This is a great utility that enhances OS X finder to support better ordering, cut/paste, and Tabs! Who doesn’t like tabs? Essentially it brings it closer to the excellent Windows Explorer I got very used to in my earlier life. The underlying Unix foundation provides the excellent command line file management where XtraFinder brings a similar power to Finder.
Features I like:
- Tabs. Obviously.
- Sort folders at the top
- Cut and Paste files or folders
- Sometimes useful side-by-side tab view to easily compare or drag
- ⌘+⇧+G to go anywhere by typing Unix path
- New Terminal Here
- New File Here
It’s been rock solid for me since the latest update 0.25.1 and makes working with the GUI much less painful. Terminal is still close by, but now I need it less often, especially in tandem with a launcher like Alfred, which I’ll talk about tomorrow.