TotalFinder
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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.

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
What's New
Version 1.5.22:

Improved:

  • Added missing files for Hungarian and Croatian localizations.
  • Switching to full screen streches window to whole screen.
Fixed:
  • Full screen menu item (CTRL+CMD+F) works reliably.
  • Sometimes background color of windows could stay wrong.
  • Prevented ghost Finder window when clicking Finder's Dock icon (if you still experience ghost windows without frame, please report).
  • Clicking "Add Tab" button on window without focus could operate on different browser window.
  • Colourful sidebar shows all icons in colours.
  • Fixed broken tags and other issues in newly created Finder windows.
  • Sorting of file groups works under Chinese localization.
  • Doing rename in the left-side panel of dual view could lock focus to the right side.
  • Fixed double-clicking tabs when having enabled "Double click a window's title bar to minimize" in the Dock prefs.
  • Fixed a rare (but dangerous) situation when highlighted tab selection did not match folder view displayed by Finder.

Version 1.5.22:

Improved:

  • Added missing files for Hungarian and Croatian localizations.
  • Switching to full screen streches window to whole screen.
Fixed:
  • Full screen menu item (CTRL+CMD+F) works reliably.
  • Sometimes background color of windows could stay wrong.
  • Prevented ghost Finder window when clicking more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later





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Mcr reviewed on 27 Feb 2014
Here's a pointer that some of you may not have discovered.
Multiple side by side views in the same windows.

We all know there is dual pane mode in a Finder window. It is possible to have multiple sets of dual panes in the SAME window (versus opening two windows both in dual pane mode).

Open a Finder windows, open Tab 1, open Tab 2, toggle Dual pane, and Tabs 1 and 2 switch to dual pane/side by side. Open a Tab 3 and Tab 4 in the same window. enable dual pane again with the keyboard short cut. Tabs 3 and 4 slide into dual pane/side by side view. You can switch back and forth panes 1/2 and tabs 3/4 by just clicking on any of the four tabs.

Now of course if you actually want to see four panes SIMULTANEOUSLY then you do need to open a new Finder window, but if you just want to switch back and forth between pairs of two panes, this is a neat feature. It doesn't stop at two pairs, I've opened as many as eight tabs, paired into 4 dual pane views
[Version 1.5.19]


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Mcr commented on 26 Feb 2014
[I posted this on the BinaryAge support forum as well]

I used to be able to substitute my own colored icons that was displayed in the Sidebar by TF (instead of the default), by changing the ICNS files in
/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources

In version 1.5.6, TF would use the colored versions of the icons for Shared and Networks devices, like for example for a connect Windows PC, TF would use the icon from public.generic-pc.icns, which was color.

In 1.5.19 it is now grabbing the monochrome icons that start with 'Sidebar....icns', like, in this case, it now grabs
SidebarPC.icns. Even for connected MAcs, 1.5.6 would use the color icon such as com.apple.macbookpro-17-unibody.icns
Now for the same connected laptop it grabs the monochrome icon SidebarLaptop.icns.

DEVELOPER: Can you change this back so that TF will grab the colored icns versions in CoreTypes.bundle once again? I think if the goal is to support color inthe Sidebar, it really needs to be all the way, not some color and some black and white. Unless this was Mavericks only change. I'm using Mountain Lion. Are you recommending ML users stay on 1.5.6?
[Version 1.5.19]

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Mcr replied on 27 Feb 2014
FYI, the developer responded on the BinaryAge forum that this regression was accidental, part of the code cleanup in 1.5.19, and that it would be addressed in the next release. HUGE THANKS to the development team!!
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Mcr replied on 27 Feb 2014
Fixed in 1.5.21 released Feb 27 (beta). If you can't wait, and you understand that this is BETA, download here
http://totalfinder.binaryage.com/beta-changes
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Mcr commented on 26 Feb 2014
Even if you run Mavericks, I personally still recommend highly that you use TotalFinder, and for those of you who haven't tried TotalFinder, I suggest you try it.

Yes, it's true Mavericks has tabs now, but I believe TF provides more than just incremental or moderate improvements over the MAvericks implementation. The ability to see SIDE BY SIDE windows and compare folders and drag/drop between them is more than enough reason I feel to use TF. VISOR mode is another. The ability to QUICKLY turn on/off viewing of hidden/system files. The ability to view all folders at the top before files, or view them alphabetically like files. Individually, these might be thought of as moderate or incremental improvements, taken as a whole, they greatly increase my workflow productivity.
[Version 1.5.19]


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Bowlerboy_jmb reviewed on 26 Feb 2014
Short comment: if you don't have Mavericks installed yet, buy Total Finder, because you'll love it. But if you do have Mavericks installed, then, if I were you, I'd go with Apple's implementation of essentially the same functionality and take a pass on this third-party utility that would end up being redundant and inject perhaps even a complication into your System that you might be better off without. My long answer below explains why.

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Instead of having a lot of individual Finder windows strewn all over your desktop and making it look messier and more disorganized than my kitchen when it's so full of dirty dishes that are begging to be washed, you can bunch up a several tabs inside one, or very few, individual Finder window.

I used it under Mountain Lion, and it worked fine. Now that Mavericks has incorporated the same essential feature, your choice comes down to whether or not you want to install an application crafted by a third party developer that modifies the System in order to accomplish what the current OS already does.

As a general rule, I tend to avoid installing any application that modifies the built-in: that's probably a self-protective attitude that I picked up a lot time ago in System 7 and OS 9 days, when so many "extensions" infiltrated the Apple System that you had to buy an Extension Manager or two and go through time-consuming, mind-boggling elimination procedures to determine which application would not play nice (i.e., be compatible) with certain other applications.

After spending time in purgatory for trying to squeeze ever more productivity of my Macs—like the Mac II si and the PowerTower clone (whose success at selling a better Mac computer over the Internet than Apple sold at third-party retail outlets at the time gave Apple a whack on the side of the side and triggered them into setting up their own Apple Store!)—I also had to create "Extension Sets" that controlled which extensions were allowed to boot up and play together.

Anyway, even though my attitude may be outdated with the coming of the protective memory feature of the Mac OS X, I still tend to avoid installing System-chaning programs if I can avoid it, even to the point of not using them at all. I do make exceptions, as anyone should, depending on the circumstances, so, while I would recommend using Total Finder is you don't have Mavericks, I think that the writing is on the wall for this utility to become obsoleted by Apple's incorporation of its essential functioning in the System that Apple built.

Even if Total Finder will offer some tiny, incremental benefits that Mavericks does not have, as Leoofborg suggests, whether you want to invest in a redundant utility to be able to get longer filenames automatically taken care is a subtlety that ultimately comes down to a matter of taste.

When I heard that Mavericks was incorporating the essential features of Total Finder, I thought maybe its developer hit it big and got bought out by Apple. It looks like Apple is tacking the opposite tack altogether: making TF obsolete by making it redundant. Sorry about that. I guess in the world of high technology, not every small company gets gobbled up by a parent for billions of dollars every week.
[Version 1.5.19]


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+268

Leoofborg reviewed on 26 Feb 2014
Of course Apple introduced tabs in the Mavericks Finder, and TotalFinder is now not needed, right??

WRONG.

Mavericks tabs, except for 'drag copying file to tab' come off as a clunky add-on. It's like Apple folks don't understand WHY folks would use a tabbed file manager.

TotalFinder *is* what Apple SHOULD have done to the Finder. The Dev who made this non-trival 'plugin to the Finder' put a lot of thought into this, and you should support him.

What TF has that Mavs does not: list views that can 'grow' when the file name gets too long, but the biggie: "unifying" two tabs (via Cmd-U) so that you can compare contents or drag in a more visual way. The Linux world has had things like this, PathFinder (a whole other Finder type app) has this, and with TF, the Finder has it too.

I own PathFinder. I also own this, because I spend a LOT MORE TIME in the Finder. You should own this too.

Any cons? None really. The Dev also does betas of 'new features'... and they're stable for beta. AND, he is very responsive to bugs.
[Version 1.5.19]


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LuukLuuk reviewed on 08 Feb 2014
Finder could be annoying, TotalFinder almost fixes this :)
[Version 1.5.6]


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Shoria commented on 27 Jan 2014
Does TotalFinder have a refresh function/button?

Often need this when working on mounted remote Windows partitions.
[Version 1.5.6]


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+374

Drdul reviewed on 18 Dec 2013
For me, the "folders on top" feature alone makes TotalFinder worth the $18 and 5 stars. Extra features like automatically adjusting column widths and a progress bar in the dock are the icing on the cake.
[Version 1.5.6]


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deadcatdreaming reviewed on 11 Dec 2013
By its self Mavericks tabbed finder is no where close to the awesome that is TotalFinder. If you handle lots of files and drives, this app will speed things up ten fold.
[Version 1.5.6]


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JasonB2218 reviewed on 08 Dec 2013
Love the program - I like it WAY better than Path Finder. I had to uninstall totalfinder to troubleshoot some kernel panics (still not sure what the cause of those were). I really like the visor feature which makes it so windows are out of the way, but easily accessible. I also like how it integrates into finder instead of replacing it.
[Version 1.5.6]


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Ben-Marko had trouble on 12 Mar 2014
TotalFinder seems to be running slower and slower each time it starts up. I clocked it at 3 minutes, 17 seconds after the Finder itself had completed loading, as well as all associated menubar items. Not sure why, I hope future updates fix this.
[Version 1.5.22]


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Robertcoogan had trouble on 27 Feb 2014
Has crashed repeatedly since last update. Last night I had to run DiskWarrior to recover my main directory, a monumental pain. I don't know if that has anything to do with TotalFinder, but I am leaving it off for now, since I have left it off I have had no problems with the Finder.
[Version 1.5.19]


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Frankeed had trouble on 12 Oct 2013
Anyone else getting the "update failed" message with version 1.5?
[Version 1.5]


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Sgmoye had trouble on 02 Jul 2013
Having trouble with the 1.4.16 update. On two Macs (both running 10.8.4) the update proceeds normally, but at the very end there is a message that the update failed. The Finder is still inactive and the only thing left to do is to restart, upon which I find that TF is, in fact, running as 1.4.16.
[Version 1.4.16]


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Almar had trouble on 28 Jun 2013
1.4.15 update today crashed loopy. Downgrade to 1.4.10 was uneffective since now it is unstable and quit. This is the third realase in few weeks that is sucking my best time in the early morning...
[Version 1.4.10]


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Mcjf had trouble on 28 Jul 2012
After upgrading my internal partitions/volumes always keep showing up/reappearing under favourites in the Finder sidebar. They are present under devices where they should be. But also under favourites. When I remove them from the favourites section of the sidebar, it takes a little while and they will reappear. Very annoying. Have already tried deleting the sidebar plist file in my preferences but after a restart the next day the problem is there again.
Please fix this. Thank you.
[Version 1.3.11]


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Dominique had trouble on 23 Jul 2012
I am on snow leopard
No automatic upgrade
what does it mean :
"Removed support for Finder 10.6 under OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard" ?
[Version 1.3.5]


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NativeofSF had trouble on 26 Apr 2012
Has anyone noticed a loss of start-up items after installation?
[Version 1.3.4]


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mymon had trouble on 21 Mar 2012
I've been using TotalFinder for years and never had problems with it until I upgraded to Lion (last weekend)
Sometimes I can not copy/paste folders/files
I can click copy either via the new buttons or from the file menu but than the paste is not available
I can copy/paste no problem using buildIn Finder or muCommander
Im using v1.3.2 but I was also using it under SnowLeopard and it was fine
[Version 1.3.2]


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+148
Hal2007 had trouble on 13 Mar 2012
TotalFinder seems to totally kill Finder Window animations after uninstallation. No windows are animated any more on open/close.

Is there any way to get them back, i.e. via Terminal?

Thanks for any help.
[Version 1.3.2]

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Antoinesynopsis replied on 20 Jul 2012
Same issue her. And no solution. I tried this terminal caommand but it failed : "defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool YES"

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Macbond rated on 16 Jan 2014

[Version 1.5.6]



Album13 rated on 09 Dec 2013

[Version 1.5.6]



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Denny rated on 06 Dec 2013

[Version 1.5.6]



BrianTrouba4678 rated on 25 Nov 2013

[Version 1.5.2]



yg400 rated on 31 Oct 2013

[Version 1.5.2]



+26

Serste rated on 20 Oct 2013

[Version 1.5.2]



+28

PRjohnson rated on 20 Oct 2013

[Version 1.5.2]



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Gary_box rated on 11 Oct 2013

[Version 1.5]



ArthurJF rated on 18 Sep 2013

[Version 1.4.18]



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dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 1.4.18]


Downloads:161,985
Version Downloads:4,639
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Demo
Date:03 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $18.00
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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.

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.


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