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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Comment by MysterMask
by MysterMask on Tue 21st Dec 2010 19:21 UTC
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I'm somewhat tired of those lamenting about >enter piece of software< just because it does not behave like >enter alternative piece of software<. Most of the times, the problem is people's inability to adapt and not that >enter piece of software< is broken.

E. g. Finder is far from perfect but all those points criticized so fare are from the 'it behaves different than X so it must be broken' categorie and IMHO useless as such.

Believe it or not: there are different ways to work and hence people have different preferences for the tools they use. Most long term Mac users do just fine without cut-paste, folder first, tabs or whatever feature some are used to from file manager XY.

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