Godsend for anyone (well, ok, developers) that wants to be more keyboard-efficient on a Mac when dealing with directory paths in Finder!Any updates in the pipeline?
I really like this program, it's slick, and it shows you hidden files/folders! The tab searches are useful too. It is a bit sluggish, hopefully that will disappear in future updates.
the idea of being able to dive right in very fast to invisible files and folders i like a lot -- that's what i'm lookin for. right now i got the craziest solution. i use CaptainFTP and tell it to show invisibles in the main windows with ownerships, groups, permissions/privileges and paths. i use CaptainFTP like a Finder within the Finder. i sure hope the developer of CaptainFTP doesn't read this :) it cost US$30 too, so i hope FinderPath evolves into something i can use.
Awesome. This is exactly what I was looking for! Great for anybody who lives in both Finder and Terminal. Well done, stays out of the way but works great when you need it! Thanks!
Well, it would help if the app's description pointed this out.
Personally, if I wanted to see hidden files in Finder windows, I'd use Terminal to "defaults write com.apple.finder -bool AppleShowAllFiles TRUE" and then restart Finder (or use TinkerTool to do this for me). And if I wanted to do fancier stuff than Finder allows, I'd use Terminal with "ls" or "find".
There is already a way to show file paths right in Finder windows....?
You could "Show Path Bar" from Finder's "View" menu or cmd-click on the folder's icon/name in the title bar to see the path. You can also drag and drop the folder from the titlebar or any path component from the path bar into any Cocoa app that needs its path (dunno if Carbon apps work too). Does FinderPath accomplish something beyond this?
The point in this app in not so much seeing the path, but editing it: Tab completion, easily diving into hidden Folders and fast finding/selection of files in large folders.
This is something that nearly every OS I used before had and i totally missed it on Mac OS.
App doesn't display the address, it allows you to navigate from there. Of course we all know the trick of putting path in the title bar and path at the bottom if you want but you can't get to invisible folders from there... you can only go "back" from the current finder window. This app does a lot more than "display." Before dismissing it, try it. Oh and although Finder says it is carbon it really is cocoa. Plugins like "afloat" that take use of SIMBL only work in cocoa apps and it works in finder... plus apps like "totalfinder" can now use SIMBL in Finder to give it tabs. Let's not dismiss this app, it is simple, it is very early in it's development, and it can only get better.
Gave it a try but even after launching the application and restarting the finder, nothing changes for me...
Will keep looking at new releases !
I finally understood how to use FinderPath.
Sorry for the confusion, this app is great !
By releasing it to the public the dev is obviously interested in hearing about what people think of the idea/app and what features they would like to see in future more stable versions.
Heck, I uninstalled totalfinder so that I could play around with FinderPath which is quite cool btw. Unfortunately FinderPath and TotalFinder do not play nicely, expected, so I uninstalled FinderPath until newer betas are out. I like the idea, I like that it's not much of a hack, good coding behind it. I would like to see compatibility with TotalFinder but I am sure that will come soon enough. Ummm...
Right now FP's functionality is limited but as the description stated it would be. Right now it is pretty much the same thing as pressing "Shift + Command + G" (the go to... command.)
I look forward to new releases and if FinderPath and TotalFinder can be compatible in the future, keep up the great work dev! Simple but fresh thinking. Definitely going to follow this app.
yes, shift - command - g. also, command - left-click will cause a drop-down menu showing the finder path in any finder window as well as many applictions -- safari, quicktime, textedit, preview, pages, etc. left-click is the default for a mouse. i have a macbook and just set the track pad prefs to do this with a secondary tap.
"Note that this app is in an early beta stage after one day of coding. There is no preference pane and there are some known bugs. Use at your own risk!"
What would possess you to release this into the wild after a mere "one day of coding"? What's the big rush? Use at my own risk? I should cocoa.
Hell, why not. Some people might have fun playing around a bit with it.
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