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Editors' Review

by   / August 08, 2014

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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Publisher Cocoatech
Publisher web site
Release Date June 10, 2019
Date Added June 10, 2019
Version 8.5.3


Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion

Download Information

File Size 14.77MB
File Name PF8.dmg


Total Downloads 42,885
Downloads Last Week 5


License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $39.95
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