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GrandPerspective 2.6.0

Graphically shows disk usage within a file system

Category: Utilities
Price: Low
Popularity: High
Version String: 2.6.0
Release Date: 2022-01-16
Architecture: Intel & AppleSilicon(ARM)
Minimum OS: macOS 10.9.0
Vendor Name: Erwin Bonsma
Homepage: grandperspectiv.sourceforge.io

Version History 2.6.0

Updated for Big Sur:
• New app icon
• Updated Look & Feel, most notably the toolbar

Updated for Apple Silicon:
• Converted application to Universal


GrandPerspective is a small utility application 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.


- Disk usage is visualised using tree maps. Each file is shown as a rectangle with an area proportional to the file's size. Files in the same folder appear together.

- Configurable display of views:
◦ Choice of color mapping schemes. Color files by their: name, extension, file type, parent folder, top folder, level in the folder hierarchy, creation time, modification time, or last access time
◦ Choice of color palettes
◦ Configurable mapping by file type
◦ Optionally view package contents
◦ Optionally view the entire volume

- Convenient navigation of views:
◦ Traverse up and down the folder hierarchy
◦ Select files and folders in the view

- Open files with Finder

- Reveal files and folders in Finder

- Preview files and folders using Quick Look

- Delete files and folders from the view

- Filter files and folders:
◦ Construct filter tests based an item's name, path, size, file type, hard-link status, and package status
◦ Use these filters to: Mask files in the view, filter files from the view and exclude files and folders when scanning a disk

- Filters and filter tests are automatically stored in the user preferences

- Multiple view support:
◦ Re-scan a view to compare results before and after clean-up
◦ Twin or duplicate a view for different displays of the same data

- Support for hard-linked files and folders:
◦ Analyse Time Machine back-ups

- Save results of disk scanning operations:
◦ Reload and view again at any time

- Export scan results:
◦ As image or as text

- Configurable user preferences

- Snappy and responsive GUI:
◦ Optimized drawing of views
◦ Drawing and scanning are carried out in background threads

- Small memory and disk footprint

- Fully internationalized:
◦ Up-to-date localizations available in English, Chinese, German, Turkish, Portuguese and Dutch
◦ Outdated localizations available in Japanese, Spanish and French