Graphic Inspector 2.6.3
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.
Graphic Inspector 2.6.3
17 Apr 2022 GrandPerspective 2.6.3 has been released and is available for download from Sourceforge.It includes various fixes and one minor feature improvement: the progress panel shows folders where significant time is spent.
medium.com/macoclock: "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."
MacResearch.org: "a very effective way to immediately see what is eating up your file system"
TidBITS.com: Recommends GrandPerspective for identifying large files as "I'm partial to GrandPerspective's graphical view"
kubadownload.com: "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."
nswits.com.au: "It is really a wonderful, little tiny disk utility."
iLounge.com: "Our favorite Mac applications for managing hard disks are GrandPerspective and Onyx" (excellent tutorial on the use of filters)
9to5mac.com: "As its name suggests, GrandPerspective instead gives you a sense of the big picture folders that are taking up space." (short tutorial)
michaelvanputten.com: 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."
cnet.com: "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."
ericholsinger.com: "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."
tutsplus.com: "GrandPerspective is an extremely powerful tool, but it may overwhelm some beginner users."
EasyOSX.wordpress.com: "App of the Week"
macenstein.com: "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."
notebooks.co "GrandPerspective makes it easy to check the what's taking up the space."
CultOfMac.com: "This excellent free application scans your hard disk [...] and measures exactly what's what and how big it is."
maccast.com: "if offers a beautiful visual representation of your data"
mac.elated.com: "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."
forwheelers.net: Recommends GrandPerspective as a great Mac application.
MacWorld.com: "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."
kayray.org: "one of my favorite utilities for OS X"
TidBITS.com: "With GrandPerspective it's trivial to see when a couple of very large files are responsible for the disk filling up."
APLawrence.com: "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!"
eli4d.com: "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)
inputmag.com: "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"
knowtechie.com: "The simple visual interface makes manually managing your Mac's storage as easy as it should be."
lifehacker.com: "Download of the day"
isource.com: "Picks of the Week - 2011 Week 34"
MakeTechEasier.com: "GrandPerspective has a nice live highlighting feature that is actually very helpful with navigation."
uk.businessinsider.com: "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." www.macuser.com/software/what_a_grandperspective.php
"GrandPerspective is a welcomed utility in my book" www.macuser.com/software/get_a_grandperspective_of_your.php
"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." www.timbomb.net/blog/2007/03/03/grandperspective/
"One of the coolest free utilities I have used in a while." www.leefalin.com/2006/04/11/a-grandperspective-of-my-disk-usage/
"You can change a viewpoint arrangement basement criteria around a pull-down menu in a drawer" appleigaga.com/mac-software/hands-on-with-grandperspective-1-5-0-free-graphic-disk-usage-monitor.html - 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" brianragle.com/main/?p=1028
"it is a very useful tool for checking for files hogging space on your Mac." ogasawalrus.com/blog/node/568
"Fortunately, there is a GREAT tool to help you squeeze the most out of your drive, GrandPerspective" davidjduran.com/2008/05/18/time-machine-grand-perspective-far-better-utilization-of-your-backup-drive/
"Great for finding the giant things that just sit there wasting space." klitaka.livejournal.com/348470.html#cutid1
"a neat little open source tool for MacOSX." life.firelace.com/2007/08/grandperspective_1.php
"Pretty spiffy - eh?" www.zolton.org/2006/04/grandperspective-nifty-mac-application.html
"a very handy app that I use often." www.randrambles.com/featured-app-grandperspective-for-mac/
"quite entertaining" www.applelinks.com/index.php/more/grandperspective_0912_graphic_disk_usage_monitor
"a nifty freeware application for OS X" www.wakingupcosts.net/646
"I'm a big fan of SSD's. The one downside is their size. This is where Grand Perspective comes in handy." www.amsys.co.uk/2012/blog/where-has-all-my-space-gone/
"Check it out. Cool tool." www.tim-mansfield.com/node/25
"My new favorite little bit of freeware for OS X." www.oreillynet.com/mac/blog/2006/04/download_of_the_day_grandpersp.html
"It's free and open source, so give it a try. You won't be disappointed." www.mac-and-i.net/2011/03/grandperspective-graphically-disk-usage.html
"This is a great Mac app on principle alone - it's both functional and really cool!" www.freemacware.com/grandperspective/
"With a quick glance at GrandPerspective, I was able to find nearly 9GB of virtual litter on my boot drive." www.macworld.com/weblogs/macgems/2006/04/spaceutilities/index.php
"One of my favorite tools for finding space-hogging files and folders you're not aware of is Eriban's free GrandPerspective." www.macworld.com/article/133730/2008/06/maintenance_routines.html
"GrandPerspective is an awesome utility" freemacappaday.com/grandperspective
"GrandPerspective is an essential application that will keep your hard drive free of unnecessary files" appyourmac.com/2009/05/31/free-up-hard-drive-space-with-grandperspective/
"This is a very good application. It does its job perfectly." www.ilovemacapps.com/utility/grandperspective-view-how-much-space-files-take-up
"Another good utility to prep your files and applications for running on a MacBook Air is GrandPerspective." mac.blorge.com/2008/02/01/how-to-fit-your-essential-files-on-your-new-macbook-air/
"GrandPerspective is really a great little application, and one I use on a regular basis when helping my clients tidy up their Apple computers." www.it-support.com.au/how-to-free-up-drive-space/2012/08/
"Great little app for Mac users who have huge hard drives that are... full all of a sudden" dosemagazine.com/2007/03/28/grandperspective-see-your-memory/
"GrandPerspective is great for people who would rather have a visual representation of their hard drives" macapper.com/2007/06/11/from-cleaning-to-backing-up-your-hard-drive-and-you/
"A great tool for [identifying big files and folders to delete] and I suggest you use it." www.mactricksandtips.com/2008/02/deleting-big-unused-files-to-save-disk.html
"It's a fantastically quick and intuitive way to find those giant files that are sucking up your disk space" www.macpassword.com/quickly-find-mac-large-files-with-grandperspective.html
"Very handy for spotting the space-wasters when you're doing spring cleaning." shouldveaskedme.blogspot.com/2007/04/file-utilities-that-rock-and-one-non.html
"I really enjoy using this program to see the big picture" www.bestbizware.com/2006/09/digital_pack_rat.html
"Really good way to find big files that you should be rid of" davidlowry.co.uk/get-yourself-a-grand-perspective/
"Ah, finally a visual way to keep the ol' mac hard drive clean..." blog.gentry.io/2007/04/15/grandperspective/
"Good for rooting out space hogs." bllindgrls.officiallydumb.com/blog/
"GrandPerspective works very well and is a great aid to cleaning up your hard drive." www.aaronfreedman.com/blog/2007/04/22/due-some-spring-hard-drive-cleaning-with-grandperspective/
"It's a great little utility, a must have for your laptop." theappleblog.com/2007/07/18/whats-eating-my-disk-space/
"This critter is going to be a fairly constant companion..." www.rhonabwy.com/wp/2007/10/27/grandperspective/
"What sets GrandPerspective apart is that it is simple, fluid and most importantly, free." smumacness.com/reviews/maintenance-grandperspective/
"Daily Mac App - July 26 2011" www.tuaw.com
"It's probably one of the most useful applications I have." techtyrantnews.com/2009/09/07/9-ways-to-keep-your-mac-running-squeaky-clean/
"GrandPerspective is free, entertaining, a quick 733 kB download, and may even be useful. What's not to like?" www.technologytell.com/apple/95262/hands-on-with-grandperspective-1-5-0-free-graphic-disk-usage-monitor/
"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." macsinlife.com/2010/03/09/mac-maintenance/
"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." silverclipboard.com/2008/01/22/free-hard-drive-space-with-grandperspective/
"Excellent little program, no doubt! [...] It is also an interesting background generator" patchpanel.blogspot.com/2010/07/grandperspective.html
"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." www.forgeniuses.com/2010/09/30/reclaiming-disk-space-on-os-x-grandperspective/
"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." hughmcguire.net/2009/12/06/some-software-that-makes-life-better/
"Scanning is really fast, so that you even could scan the root of any mass storage device." www.markuszeller.com/?p=960
"[one] of my favorite free OS X applications." www.michaelvanputten.com/2008/06/10/a-few-of-my-favorite-free-os-x-applications/
"If you don't have it, you should download it now." karenism.com/blog/2009/01/05/bigtime-hearts-to-grand-perspective/
"What a great tool!" blog.hochit.com/2008/09/11/grandperspective/
"Auntie is a huge fan of Grand Perspective." www.tuaw.com/2012/03/01/dear-aunt-tuaw-help-me-manage-my-dropbox/
"It's native and really fast." www.macwork.com/2007/03/10/hard-drive-full-dont-know-why/
"An easy way to find those huge files and get rid of them fast." leanmac.com/post/2308427595/find-and-delete-big-files-easily-with-grandperspective
"a great, simple tool that allows you to monitor how your hard drive space is being used." leanmac.com/post/2308427595/find-and-delete-big-files-easily-with-grandperspective
"I don't think any Mac user should be without this program." www.podfeet.com/wordpress/2007/05/20/show-97-...-brian-regan/
"Really nice" mactipper.blogspot.com/2007/02/finding-big-files.html