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Grand Perspective for Disk Usage

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I’ll create a theme for today by sharing another program that I love: Grand Perspective.  This one is OS X freeware that uses a tree map for visualizing your disk usage.  You really wouldn’t know it by the poor choice of screen shots on their site, but this program is incredibly useful for making obvious where all of my disk space went.

Bigger files get correspondingly bigger rectangles, so it becomes immediately obvious where that huge but forgotten download is hiding or which VM needs a good shrinking.  If you give it a try, be sure to play around with zoom and focus.

Written by Lee Verberne

2010/07/12 at 16:16

Posted in OS X

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