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gBrowser for Mac

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5 stars

"forgot to rate it"

March 11, 2010  |  By gatovadio

 |  Version: gBrowser 2.0b22


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
i just reviewed it on the previous post.

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5 stars

"Great image browser, simple and versatile"

November 29, 2009  |  By kitj

 |  Version: gBrowser 2.0b6


Browses Finder folders directly (no need to import).
Generates thumbnails quickly.
Lots of sort options.
Displays images with transparency correctly.
Customizeable background color.
Can move, rename, and delete files and folders directly in gBrowser.


Nothing. (There was one sort option I felt was missing, but the developer added it in when asked.)


gBrowser is a fast, simple, and versatile image browser. Things I like about it:

Views images directly from the Finder without importing them into a database (like iPhoto). Changes you make in the Finder show up immediately in gBrowser. You can also perform Finder actions in gBrowser, including moving, renaming, and deleting files and folders.

You can bookmark your favorite Finder folders. There is also a separate free add-in that puts a "Browse Images" link in the Finder sidebar to quickly open the currently viewed folder.

Thumbnails are generated quickly. I review folders with hundreds or even thousands of images, and the thumbnails are available in just a few seconds. Like iPhoto, there is a slider to quickly adjust the size of the thumbnails.

There are a ton of sort options, including name, date (mod, created, or EXIF taken), megapixels, image height or width, file size, kind, resolution, and more. Any sort can be done in ascending or descending order.

Textures with transparency display correctly. Other image browsers I've tried either showed a corrupted image or subsituted a color for the transparency instead of letting the background show through. (Even iPhoto doesn't display transparency in thumbnails.) You can also opt to have the images cast a shadow, and the shadow correctly follows the edges of the transparency... a huge help when an image closely matches the browser's background color.

The background color can be changed to suit your needs. Different colors can be used for the thumbnail browser, the image view, and slideshows.

You can select what text information displays below the thumbnail, including name, dimensions, file size, date, kind, and more. The font can be adjusted to suit your needs.

Hotkeys for easy keyboard navigation.

Easy to view individual images. Double-click to open image in a separate window, or in a separate image viewer of your choice. There is also a full-screen image viewer and a slideshow option.

And best of all, the developer is very responsive. There was a sort option I wanted that wasn't available, and he issued an update with it the day after I made the suggestion.

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5 stars

"I so wish this was still in development"

December 30, 2004  |  By mtb

 |  Version: gBrowser 1.5b22


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This was a great product that seems to have been left to die. Two years later I still haven't seen anything better, and it's a shame the developer is MIA.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.5b22
  • Added new commands to the slideshow, Image Viewer, and image windows: "Move image to trash", "Remove image from slideshow" (slideshow only obviously), and the "Open With..." and "Move to..." submenus.
  • Added more options to the slideshow display preferences to control what type of information is to be displayed with the slideshow.
  • Added a "Used metal-textured window for slideshow controls" option (on by default) in the slideshow controls prefs. This only works on OS X 10.2 and above.
  • Added a "Navigation" submenu to the Previews menu, with some useful commands (these were actually available before, but since they were undocumented and not in any menus, not everyone knew about it). Also altered the command keys for a couple menu items in the Paths menu to fit the new setup.
  • File selection behavior in the file list view now more closely mimics the behavior of the Finder.
  • Drag and drop in the file list has been improved (although there may yet be a few odd bugs to work out in the new code).
  • Expanded the options for rename behavior in the file list and the preview pane. You can now specify whether you want single or double clicks to start file renaming.
  • gBrowser now does a better job naming duplicated files and newly created symlinks.
  • Filename editing now no longer starts until mouseup.
  • Some bugs worked out of the new grab-to-scroll code.
  • Quicktime movies previewed in the preview pane are now displayed at the corret size (I wasn't taking into account the size of the controller so movies were getting a bit squished). Please, please, please, Apple, add some decent Quicktime support to Cocoa.
  • Fixed some occasional problems with display of symlinks and aliases.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause files to show up twice in folders containing files with slashes in their filenames.
  • Fixed a few little crashers.
  • You can no longer resize images to smaller than 1 percent or larger than 5000 percent of their original size.
  • Fixed a minor drag and drop bug in the preview pane.
  • Fixed a bug that might cause incorrect information to be displayed in the preview pane when viewing certain types of information.
  • The autohide slideshow controls feature now works again in the slideshow (and the mouse disappears properly too).
  • Display of the file list has been sped up a bit if you have "don't show file/folder count" selected in the file list setup prefs (it doesn't bother to count if it isn't necessary now).
  • The preview pane no longer briefly displays a gray window background when gBrowser is initially launched.
Publisher immaterial
Publisher web site http://www.immaterialgoods.com/
Release Date October 26, 2002
Date Added October 26, 2002
Version 1.5b22
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.1/10.2
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.1 or later
  • Download Information
    File Size 3.96MB
    File Name gBrowser_2.0b26.zip
    Total Downloads 1,013
    Downloads Last Week 2
    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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