When I first heard of Gemini, a Mac app which promises to find and remove duplicate files, I thought to myself – ‘how many duplicate files could I possibly have?’ Out of curiosity and lack of storage space, I installed Gemini 2 on my Mac and let it run. To my surprise, it found over 5GB of duplicate files to remove.
Gemini 2 is a no-frills app that does exactly what it promises. Upon launching the app, you’ll be asked to select the folders you’d like Gemini to search through. You can drag a specific folder – or you can even select your entire Home folder.
After a brief process in which Gemini indexes the data, you’ll be presented with a list of duplicate files. Gemini offers to ‘Smart Remove’ these files for you if you trust what it found. If not, you can do the removal process manually.
If you go the manual route, you’ll see a list of all duplicate files on your Mac, along with the number of duplicates. Gemini found files on my Mac which had up to six duplicate copies (five of which I definitely did not need).
Gemini makes it easy to take back storage space. If your Mac’s storage is starting to run out of space, download Gemini and let it help you remove unnecessary duplicate files.
Gemini 2 is available on the Mac App Store for $27.99.