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Graphic Inspector 2.6.2

Graphic Inspector provides extensive info on entire folders of images and vector graphic files and helps locate potential problems according to user-defined rules. Graphic Inspector is a professional checkup tool designed to help users of any trade, whether it's print, web design, photography or publishing on mobile devices.

Graphic Inspector 2.6.2

GrandPerspective is a small utility application for macOS 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.

3 Feb 2022 GrandPerspective 2.6.2 has been released and is available for download from Sourceforge and the App Store.It fixes the known issue (unwanted black pixels during zoom-in animation) introduced in Version 2.6.1.

  • "The only 4 apps I'd pick, if I were forced to use only 4 for the rest of my life." "This 20-year old app is truly unsexy. [...] So unlike other apps that only show the top few largest files, GP shows all the files in a grand, bird's-eye perspective. So I can easily find useless files to delete."

  • "a very effective way to immediately see what is eating up your file system"

  • Recommends GrandPerspective for identifying large files as "I'm partial to GrandPerspective's graphical view"

  • "Using free software like GrandPerspective it's easy to manage your disk and spot the largest files on your Mac"

  • Rocket Matter: "In one hour, I freed up over 60 GB of space on my hard drive. Thanks so much, Grand Perspective."

  • "It is really a wonderful, little tiny disk utility."

  • "Our favorite Mac applications for managing hard disks are GrandPerspective and Onyx" (excellent tutorial on the use of filters)

  • "As its name suggests, GrandPerspective instead gives you a sense of the big picture folders that are taking up space." (short tutorial)

  • Includes GrandPerspective in his list of favourite OS X applications

  • Geek Like Me: "There aren't very many Mac utility programs I find useful on a regular basis, but GrandPerspective is one of them."

  • "Having a tool like GrandPerspective (another similar tool is Daisy Disk) that will show you the relative size of the files on your disk is a great option to have, and can greatly help you pinpoint whether disk usage is from a problematic log file, duplicate files, or simply having too many files on your disk."

  • "When I saw the first screenshot on the website, I was ready to look for another option. But, I had second thoughts and tried it out. I'm glad I did. It does exactly what I want."

  • "GrandPerspective is an extremely powerful tool, but it may overwhelm some beginner users."

  • "App of the Week"

  • "while true Apple geeks can use terminal to search for space hogs, and the very patient can choose "Calculate Folder Sizes" in Finder [...] this is a much faster, and more fun way to reclaim drive space."

  • "GrandPerspective makes it easy to check the what's taking up the space."

  • "This excellent free application scans your hard disk [...] and measures exactly what's what and how big it is."

  • "if offers a beautiful visual representation of your data"

  • "It's a fantastically quick and intuitive way to find those giant files that are sucking up your disk space."

  • ars technica: "As this screenshot shows, some files are enormous. See that big red blob? That's my laptop's hibernation file."

  • Recommends GrandPerspective as a great Mac application.

  • "One easy way to locate other large files that you can delete, move, or skip when migrating to your MacBook Air is to use a program like the free GrandPerspective."

  • "one of my favorite utilities for OS X"

  • "With GrandPerspective it's trivial to see when a couple of very large files are responsible for the disk filling up."

  • "Recommended"

  • "A simple and very direct application."

  • Jemima's Chevron blog: "I downloaded GrandPerspective on a whim, and ended up finding and deleting about 3 GB of cruft from my hard drive."

  • I Heart To Blog: "I was astonished to find files I didn't even know existed on my machine!"

  • "GrandPerspective is a wonderful tiny disk utility. [...] The program is amazingly quick at scanning a folder of any size." (an extensive review with walkthrough on how to use the application. It is very positive about the application and its author... blush)

  • "The name of this one will give you a pretty good idea of what you can expect. [...] It's one of the most responsive disk mapping apps I've tried"

  • "The simple visual interface makes manually managing your Mac's storage as easy as it should be."

  • "Download of the day"

  • "Picks of the Week - 2011 Week 34"

  • "GrandPerspective has a nice live highlighting feature that is actually very helpful with navigation."

  • "Luckily, there are apps out there that are a godsend for helping you map your hard drive so you can figure out what's taking up so much space. My favourite for Macs is called GrandPerspective"

  • "A really pretty graphical representation. ... Very cool."

  • "GrandPerspective is a welcomed utility in my book"

  • "I've used other tools, but this one makes it trivial to locate unusually large files as well as unusually large directories with one picture."

  • "One of the coolest free utilities I have used in a while."

  • "You can change a viewpoint arrangement basement criteria around a pull-down menu in a drawer" - I can only assume (hope) that this article has been generated by an automatic translation from an article in another language

  • "It's a fantastic and aesthetically pleasing way of seeing where your hard drive space is going"

  • "it is a very useful tool for checking for files hogging space on your Mac."

  • "Fortunately, there is a GREAT tool to help you squeeze the most out of your drive, GrandPerspective"

  • "Great for finding the giant things that just sit there wasting space."

  • "a neat little open source tool for MacOSX."

  • "Pretty spiffy - eh?"

  • "a very handy app that I use often."

  • "quite entertaining"

  • "a nifty freeware application for OS X"

  • "I'm a big fan of SSD's. The one downside is their size. This is where Grand Perspective comes in handy."

  • "Check it out. Cool tool."

  • "My new favorite little bit of freeware for OS X."

  • "It's free and open source, so give it a try. You won't be disappointed."

  • "This is a great Mac app on principle alone - it's both functional and really cool!"

  • "With a quick glance at GrandPerspective, I was able to find nearly 9GB of virtual litter on my boot drive."

  • "One of my favorite tools for finding space-hogging files and folders you're not aware of is Eriban's free GrandPerspective."

  • "GrandPerspective is an awesome utility"

  • "GrandPerspective is an essential application that will keep your hard drive free of unnecessary files"

  • "This is a very good application. It does its job perfectly."

  • "Another good utility to prep your files and applications for running on a MacBook Air is GrandPerspective."

  • "GrandPerspective is really a great little application, and one I use on a regular basis when helping my clients tidy up their Apple computers."

  • "Great little app for Mac users who have huge hard drives that are... full all of a sudden"

  • "GrandPerspective is great for people who would rather have a visual representation of their hard drives"

  • "A great tool for [identifying big files and folders to delete] and I suggest you use it."

  • "It's a fantastically quick and intuitive way to find those giant files that are sucking up your disk space"

  • "Very handy for spotting the space-wasters when you're doing spring cleaning."

  • "I really enjoy using this program to see the big picture"

  • "Really good way to find big files that you should be rid of"

  • "Ah, finally a visual way to keep the ol' mac hard drive clean..."

  • "Good for rooting out space hogs."

  • "GrandPerspective works very well and is a great aid to cleaning up your hard drive."

  • "It's a great little utility, a must have for your laptop."

  • "This critter is going to be a fairly constant companion..."

  • "What sets GrandPerspective apart is that it is simple, fluid and most importantly, free."

  • "Daily Mac App - July 26 2011"

  • "It's probably one of the most useful applications I have."

  • "GrandPerspective is free, entertaining, a quick 733 kB download, and may even be useful. What's not to like?"

  • "You might also have space-hogging files and folders you're not aware of. My favorite tool for finding them is Eriban's free GrandPerspective."

  • "lets you quickly find what's been hogging the most room and causing those scary 'you are about to run out of space' warning messages."

  • "Excellent little program, no doubt! [...] It is also an interesting background generator"

  • "Using GrandPerspective I was able to reclaim several gigabytes of space used up by caches, out of control log files and forgotten downloads and back ups that I no longer needed."

  • "The colours are god-awful, but if you want to clean stuff out, it's a great way to find out what is taken up all the space on your harddrive."

  • "Scanning is really fast, so that you even could scan the root of any mass storage device."

  • "[one] of my favorite free OS X applications."

  • "If you don't have it, you should download it now."

  • "What a great tool!"

  • "Auntie is a huge fan of Grand Perspective."

  • "It's native and really fast."

  • "An easy way to find those huge files and get rid of them fast."

  • "a great, simple tool that allows you to monitor how your hard drive space is being used."

  • "I don't think any Mac user should be without this program."

  • "Really nice"



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