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    Sep. 29, 2016
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    Free to try; $39.95 to buy
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Editors' Review


Based on OS X's Finder app, Path Finder for Mac brings the same functionality as well as a ton of other handy features that are not limited to file management. There are also command line and compression utilities, a text editor, and many hooks into other products like Google, TeamViewer, and the Mail app.


Powerful main screen: Path Finder for Mac's main screen packs a lot of features, including an integrated info pane and handy shortcuts to places on the Mac and the network. There are even optional sliding panes on each side of the window that allow access to recent documents, folders, and apps.

Side-by-side view: You can view two different folders at the same time in the same window. With such a powerful option, dragging and dropping becomes a snap.

Ability to read, analyze, and edit files: In addition to the features you would expect a file explorer to have, Path Finder for Mac also comes with a text editor, a terminal utility, an archival tool, and a comparison tool, all of which work well and are fairly easy to use.


Potentially dangerous: The software deals with vital OS features and exposes you to options like hiding the Finder app and the Trashcan. If disabled by accident, it may pose a serious usability issue.

No tags support: The app still deals with Labels and has not yet adopted Mavericks' tagging system.

Bottom Line

Path Finder for Mac targets people who are not afraid to experiment in order to streamline their workflows. This app is so full of features that a quick 5-minute look won't do it justice. The more you tinker with it, the more options you'll find, which may either delight or confuse you, depending on how much of a geek you are.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Path Finder for Mac 6.5.3.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.4
  • Fixed numerous small macOS 10.12 Sierra compatibility issues.

  • Fixed potential data loss bug when moving files to network servers.

  • Improved iTerm2 v3 compatibility.

  • Improved opening external terminal sessions.

  • Fixed folder name selection while renaming.

  • Fixed multiple items dragging into some sandboxed applications.

  • Other minor fixes and tweaks.

Publisher Cocoatech
Publisher web site
Release Date September 29, 2016
Date Added September 29, 2016
Version 7.4
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 21.32MB
File Name
Total Downloads 40,933
Downloads Last Week 16
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $39.95

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