Gemini for Mac's great interface and quick search features help users locate and remove duplicate files that have accumulated over time and taken up too much computer space. The program uses balanced algorithms that enable it to search for and locate duplicates in a flash.
While Gemini for Mac comes with a demo version with unknown limitations, the full version is available for $9.99. The program, itself, opens into a basic but modern interface, which contains well-designed and labeled buttons. A plus button allows the manual selection of a folder for searching, but the program also allows folders to be dragged into the center of the window. Users can place almost any type of folder into the program, including those with songs, videos, photos, or documents for searching. Pressing a search button initiates the program, which returns results quickly. Once searched, the program moves to another menu where the potential duplicates are displayed. The program window lists the type of files it's searching in the upper left, as well as the total size of the alleged duplicates. Clicking the individual files moves them into a large, left-side bar, where they are displayed for easier comparison by the user. The user can then select the files for removal, and click a button at the top to complete the deletion. Additionally, in the program's settings, the user can set the minimal file size, manually, or leave the program to define it, automatically, as well as set the program to automatically move duplicates to Trash and remove empty folders. They can also exclude certain files, folders, and extensions to prevent the program from scanning them, as well as prioritize certain locations for scanning, such as the Downloads folder.
Gemini for Mac packs many useful features in a modern and easy-to-use interface. It is a good choice for any user who needs to quickly locate duplicate files on their Mac and clean them up for good.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Gemini for Mac 1.5.
"...Gemini does its job well, and with just the right amount of cheek, at that." Macworld "It could have looked like a dog and I would still have enjoyed the way that it worked, but having it look and feel as great as it does is a nice bonus." TheNextWeb "Gemini's speed is really impressive." TUAW Featured in the Mac App Store Best of 2012 Powerful - Fast and accurate scanning algorithms - Cleans iTunes, iPhoto, Aperture and Photo Booth libraries - Works with external drives and network volumes - Removes duplicate folders too! Intelligent - Auto Select all duplicates with one click - Originals remain untouched - An array of one-click, filter selection buttons - Advanced contextual menu for power users Gorgeous - Beautifully crafted, Retina-compatible design - Drag and drop files, folders, or entire drives - Data chart shows you what needs cleaning - Watch your duplicates technically shred to pieces Flexible - Sorting filters make scanning simple - Control-click in Finder to select and scan - Send duplicates to Trash or erase them completely - Customizable select and ignore lists - Built-in file preview mode makes selection easy.
What's new in this version:
- New introductory tutorial
- New tools for faster duplicates selection
- Scanning for the Mail Downloads Folder
- Handling of multiple pairs of duplicate at once
- Automatic removal of empty remaining folders
- Correct handling of items that were removed outside Gemini
- Notification Center support
- Sharing cleanup results through the OS X sharing options
- Polish and Portuguese (Brazilian) localizations