Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Dec 2010 00:09 UTC
Mac OS X It's a public secret that there are many people with complaints about Mac OS X's Finder. It lacks several features common to other file managers, and on top of that, it has several issues with dealing with some types of network shares (SAMBA, specifically). While third parties can't fix the bugs, they can extend the Finder's feature set. TotalFinder is a collection of Finder extensions that tries to bring some of Google Chrome's interface ideas to the Finder. BinaryAge was kind enough to provide me with a free license so I could give a quick review of TotalFinder.
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Wow, I didn't realize that 'Finder' was so vanilla. It's nice to see open source projects like Chrome, Nautilus Elementary, and Dolphin inspiring Mac developers to borrow features from the best of the best!

I'm actually a bit stunned to see that Finder is so far behind. Windows explorer is not much cop either. Dolphin slaughters them both.

Thom, you are saying you are willing to pay USD 15 just to bring Finder out of the dark ages to be somewhere sadly trailing behind in the dust of some other file managers like Dolphin, and yet you seem to be of the opinion that open source desktop software lacks polish compared to commercial desktop OSes like Mac OSX and Windows 7?

Thom, do try to pay some attention to what is going on! Wake up and smell the coffee!

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