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Path Finder for Mac

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    Nov. 04, 2010
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    Free to try; $39.95 to buy
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Editors' Review


For many Mac users, the Finder provides plenty of functionality. But if you're looking for more powerful control over your files and desktop, Path Finder can be an attractive alternative. This standalone file browser complements and improves on the Finder, with scores of useful integrated features.

The program lets you quickly access favorites; view the contents of almost any file in a preview drawer; and move files more easily using the Shelf and Drop Stack. Other features include the capability to compress and decompress files; mount disk images; view invisible files, securely delete files, and work from the command line. You can even put a Trash back on your desktop (and out of the Dock). This latest version is only for Mac OS X 10.6 or later, but adds several important new features.

If you want a little more control over files and folders, a better way to transfer files, and many other features, Path Finder is great utility for those using Mac OS X Snow Leopard or later.

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4 stars

"It is what I use in place of finder"

November 14, 2010  |  By jodieth

 |  Version: Path Finder 5.7


Easily finds what I am looking for.


I haven't really found any cons. I consider myself an intermediate on my mac.
There is still so much to learn.

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5 stars

"I no longer use Finder"

November 13, 2010  |  By jsovey

 |  Version: Path Finder 5.7


Many features and new efficient ways to work. get things done easier. Tabbed windows mean no need for many finder windows opened and scattered. Very customizable. Just packed with Features


Used it for a few days now and have only seen benefits


If there is anything you wanted to do with finder but couldn't, even things you didn't know you needed, Path Finder is the way to do it. I was reserved at first to replace finder but soon realized its just like finder only + more. Well worth it. Why is no major operating system offering tabbed file browsers?

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4 stars

"I am very pleased with Pathfinder."

November 08, 2010  |  By teddchilless

 |  Version: Path Finder 5.7


Everyone should be using it to manage your files. I move from three PC's to MacBook Pro. I had duplicate files and I was lost until I found Pathfinder. It has been so easy to use.


A few more videos would be helpful learning all the features.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.7
  • Fixed a crash when expanding in listview.
  • Fixed a endless loop when clicking right and left mouse button at the same time.
  • Fixed a refresh issue for custom sidebars.
  • No longer filtering out the Preferences folder when doing a find.
  • Fixed menu shortcuts for labels menu.
Publisher Cocoatech
Publisher web site http://www.cocoatech.com/
Release Date November 04, 2010
Date Added November 04, 2010
Version 5.7
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.29MB
File Name PF7.zip
Total Downloads 39,752
Downloads Last Week 12
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $39.95

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