Path Finder 7: Still the better OS X Yosemite File Manager

Ken Ng

Father. Technologist. Photographer. Blogger. Shares his thoughts on the everything technology that amuses him on a anytime he can while regularly abuses his Mac, iPhone and iPad. Devices with APS-C CMOS sensors seems to be a favourite passtime and his job involves selling mules to connect stuff.

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5 Responses

  1. Reza says:

    Good review, I used version 6 for a while and dinner of the issues you mention and crashes forced me to search for alternative. I really like the way path finder works since it reminds me if total commander which I use on my pc but it was just to unstable and not reliable. Today I use total finder which pretty much gives me all I need and is pretty well integrated into osx. If you haven’t tried it give it a shot.

  2. Ken Ng says:

    So far the crashes has been mostly isolated to when I’m browsing for files over the network off my Windows-based home ‘server’.Not bad enough to tip me over to look for an alternative yet. TotalFinder was on my list of alternatives before I decided on Path Finder before. Perhaps I shall take up your suggestion and give it a go again and see where it stand for me. Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Marcus Hall says:

    One added feature of Pathfinder 6, when compared to finder in Yosemite and in a corporate environment, is the display of Windows Computers in the all list..

    Since we updated to Yosemite on two computers, finder will not show any of the corporate Windows servers in the All view or any other view.

    Pathfinder 6 version will show the Windows servers and other Windows computers when clicking on “All”.

    If we upgrade to Pathfinder 7 will we loose the display of the windows server?

    Is this a new feature of Yosemite to hide Windows computers and Servers?

    Also is there a way to integrate Pathfinder with other applications like Adobe so that saving and searching uses Pathfinder instead of finder?

    Or is there a modification or pathfinder add in to finder that will allow all the Windows computers listed by Pathfinder in the finder all display?

  4. daniesy says:

    I’m so curious why nobody seems to be interested in making a simple, fast and pretty Finder alternative. I would pay money for that. Finder hasn’t been updated in 10 years, Path Finder is way too complicated and some features make no sense. Does really no one care about the file browser on the Mac? Don’t get me started about how poorly and idiotic the “Get Info” feature is.

  5. Ken Ng says:

    I can’t disagree with you there on Get Info… the implementation is really dated.

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