Oct 23 2008
Cocoatech’s Path Finder is an amazing achievement in Finder replacement that I have been conflicted over for some time. It has most of the abilities of the Finder but offers much more customization in its browser-style file management system. My problem with it has always been that it does such a great job that I just wish the Finder would get out of its way completely and let it take over, but I don’t expect there to be a final solution to this problem while Apple still has anything to say about it.
Today, Path Finder 5.0 was released. It’s been designed from the ground up for greater speed and integration. Version 5.0 leverages the latest Leopard technologies including Core Animation, FSEvents, Coverflow, Quicklook, ObjC-2.0, and more.
I haven’t given the new version enough of a test drive yet, but I’m anxious to see if Cocoatech has come up with any new methods of suppressing the Finder and allowing Path Finder to take over.
Path Finder 5.0 can be purchased for USD$39.95. A full-featured, 30-day demo is available. I’m going to upgrade my Path Finder 4 license for USD$19.95 and see how this new version measures up. Comment below with your experiences with Path Finder and especially version 5.