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XtraFinder 0.25.4

Add missing features to Finder for free

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Mac OS X
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OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or later

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 13 April 2015
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Downloads To Date: 1580
Developer: Tran Ky Nam Software
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Multi-tabbed Finder windows is just one of XtraFinder's useful additions

Is it us, or do the basic components of Windows (Explorer) and OS X (Finder) sometimes fall short of expectation? The wide number of Finder-extension tools for the Mac would suggest it’s a bit of a weak link, but the downside is that tools like TotalFinder and Default Folder X don’t come free.

If you’re willing to lower your sights a little, and make do with some minor – but potentially game-saving – changes, then XtraFinder is well worth considering. It’s free, small (it’ll take up just 1.1MB of space on your hard drive) and unobtrusive – once installed, it basically attaches itself to Finder and adds some very useful tools.

There’s a spring-loaded Path bar, Copy to… and Move to… options for swiftly shunting files around your hard drive, and the ability to list folders on top of all other items in Finder windows. Then mix in forcing all apps to maximise when you click the Zoom button, spring-loaded Path bar with contents of any folder accessible by right-clicking and the ability to collapse all windows, show/hide hidden items and refresh direct from the Finder’s View menu.

Version 0.7 added experimental support for tabs, allowing you to move effortlessly between two or more folders within a single Folder window. This has been joined in version 0.8 by dual-pane support for easier file operations.

This scratches the surface of what the program is capable of – everything’s configurable from the Finder > XtraFinder > Preferences menu, and you can even move this menu to the menu bar should you want it to be even more accessible.

Verdict:

Aside from some rough edges, XtraFinder is an essential add-on for Mac users frustrated by Finder’s shortcomings.

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