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anyone using Path Finder?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: February 09, 2006 04:37PM
A Mac geek friend of mine who rarely puts any new utilities into his Macs has become smitten with Path Finder. No longer uses the Finder. Just curious if any other fans are out there.

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Re: anyone using Path Finder?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 09, 2006 08:12PM
I've been considering it lately, but haven't yet set aside the time to seriously explore its capabilities. It reminds me very much of a utility (the name of which I don't remember) I used with System 6 that was far superior to the (Multi)Finder.

It is what it is.
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Re: anyone using Path Finder?
Posted by: Billybob
Date: February 09, 2006 09:11PM
I really Like Path Finder. I have been using it for several years. I think it use to be called

It always had better functionality than the finder. The biggest knock was that it was slow and used a lot of system resources. I used it as Finder helper rather than replacement.

It still suffers from feature bloat. However, the latest version is so much faster that I don't worry about all the features I don't use, and I have started using it as a finder replacement. You never realize how wonderful a clean desktop is until you have one!

It now has tabbed windows. Tabs in Path finder does for file management what tabs in Safari does for Internet browsing. If you want to move a file or a set of files, you can open different directorys in different tabs. You can then drag the files from one tab to another or park the files on the "shelf" and switch tabs to complete the transfer. It works brilliantly.

The only significant knock I have against it is that its default font is too small.

However, whenever I work on a foreign Mac, the utilities that I miss the most are Launchbar, Path Finder and Default Folder
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