The Mac’s Finder and me are not friends. It’s actually a love hate relationship. The Finder loves to infuriate me and I hate that.
If you get headaches using the Finder, you could try Path Finder. Think of it as the Finder from the planet Krypton. It’s that powerful. And comes with a price tag.
For the rest of us, there’s XtraFinder. It’s an elegant Mac app that adds nearly a dozen functions the Finder doesn’t have but you’ll love once you try them. And it’s free.
Open XtraFinder’s Preferences and it almost explains itself.
Settings in Preferences let you arrange folders in the Finder to be on top, and much more. XtraFinder also adds items to Finder Menus.
Here’s what some of those menu items look like in the Finder.
XtraFinder shows hidden items, adds Copy To… and Move To… functions, displays the contents of a folder from the Menu, and does something else the Finder won’t do– it arranges items by name in Icons view.
There’s more, but nothing like PathFinder, though it’s bad for free.