Evergreen Registered User
#1

I purchased my first Mac last week and after getting over the original excitement of owning such a beautiful piece of technology I find myself getting used to the reality of changing from Windows to OS X.

I'm getting the hang of most things Apple and they way that they do things, however, I think that Apples 'Finder' file manager app is awful when compared to Windows Explorer.

Anybody out there able to recommend a decent File Manager App?

firkin Registered User
#2

Anything in particular that you dislike?

Evergreen Registered User
#3

The layout is the main issue for me. After 20 years of Windows I'm struggling a little bit in finding my way around.

firkin Registered User
#4

I know how you feel. I had a similar experience when I got my first mac a couple of years ago. I would suggest you try and stick with it for a bit longer before you give up on it.


Finder is fairly integral to OS X. I reckon its worth your while persevering with it until you become comfortable with it. But give it a bit more time and you will get there, and then you won't look back.

jester77 Registered User
#5

Pathfinder has a good rep, don't use it myself as it doesn't replace Finder. I use a plugin called totalfinder that hooks into Finder. I find it does a good job and adds in some of the functionality that Finder lacks plus it's fairly cheap as well compared to pathfinder.

Evergreen Registered User
#6

Thanks for your advice and suggestions, it's much appreciated

miralize Registered User
#7

TotalFinder gets my recommendation too.

Elessar Registered User
#8

Wow thanks for the totalfinder suggestion - never heard of this before it's great. Bit expensive though.

Greentree_uk Registered User
#9

can def recommend pathfinder

Liameter Banned
#10

I've never used anything but the "Finder". But I've never used Windows so I don't know what feature you think you are missing.

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