Jul 29 2010
I wanted to throw out a tip that has made my Mac-using experience much more productive: you are probably familiar with tabs in your web browser. They let you open a bunch of webpages without actually having a bunch of windows cluttering up your screen—they’re all nicely gathered in one window and are each accessible via their own tab. Get ready to have that same tabbed awesomeness in the Finder with TotalFinder from BinaryAge.
Just like in your web browser, you can switch between tabs, drag tabs to and from windows and reorder them within windows. There are tons of other customization options available under the Finder Preferences once the software is installed.
If you worry about installing Finder plugins, and well you should, TotalFinder does not overwrite your Finder.app files. It modifies the running Finder application image in-memory. If you install the software and still feel guilty about it later, BinaryAge supplies an uninstaller to set things right back the way they were—no one has to know. You can even disable TotalFinder without uninstalling it via the Terminal, just check out the FAQs
Version 0.9.6, which came out earlier this week, is available for free. Once version 1.0 arrives, TotalFinder will cost $15. So, I recommend you give Finder productivity a try and see if you’ll be on board when this freeware goes payware. I know I will.
What cool productivity gems are you using to make the most of you Mac experience? Let me know in the comments. If you teach me something new, I’ll link you up when I post about it!