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Files is a modern file manager designed specifically for Mac computers. It is built with efficiency in mind, providing blazing performance and immediate user-interface feedback. On other hand, Files exploits the classic dual-pane ideology and traditional hotkeys layout, while maintaining a clean, minimalist UI design.


  • Classic dual-pane interface: Files delivers full keyboard access with the fastest way to handle file-management tasks.
  • Efficiency: Files starts almost instantly. It has a small memory footprint and it works blazingly fast.
  • Uninterrupted experience: more...

What's New

Version 0.5.9:
  • improved Unicode support in classic panel presentation and terminal emulator
  • ability to load file's encoding setting from com.apple.TextEncoding extended attribute
  • option to show localized filenames
  • keyboard shortcuts editing in preferences window
  • panel sorting hotkeys changed to ^?1-^?5
  • eject volume hotkey: ?E
  • QuickSearch works without more...


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Very good application.Iam also looking forward to future development.

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Version 0.4.2
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jwjb Member IconReview+1

Files has really come to my rescue since Finder no longer works per my post 'Finder not able to view folders and files on EHD after updating to OS X 10.9.4' which I posted at: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6444846.

The current view is fine as a start, but it would be great if there was a column view like in Finder, but all and all Files seems to be really fast and gets the job done quite easily considering it is an alpha release and I look forward to future releases from beta through production.

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Version 0.5.9
Jimw Member IconComment+455

Just be aware that by using an alpha or beta software you are essentially testing the product for free, especially if you are reporting issues or bugs.

I have found that more often than not, published alpha or beta version offered for free turn into pay versions of the product when released and that 'tester's are rarely offered the product complimentary or free as a 'thank you' for their testing efforts.

This is why I no longer use alpha or beta versions of a product unless the developer states in advance that the product will be free when the final version is released, or the testers will be offered the product either complimentary or at a substantial discount. This is because I believe that testing a product adds value and that my time and efforts have value as well.

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Version 0.5.5

Testing a paid/y version is also free testing :-)

Amaloney Member IconComment+8

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Version 0.5.2
Cattus-Thraex Member IconReview+154

A cryout of the classical Norton Commander for MS-DOS, a must for those times. That famous app had its earlier cryouts for Linux and some attempt for MAC OS X. Let us see whether its author wishes to promote something really useful and logical.

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Version 0.5.1
Masterminter Member IconReview+128

Well it reminds me of Norton Command. Which was the same but for DOS.
In those days it was a great utility because you could open more then one window.
Nowadays it is plain easy to open two or more Finder windows and do the same.

Basically this app is not really needed unless some innovative stuff will be added (read: things that the Finder cannot do).

For now 3 stars but I will keep an eye in this.

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Version 0.4.2
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3667

Very good application.Iam also looking forward to future development.

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Version 0.4.2
Wickedsp1d3r Member IconComment+124

It seems pretty promising file manager. Looking forward for new features.

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Version 0.3.2
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Version 0.4.2
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Downloads 3,414
Version Downloads 214
License Free
Date 10 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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