Spatial Tree View Demo
This is a Java application which will give you a pretty view of all the
files in a given folder, including sub folders. It uses a rather clever
algorithm (though I do say so myself) to lay things out as neatly as
possible subject to the constraint that the size of a file / folder on
screen is approximately proportional to its actual size. I call this a
Spatial Tree View since it is (hopefully) an intuitive representation
which utilises our natural ability to deal in visual abstractions.
Anyway enough bull. Click here
start the application via Java Web
Start (Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) users should click here for a Java 1.4 version).
I hope the application should be fairly easy to use, but here are a few things you might like to know:
- Left click on a file / folder to zoom in
- Right click to zoom out
- Click 'Select Directory...' to choose a new folder to examine.
- Select antialiasing for smoother, but much slower, rendering
And just in case you're not convinced yet, here is a screenshot of the program in action so you can see how beautiful it is:
Contact / License
Please send any bug reports or comments to me (Robert).
Source for the program is included in the jar file, which is released under the terms of GNU General Public License Version 2.