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Finder Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Finder for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is GNOME Files, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Finder and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Finder are Thunar, Commander One, Forklift and Path Finder.

Finder alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be FTP Clients or File Renamers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Finder.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac

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  1. GNOME Files icon

    GNOME Files, formerly known as Nautilus, is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop, giving the user a simple way to navigate and manage its files.

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  2. Thunar icon

    Thunar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz

    Thunar is a new modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. Thunar has been designed from the ground up to be fast and easy-to-use. Its user interface is clean and intuitive, and does not include any confusing or useless options.

    Default icon view with favourites side pane and button path bar


  3. Commander One is dual-pane file manager for OS X created in Swift, which enables you to manage your files in the best possible way.

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    Commander One vs Finder opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Commander One is a great alternative to Finder.

    Norton Commander on Midnight Commander younger sister. With Mac's look and feel. Runs on El Capitan as well.

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  4. ForkLift is designed to be the fastest, most powerful file manager for the Mac. Connect to FTP or SFTP servers, manage your Amazon S3 account or your mobile devices over Bluetooth.

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Preview Panel - Live Preview *
Icon View, List View, Column View *
Dropbox Integration - Copy Dropbox link *
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    I remember when the first version of Forklift came out. It was designed to be a total Finder replacement. In the year 2020, Forklift 3 still does it ??

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  5. Path Finder is a standalone Finder replacement that takes the Finder's familiar interface and adds numerous powerful features and interface innovations to help anyone be more productive on macOS.

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    Path Finder vs Finder opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Path Finder is a great alternative to Finder.
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    It does everything Finder does and more. Better sorting, easier access to file information, more customizable.

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    similar with more features and customizability

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    fman

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The most modern dual-pane file manager. For Windows, Mac and Linux.

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    muCommander

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Java

    muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java support (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, *BSD, Solaris...).

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    XtraFinder

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Finder

    XtraFinder add tabs and extra features to the Finder.

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    XtraFinder vs Finder opinions
    Most users think XtraFinder is a great alternative to Finder.

    Much better than the original!

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    JumpFm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    JumpFm is a minimalistic dual panel file manager (currently released only for Windows, Mac, and Linux) that lets you navigate your file system very efficiently.

    Discontinued

    The last release was in 2017, but you can still download it and use it.

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  10. Marta is a dual-pane file manager. Most of the time you work with two directory panes placed side-by-side.

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