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GrandPerspective 1.5.1 released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk use within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

Version 1.5.1 of GrandPerspective has just been released. It features two minor improvements both requested by users. Firstly, the ability to report file sizes with decimal-based units (where 1 kB is 1000 bytes instead of 1024 bytes). Secondly, the ability to copy the path of a selected item to the paste board. Also included is a minor bug fix. ... read more

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2012-08-25

GrandPerspective 1.5.0 released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk use within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

Version 1.5.0 of GrandPerspective has been released. It features much requested new functionality: the ability to color files based on their creation time, modification time, or time of last access. It also includes a few minor improvements and bug fixes, amongst others related to storing and loading scan data. See the release notes for details [1]. The application can be downloaded from Sourceforge [2].... read more

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2012-04-30

GrandPerspective 1.3.4 released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk use within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

After nearly two years of little development activity a new version is released! Version 1.3.4 of GrandPerspective includes various minor improvements in response to user requests: the Scan dialog is now opened automatically when the application starts, a preference setting has been added to optionally show the entire volume by default, and the keyboard short-cuts for File commands have been changed to match the standard look & feel. The new release also includes three bug fixes. See the release notes for details [1]. You can download the application from [2].... read more

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2012-03-27

GrandPerspective 1.3.3 released

Version 1.3.3 of GrandPerspective has just been released. It fixes two memory leaks (a large and a small one) and attempts to solve the crashes that some users have reported. See the release notes for details [1]. You can download the application from [2].

More information about GrandPerspective can be found at the project's
homepage [3].

[1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/grandperspectiv/files/grandperspective/1.3.3/RELEASENOTES.txt/view
[2] http://sourceforge.net/projects/grandperspectiv/files/grandperspective/1.3.3/
[3] http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2010-05-24

GrandPerspective 1.3.2 released

Version 1.3.2 of GrandPerspective has just been released. It provides two new rescan actions and includes a few minor fixes and improvements. See the release notes for details [1]. You can download the application from [2].

More information about GrandPerspective can be found at the project's
homepage [3].

[1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/grandperspectiv/files/grandperspective/1.3.2/RELEASENOTES.txt/view
[2] http://sourceforge.net/projects/grandperspectiv/files/grandperspective/1.3.2/
[3] http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2010-04-17

GrandPerspective 1.3.1 released

Version 1.3.1 of GrandPerspective has just been released. It contains a few minor fixes and improvements compared to the previous version. See the release notes for details [1]. You can download the application from [2].

More information about GrandPerspective can be found at the project's
homepage [3].

[1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/grandperspectiv/files/grandperspective/1.3.1/RELEASENOTES.txt/view
[2] http://sourceforge.net/projects/grandperspectiv/files/grandperspective/1.3.1/
[3] http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2010-03-13

GrandPerspective 1.3.0 released

Version 1.3.0 of GrandPerspective has just been released. It significantly improves support for filters and masks. The main changes are: User-created filters are now stored in preferences, filters and masks can be easily selected by name, scan dumps now include information about any filters that were used, and filter tests in a filter can now be inverted individually. More details can be found in the release notes [1]. You can download the application from [2].... read more

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2010-01-17

GrandPerspective 1.1.0 released

Version 1.1.0 of GrandPerspective has just been released. It contains many minor improvements. For example, stored scans now have their own file extension and icon. Furthermore, you can now store comments alongside the stored scan data. Additionally, you can now trigger rescans from the toolbar, and open, reveal, and delete files from a context menu. That is just a selection of the changes. You can find all of them in the release notes [1]. Or you can just go ahead and download the latest release. It is available at [2].... read more

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2009-09-27

GrandPerspective 1.0 released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

Carefully crafted over a period of three years, preceded by more than a dozen releases, GrandPerspective 1.0 is now available for download. The most striking change is the improved appearance, featuring amongst others a customizable toolbar with newly added Focus controls and a new Open with Finder action. On top of that, there have been a whole list of minor improvements and a few bug fixes.

The new release is available at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=148156. More information about GrandPerspective can be found at the project's homepage: http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/. ... read more

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2008-12-22

GrandPerspective: 0.9.13.1 (localized) released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

A localized version of the latest release, Version 0.9.13.1, is now available. It includes updated Japanese, Spanish, French and Dutch localizations.

The release is available for download from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=148156. More information about GrandPerspective can be found at the project's homepage: http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/.... read more

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2008-10-02

GrandPerspective 0.9.13.1 released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

Version 0.9.13.1 of GrandPerspective has just been released. It fixes two bugs in the recently released Version 0.9.13 that on some systems caused crashes when scanning in folder contents.

The new release is available at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=148156. More information about GrandPerspective can be found at the project's homepage: http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/.... read more

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2008-08-29

GrandPerspective: 0.9.13 released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

Version 0.9.13 of GrandPerspective has just been released. It features the ability to store scan results to a file (in XML format), which you can load again at a later time. Furthermore, progress reporting for long-running tasks has been improved. The new release also includes various minor improvements and a few bug fixes.

The new release is available at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=148156. More information about GrandPerspective can be found at the project's homepage: http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/.

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2008-08-27

GrandPerspective 0.9.12 (localized) cancelled

There will likely not be a localized version of GrandPerspective 0.9.12. The reason is that I have not received any updated localizations. The fairly high release rate of GrandPerspective may have been wearing existing localizers out a bit. To give them some well-earned rest, I have not actively chased them for a change. I am instead now aiming for a localized Version 1.00 of GrandPerspective in as many languages as possible. See http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/localization.html#version1_00 for details. Volunteers are welcome!... read more

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2008-07-13

GrandPerspective: 0.9.12.1 released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

Version 0.9.12.1 of GrandPerspective has just been released. It fixes a bug in Version 0.9.12 that could cause the application to crash (when using a Path test applied to folders in a filter). The help documentation has also been extended to better explain how tests on folders function.

The new release is available at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=148156. More information about GrandPerspective can be found at the project's homepage: http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/.

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2008-06-16

GrandPerspective 0.9.12 released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

Version 0.9.12 of GrandPerspective has just been released. It includes various keenly anticipated new features. Firstly, hard-linked files and folders are now handled correctly, which means that you can now use GrandPerspective to scan your Time Machine back-ups (see the help documentation for details). Secondly, showing of package contents has become optional. Thirdly, mask and filter rules can now also be applied to folders, as opposed to only files. You can for example put this to use in the new Filtered Scan command. The new release also includes various minor improvements and a few bug fixes.... read more

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2008-06-10

GrandPerspective 0.9.11 (localized) released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

A localized version of the latest release, Version 0.9.11, is now available. It includes updated Japanese and Dutch localizations. Unfortunately, it contains fewer localizations than the previous release did, as updated translations were not provided for all languages. Hopefully these translations will again be available for future releases, together with maybe a few new ones.

The release is available for download from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=148156. More information about GrandPerspective can be found at the project's homepage: http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/.

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2008-04-22

GrandPerspective 0.9.11 released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

GrandPerspective Version 0.9.11 has just been released and includes two long-awaited features. Firstly, you can now delete files and folders from within the application. Secondly, you can choose to color files by their file type. Both new functions can be customized using the preference settings. The new release also includes various minor improvements and a few bug fixes.

The new release is available at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=148156. More information about GrandPerspective can be found at the project's homepage: http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/.

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2008-03-18

GrandPerspective 0.9.10 (localized) released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

A localized version of the latest release, Version 0.9.10, is now available. New in this release are the Spanish and French translations, provided by respectively Javier Alfonso and Maxime Hadjinlian. The Japanese, German, and Dutch translations have been updated as well.

The release is available for download from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=148156. More information about GrandPerspective can be found at the project's homepage: http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/.

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2008-01-20

GrandPerspective 0.9.10 released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

GrandPerspective Version 0.9.10 has just been released. Newly added is the ability to select folders in the view. Furthermore, the view can now also display the entire volume (including free space). The Info panel has also been pimped. It looks better and contains a bit more info. There are also a few extra color palettes to choose from. Finally, the source code itself has undergone more refactoring and has become even leaner and meaner.... read more

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2007-12-12

GrandPerspective 0.99 (localized) released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

A localized version of the latest release, Version 0.99, is now available. It includes Japanese, German, and Dutch translations of the resource files. Thanks to Chris Li and Helge Baumann for respectively providing the Japanese and German translations.

The release is available for download from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=148156. More information about GrandPerspective can be found at the project's homepage: http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/.

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2007-03-28

GrandPerspective 0.99 released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

Version 0.99 is the first release of the application as a Universal Binary, so it should run smoothly on both Intel and PowerPC Macs. The application now also comes with help documentation, and supports different file size measures. Furthermore, a few minor improvements have been made, and four minor bugs have been fixed. Finally, building the application from the source code by yourself has been made easier. ... read more

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2007-02-24

GrandPerspective 0.98 (localized) released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

A localized version of the latest release, Version 0.98, is now available. It includes Japanese, German, and Dutch translations of the resource files. Thanks to Chris Li and Helge Baumann for respectively providing the Japanese and German translations. ... read more

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2007-01-10

GrandPerspective 0.98 released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

Version 0.98 of the application stores user-created masking and filtering rules in the user preferences, and loads them the next time you run the application so that they are available again. It also supports case-insensitive string matching, and there's now a button for removing all rules from a filter in one go. Furthermore, the Info and Focus panels have been updated to show the file sizes in a way that is quickly understandable. On top of that, the new release features other minor improvements and two minor bug fixes.... read more

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2006-12-15

First localizations available for GrandPerspective

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

A localized version of the latest release, Version 0.97, is now available. It includes Japanese, German, and Dutch translations of the resource files. Thanks to Chris Li and Helge Baumann for respectively providing the Japanese and German translations.

More information about GrandPerspective can be found at the project's homepage: http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/.

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2006-12-10

GrandPerspective 0.97 released

GrandPerspective is a small utility for Mac OS X that can draw two-dimensional views of disk usage within a file system. This can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

Version 0.97 offers you a choice of palettes, all of which more aesthetically pleasing than the original one. You can now also set a few preferences. On top of that, GrandPerspective has been fully internationalized. This means that it can be localized to support languages other than English. Check out the GrandPerspective website to see how you can help out with this. There also have been a few bug fixes, and several other minor improvements to the code. See the change log for details.

The new release is available at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=148156. More information about GrandPerspective can be found at the project's homepage: http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/.

Posted by Erwin Bonsma 2006-11-14