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Path Finder: More than a Finder replacement

Cocoatech: Path Finder 4.6.1

Given the comments and emails I receive whenever I use Path Finder in a demo, it's clear to me that people are hungry for ways to improve and customize their stock Finder. PF's appearance in my latest MacBreak has been no exception.

So, for folks that haven't heard my pimping before or who haven't been following the recent additions to the inarguably crufty uber-app, here's a tricked-out Path Finder window, showing the new tab functionality, plus all the optional drawers, tchotchkes, and finials that can be displayed.

Path Finder 4.6.1

(Larger version on Flickr...)

For more on why I dig Path Finder, read 7 things I like about Path Finder for OS X. And be sure to check back soon on MacBreak (HD 1080 Podcast feed); Leo and I have a segment on Path Finder that should be airing soon.

Addition 2006-12-28 10:31:43 Neil makes a great point in comments. I have this terrible habit of only ever showing Path Finder with all of its features on, and all its optional frippery enabled. In fact, PF needn't look like a functional salad bar at all, and the enclosed is closer to how I configure it for my own everyday usage.

Path Finder - everyday use

Thanks, Neil.

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It does have a large...

It does have a large footprint and it needs a good CPU. To be honest it really only came into its own with my new MBPro. That said, I used it, in preference to not using it, on my old G4 667Mhz Powerbook, but there were times I opened a new Finder window while PF sent that beachball spinning...

I bought it about 1/3 of the way into the trial period, being a pretty skeptical commentator on Merlins initial post way back. I thought it was overpriced, but it's not, it's great.

I love the Preview pane for word and text docs, I love the Drop Stack, I love the myriad options the contextual menu gives me which Finder doesn't, I love the Size Browser which duplicates the functionality of OmniDiskSweeper, I love the Terminal drop down pane, I love the multiple shelves, the new inclusion of Tab sets which permits you to set up workspaces (please combine with window setups and I'm a happy bunny...)




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