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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RE[2]: Open Source
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 21st Dec 2010 12:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Open Source"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Blah blah blah excuses blah bah excuses blah blah.

Now go read Siracusa's countless Mac OS X reviews and his other articles on the Finder, and you'll see that even the greatest Mac OS X expert outside of Cupertino believes the Finder is a total turd that needs some serious work. I believe it was him, even, who coined the acronym "FTFF".

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RE[3]: Open Source
by henderson101 on Tue 21st Dec 2010 12:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Open Source"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Blah blah blah excuses blah bah excuses blah blah.


??? What excuses? That I'm happy with what I have? If that is an excuse to you, I proclaim you a "Foeboy".

Now go read Siracusa's countless Mac OS X reviews and his other articles on the Finder


If you want me to read these reviews, provide some links.

Little Thommy, you are entitled to your opinion, but in the grown up world you must realise that things are not always cut and dry. You hate Finder; that is *your* opinion - others might feel differently. One man's "turd" is another man's treasure. *shrugs*

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RE[4]: Open Source
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 21st Dec 2010 21:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Open Source"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14
RE[3]: Open Source
by MysterMask on Tue 21st Dec 2010 19:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Open Source"
MysterMask Member since:
2005-07-12

Now go read Siracusa's countless Mac OS X reviews and his other articles on the Finder


Funny enough, I can't remember that Siracusa criticized those things you claim to be so important ..

Siracusa's main critics are about the loss of old Mac OS Finder behaviour like spacial finder or file metadata. NOT about tabs or other gimmicks that TotalFinder introduces.

Nice if TotalFinder helps some people being more productive with the Mac. But that does not mean Finder is broken, just different.

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RE[4]: Open Source
by henderson101 on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 10:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Open Source"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Nice if TotalFinder helps some people being more productive with the Mac. But that does not mean Finder is broken, just different.


+1 :-)

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