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TotalFinder for Mac

Adds tabs, hotkeys, and other tweaks to the Finder.

Free
In English
4.3
Based on 569 user rates

TotalFinder overview

TotalFinder is a universally acclaimed navigational companion for your Mac. Enhance your Mac's Finder with features so smart and convenient, you won't believe you ever lived without them.

Features
  • Tab-based interface - Say goodbye to scattered, disorganized Finder windows. TotalFinder merges everything into a workflow-friendly, tab-based layout.
  • System-wide access - With TotalFinder, convenience is key: With the stroke of a hot-key, it's available instantly, system-wide.
  • Helpful tweaks - TotalFinder's Folders on Top feature takes file organization to a new level. Just click the option in the Preferences menu and your much-needed folders will automatically be prioritized in every window.
  • Reduce clutter - OS X's Finder has a bad habit of cluttering your system with hidden attribute files. TotalFinder emphasizes cleanliness, eliminating superfluous files and freeing up valuable storage space.

What’s new in version 1.15.1

Fixed:
  • Fixed a code injection issue where TotalFinder would fail to successfully inject on certain legacy / unsupported systems that were patched using OpenCore Legacy Patcher / OCLP. (※ Please note that this issue has nothing to do with the UEFI bootloader named OpenCore — TotalFinder has never had any known compatibility issues with the OpenCore UEFI bootloader.
  • Fixed an issue where the new Coloured Labels logic would be unable to obtain the label colour of certain items that have coloured label information stored in a slightly different way than what was thought to be possible during testing.
  • Fixed an issue where the new Coloured Labels logic would use the oldest label colour found on an item with multiple labels, instead of the newest.
  • Fixed a rendering issue where the TotalFinder icon in the Finder preferences on macOS 11 Big Sur and newer would render with aliasing artifacts, especially on non-Retina/HiDPI displays where the issue was very severe.
  • Fixed a rendering issue where the TotalFinder icon in the Finder preferences on macOS 11 Big Sur and newer was unable to be tinted by the user's macOS UI tint colour when selected.
Improved:
  • Major internal refactors were made to the Coloured Labels feature, resulting in better optimisation of label colour lookup operations.
  • Made many improvements to the TotalFinder diagnostics utility (diagnose-totalfinder.sh) that improve the usefulness of its output.
  • Various other internal refactors and improvements were made to TotalFinder as a whole.
New:
  • Certain behaviour flags that were used during the testing of the new Coloured Labels logic are now controllable via TotalFinder's power-user-oriented "Tweakables" feature, which you can use by creating specific files in your home directory (~, or ${HOME}) using the command-line utility touch. See below for more details.
  • The newly-added Tweakable flag ~/.totalfinder-alwaysenablenewlabellookupmethods enables the new Coloured Labels lookup logic on macOS 12 Monterey and below, which normally use a different label colour lookup method that no longer works as of macOS 13 Ventura.
  • The newly-added Tweakable flag ~/.totalfinder-disablelabelcolourlookupoptimisation disables all Coloured Labels lookup optimisations, which may be useful as a troubleshooting or debugging step.
  • Added an experimental feature that allows users to make the Visor show above other apps, but not the Dock whenever the Visor is in a pinned state. This experimental feature is currently only accessible by running defaults write com.binaryage.totalfinder TotalFinderVisorDrawAboveOtherAppsWhenPinned 1 in a Terminal session. (※ Replace the 1 with a 0 to disable the feature.)
  • A new Visor-related Tweakable flag was added: ~/.totalfinder-useaggressivevisordrawpriority will set the Visor window to a much higher draw priority when the "Show on top of the Dock" feature is enabled. This can be useful if you encounter an app that is still able to draw above the Visor even with "Show on top of the Dock" enabled.
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TotalFinder for Mac

Free
In English
Version 1.15.1
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What customer like

Value
Bug fixing
Design

What needs improvements

Security

TotalFinder qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
3.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0

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4.3

(433 Reviews of TotalFinder)

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ERNEST UNGUREANU
ERNEST UNGUREANU
Apr 18 2023
1.15.1
0.0
Apr 18 2023
0.0
Version: 1.15.1
Very dangerous to use. You need to disable System Integrity, which I personally wouldn't advise anyone.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Jan 28 2023
1.15.0
0.0
Jan 28 2023
0.0
Version: 1.15.0
Is TF discontinued ? the installation file shows "discontinued"..
rwebber
rwebber
Jan 12 2023
1.15.0
5.0
Jan 12 2023
5.0
Version: 1.15.0
I was so sorry to see this go away when Apple tightened down their security design for their new OS versions (a plus with hard consequences). As an early adopter to the Total Finder complemented by Total Spaces, I really missed this functionality. Thank you Binaryage for making this available again. Is there any way Apple can open their design to independent developers (even if it means selling through the AppleStore) to allow companies like yours to continue to thrive and enrich the Apple community?
Just-Fred
Just-Fred
Jan 12 2023
1.15.0
0.0
Jan 12 2023
0.0
Version: 1.15.0
Wow! I never used TotalFinder from BinaryAge, but I was a devoted and dedicated user of their TotalSpaces, which Apple ruined with their newer technologies (and restrictions). Since Apple for all intents and purposes put BinaryAge out of business, I am surprised and delighted to see that TotalFinder is still being updated, if not completely supported. Kudos to the guys at BinaryAge!
Mahjun
Mahjun
Dec 18 2022
1.14.3
0.0
Dec 18 2022
0.0
Version: 1.14.3
I like having my colorful icons in sidebar !
rwebber
rwebber
Jan 12 2023
1.15.0
5.0
Jan 12 2023
5.0
Version: 1.15.0
jozpy1
jozpy1
Sep 17 2022
1.14.3
5.0
Sep 17 2022
5.0
Version: 1.14.3
Vyggo
Vyggo
Jun 26 2022
1.14.2
5.0
Jun 26 2022
5.0
Version: 1.14.2
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 2 2022
1.14.1
2.0
May 2 2022
2.0
Version: 1.14.1
ben-marko
ben-marko
Jan 13 2021
5.0
Jan 13 2021
5.0
Version: null
jefferis
jefferis
Nov 24 2020
1.0
Nov 24 2020
1.0
Version: null
Aargl
Aargl
Nov 22 2020
3.0
Nov 22 2020
3.0
Version: null
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
Nov 21 2020
1.0
Nov 21 2020
1.0
Version: null
Klinge
Klinge
Mar 18 2020
5.0
Mar 18 2020
5.0
Version: null
YHC
YHC
Apr 10 2019
0.5
Apr 10 2019
0.5
Version: null
roundfile
roundfile
Dec 27 2018
5.0
Dec 27 2018
5.0
Version: null
rijck
rijck
Sep 22 2018
5.0
Sep 22 2018
5.0
Version: null
EdwardN2327
EdwardN2327
Aug 12 2018
2.0
Aug 12 2018
2.0
Version: null
Wcstaney
Wcstaney
Aug 9 2018
5.0
Aug 9 2018
5.0
Version: null
Scott-Salbo
Scott-Salbo
Jul 10 2018
4.0
Jul 10 2018
4.0
Version: null
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Apr 5 2018
4.5
Apr 5 2018
4.5
Version: null
Filchescat
Filchescat
Apr 4 2018
5.0
Apr 4 2018
5.0
Version: null
skendaro
skendaro
Feb 27 2018
4.0
Feb 27 2018
4.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Jan 17 2018
5.0
Jan 17 2018
5.0
Version: null
SALAMA Youssef
SALAMA Youssef
Dec 15 2017
5.0
Dec 15 2017
5.0
Version: null
Zoz
Zoz
Dec 5 2017
1.0
Dec 5 2017
1.0
Version: null
Mr.Ash
Mr.Ash
Aug 27 2017
1.0
Aug 27 2017
1.0
Version: null
eli-ny
eli-ny
Jul 3 2017
4.0
Jul 3 2017
4.0
Version: null
Dirtbagg
Dirtbagg
May 17 2017
3.5
May 17 2017
3.5
Version: null
Astraloid
Astraloid
Apr 8 2017
5.0
Apr 8 2017
5.0
Version: null
Mac-Freak
Mac-Freak
Mar 22 2017
5.0
Mar 22 2017
5.0
Version: null
dehmel
dehmel
Mar 11 2017
5.0
Mar 11 2017
5.0
Version: null
Seanc
Seanc
Apr 3 2016
5.0
Apr 3 2016
5.0
Version: null
Mehdi-Dubucq
Mehdi-Dubucq
Apr 3 2016
0.5
Apr 3 2016
0.5
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Jan 20 2016
4.5
Jan 20 2016
4.5
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Oct 18 2015
5.0
Oct 18 2015
5.0
Version: null
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
Oct 5 2015
5.0
Oct 5 2015
5.0
Version: null
NicolasKane
NicolasKane
Oct 2 2015
4.0
Oct 2 2015
4.0
Version: null
Gabriel-Dillaine
Gabriel-Dillaine
Jul 25 2015
3.0
Jul 25 2015
3.0
Version: null
jack2001
jack2001
Jul 14 2015
5.0
Jul 14 2015
5.0
Version: null
jkesler
jkesler
Jul 7 2015
5.0
Jul 7 2015
5.0
Version: null
Mcr
Mcr
Jul 6 2015
5.0
Jul 6 2015
5.0
Version: null
Apikoros
Apikoros
Jul 5 2015
5.0
Jul 5 2015
5.0
Version: null
Macroradical
Macroradical
Mar 28 2015
0.5
Mar 28 2015
0.5
Version: null
Jmsuijkerbuijk
Jmsuijkerbuijk
Mar 26 2015
0.5
Mar 26 2015
0.5
Version: null