What are the best alternatives to Mac Finder?

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As it is known Finder is a built-in file management software on Macs that attracts controversy. Some people like it for its simplicity and good looking interface, but those who need a bit powerful tool for controlling files consider Finder to be unsatisfying and are in search for Finder alternative. Thanks to a variety of third-party apps presented nowadays it won’t take a lot of effort to find a decent Finder replacement.
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Take a look at our Mac OS X Finder alternative apps

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Requirements: OS X 10.10+. 19.75MB free space. Version 1.7.4(2445). (21st Sep, 2017). 4.5 Rank based on 89+ users, Reviews(15)
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Commander One is a powerful file manager for Mac with most necessary features and the best Finder replacement. The app has a dual panel interface that is very convenient for moving and copying files. Customize your actions with the hotkeys, search for the files and folders even if they are compressed or use Regular Expressions for more precise search. Also, Commander One integrates with FTP/SFTP, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon S3, and WebDAV and offers many of other features which make it one of the best OS X Finder replacement solutions.

Path Finder

Path Finder also supports dual panel interface and could be one of the best alternatives to Mac Finder. With a huge number of features offered by this app, you would seamlessly take a deep control over the data. As for cloud storage integration, so far Path Finder supports only Dropbox.

Path Finder

ForkLift

ForkLift is also considered to be a great OS X Finder alternative. With its help, you can easily connect to your remote servers and cloud storages and simply copy all the necessary info by drag and dropping. ForkLift provides you with the ability to make search through compressed folders and even for files stored on the remote servers.

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Total Finder

We cannot call Total Finder as Mac OS Finder alternative app because it is only extending Finder's capabilities. However, once you try it, you will love it. The app makes it easy to manage all the files and allows setting hotkeys and other customization options.

Total Finder

Nimble Commander

Nimble Commander is another best Mac Finder replacement that has combined all the necessary features: browse the directory content, move files and folders, copy items, sort them by certain criteria, reveal hidden files, rename or compress items, and so on.

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DCommander

Next on our list of the best alternatives to Mac Finder is DCommander. The app can be called as an alternative Total Commander for Mac. This app offers a bunch of features such as quick view and edit, keyboard navigation, batch rename, advanced search and many more.

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CRAX Commander

Next Mac Finder alternative is CRAX Commander. A powerful dual-pane file manager with built-in SVN, FTP, SSH client. The app provides many of functionalities for quick and effective access and management of your local and remote files.

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HoudahSpot 4

This is an excellent and very functional search engine for any files, which is based on Spotlight and is a great Mac Finder alternative. The app’s main features are broader functionality compared with Tiger Spotlight, the ability to perform complex queries, flexible viewing of results, the search begins after the user has finished entering the request, the use of different templates, access to saved search results using hotkeys, the use of filters to reduce search results and get only relevant answers, preview of file and text matches, and a lot of other interesting features.

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Thunar

Thunar is a modern and user-friendly Finder alternative. The app is fast and easy to use, has a straightforward interface. It quickly starts and opens folders. While using the file manager, you can create folders and documents, view your files and folders, manage your files and folders, customize and perform special actions, access removable media, etc.

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Fman

Fman is a minimalistic two-pane file manager. The app offers such innovative tool as Sublime Text. You will be impressed by its beautiful interface, fast work, and plugin system based on the Python programming language. Press Cmd / Ctrl + P to quickly go to any directory - without having to deal with bookmarks. What also distinguishes fman is the presence of its extensible plugin architecture. Many open source plugins are available to customize fman to suit your needs that makes it one of the best alternatives to Mac.

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muCommander

A small, portable and very convenient file manager with a beautiful, classic interface and can be considered as one more best Finder replacement. It is fully implemented in Java, which makes it universal for many operating systems. There are no super features in it, it does everything that a program of its class must do: it copies, transfers, archives (ZIP, TAR, GZip, BZip2, etc.) and connects (FTP, SFTP, SMB, NFS, HTTP, and Bonjour). The only requirement is the presence of Java SE in the system.

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Liquifile

Liquifile is a rather unique and interesting app that work under the liquid browsing concept but nevertheless still can be called one of the best alternatives to Mac Finder. The app has a visual interface that helps to determine files without reading filenames. The app represents all the information about the files or folders in a way of circles to the right so that you can determine the size and the ade of them. Give this odd app a try.

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JumpFm

It is a great Mac Finder alternative with a rather minimalistic interface. The current version of the app is fully compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. The key feature of JumpFm is the ability to quickly "jump over" between different directories without using bookmarks. It is also worth mentioning such feature as the display of files with regard to their status in Git and the function of fast filtering the contents of the current directory by the specified mask.

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That’s it. As you can see there is no one ideal Finder alternative, as all the apps listed above have their own pros and cons, but definitely, they will find their admirers. Choose your favorite Mac file manager and enjoy controlling your files.
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This dual panel file manager for Mac is fully compatible with MacOS 10.10 and later. Requires 19.75MB free space, latest version 1.7.4(2445) released 21st Sep, 2017

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