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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Go Totalfinder!
by pandronic on Tue 21st Dec 2010 07:00 UTC
pandronic
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2006-05-18

I've been using it since the beta days and let me tell you that it's a real blessing. The lack of Cut, folders first and ability to show hidden files almost made me sell my brand new Mac two years ago.

Also, tabs are a nice addition, which makes sense given Apple's window management paradigm. If they insist to have only one icon (entry on the Dock) for each application then it makes sense to constrain all applications in one window.

I really don't understand why Apple didn't implement this features themselves (given the fact that they recently rewrote Finder to use Cocoa). For fuck's sake ... it's not even finished - the Cut option is there, but it's grayed out.

But I guess Steve has a master plan that shouldn't be questioned - the plan to have the worst file management on all popular platforms. Users don't need files, users need Apps.

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