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Hello there.

Anyone advise of a better alternative to finder, something perhaps like Total Commander on PC

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Path Finder may meet your needs: Path Finder 5 by Cocoatech

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MuCommander is another you could look at.

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Path Finder may meet your needs: Path Finder 5 by Cocoatech
I just watched their video. Never been big on Finder alternatives, but that looks sweet. Do you use it? If so, how do you like it?


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I tried it but couldn't find any reason to justify the price tag considering what I need out of Finder. It worked well when I did use it but I will admit that I just scratched the surface in terms of functionality.

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I just tried Path Finder, and still have it in my Application folder, but think that it will be deleted shortly. While I really dig the features it has to offer, and as much as I truly believe that OS X's Finder should be exactly like Path Finder (why the heck isn't it?), the problem I'm having is that fetching or simply previewing files from my wireless network on my external hard drive is SLOOOOWer than an snail race!

I was simply waiting for a child directory to present its self in the file tree view, which holds a bunch of jpg photos, and it took a few minutes ! I can't imagine how long it would have taken had that folder been my RAW NEF files ! Finder opens those paths instantaneously. So while I was almost thrilled at the prospect of having a much better Finder solution, Path Finder just doesn't cut it for my uses. Why would it be so slow when fetching things from an external networked HD I wonder ? If it weren't for that, I'd use it. I love the fact that Path Finder gives you the option to have OS X Finder quit automatically once you start it up.

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I tried Path Finder a while back also and used it pretty much through the 30 day trial period. It's a nice app, but just couldn't bring myself to justify $40 vs free for MuCommander for my personal needs. $20 maybe; $10-$15 and it'd still be in my dock.

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