When you have tons of files and folders to work with you will definitely appreciate a quality file manager as your assistant. There are various options available online and it is not an easy task to find the one that offers enough flexibility with professional attitude. Will it support all connections you need to work with? What features does it offer? How responsive is it?
First of all dual panel file managers are way more qualified for heavy duties than with just one panel. Let's have a look at dual panel Commander One and Path Finder to see what they offer. Commander One is fully developed in Swift to create a rich Mac app experience. Commander One lets you manage multiple files in a simple and effective manner. This file manager supports local and network drives and features a handy switch for showing/hiding the hidden files.
Path Finder is a dual panel manager that allows you to compare and synchronize folders, view hidden files, use full keyboard navigation to browse your file system. Its customization allows you to access most tools in many different ways to suit your workflow.
Commander One is suitable for any level of its users. One can create, delete, copy, move and rename in a couple of clicks; folders can be renamed when moved or copied. All processes are queued in the background for easy overview and management. Open as many tabs as needed without having to close any, choose one of three view modes, access remote and local drives, use advanced search with regexp support, and more.
Personalization is the key to comfortable work with the app. Commander One lets you assign hotkeys to any file operation and offers various color themes. Path Finder also offers these personalization options.
The wide range of connections supported by Commander One includes FTP, SFTP, FTPS, FTPES, Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, WebDAV protocol, Microsoft OneDrive, MTP, iOS. FXP Copy and SCP are planned for next releases. Path Finder will only work with local Dropbox folder, and that is it.
Commander One PRO features Process Viewer that lets you see all processes on your computer with the possibility to quit any of them. Path Finder also offers one. Both offer their own Terminal emulator for quicker operations without having to leave the app. Commander One doesn't currently support file and folder comparison and folder synchronization, but should do so in the future releases. No hex editor in Commander One for now. Sorting in Path Finder is available by 20 parameters, while Commander One offers only 5.
Commander One fully supports ZIP, 7zip, TAR (bz/gz/z/xz) archives and RAR in read mode, whereas Path Finder only offers full support for ZIP archives. Commander One can work with archives as if they were regular folders, Path Finder doesn't have such possibility.
Commander One is a free file manager for Mac OS X that has a PRO version that can be purchased to add advanced features. Path Finder offers a 30-day trial after which you can buy an app if you want to proceed using it.
Version 2.4.2(3218) (23rd Mar, 2020) Release notes