I discovered this app for the Mac by accident and wanted to share this quick post about it.
If you’re a Mac user and aren’t making use of TotalFinder, then I’d say you’re missing out on an incredibly useful program.
TotalFinder enhances the native Mac Finder by adding numerous additional features.
Here’s a list of the current feature:
- Tabbed Browsing – Add tabs to the Finder window.
- Dual Mode – Display two Finder windows side-by-side in dual mode.
- Folders on Top – Sorts the finder view so that folders appear above files.
- Show System Files – Displays hidden files in your Finder window.
- Visor – Convenient system-wide Finder always one key-press away.
- Cut & Paste – Adds cut and paste functionality.
The feature that I find most useful, and in fact the primary reason I purchased a copy is the tabbed browsing. The method I use to find files or folders that I’m looking for is to use the built in Mac Spotlight. I use the shortcut key combination Command-Space, but when I need to open a Finder window, I use Option-Command-Space.
That opens a finder window for me, but prior to discovering TotalFinder, every time I did that, a new window would open. After an hour of working, I’d have 10 or more Finder windows open.
The great thing about TotalFinder is that instead of opening individual Finder windows, they are now opened as tabs.
The other features such as Dual Mode and Folders on Top are useful too, but the deal closer for me was the Tabbed Browsing. They actually use the same code that is used in the Google Chrome browser, so the tabs look and function in a very similar way.
You can learn more at the Total Finder website.
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