For example, where are tabs? Instead, we have to open multiple Finder windows to compare folders. Or, buy an add on app that sticks tabs into the Finder. What about creating new documents? It’s déjà vu all over again.
Got Tabs? Got New Documents?
In between are a couple of apps that do some of what you want, but you’ll end up paying a pretty penny for the duo, and not have as much new functionality as Path Finder.
TotalFinder gives you tabbed Finder browsing. There’s also a one-click dual display mode which is to die for. Well done.
One more click brings the Mac’s system files to view, even the invisible files. TotalFinder isn’t really the total of functionality, but it does cut and paste the way you want. Move a file from here to there but.. here it comes… cut and paste.
It even sorts folders and files differently than the Finder.
Now, what about creating new documents from within the Finder? No can do, says Apple.
Add Neu, and can do, Y’all.
Neu drops in a couple of new menu settings so you can create new app documents from a menu, rather than having to open the application first, then creating a new document.
There’s a Neu menu in the Menubar, in the Dock, and in the Mac’s Services menu (the only way to get it in the Finder). The way Neu works is easy enough. Choose a new document from templates, then Neu makes a copy.
You can create your own templates for the apps you use, too, so a new document can be created for nearly any app that creates a document.
In addition to the Create Document… option in the menu, you’re also given an option to Create And Open Document… which creates the document, then opens it in the appropriate application.
These are all useful Finder functions that just are not built-in to the Mac’s Finder but probably should be.
Path Finder is the most powerful Finder replacement available. Adding TotalFinder and Neu to your Mac and you’re over halfway to the cost of Path Finder already.