Path Finder is similar to the Finder, but it also puts an Aqua user interface on many powerful Unix tools for operating on files. Path Finder also has a well-designed user interface for viewing and navigating your hard disks.
- Access frequently-used folders and files: The Shelf gives you quick and easy access to applications, files, and folders.
- New! Fast File Search: Utilizing new Mac OS X searching technology, Path Finder 3 helps you find your files faster and more effectively than before.
- New! Simple File Sharing and Networking: Path Finder 3.2.1 now has a completely brand new and improved Connect to Server feature, which makes connecting to remote servers and computers a snap.
- “Pause” drag-and-drop operations: Drag some files or folders to the Drop Stack, and drag them out when you need them.
- Action Menu button: access contextual menus from the menu bar
- Document menu button: Superfast access to folders inside of your Documents folder from the menu bar
- Process and Volumes drawer: View currently running applications and mounted volumes in a convenient file browser drawer.
- Improved! Reports: Generate information*filled reports detailing all kinds of esoteric information about your files, directories, fonts, and system.
- Add Icon Previews: Turn an image’s icon into a small thumbnail preview for easier file identification
- Label your files and folders: set colors to visually organize your files
- Securely delete files for maximum security
- Open any file with any application: from a menu or from within a file listing
- Connect to computers on your network: just like Apple’s Finder
- View invisible files and inside file packages
- Navigate through file paths quickly: the Path Navigator allows you to “jump up” folder levels in your hard drive quickly.
- Endless customization: Want brushed metal? Want aqua? Sick of Lucida Grande? Want green text on black for your file listings? Path Finder is completely customizable in ways that other file browsers can only dream of.
- This window now correctly reflects All windows user preferences as starting point (before you had to start customizing from factory defaults)
- you can again have two windows open with two different types of sorting
- Added a gear button below the Shelf with Hide/Show Shelf and Hide/Show Drop Stack options
- Fixed a one pixel alignment issue that occurred to the Drop Stack when the Bookmarks bar was hidden
- By popular request, we added a preference to make the Shelf blue (click on the new gear wheel button under the Shelf)
- Fixed font size differences in the Shelf contextual menu
- You can now access Sorting Preferences in Column View by clicking on the column header triangle
- Fixed the drawing of the reload button in the status bar
- Fixed an issue where the Tab text color was hard to read when windows were in the background
- Fixed an issue where the preview columns background was inccorect when displaying movie previews
- Fixed the option key to work as Meta
- Fixed the broken Terminal background transparency preference
- Terminal window now matches browser window style
- Fixed an issue with opening text files in the text editor when automatic encoding detection was turned on
- Fixes to the iTunes browser plugin (fixed a burning and isolated crash)
- Updated Taiwan, Japanese, German and Dutch localizations
- Updated the Stuffit engine to the brand new version (version 12)
Software that can be used as an alternative to Path Finder for Mac: