Gemini 2 for Mac Gains Real-Time Duplicate Files Monitor With Alerts

MacPaw, the developers behind the Setapp store, have released a major update to their award-winning duplicate finder app, Gemini 2, in the form of a real-time duplicates monitor.

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The Duplicates Monitor, which appears as a menu bar item and runs in the background, identifies identical files as they're added to macOS, including pictures, videos, documents, and audio files.

When a duplicate is recognized, Duplicates Monitor immediately notifies users about the new unwanted copy, presenting them with an option to remove the duplicate files, before they start cluttering Mac disk space.

If the user skips the alert, they still have the opportunity to go back to the last three instances when the duplicates were created via the Gemini 2 app, since the Duplicates Monitor only watches for unwanted copies in the locations that have been cleaned with Gemini 2.
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"Duplicate files not only occupy valuable disk space but also make the system slow. For large amounts of duplicates, the scanning process can be time-consuming and resource-demanding," says Oleksandr Kosovan, CEO of MacPaw. "With the Duplicates Monitor, users will now be able to keep the duplicate files to a minimum, making their Macs faster and more organized and sparing disk space for things that really matter."

The Duplicates Monitor is a free update for existing Gemini 2 users and will be available starting today. Gemini 2 is available on the Mac App Store and the MacPaw website, and is also available in Setapp, the subscription-based service for macOS applications, which has plans starting at $9.99 a month.

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iBluetooth Avatar
43 months ago
I hate all these apps running in the background. Even Chrome insists on running in the background to check every hour for upgrade. One background process doesn't matter, but all of these together keep waking the OS to call home and take up CPU, WiFi traffic etc. It's like each developer thinks the user will only be running his app and then this doesn't matter!
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jclardy Avatar
43 months ago
So..correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this basically useless on APFS? Copied files take up only metadata space (a few KB, if even that much.) Deleting the "dupe" won't actually free up any storage afaik.
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consumerDan Avatar
43 months ago
I guess the real Rick is never gonna go away...?
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adamjackson Avatar
43 months ago
Wow, $45 for a license for a duplicate file finder utility. It looks really cool, I don't really have this issue but man, that seems like a big hunk of change.

I do pay for a lot of software.
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apparatchik Avatar
43 months ago

I hate all these apps running in the background. Even Chrome insists on running in the background to check every hour for upgrade. One background process doesn't matter, but all of these together keep waking the OS to call home and take up CPU, WiFi traffic etc. It's like each developer thinks the user will only be running his app and then this doesn't matter!
Yeah, they're the worst, you can tell with google and adobe how they basically hijack your computer with a load of unoptimized demons, processes, startup checks, etc... I despise deep .pkg installable as you never know exactly what have they installed and you'll probably never going to get rid of all the splinters, even if you just used the damned thing once. Zoom is also up on the list. They're border-line malware.
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43 months ago
You lost me at setapp.
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