Macintosh Explorer
Macintosh Explorer
5.1

3.9

Macintosh Explorer free download for Mac

Macintosh Explorer5.1

02 December 2010

Alternative file browser for the Finder, aqua version available.

Overview

Note: Mac Explorer is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

Mac Explorer is a file browser and management tool that brings a hierarchal navigation system to the Mac. The first ever Mac OS X file browser to offer tabbed file browsing, Thumbnail previews of pictures files and filter based file browser, Mac Explorer offers a totally new and unique file browsing experience

Features:
  • Mac Explorer In Action: The first ever tabbed file browser for the Mac. Complete with the favorites shelf for commonly used files and applications, fast file searching from within each Explorer window and contextual menus to quickly perform various actions on selected files.
  • Picture Previews as you Browse: No more generic icons when what you really want to see is the actual picture file. Mac Explorer is the first Mac File Browser to offer Thumbnail file browsing. Quickly locate the pictures you are looking for in a large list of files.
  • Find Anything You Need: With access to the same search capabilities as Sherlock right from within Mac Explorer's main window, you can locate exactly what you are looking for without relying on third party applications or cluttering your desktop with more windows. You won't even disturb your current file location.
  • Customized to the Way you Want: Choose between FIVE different file views including icon view, list view, detailed list view,compact list view and even Thumbnail view. Flavors let you further customize Mac Explorer to match your desired tastes.
  • Treat Multiple Files as One with File Banks: Move, copy and store multiple files as one with File Banks. File Banks will store a pile of files so that a drag and drop operation can be posed while you navigate to a destination directory or if you just want to conveniently move multiple files as one pile of files.
  • Change Info For Multiple Files At Once: Batch change file info for multiple files at once with Mac Explorer's Batch File Info Changer. Just enter some new information for the selected files, or even all files or folders within the current folder, and Mac Explorer will update all the specified files with the new file info.

What's new in Macintosh Explorer

Version 5.1:
Fixed:
  • You can now change the font size for the listed files and folders.
  • You can now change the font for the listed files and folders.
  • Minor bug fixes and speed improvements.

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How would you rate Macintosh Explorer app?

40 Reviews of Macintosh Explorer

Adonsa
26 August 2010
Version: 5.0

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Greetings. The name "Macintosh Explorer" is too coincidental with "Microsoft Explorer," and "Microsoft Internet Explorer." Mac users choose Macs over the [IBM]PC Industry Standard from a position of intelligence, and to have excellence in computing that goes way above and beyond the de-facto "industry standard." Likewise, many Mac users (myself included) prefer to distance ourselves from Microsoft and Microsoft software titles. There are some who may rightfully disagree, but Microsoft has been our adversary for many years where Microsoft enjoys at least 95% of the market share, yet we, the Macintosh community, beat them down consistently with vastly superior software. The software title, "Macintosh Explorer" conveys too much (imho) of a reminder of the overbearing presence of "the dark side of computing." It's difficult to discern why a software developer would choose such a title when thousands of other excellent possibilities are readily available. Cheers.
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4
misterjspencer
28 December 2014
Version: 5.1
Actually this is quite good, unfortunately i have discovered it too late as the developer is now giving it away and not developing. Many of the other finder replacements or enhancements do too much or too little. Probably as others have established the name of this app alienates some and it has been its downfall. Finder is not that great for ease of finding files and directories, but good for searching, whilst windows was never that great at searching but better at file structures for digging deep to find files. I often work on a big screen and open this in one corner to help me find and sort things quickly and easily. I think what I need is "Total-Path lite"
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ben-marko
03 February 2013
Version: 5.1
Nice, but there needs to be a column view.
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Mikey1963
05 December 2010
Version: 5.1
a little slow to startup for my liking.
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Trashie
01 November 2010
Version: 5.0
If your coming from Windows and have never used Macs before or any other Unix based file system this is a good aid to use your My Computer thinking on a Mac. You will however chuck it away after a few months when you learn finder and pick out one of the multitude of better 3rd party file managers available for OSX. Downside they never update it which tells me sales are bad and finder is instantly a hit with new users these days. Perhaps to niche to do well on OSX but it still works fine even if not updated for a long time.
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Adonsa
26 August 2010
Version: 5.0
Greetings. The name "Macintosh Explorer" is too coincidental with "Microsoft Explorer," and "Microsoft Internet Explorer." Mac users choose Macs over the [IBM]PC Industry Standard from a position of intelligence, and to have excellence in computing that goes way above and beyond the de-facto "industry standard." Likewise, many Mac users (myself included) prefer to distance ourselves from Microsoft and Microsoft software titles. There are some who may rightfully disagree, but Microsoft has been our adversary for many years where Microsoft enjoys at least 95% of the market share, yet we, the Macintosh community, beat them down consistently with vastly superior software. The software title, "Macintosh Explorer" conveys too much (imho) of a reminder of the overbearing presence of "the dark side of computing." It's difficult to discern why a software developer would choose such a title when thousands of other excellent possibilities are readily available. Cheers.
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Flynn22
19 January 2010
Version: 4.5
Please help with the crashing. I love the concept, but I cannot seem to move the window around on the desktop without experiencing major delays or crashing. Is there a fix? Product is super useful for those of us who like the folder / list display. Just wish it wasn't slow to respond.
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Johnbols
27 May 2009
Version: 4.5
I love it, this I was missing. one TIP: build in the option for FTP transfers and there you are! Thats what I miss a lot But 5 stars
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Jcdawsc5b162
08 April 2009
Version: 4.5
Works for me. There's a minor redrawing issue when the window is resized in 10.5.6, but I'm certainly glad this program is available, and for such a reasonable price.
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Tandrew1
13 January 2008
Version: 4.5
I have run Macintosh Explorer demo on my new iMac 24" 4gig with no problems. I bought version 4.5. Now, it quickly quits. I've re-downloaded and erased the preferences files. Doesn't help. What to do?
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Easer
07 November 2007
Version: 4.5
This could be a decent program if it had better functionality. First, it doesn't remember most of my settings upon restart. I'll get the window sized, the icons sized, etc., and upon restart, it reverts to small fonts, small icons, etc. Very annoying and useless to me. It would also be nice if the toolbar had more sensible customization. For example, if you want to add a space between items, you get to do so only once. Any other program I've ever seen allows you to drag as many spaces as needed to wherever you want. This program, however, gives you one and only one space (as well as one and only one flexible space). How does that possibly make sense?
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Plevine
27 February 2007
Version: 4.5
Please send us an email using the contact from at the following URL. This is probably due to you having installed a much earlier version. All you have to do is delete the Preferences and everything should work ok. Please email me at the following URL and I will help you get this working; http://www.ragesw.com/support/
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Nate-Houle
13 February 2007
Version: 4.5
Version 4.5 now has Universal Binary.
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csaborio
06 January 2007
Version: 4.4
Any shareware company that at this point does not have Universal Binaries of their products should really be questioned on the update support of their applications. No UB, no purchase - heck, not even download.
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Nadoky
15 March 2006
Version: 4.4
The only viable Finder replacement is Path Finder. This may all change March 17th when FileRun explodes onto the scene. http://filerun.info/
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1.25
Anonymous
06 August 2005
Version: 4.3.5
Very poor program with hardly any features, to say that this is meant to be better than the Finder makes me laugh. In Macintosh Explorer I can't even change a file's permissions. Info dialogs don't have file previews, and the column view is missing. The program is awfully slow, and the toolbar isn't even customizable. The tabs are ugly. Preferences settings aren't applied until the application is reopened. Icons in the icon view can't even be dragged around. The menus are extremely messy, a file's label color can't even be changed in Macintosh Explorer. The Edit menu is very disappointing, missing even things that Windows Explorer has. I can't even connect to servers using Macintosh Explorer. I haven't covered all the problems and missing features in this program, there are lots more! I'd like the developers to explain to me why they think this is better than the Finder, Windows Explorer and Path Finder; as far as I can see there's no reason why I should use this over the Finder or Path Finder. To put it simply, just don't waste your $15 on this poor program.
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3.5
Anonymous
03 August 2005
Version: 4.3.5
A very useful tool for those who have problems with the Finder or those who switched from Window$ to Mac. Unfortunatly the tool is way too expensive (must be freeware!) and there's no multilangual support like german, french etc. It also has some poor preformance, specialy on G3 Macs it runs very slow and undynamic.
(0)
Anonymous
15 June 2005
Version: 4.3.5
honestly, it took me years to escape from M$ - why should I step back to an 'windows explorer look & feel' ... I dont get it !!
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Anonymous
15 June 2005
Version: 4.3.5
FYI, from their forum, info on this update: Macintosh Explorer 4.3.5 improves compatibility with Mac OS X Tiger. It also fixes stability issues with loading file links and drag and dropping files. A new appearance for file links which allows more space for displaying file names within links has also been added. You can find it at ragesw.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=174 .
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Anonymous
15 June 2005
Version: 4.3.5
thumbdnail preview already exists if you select show icon preview in the view->show view option menu
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4.5
Anonymous
11 May 2005
Version: 4.3.1
Finally fast enough for me! This update it awesome. Now give me a column view like the Finder and it wil be five stars across the board. Its really come along way. great work!
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Anonymous
06 May 2005
Version: 4.3
Ver slow on low-end Macs and phones-home.
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4.5
Anonymous
09 April 2005
Version: 4.3
I have used previous versions and dismissed them because they were slow. Not unusabily slow, but slow enough for me to not want to use it. But this version (4.3) really is much faster. The thumbnail pictures are awesome, what a great feature. I don't understand why it's not built into the Finder. I would like to see more view options such as a column view like the OS X Finder. A great feature would also be sorting in groups like entourage for Mac or Windows Explorer. All in all though it is a good app for a fair price.
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Anonymous
06 April 2005
Version: 4.3
I agree with many of the comments - this package is improving but as with others I feel it is still a bit slow in many aspects. For those of you who read this who want small footprints and FAST listings try out ACP from Rixtep. It is the standard setter. Have a Great day! pete.
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Anonymous
05 April 2005
Version: 4.3
It's beginning to look good. Interface is still a bit slow -- especially in the area of resizing windows. This is also a problem with the Mac OS X Finder, although it's not as severe as with Mac Explorer. Although PathFinder utilizes a host of other, additional features, it's nice to see some potential competition come along -- nearly always a good thing for the consumer. To the dev: Keep churning out the improvements and additions!
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Anonymous
22 July 2004
Version: 4.1
Well, nice try, but it's too slow. Scrolling my documents is anything but smooth.
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Anonymous
22 July 2004
Version: 4.1
I agree with anonymous below when they say that Apple should write a Finder replacement that has a much lighter footprint. My 550 Ti book w/ 512 RAM really crawls on the Finder, way more that most apps. BTW, I downloaded this a few years ago when I first switched from OS 9 to OS 10.1.5. I never bothered to use it again, but from some of the comments below, it doesn't seem to offer anything great.
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Anonymous
22 July 2004
Version: 4.1
To Anonymous below: try LaunchBar OR wait for Tiger and Spotlight BTW, when you start this application, you have ONLY 14 times to try it out. Quit it and it's 13 times left. Developer's not at home here. Make it 30 days trial demo, not 14 times allowed to open the app.
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Anonymous
21 July 2004
Version: 4.1
Finder is way too slow and clumsy. I've been an os x user for three years and I would not go back, but the Finder is a big juicy pimple on this operating system's ass. It is simply dreadful, and to this day I have not found a way to make it very usable to me. This is no better. Seems very slow. I thought it would behave in a similar manner to Window Explorer in regards to keyboard navigation, etc., but that desn't seem to be the case. I think that Apple should write something lean and fast and fully accessible with the keyboard, and will actually let you cut and move files (can't imagine why you can't do that with Finder). They could keep Finder for those who like it (?) and offer the "lite" file browser as an alternative.
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Anonymous
21 July 2004
Version: 4.1
The Apple Finder aint broke, so why try and fix it? It sort of sounds like trying to reinvent the wheel. I'm not trying to give a bad review and admire your attempt, however only if this can one day REPLACE the Finder might become a viable alternative - until then it's not too useful. Still, keep at it.
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3.75
Jimohio
13 March 2004
Version: 4.0
Huge improvement over version 3.6. Developer responds to feedback very quickly, and even gave me a free upgrade to version 4.0 after giving him feedback on the beta version, and letting him know that I hardly was able to use the old version, which I bought, because of the slowness. This version is starting to gain on PathFinder, which is a compliment. New Mac users coming over fron Windows should feel very comfortable using this application because of the similarities with Windows Explorer.
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Anonymous
10 March 2004
Version: 4.0
Crahes on my G3 beige 10.3.2 immediatly. Menu appears then - game over , crash.
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Anonymous
10 March 2004
Version: 4.0
I like the extra features and that people are making alternatives to the Apple Finder but this has a ways to go before it's a viable option. Until then, it doesn't make so much sense to charge for it, or call it version 4. For this kind of software, I'd suggest using the numbering scheme used for KDX's development. The info and batch windows contain useful fields and buttons, but many features either don't work or don't work the way I'd think they would. It IS really sluggish and doesn't yet have enough editable preferences..but I say keep at it. If you've gotten this far in the time you've been developing it, you should be passing Apple fairly soon in designing a good file browser.
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Anonymous
09 March 2004
Version: 4.0
CocoaTech's PathFinder blows this away.
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3.75
Jonathan Dale
19 November 2003
Version: 3.5
A few problems with version 3.6: 1. It's a little slow a sluggish even on a 1.0Ghz PowerBook 2. Drag and drop of files between applications is not supported 3. The user interface needs to be more configurable.
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Anonymous
18 November 2002
Version: 3.2.5
Slow and crappy, but it didn't freeze
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4.5
Anonymous
25 April 2001
Version: 2.0
Excellent !
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5
13 August 2000
Version:
I never experienced the type 3 errors. I love using Macintosh Explorer. Ive been a long time user
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4.75
2etr4
13 August 2000
Version:
I experienced the same problem so i emailed rage software and they said to download it again and now it works. This is my first time using Macintosh Explorer and I love it. It is really a big convenience.
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1
13 August 2000
Version:
Macintosh Explorer 1.5 does not appear to be compatible with MacOS 9.04. No matter what set of extensions I have enabled, I get a type 3 error code every time I launch it.
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Galacticon
01 August 2000
Version:
Mac Explorer is extremely useful and powerful. It can do many things that I need more than one program to do, including the visibility of folders I need to set and other good features. I still think that the interface could be better though.
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$24.95

3.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
Application is not under development & not supported.

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