goody of the week - grandPerspective
Published 5.08.2006 by a•pril | E-mail this post
turning japanese: grandPerspective takes a picture so you can see your HD from inside as well. To directly quote sourceforge.net: GrandPespective "is a small utility application for Mac OS X 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."
Now I'm a person who prides myself on keeping a neat and tidy hard drive, but upon running this nifty little app for the first time, I was astonished to find files I didn't even know existed on my machine! It also encouraged me to finally back up some large files that I knew were taking up way too much space but couldn't be bothered to backup before. I cleaned everything up and before you could say "holy new-found gigabytes, Batman," I had cleared out over 6 fresh, sparkly clean GBs. Ah, graphical interfaces! You make every task so much more manageable and enjoyable to me!