Xfolders
Xfolders
1.6

3.3

Xfolders free download for Mac

Xfolders1.6

31 October 2008

Finder file management substitute.

Overview

Note: Xfolders is no longer under development and the developer provides no support for it.

Xfolders supplements the Finder through its assistance of simply administrating of your files.

Features:

  • Completely for Tiger re-written cocoa application.
  • Uses the new technology of Mac OS X Tiger.
  • Full integration of the Finder, thus support of all file operations from and to the Finder.
  • Drag & Drop between both filelists and the Finder.
  • Support for all important file operations.
  • Info dialoge for simply changing the file and folder attributes.
  • Intelligent path navigators for both file lists.
  • Bookmarks & manager for folders.
  • Direct access to importend system utilities.
  • Navigation with the keyboard ala Norton Commander.
  • Integrated, detailed Spotlight search.
  • Versatile search and compare possibilities.
  • Zip archive support.
  • Flat or 3D Unified look.
  • Supports the following languages: English, German, Italian, French and Spanish.
  • Optimized for the PowerPC G5 processor, but remains compatible to G3 and G4 processors!
  • Universal binary: Compatible with Intel based Macs.

What's new in Xfolders

Version 1.6:
  • Ported to Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard", Xfolders runs now on 10.4.x to 10.14

Join over 500,000 subscribers.

Subscribe for our newsletter with best Mac offers from MacUpdate.

How would you rate Xfolders app?

30 Reviews of Xfolders

0.5
Vulcan-
10 July 2013
Version: 1.6

Most helpful

the author's website is abandoned and the download no longer works
(1)
0.5
Vulcan-
10 July 2013
Version: 1.6
the author's website is abandoned and the download no longer works
(1)
Freerider
16 November 2008
Version: 1.6
Image viewer crashes on my mac too OS X 10.5.5 Check for updates doesn't work either. Needs a tree view.
(1)
A-J-Benamu
31 October 2008
Version: 1.6
When using Image Browser, it crashes on 10.5.5, Intel Mac.
(2)
Cenocre
05 October 2007
Version: 1.5.1
Wow. It is hard to believe that anyone could like this program. It looks nice, but it adds an extra layer of difficulty to everything. You end up losing most familiar commands such as command-d, command-delete, command-up/down arrow and on and on. It is incredibly awkward to navigate from disk to disk as multiple disks/partitions are not normally shown. If you try to copy 100 items to another folder and there is a problem, you have to click on a button in an error dialog 100 times!!!!! Once for each file. Unbelievable.
(6)
Inflatable-Mouse
29 July 2007
Version: 1.5.1
I quit using it because it crashes continually on my system.
(2)
StevenJayCohen
14 November 2006
Version: 1.4
I love this program! Any chance of adding a search box or custom buttons to the top of the window?
(0)
Amcan12
16 July 2006
Version: 1.3
What about "Make alias" from within Xfolders? This is first miss I found so far just after 10 seconds of trying Xfolders and it makes it unusable for me, sorry.
(0)
Show comment (1)
Pluto198
16 July 2006
Version: 1.3
What is everyone's problem with Apple's Finder? Everyday I see a new "Finder-substitute" on here. I'll stick with the original Finder, thank you.
(1)
Show comments (2)
4
Jmgriff
01 June 2006
Version: 1.2
I like orthodox (2-panel) file-managers and was therefore happy to see that this program is being actively developed. IMO the best file-managers can be driven completely from the keyboard. What Xfolders needs most is more keyboard shortcuts ... especially for the options in the Path Navigator contextual menu (e.g. to swap source/destination and 'Other Folder'). This applies equally to the favourites manager, where it doesn't seem to be possible to select favourites by the keyboard alone. I suspect most of the potential users of this software don't want to use a mouse ...... ;) Look at the original Norton Commander to see what is possible. Comparison to PathFinder is inappropriate in my view. With the dire state of the Finder, what Mac OS X needs is a fast, lean and mean application that confines itself to *managing files*. Xfolders could be that app if the user-interaction was made more efficient and intuitive.
(1)
Show comments (3)
3
Jimw
27 May 2006
Version: 1.2
Tried this and did not like it. Nice interface and great idea but poor implementation. To begin with, no instructions other than shortcut key definitions. So if there are ways to get around its problems, I can't find out how to do it. Then there is the prompting - at least for "More" and "Delete." I found no way to turn off the warnings for each and every operation. Gets really annoying when you are trying to restructure and cleanup folders to have to confirm each operation. Finally their is the problem with "Move." I could not figure out how to move a file from the left to a closed folder on the right without first opening up the destination folder. So if you are trying to reorganize files and folders quickly, this does not seem to be the tool to use for this. FYI: It also crashed on me a couple of times.
(0)
4.75
StevenJayCohen
29 March 2006
Version: 1.1.3
Personally, I like this app a lot more than Path Finder. Thank you so much for making it!
(1)
4.25
Nedi
10 March 2006
Version: 1.1.2
Great NC-like file manager, being actively developed; the one drawback I found (it installed SmartCrashReports behind the user's back) has been removed in version 1.1.2 - now it asks first, and then stays with your decision. Recommend it to anyone who needs a NC-style file-manager with the NC-shortcuts!
(1)
Show comment (1)
Kymely
27 February 2006
Version: 1.1.1
Tried this. It's okay. Really no feature that stands out. Path Finder is eons ahead as far as a viable Finder replacement. But that might change in mid-March when Filerun is unleashed. Check it out: http://www.filerun.info/
(0)
Show comments (4)
3.25
The-Valrus
23 February 2006
Version: 1.1
Just wanted to also chime in about the Norton key combinations. Having them available is a nice thing, to be sure, but the Mac OS defaults should be available as well. People shouldn't have to rearrange their Expose keys just to use this app.
(0)
O5220803
22 February 2006
Version: 1.1
Heh, Still works well with OSX 10.3.9! Thanks for a really nice file mgt. app.
(0)
Dougray
22 February 2006
Version: 1.1
This app is really looking up, and I find the side-by-side Norton Commander-style panels very useful. My biggest gripe is it's deviations from OS X standards. For example, the NC shortcuts are nice, but some more Mac-like shortcuts would be better. There is also no "File" menu, which seems just plain wrong. On the aesthetic side, a unified toolbar look would be nice, although at least be consistent across all windows with the current options (e.g., currently, even if you set the style to Aqua, the Spotlight window is still brushed metal). Don't get me wrong, though, these are tweaks not major problems. Overall, this is a nice app.
(0)
3.75
O5220803
19 January 2006
Version: 1.0
This is one powerful file manager. Well thought out and designed. Some quirks, but it appears to be evolving into a very comprehensive application that will give Path Finder, Macintosh Explorer, et al, a real run for the money. It's FREE and works well with OSX 10.3.9! Thanks!
(0)
Show comment (1)
Sciascid
18 January 2006
Version: 1.0
it would be nice to have the possibility of customizing shortcuts of operations like copy (F5) move (F6) and so on... Laptop users like me have to use "fn + F5"... and this is quite boring! adopting standard shortcuts like "meta + c" is really better!
(0)
John-F-
18 January 2006
Version: 1.0
How do I get a new window after I close it? Only way, it seems, is to close the app and relaunch it. (Using Tiger 10.4.4)
(0)
Sasza
15 January 2006
Version: 1.0b3
Well, When I switch to Macintosh - Norton like app was one of mainly missing tool. Now we have such one - and that is great ! IMHO: Ability to walk on dir tree with use left/right arrow is a really great idea !!!! BTW: if Xfolders - during walks on dirs - will can remember position of tab in each dir - it will be really comfortable tool for exploring file system - even more comfortable than very famous Norton commander and it's clones.... Also .txt / .pdf viewer launched with F3 and txt editor launched via F4 are little missed.... Any way - I really appreciate developer efforts. Thx you for xFolders !!!!
(0)
4
Guntis
01 January 2006
Version: 1.0b1
First of all, very good idea! Specially for Windows switchers :) Some things to improve: 1) Ability to add/remove toolbar icons. I don't need most of them (Keychain, Network Utility, NetInfo Manager, System Profiler). Instead, I'd like to have Spotlight search field... 2) Shortcut for Preferences (Command+,) 3) Button to view/hide hidden files right in the toolbar. 4) Ability to remove or hide buttons at the bottom (F5-F9). 5) Why black frames around the status bar fields at the bottom (just above F5-F9)? Could they be removed? 6) When I open Xfolders, I see blue glow around the Copy button, but the bottom of that glow is missing or hidden behind the dividing line below. Can it be fixed? 7) I'd like to have option to set initial paths for both panes in Preferences. 8) Could you add file/image preview drawer? 9) Please add Favorites roll-down menu, or drawer, something similar as in Panic's Transmit. Why not use unified toolbar theme? It looks much better...
(0)
2.5
Flash1296
01 January 2006
Version: 1.0beta1
Absurd: A great interface with some glaring egregious faults: The only volume that is accessible is my Boot Drive, not any partitions or other Hard Drives. That alone renders this appl' useless. Also, the toolbar cannot be configured, so you are stuck with having icons there for utilities that you may not use. There is mno on;line or documented HELP ! To the best of my knowledge and searching efforts there is no such application as Norton Commander for Macs
(0)
Show comment (1)
3.75
Anonymous
09 February 2005
Version: 0.7.1
Solution for crash problem: If Xfolders crashes at startup or by changing to the harddisk, you need to delete the config file: ~/Library/Preferences/de.kaiheitkamp.Xfolders.plist i was having the problem too..and found this at the bottom of the xfolders download page..um.. it works so far.
(0)
Anonymous
08 February 2005
Version: 0.7.1
it looks great but it crashes immediately upon moving to the root directory..every time..not a flame, but it is impossible to do deep system management with this..sorry
(0)
2.5
Chrisg5
25 August 2004
Version: 0.7.1
Well that was a waste of time (and bandwidth), this could be a great little app if it actually worked! it must have chrashed 5 or 6 times in the first 10 minutes I tried to use it, its not like these are random bugs either, each one can be duplicated again and again. if the developer is going to release software he should at least make sure that the major bugs are squashed.
(0)
4
Ivan Raszl
04 August 2004
Version: 0.7.1
Too bad it crashes all the time, because it's just what I was looking for! Please fix it! Thanks! Ivan
(0)
2.5
Anonymous
08 May 2004
Version: 0.7.1
Hm...Everytime I try to go to the base directory on the system partition it crashes. Apart from that it works well.
(0)
Anonymous
03 May 2004
Version: 0.7.1
I meant to say "good" rather than God. And let's not forget "Get Info" command. Very clean, keep it up.
(0)
3
Anonymous
03 May 2004
Version: 0.7.1
No problems launching or navigating directories. Seems very stable. Need "back" and "forward" arrows or navigation means other than the popup menu. Very convenient having two (2) window panes to work in directories, this is how I use the Finder, with two windows for easier navigation and drag and drop. Expand on contextual menus and add a preview window and you are on to something. God starting place. Keep up the good work!
(0)
2.5
Crispin-Satchemoe
03 May 2004
Version: 0.7.1
I selected "Network" for the view in the left panel and Xfolders crashed (this was within the first minute or two of launching it). Now it crashes on startup everytime. :(
(0)
Show comment (1)