Mac: Gemini, our favourite duplicate file finder for Mac, got a big update today that modernises the interface and improves the file scanning algorithm so it can find more duplicate files even when they're not named the same thing. Gemini's always been good enough for finding files, but it was always kind of ugly and a little difficult to use because of the interface. Now the interface is much cleaner and, because of that, it's easier to spot and delete duplicates, especially with photo files. More important is the new ability to find similar files. Gemini scans your hard drive and can look for similar file sizes and dates, which means it can find duplicates even if you've named files differently. This is great for photos especially, where you might have burst shots or multiple photos of the same thing taking up a lot of space. Once it finds those duplicates, you can easily preview those files before you delete them to make certain you're not deleting anything you don't want to. In my tests, Gemini 2 found a bunch more files than the original version, especially when it came to photos.
The new version does come with a price bump though. Where the original version of Gemini was $US10 ($14), Gemini 2 costs $28.15. The good news is that it's on sale this week for $14.07. Likewise, if you're a previous user of Gemini, you can always upgrade for $14.07. As before, you can also check it out for free from the developer's site.
Gemini 2 ($28.15)/on sale for $14.07 this week)