Thomas Brand:

Path Finder feels at home on my Macintosh desktop just like as any application developed by Apple. The only difference is Path Finder was designed with Power Users in mind.

The latest update to Path Finder is remarkable. But there was one thing that I couldn’t get over, and it’s the fact that Path Finder is a separate app.

The most troubling part of adopting Path Finder as your daily file management application is that it can’t replace the Finder for everything. Clicking on the Trash Can in the Dock, or performing a Spotlight search for a file will relaunch the Finder even if it is not running. The task of juggling two file managers breaks some of the enchantment Path Finder brings to file management, but CocoaTech have provides some powerful preferences to keep the Finder out of your way as much as possible.

Another app is TotalFinder. TotalFinder is actually a plugin that brings certain power user features right to the native Finder, which means you don’t have to deal with two Finders. However, TotalFinder doesn’t have as many features as Path Finder does.

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