One of the bits of software I use all the time behind the scenes is Cocoatech’s Path Finder. It’s a replacement for the Mac’s built-in Finder, though you can use both together if you want to.
Every time I find myself in the Finder and can’t open a new tab instead of a new window, can’t just preview a file, can’t drop a file on the Drop Stack while I find and open the folder I want to move it to, I acutely miss Path Finder’s ease of use.
Path Finder puts everything at your fingertips, and offers immense flexibility in what you see and where you see it. Today there’s an update to Path Finder:
Leopard-esque interface redesign Taking cues from the upcoming release of OS X 10.5, Path Finder 4.8 has a sleek, beautiful new interface that integrates the best of the “dark aqua” look for a more consistent, visually appealing experience.
“Per-folder” view settings Path Finder 4.8 now has the ability to remember and store view options (e.g. column / icon / list view, sorting, font and color settings, etc.) on an individual / per-folder basis.
It looks great. Update installed. In use.