Maybe Great But! 2/5
I am not into yearly subscriptions where you have to keep paying in order to use. It seems most of these Apps are going to this which they will not be getting my business
Works well, buy the full version 5/5
Does scan and find duplicates. Removes some of them. Much faster process with the purchase.
ME ENCANTA GEMINI 5/5
EXCELENTE app, que realmente detecta los duplicados de musica, de fotos y documentos, se la recomiendo.
A GREAT APP I really recommend it, it works wonderfully,
BRAVO pour cette application qui fonctionne SUPER BIEN, et pour le prix cela veux la peine.
AMAZING Program 5/5
just love how fast it goes through all the files on all my extrinal drives and well its spekes for itself,trust.
Pay to Play Sub Model is Anti-Consumer 1/5
$20/yr to *rent* software? No, thank you.
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Worst Software Ever 1/5
It selected one-of-a-kind documents for deletion. It does not have the ability to select duplicates only.
Worst app i've ever used 1/5
I'm in awe at how bad this app is, it cannot do its most basic advertised function. In MacOS, if you duplicate a file, the name will be "originalfilename (1)", but Gemini2 doesn't seem to think anything with the (1) in the file name is a duplicate. So my massive folder with 6000 duplicates.... found not a SINGLE ONE. NOT ONE.
Two Times The Disappointment 1/5
By Hunky Bear
I downloaded Gemini 2 based on the reviews I read.I was looking forward to dumping the duplicate files that serve no purpose.
Three hours later Gemini 2 had done only 3.19 GB on my internal HD. I stopped and started over.
Five hours later, Gemini 2 had done only 3.19 GB on my internal HD.
I'm done with Gemini 2. I cancelled my trial subscription and will dump the app in the trash as soon as I send this review.
Great App 5/5
Easy to use. I had a big spring cleaning project, multiple library dupicates and cruft. This helped immensely.
Freezes every time I try to use it 3/5
It seems like a useful app except for the fact that it freezes up everytime I try to run scans. I can't complete the process without needing to restart the app and/or my MBP.
Im not tech savy 3/5
So, I thought this thing would help me clean unwanted and random files/pics so my bad. I wish there was like easy instructions or whatevah... not all 30 year olds are tech savy. like I was able to click around and comprehend some stuff. im high so it's not like suuuuper complicated but I guess this wasnt what I was looking for. I dunno... i just have so many pictures and need to free up space.
Gemini II 5/5
By Getting Younger!
Tried many Dup finders. This is the best. Deals easily with photo files around a Gigabyte in size!
Incredibly handy tool 5/5
By wind in the walnuts
72Gb of duplicates was killing my storage.
False Advertising 1/5
I'm skeptical about any software put out by MacPaw Inc. They are notorious for false and misleading software that attempts of get you to pay more than you anticipated. This is so for this app. It is advertised as "Free" and even gets an "Editors Choice" award. However, immidiately after starting the app the first time, it demands $19.99 year to function. I deleted it immediately. I don't trust people who operate that way.
Won’t let you cancel 1/5
There is no cancel subscription option, so they really try to rebill you. To avoid this, I had to find their email and write "Please cancel my subscription for XXX. Do not rebill for the next year.”
Christine responded with a 30% off offer. I repeated my demand. Christine gave me a complex solution in iTunes, then instead of following up to verify it was cancelled, she wrote: "We didn't receive a reply from you, therefore we assume that things are going great” This is the same stunt internet fax and other companies try, and it’s old and embarrassing because legitiamate companies make it simple to cancel.
But the biggest reason not to but this software is that it does a very sloppy job deleting duplicates, and I am going to have to reclean my 12 TB of data from the originals because this program deleted so many of the files in the process — leaving empty folders.
DO NOT BUY.
awesome sauce. let me see what I had before it removed. NO worries.
HORRIBLE and FRUSTRATING 1/5
Super slow and continually freezes once I try to remove identified duplicates. Also, upon closure of the program and reopening, the previous results are removed - what?? Who designed this...? The developers need to reengineer this program...
A little high priced but... 4/5
I like it, its pretty good and FAST. I have been needing to do a full audit of my computer for a couple of years, now its almost done, in less than a few hours. Yep, that fast. Only gave it four stars because of the price.
By Adam H..
I have a 400 GB Photos library that is the result of merging a few archived iPhoto libraries dating back as far as 2009 with a differnt program that could delete exact filename duplicates, but not similar pictures, which is where I was hoping this would come in. When I scan my Photos library with this program, it says nothing is similar. I guarantee in that 400GB there are similar images. I have a few photos outside of the Photos library for editing purposes and it picks those up and compares them just fine.
'm glad it has a 3 day trial before you subscribe, but considerign that, as with any subscription through Apple's platform, you have to cancel a day before the renewal date, giving you effectively only 2 days, withc is barely any time to contact support, get a reply, and see if it works, repeat, etc.
Does not work and may be MALWARE 2/5
Downloaded this to find and delete some duplicate photos in my library. It did a good job finding the duplicates but gave me some permissions error when I tried to use the smart delete feature. Gave the app full disk privledges. No luck. Contacted support and they asked me to down load some diagnostic zip file "Please follow the link below to download the support tool, which will help us to understand the behavior of the application from your computer". I am sorry but that is totally sketchy and makes me think this is probably malware.
will delete 500mb with trial verison 1/5
By Billy (film Photographer)
First off, this is not a freeware or free download. It has a three day trial period in which you will be charged 19.99 a year. Not thrilled but okay, Then when I actually wanted to scan my duplicates of my photos, art, etc; the program would freeze up. And all I can do is minimize it. after two force quits I went online only to find out that the trial verison lets you delete only 500mb. THIS IS PROBLEMATIC WHEN YOU HAVE 75GBS of PHOTOGRAPHY, ART AND PSD FILES. IF THERE WAS A DISCLAIMER I WOULD GIVE THIS MORE STARS. YOUR GETTING 1 STAR BECAUSE OF APPLE's RATING SYSTEM
best application 5/5
This application is a good tool for DJs to check for any duplicates and have everything organize and prestine.
Can't get it to work 1/5
I scanned my photos twice and Gemini II reports a large number of duplicate files. However, when I go to delete the duplicates, none get deleted and I get a message to the effect of an unknown error.
Great tool for staying organized 5/5
By Cams aree
Cleared alot of drive space. saved money because i would have had to buy another external Drive. im glad i bought the upgrade it was worth the money.
Seems to work but interface is a bit confusing. 4/5
I was never quite sure what to do next and what for certain was being deleted. When I did make a selection it eworked fast and did give me an opportunity to undo what I had done
Unnerved by PERMANENTLY DELETED 4/5
By ancient herstory fan
I had to open a window and drill down to see what I was deleting to be confident that I was only deleting exact duplicates!
By Jay Es El
Does not work for me.
Very slick app.
Does everything in a nice interface, except actually remove the duplicates.
Does not ask like other third party apps, for rights to the appropriate files and directories when installing or first run.
Of course I needed it to work immediately and not, 24 hrs lag time for support.
Saw this issue in reviews over a year ago. I guess it's still not overcome. It works for some. No documntation. What are you guys doing? Woefully inconsistant apparently.
i go to cancel this as i couldn't get it to work and support was late. i found something for 1.99. works great. i went to cancel to find out what i thought 9.99 is now 19.99.
Horrible Customer Service and Program Does Not Work 1/5
By Would love to be an Expat
This program has not worked for us. It was unable to find any duplicates and kept freezing. We emailed detailed explanations and screenshots to the customer service, per their request, but no one has responded. I've emailed asking for updates. Crickets. Waste of $20.
You download it. Up comes the information box letting you know it's a free 3-day trial; after that, just under $20 a year! But wait, there are more surprises! You can't quit the app-- 'Quit' is grayed out! You can't trash it via finder because "the app is open"! You have to delete it through Activity Monitor. Ya, it's that guy. Doinks.
Excellent for removing both duplicates and similars... like photo bursts 5/5
First, I use a Synology server and the Moments app on my phone to manage photos. When I forget to select the image I want from a burst of photos... they all get uploaded to my Synology server. In comes Gemini 2. I just point my laptop at the file share, let Gemini 2 index it, and review/remove all unwanted pictures.
Some of this can be done via the Moments web interface; however, it is much faster to process using Gemini 2!!
Requires an annual subscription 2/5
It would be nice if it's mentioned that this app requires an annual subscription of $20 before having to download and open it.
I did not use the app so this is not a review of how useful it might be.
Bait and Switch 1/5
I used to own this app, and it worked fine. Now I see it has been update so that I no longer own it, but I RENT it. I didn't ask for this. I don't want it.
Beware Dropbox Smart Sync users 2/5
By Oracle Sean
If you use the Dropbox Smart Sync feature to store files offline, don't allow Gemini to scan the folders. It pulls them from cloud storage back to your device and reverts all "Online Only" storage to local disk.
Several hundred GB later all the work I did to curate my Dropbox storage is lost.
I found the app to be very slow, too, and not necessarily because it was pulling remote files for compare. Stopping it took hours.
Doesn't Do What It Claims 1/5
I'm not usually compelled to write reviews, but I wasted time and effort and surrendered my privacy using this app and received zero benefit.
After scanning my entire drive:
- It did not find duplicate photos even though I clearly have them
- It found many duplicate songs in iTunes but says I can't delete them without negatively affecting Apple's library system
- It suggested many, many duplicates solely because they were in system subfolders called Files though they clearly weren't duplicates at all
Luckily, I cancelled the subscription right away so it didn't charge me $19.99 but I'm bothered by the fact that I granted this app access to all of my files and photos and received zero benefit.
Good App 4/5
Good app. I wish there was a "buy once" option for $60, as I would not mind paying that instead of a yearly subscription.
Doesn't delete selected items 2/5
I'm manually selecting the dupes to delete and the program keeps trying to delete ALL dupes it sees. What's the point of manually selecting if the program will override what you want?
There also were many photos that were dupes that it just didn't see.
Graet App 5/5
This is one of th ebeat app i have it on my Mac. recommended for all Mac users.
By Giovanni Sal1
For somebody like me, not really a computer expert and at times afraid to use an application / to follow the instructions, this is an easy one. No headaches, simply download it, click scan, wait for the app to complete the scan, then click 'automatic' to have the app select the duplicates for you. And it's done. Simply, go to Photos and open the Gemini duplicate folder, select all (pictures and files), delete them, and then clear the trash. Easy!
These people are collecting data with their products. Why? Why would they need to collect anything?
Gemini 2 has saved me a months work in three days.
I am trying to organize family photos and this has really helped.
Nothing Deleted 1/5
Gemini 2 didn’t work at all. it said it removed files but I still have the exact same number of photos in iPhoto app. I have no idea why.
Frees Up Much Needed Drive Space!
Free trial to catch suckers! 1/5
Nothing gets more under my skin than this type of practice. Downloaded Gemini, started the 3 day trial to realize that after 24 hrs running the longest scan (or maybe SCAM?) through my files, they were running through the same files and showed the exact number of mb found since the very first minutes. Here is the cacth...the scan will run for 3 days, because if it didn't you would cancel, so it automatically charges your cc during the scan process. Very Smart Guys! Give you props for thinking that. However, if you don't want to pay the $19.99, you would need to stop the scan.
5 stars for me.
Much appreciated! 5/5
By Celery S.
I have used this extensively to sort large photo files on a 10TB hard drive. It has found duplicates flawlessly. The interface is clear. I can see file structures and make decisions quickly.
Hangs if you have a lot of photos 2/5
I have about 65k photos. Gemini consistently hung after scanning about 1/3 of them. So, I could never get a useful result.
Single threaded, ran out of application memory with 24GB RAM 1/5
This is generally a pretty good app. I wasn’t entirely happy that I had to buy Gemini II when I had already bought Gemini (1), but it’s a decent app. I’m not sure why it’s a one time purchase on one machine, and a 1 year subscription on my newer machine. The pricing model is confusing.
Unfortunately, my system has like a dozen Xeon cores, but Gemini II is using one of them. It also ran out of application memory and crashed, despite having 24GB of physical RAM and plenty of hard disk swap space.
This crash corrupted one of the disks I was using.
It could be a lot faster and more stable if it was mutlithreaded and swapped memory better.
Watch out! Not a free trial. 1/5
By Big Montana Ed
Won't let you try delete duplicates unless subscribe and pay....with promise that you don't have to renew. Dirty trick by my book.