Path Finder
Path Finder
10.0.1

2.3

Path Finder free download for Mac

Path Finder

18 December 2020

Powerful, award-winning Finder alternative.

Overview

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 10.0.1:
  • Fixes empty keyboard preferences list on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).
  • Fixes secure delete on APFS volumes.
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512 Reviews of Path Finder

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The Philosofox
02 November 2019
Version: 9.0

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I'm still in love with Pathfinder, although the time with PF8 was filled with rough experiences and feels like an abusive relationship in hindsight. At the same time, PF seems to be back to a 18month release schedule. Upgrade price was 18$ this time... (by the way, all PF8 users got promised 12month of up to date usage, seems somehow fair). I'm happy the developers keep working on it and I'm willing to continue the ride, but they are cashing in on my good will at the moment. If it's another rough ride, I'll hand in the divorce papers for sure. But for now, I'm still willing to let the app be my work horse on the mac.
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Manwithamission
21 December 2020
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!
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dwp-1
20 December 2020
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.
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Frodo-life
13 December 2020
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....
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Mcr
12 December 2020
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.
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Kitmos
12 December 2020
Version: 10.0
Not going to be suckered into paying for yet another upgrade to PF.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
11 December 2020
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!
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LeMerlot
11 December 2020
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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Mac007
06 December 2020
Version: 9.4
I've been using Path Finder for some time now and it works as advertised for me. If any problems come up I will update my review. I have not yet updated to Big Sur so no comments for now.
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zlazkow
27 November 2020
Version: 9.4
tried it. I judge by first impression during first 10-15 minutes. The interface is very confusing . Tried unsuccessfully to figure out.
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K34566
26 October 2020
Version: 9.4
Pathfinder was a great app at one time. It used to improve your productivity on the mac tremendously. Now after using it for over 10 years I have to say I don't recommend it. It has finally become unproductive to use. The user interface that was so simple at one time, has got so complicated and now has so many options that you now waste hours trying to figure out how to get the darn software to work. It is very easy to change your user interface by accidentally clicking some icon you don't know what is for, then find out some key feature you were using disappears. Then you have to spend hours trying to figure out how to get it back again. This wipes out all of the productivity gains from using the product in the first place. The developers have continued to add more and more features (the software disease known as 'feature creep') until the software can now do everything, but you need a Phd to use it. Everytime you use it, if you haven't used it for a week or so you have to re-read the manual. The developers have completely lost the plot. They should instead do some user testing and remove 80 percent of the features getting it down to a very basic and very simple product that was the original idea. So sad to see a yet another great product absolutely ruined by feature creep. I hope the developers read this and spend the next year creating a separate product (they can keep the old one for geeks), that has a minimal set of features that have been cleverly designed to be intuitive. I don't recommend this product at all now, and that comes from someone who has been using it for 10 years.
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2.3

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