Gemini 2: The Duplicate Finder
Developer: MacPaw Inc.
Current Version: 2.4.3
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Download Size: 35.5 MB - Download
Free up tons of disk space with Gemini 2. It finds duplicate and similar files in every corner of your Mac, including Photos, iTunes, and even external drives. And with the Smart Selection algorithm, you can trust Gemini to remove duplicates correctly and safely.
Gemini 2: The Duplicate File Finder is brought to you by the team behind CleanMyMac 3. Removing clutter and recovering disk space are our specialty, so we made a duplicate cleaner that does both like a pro. Get yourself Gemini 2 and you will...
Free up gigabytes of storage space:
* Find duplicate files of any kind: pics, music, docs, you name it
* Identify duplicate folders, too
* Delete duplicates on external drives and network volumes
* Remove duplicates in cloud storage like Google Drive and Dropbox
Organize your music and photos:
* Find duplicate photos in your Photos library
* Detect pictures that are similar, but not identical
* Spot iTunes duplicates
* Find similar music in iTunes (files that differ only by format or bit rate)
Save time picking out duplicate files:
* Trust Gemini to autoselect the copies and keep the originals intact
* See how similar files differ with the help of handy icons
* Add your own Smart Selection rules, like deleting the duplicates that are older
Never lose an important file by mistake:
* If you removed the wrong duplicate, put it back in a click
* Exclude certain files and folders from scan
* Move duplicates to a separate folder or onto a USB drive
* Replace copies with hardlinks to save space without deleting the files
Make finding duplicates less of a drag:
* Enjoy the sleek space-themed design
* Have fun with wacky achievements and ranks
* See if you can spot the Easter Egg!
And if you’re wondering what tech reviews say about Gemini 2, wonder no more: we’ve gathered some of them below.
“I’ve been an active user of MacPaw’s Gemini software since its inception, and Gemini 2’s release today has made me fall in love with it all over again. In just the initial scan, Gemini 2 found more files and more places where I could intelligently clear and save space on my Mac.”
“If you want to clean up your Mac, but are trepidatious about digging around in your files and accidentally deleting something important, Gemini 2 has a lot to offer and makes the whole process very simple.”
“With Gemini 2 there’s little reason to fear duplicates. It has a polished, intuitive user interface and the brains to differentiate copies from originals by testing them against nearly a dozen different parameters. It’s also much faster, especially compared to digging through thousands of files and folders the old-fashioned way.”
[Fixed] Multiple minor improvements and known issue fixed.
Most Helpful Reviews
Simple to Use - I’ve always been afraid to use duplicate file removal software. A couple of things I’ve noticed. One is that I have stored duplicate copies of files all over my Mac. If in doubt, save. This program lets you compare files and pick to one you want to delete. It also works with same or similar pictures. I found out I had all my music stored in two locations so instead of going through every duplicated song, I went to the duplicate directory and deleted that, which saved a whole bunch of time. Great program! You won’t be disappointed after your purchase.
Feeds info to 3rd parties - The developer needs to clearly explain why this app is connecting to third parties, like Google, when it is launched. Any data about my system transmitted to a third party, or to the app developer, should be on an opt-in basis only, not automatic and unannounced. It is irrelevant how innocent or useful the developer thinks this spying is: that is for me to decide. I paid for the app to clean up duplicate files, not to violate my privacy and data security. There is no excuse possible for this deceptive, recklesss, abusive behavior. The developer is located in the hacking capital of the former Eastern Bloc, Ukraine, so this only adds to the concern.
More Reviews for Current Version
Support is seriously lacking - I left a review detailing my numerous attempts to get in touch with MacPaw support and giving this app a 1 star for this. It doesn’t show up. They sent an e-mail apologizing for the delay a couple of weeks ago and asked that I send in the troubleshooting log. I did this on Nov 12th and hoped they had returned to operational status. I have not received a response. This is unbelievably sad. And why would my review disappear?
Great app but needs a bit of improvement - I’ve been able to clean my computer from those files I have just thrown into a portable hard drive. The only issue is that I need to rescan several times in order to detect all duplicates.
1st Version Was Better_***UPDATE - I don’t get it. Version one was so much better. Gemini 2 is very very slow and the interface isn’t as straight forward as V1. It isn’t clear what you are deleting and the UI is hard to see what you are selecting. And it was quicker in V1 to jump to the next duplicate. Also claims to remove duplicates from photos, tried it.. didn’t find one after looking for hours. Yet if you open my photos there are duplicates on every album! Macpaw.com is now contacting me and telling me I don’t have Duplicate photos in my Photos app. HA! I’m in the national camera Union and do this for a living.. I HAVE THOUSANDS OF DUPLICATE PHOTOS!
Very impressed at speed and accuracy - Just fed it a mixed media folder with 20GB to scan, which it digested in under 1.5 minutes. Will feed it a bigger task later. Great job, folks.
The slowest (> 16 hours for a scan) - If I could give this a zero, I would. Find another app. I don’t know how this has won any awards.