, I'd try this one for sure man.

Colin and Nickolas said...

followed your blog, interesting content id say :3

KnightOnlineGoldMaker said...

very interesting.

Lhosreiff said...

I love these things! I usually use WinDirStat just because it has that map.

xdragonxb0i said...

i been thinking about switch to mac, another cool feature.

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Toast Burnt said...

Hmmm... interesting, I suppose.

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Roygbiv said...

Awesome. Losing space on the hard drive is always a big problem for me...maybe I'll take the time to download this, thank you.

elexerdelex said...

Wow that looks cool! If only I had that on my windows :(

Questions said...

Interesting stuff. Too bad it's just for a Mac.

Kingmush said...

Kind of cool but don't see the use for it that much, could be applications with better GUI in my opinion.

Rasslin' and MMA said...

Thats pretty cool looking. Ill check it out.

Danny Murphy said...

Cool program, could be really useful

CandleintheDark said...

Great post as always! I love the find

Doc-Mitchell.blogspot.com said...

thanks. that was actually the program i needed, because something used to much space and i couldn't indetify it ;)

Pentele said...

I could realLy use that

Killerko said...

mac? what's that... it does not work on my pc :(

Mostly Irrelephant said...

Is it really useful? I somehow don't see a use for me, personally. I mean, I have a program that tells me if I have doubles on my harddrive and it displays in some graphical way.

!sense! said...

will download thanks

Meghan Moran said...

I have a similar program for the PC called Spacemonger. It makes cleaning up a harddrive much easier.

The Viking said...

A shame I do not have a mac ;)

Polybius said...

@Trelin
Thanks, bro. I was going to ask about that.