Finder Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Finder for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Double Commander, 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 Files (Free, Open Source), Thunar (Free, Open Source), Commander One (Freemium) and Forklift (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 7, 2021

    1. TreeTerm is a combination of a file manager and a terminal emulator. The directory you select in the directory tree is the working directory of the terminal-pane (and the other way around). You never have to 'cd' to your working directory anymore.
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      It has a treeview of directories that syncs with the fileview
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    2. Fast, lightweight, elegant file manager for Mac OS X. Dual panel file manager FastCommander is an easy to use native Cocoa application with dual panel interface, support for all operations on files, keyboard shortcuts and themes.


      The last version 2.0 is from July 2017. See here:

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    3. Total Manager is Total Commander for Mac version - an all-in-one app to manage loads of files in an efficient way. Total Manager = Archiver / Unarchiver with Password encryption + Photo Viewer + Videos,Audios Player + FTP, SFTP Client + .


      The last version 3.8.0 is from February 2017 but can still be bought from the Apple App Store.

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    4. OrganizermaX is an innovative all-new file management app for Mac OS. The App comes with an inbuilt File Organizer, Mail Attachment Downloader, Scanning tool for macOS, a complete overhaul of copy-paste functionality for Mac.
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    5. cryo is a visual file manager with free encrypted peer to peer file transfer capabilities and dual-pane mode.
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    6. Panels allows users to interact with macOS local file systems using two view instances placed side by side called panels. - Each panel has a navigation and a status bar which allows user to change context and monitor file system operations.
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