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    Path Finder Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Path Finder for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Midnight Commander, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Path Finder and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Path Finder are Thunar, Forklift, fman and Finder.

    Path Finder is mainly a File Manager but alternatives to it may also be File Search Utilities or FTP Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Path Finder.
    This page was last updated May 3, 2022
    • Mac
    Path Finder is a standalone Finder replacement that takes the Finder's familiar interface and adds numerous powerful...
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    1. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.
    2. 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.

    3. 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.
      Forklift vs Path Finder opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Forklift is a great alternative to Path Finder.
      In my experience Forklift has been faster and without the bugs that Pathfinder has been plagued with
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      More of a FTP client not a real Finder replacement.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

    4. The most modern dual-pane file manager. For Windows, Mac and Linux.
    5. The Finder is the first thing that you see when your Mac finishes starting up. It opens automatically and stays open as you use other apps. It includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen and the desktop below that.

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      • 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...).
    6. XtraFinder add tabs and extra features to the Finder.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.


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

    9. 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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