Macintosh Explorer
Macintosh Explorer
5.1

3.9

Macintosh Explorer free download for Mac

Macintosh Explorer

5.1
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.

Requirements for Macintosh Explorer

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

40 Macintosh Explorer Reviews

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Adonsa
26 August 2010

Most helpful

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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Version 5.0
misterjspencer
28 December 2014
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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Version 5.1
1 answer(s)
cade1
cade1
24 July 2018
Now free if you go to website provides SN and message that:

Macintosh Explorer is No Longer Supported.
No future updates or support will be provided. A free serial number is provided below.
Serial Number: 91153-5358-FSS-3938-10812-40
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ben-marko
03 February 2013
Nice, but there needs to be a column view.
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Version 5.1
2 answer(s)
FCMDEV
FCMDEV
18 September 2013
Time for FastCommander.
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MASLO
MASLO
28 September 2013
Time to Crax: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/49259/crax
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Mikey1963
05 December 2010
a little slow to startup for my liking.
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Version 5.1
Trashie
01 November 2010
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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Version 5.0
Adonsa
26 August 2010
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.
Like (5)
Version 5.0
4 answer(s)
Pjot
Pjot
26 August 2010
Well said, Adonsa. Nothing with 'Explorer' or 'Outlook' or any other name that reminds me of the 'adversary' on my Macs! Cheers
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Version 5.0
Zevrix
Zevrix
26 August 2010
I think you're overreacting. Back in time when Microsoft released Internet Explorer for Mac, the only other alternative was Netscape... And Explorer was by far more superior and advanced browser than dreaded Netscape. So I only have good associations with the word Explorer. Same about Outlook Express. It was a really great and intuitive mail client with truly Mac spirit. Right now I'm using Microsoft Entourage as my mail client - gave up on Apple's own Mail long time ago. To me, Entourage is way more intuitive, user friendly and Mac-like than Mail. I didn't try Macintosh Explorer yet, but the word 'Explorer' actually makes me want to try it.
Like (3)
Version 5.0
Espiridion
Espiridion
26 August 2010
I agree with ZEVRIX, and also use Entourage. Used Outlook many years ago. In addition, Microsoft was one of the first -if not the first- developers for the Apple platform. Excel was originally made for Apple and it was later made for PCs.
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Version 5.0
Adonsa
Adonsa
26 August 2010
Hello ZEVRIX, You're right, I was out of line; shouldn't have used this website to post off topic opinions. Apologies to the software developer. I tried to edit it back out but the website won't allow; so I get what I deserve on this. Won't happen again.
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Version 5.0
Flynn22
19 January 2010
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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Version 4.5
1 answer(s)
Applicability
Applicability
13 February 2010
I don't know if this will help, but you could try the beta version. Go to trybeta.com, create an account, click Browse, Utilities, File Browser, Macintosh Explorer, Download Now. Even then, in order to get the beta to work you will need to Show Package Contents on the app, and delete the Info.plist file (or edit it so that Bundle version = 4.6). By the way, it's been in this messed up beta state for years now, with the next update always being promised to be coming out "soon". The last time I read any word from the developer on the product was at least a year ago, which I think officially makes this abandonware... It's all the more insulting because they repeatedly boast on their website about how great their support is and how often they update their products. They should either stop charging people for it or open-source it... but the way they're going about it now is just disingenuous.
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Version 4.5
Johnbols
27 May 2009
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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Version 4.5
1 answer(s)
MASLO
MASLO
28 September 2013
Try CRAX it's low cost alternative with FTP support.
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Jcdawsc5b162
08 April 2009
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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Version 4.5
Tandrew1
13 January 2008
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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Version 4.5
2 answer(s)
Tandrew1
Tandrew1
13 January 2008
I should add that I am running OSX 10.5+
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Version 4.5
Plevine
Plevine
18 April 2008
Please send us your crash report at http://www.ragesw.com/support/ and we will get this fixed ASAP/
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Version 4.5
Easer
07 November 2007
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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Version 4.5
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