A small but useful application for macOS, GrandPerspective application provides a visual representation of how much space has been utilized on hard-disk and how much space is still free. This software also allows its user to see which application is utilizing more space and helps in identifying which application is used less and aren’t needed.
Anyone can use this freeware application (even those people who have zero experience in macOS X computers). Users can see a graphical representation of their local storage, with an art style that is unique and isn’t seen on any other file management software.
|FULL NAME:||GrandPerspective for Windows|
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But in recent times the development and new updates of GrandPerspective has paused, now this app is featured with all of its function including those created by its original creator Erwin Bonsma but also those features which majority of the community requested.
Any version of Mac OS can run this app as it requires low processing power and minimum local storage to run the application.
What is GrandPrespective?
Once your hard-disk start filling up, users might wonder what is the cause behind it. Whether be it applications with large size taking up unnecessary space, it can be anything and users won’t even know about it. This is where the GrandPrespective plays its role.
The GrandPrescpective’s role is to scan your disk and shows either in a numerical or graphical form of your disk usage and the space left. This gives users an idea or the exact location where they can start the cleanup process. And in such time where PC and computer play an important role, disk usage matters a lot and hence there are many disk analyzers out there and GrandPrespective being one of them for Mac OS.
List of Features of GrandPrespective
Visual Presentation:- GrandPrespective uses visual presentation called tree-map showcase which shows the user’s disc usage in which each file is represented in a form of a rectangle whose size is equivalent to its size on the disc. This way of data size representation is quite unique and isn’t found on both the Mac and the Windows.
Configurable Displays:- Users can configure the display by their name, extension, file-type, parent folder, top folder, modification time, creation time, last access time. Mapping is configurable by file type. Package content and the entire volume can be viewed optionally.
Finder:- Users can open files with the help of the finder. The Finder can reveal files and folders. Also, the files and folder can be deleted and also they can be searched by name
Filter:- The filter in the software is constructed in quite an advanced way which is based on file type, hard-link status, and package status. These filters can be used for filtering of files from the view and when scanning a disk specific files and folder can be excluded.
Responsive Graphical User Interface:- The user interface is quite easy and smooth and can be used by anyone. This software saves the result of disc scanning and can be reloaded to the user anytime and viewed.
Support:- This software supports important files and folders. Timely backups of the hard drive are ensured by this software. Also, this software helps users in the analysis of their iCloud storage.
How to Download and Install GrandPrespective on MacOS
The user needs to download the software from the official site of GrandPerspective before installing it. The download is quite simple as one needs to search for Download from the official site and click on the Download GrandPrespective button.
- Press Command+Space and type Terminal and press enter/return key.
- Run in Terminal app:
- ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)” < /dev/null 2> /dev/null ; brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask 2> /dev/null
- and press enter/return key.
- If the screen prompts you to enter a password, please enter your Mac’s user password to continue. When you type the password, it won’t be displayed on the screen, but the system would accept it. So just type your password and press ENTER/RETURN key. Then wait for the command to finish.
- brew cask install grand perspective
Done! You can now use GrandPerspective