14 Jan 2023 GrandPerspective 3.0.1 has been released and is available for download from Sourceforge.It fixes just one bug. It was not possible to load scan data files larger than 4 GB.Now it is, but it is still not recommended though as it is slow.
10 Jul 2022 GrandPerspective 3.0.0 has been released and is available for download from Sourceforge and the App Store.Most notably, it includes the ability to quickly refresh a view.This functionality is very similar to re-scan but is much faster;refresh only re-scans the contents of folder that have changed since the previous scan.Implementing this functionality triggered significant changes to the implementation, which is the reason for bumping the major version.
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.
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.
29 Jan 2022 GrandPerspective 2.6.1 has been released and is available for download from Sourceforge.It now animates changes to the tree map view.In particular, when you zoom in or out and when you change to the focus, the change is animated.
16 Jan 2022 GrandPerspective 2.6.0 has been released and is available for download from Sourceforge.It provides keyboard navigation. Very useful. Why did this take so longAlso minor improvements to the progress panel and selected item visibility.
21 Nov 2020 GrandPerspective 2.5.4 has been released and is available for download from Sourceforge.It features only one change but a notable one.After fifteen years, there's a new icon; it complies with the new Big Sur guidelines.I hope you like it.For those that liked the old icon, fear not, it's still used as a logo at various places.
15 Nov 2020 GrandPerspective 2.5.3 has been released and is available for download from Sourceforge.It is released as a Universal App so that it can also run on Apple Silicon.It also improves support for macOS Big Sur. Most notably, the toolbar has a new look and feel.
20 Sep 2020 Two significant milestones have passed.First, GrandPerspective's first release was exactly fifteen years ago.Second, it has been downloaded more than two million times.Hip, hip, hurray!
5 Jul 2020 GrandPerspective 2.5.2-L1 has been released and is available for download from Sourceforge and the App Store.The only change with respect to Version 2.5.2 is that the translations in Chinese, German, Italian, and Turkish are fully complete again.In other words, the text for the features newly added in Version 2.5.2 is now also translated.
28 Jun 2020 GrandPerspective 2.5.2 has been released and is available for download from Sourceforge.It improves the selection logic for filters with multiple tests.It also includes updated Chinese, German, Italian, and Turkish translations.
21 Jun 2020 GrandPerspective 2.5.1 has been released and is available for download from Sourceforge.It lets you quickly search files by name.It also includes drawing (performance) improvements and fixes some crashes.
21 Jan 2020 GrandPerspective 2.4.1 has been released and can be downloaded from Sourceforge.It supports dropping folders onto the Start window.It also includes two bug fixes and updated Turkish translations.
10 Jan 2020 GrandPerspective 2.4.0 has been released and can be downloaded from Sourceforge.It features a new Control panel, which replaces the old drawer which has been deprecated by Apple and did not fully support Dark Mode.The new panel reduces screen clutter as it is shared by all views and can be placed where you want.This new version also includes a fix for an issue that could cause crashes when scanning data volumes.
GrandPerspective has been released as Open Source under the GNU General Public License.The official release files are available from the GrandPerspective download area at SourceForge.The latest release (Version 3.0.1) consists of two files:GrandPerspective-3_0_1.dmgThis is the main release file.It contains all you need to run the application.To install it, open the disk image and drag the application icon onto your Applicationsfolder, or wherever you want to put it onto your file system.Next run the application by clicking on the icon.
GrandPerspective is also distributed via the App Store as requested by several users.This exposes the app to a wider audience, including some who will only install software distributed via the App Store.I charge a small fee of $2.99 for the app when it is downloaded from there to cover the required developer program membership and other development costs.
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\"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)knowtechie.com:\"The simple visual interface makes manually managing your Mac's storage as easy as it should be.\"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)MacDevCenter.com: \"My new favorite little bit of freeware for OS X.\"mac and I: \"It's free and open source, so give it a try. You won't be disappointed.\"lifehacker.com: \"Download of the day\"FreeMacWare.com: \"This is a great Mac app on principle alone - it's both functional and really cool!\"Geek Like Me: \"There aren't very many Mac utility programs I find useful on a regular basis, but GrandPerspective is one of them.\"MacWorld.com: \"With a quick glance at GrandPerspective, I was able to find nearly 9GB of virtual litter on my boot drive.\"PCWorld.com and MacWorld.com: \"My favorite tools for finding [space-hogging files and folders you're not aware of] are Eriban's free GrandPerspective and ID-Design's $13 WhatSize.\"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.\"mac.elated.com: \"It's a fantastically quick and intuitive way to find those giant files that are sucking up your disk space.\"CultOfMac.com: \"This excellent free application scans your hard disk [...] and measures exactly what's what and how big it is.\"FreeMacAppADay.com: \"GrandPerspective is an awesome utility\"ars technica: \"As this screenshot shows, some files are enormous. See that big red blob That's my laptop's hibernation file.\"AppYourMac.com: \"GrandPerspective is an essential application that will keep your hard drive free of unnecessary files\"kubadownload.com: \"Using free software like GrandPerspective it's easy to manage your disk and spot the largest files on your Mac\"ILoveMacApps.com: \"This is a very good application. It does its job perfectly.\"MAC.BLORGE.com: \"Another good utility to prep your files and applications for running on a MacBook Air is GrandPerspective.\"it-support.com.au: \"GrandPerspective is really a great little application, and one I use on a regular basis when helping my clients tidy up their Apple computers.\"kayray.org: \"one of my favorite utilities for OS X\"DoseMagazine.com: \"Great little app for Mac users who have huge hard drives that are... full all of a sudden\"MacResearch.org: \"a very effective way to immediately see what is eating up your file system\"MacApper.com: \"GrandPerspective is great for people who would rather have a visual representation of their hard drives\"MacTricksAndTips.com: \"A great tool for [identifying big files and folders to delete] and I suggest you use it.\"macpassword.com: \"It's a fantastically quick and intuitive way to find those giant files that are sucking up your disk space\"nswits.com.au: \"It is really a wonderful, little tiny disk utility.\"forwheelers.net: Recommends GrandPerspective as a great Mac application.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.\"Should've Asked Me: \"Very handy for spotting the space-wasters when you're doing spring cleaning.\"I Heart To Blog: \"I was astonished to find files I didn't even know existed on my machine!\"BestBizWare.com: \"I really enjoy using this program to see the big picture\"DavidLowry.co.uk: \"Really good way to find big files that you should be rid of\"gentry i/o: \"Ah, finally a visual way to keep the ol' mac hard drive clean...\"Aspirations of a [Phronemophiliac]: \"Good for rooting out space hogs.\"AaronFreedman.com: \"GrandPerspective works very well and is a great aid to cleaning up your hard drive.\"TheAppleBlog.com: \"It's a great little utility, a must have for your laptop.\"Rhonabwy.com: \"This critter is going to be a fairly constant companion...\"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.\"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.\"tutsplus.com: \"GrandPerspective is an extremely powerful tool, but