Path Finder
Path Finder
10.0.3

2.3

Path Finder free download for Mac

Path Finder for Mac

25 March 2021

Powerful, award-winning Finder alternative.

What is Path Finder for Mac

Path Finder makes you a master of file management. Take full control over your file system. Save your time: compare and synchronize folders, view hidden files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system. Work how you want: extreme customization allows you to access most tools in many different ways to suit your workflow. Work seamlessly with other platforms: don't leave any hidden .DS_Store files on non-Mac volumes, delete files securely and completely with the powerful delete feature from any volume type, search any network volume.

Features
  • View and manipulate hidden files
  • Dual Pane View
  • Full keyboard navigation
  • Folder comparison and synchronization
  • Folder merging
  • Batch renaming
  • Powerful file filtering
  • One-click dual-pane copy
  • Bookmarks and Tab Presets
  • ACL editor
  • File tagging
  • Editable Path Navigator
  • Powerful low-level search
  • Smart sorting
  • Advanced selection
  • Integrated terminal
  • Integrated text and image editors

Unfortunately, we no longer support nor distribute PF5 or below. Click here to learn how to upgrade to a current version.

What's new in Path Finder

Version 10.0.3:
  • Fixes empty keyboard preferences list on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).
  • Fixes secure delete on APFS volumes.
Path Finder for Mac Old Versions

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msereday
msereday
Apr 14 2021
10.0.3
0.0
Apr 14 2021
0.0
Version: 10.0.3
It happen's often that PF starts on iMAC login in minimized window in bottom left conrner of the screen. I need to enlarge it manually and set the panes accordingly. How can I avoid this behavior?
skyeword
skyeword
Feb 3 2021
10.0.1
3.0
Feb 3 2021
3.0
Version: 10.0.1
I owned Pathfinder once and have taken the time to observe the developments and I felt obliged to say that throughout their long run, they have never understood the Mac. There is a group in Russia who developed an amazing organizer app called 'Outline' and similarly, it wreaks of being ported from a Windows lair that never possessed nor grasped the graphical language and logic of Apple computers. To be more specific, choice. There are always multiple ways to customize an Apple OS and multiple to achieve ones goals. In this way, everyone can find their grrove on a Mac, but on Apps which maintain the Gatesian thinking, users are forced to oblige the format and options provided and generally have one choice regarding user access and interface appearance. Path Finder has apparently evolved many under the hood features, which techies think are cool, but as a professional Designer / Mac User since 1989, a custom format is all... and CocoaTech continues to focus upon the wrong features imo. What are these forsaken labels and why can't I rename them? Why are Tags called Labels and Tag Groups (I think). They find their way into the purity of Apple Finder Tags and cannot be deleted as long at Path Finder remains. Why not simply port and share Finder Tags? Perhaps Apple no longer allows third party access but at least allow for one way syncing so that it's not always a step down to shift from the Finder to Path Finder regarding usabilty. There is so much more to critique, including context! Why is it so difficult to find the controls to adjust the interface? There's a reason Contextual Menus were invented. The graphical interface has dramatically improved, but this is a fixed, cosmetic layer rather than an authentic user defined environment. To the point, PathFinder has teetered on awesomeness for years now though like the Outline App, it has the DNA of another mother... and simply and obviously will never get there, at least for Mac users who require something different. It may not in fact be a ported PC app Code, but if not, the app creators certainly are PC-like thinkers. Why would I switch is the question and the answer is that FTP and a dual-pane are just not important enough to surrender the usabilty of the Finder.
ahmedhatata-ah
ahmedhatata-ah
Jan 23 2021
10.0.1
5.0
Jan 23 2021
5.0
Version: 10.0.1
This application for me is not just a file manger , it is a complete work flow. Don’t know why people don’t give it 5 stars , I use this app every day as a student to manage my files and folders and for me, pathfinder is the best ever finder alternative in the market , it packed with ton of features that I date any one can find in any other similar apps, the Dropbox integration, air drop integration, the drop stack that saved me hours of time , the customizable slidebar to my need and the ability to add as much as I want slide bars, the easy to use interface and customizable tagging system make this application stands out since years and many much more features , I don’t write many reviews for apps I use but pathfinder is an exception and not to forget it is one of the most convenient and compatible file manager with latest os Big Sur with no bugs , it works excellent for me , highly recommend it.
Manwithamission
Manwithamission
Dec 21 2020
10.0.1
1.0
Dec 21 2020
1.0
Version: 10.0.1
Used pathfinder and rode the upgrading/support horse for years - but in my opinion it has now become subscription app in perpetual license clothing. An offering with every release of more and more unnecessary, micro-features which I can help but feel is only to justify yet another upgrade cost, coupled compatibility adjustments without which older versions become increasingly redundant. No file manager should require 10 paid for versions. It's a supposed to be a file manager but it feels like it now needs a course to learn how to use it. This defeats the core purpose of a file manager. Pathfinder team - sadly in my opinion - you have lost the path - I hope you find it again!
dwp-1
dwp-1
Dec 20 2020
10.0.1
5.0
Dec 20 2020
5.0
Version: 10.0.1
I've been using PF since its launch, many years ago. I think the developer does his utmost best to make a full time file manager that is very customizable and FULL featured. I love this app, it takes time getting used to using it as your file manager but once you get used to all the extra features it will be difficult going back to the Finder. Last I knew the developer worked on this program for a living. I am really tired of all the complaints regarding the upgrade pricing. You complainers, do you have any idea at all, what it takes to develop a software product like PathFinder? Trying to keep up with all the changes that Apples makes to the Finder from year to year and keep PF current, is a full time job in it self. Give this Indie developer a break. If you don't want to pay for the upgrades, then don't upgrade. New features are't for free. Please stop complaining he needs to eat and the complaints look bad for PF. Leave your reviews based on the quality of PF, not the upgrade fees.
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
Dec 13 2020
10.0
2.0
Dec 13 2020
2.0
Version: 10.0
been supporting PathFinder for years but the high upgrade price for a buggy application has taken it's toll, I wont be upgrading again....
Mcr
Mcr
Dec 12 2020
10.0
0.0
Dec 12 2020
0.0
Version: 10.0
Suggestion to Cocoatech: Having tried PF on and off going back to PF3, based on my experience and reading the comments here, you may want to consider two versions of PF, one would be the full product with all the bells and whistles and other a slim-downed version. something like PF standard and PF Professional, or PF and PF-Lite. Having used and tried just about every dual pane file manager for macOS there is, I have found that 90 plus % of the time, all I want is a FAST, quick to respond, way to move files around from one folder to another...Copy/move/compare.....Copy/move/compare...90% of the time...period. Once in awhile, bulk renaming, but for that I use specialized app. I think there is significant user base out there that feels the same...don't want the kitchen sink, just want a quick glass (sip?) of water and leave the kitchen!!. so with the 60 day trial, maybe after 60 days, product reverts to a PF lite that provides just basic file operations, no sync, no cloud integration, charge $15 there abouts, etc NO NAG screens to upgrade to the full version. Or just come out with a PF lite product from the get go.
Kitmos
Kitmos
Dec 12 2020
10.0
2.0
Dec 12 2020
2.0
Version: 10.0
Not going to be suckered into paying for yet another upgrade to PF.
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Dec 11 2020
10.0
0.0
Dec 11 2020
0.0
Version: 10.0
Beware that just by checking for updates from version 9 today, it announced version 10 (paid upgrade), and after scrolling through the list of what was new, I clicked the red "close window" button and quit. "Skip this Version" was grayed out. Then I relaunched version 9 only to find out it was already updated to 10! No installation warning or process at all!
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Dec 11 2020
10.0
5.0
Dec 11 2020
5.0
Version: 10.0
Finally, the design of Path Finder in version 10 has been revised (e.g., the outdated Label color gradient in the file listing display, which have been addressed repeatedly over the years). Path Finder v10 convinced me again, and so I bought an upgrade right away :) But, oh boy, their upgrade buying process again… – be prepared ;)
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2.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
License: 
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