I think Apple is trying to kill the Mac’s Finder. That’s the built-in app we use to find files and folders and apps on the Mac. Apple wants to kill it (or, at least make it more obscure).
We manage email messages within the Mail app. No Finder. We manage photos in the iPhoto app. No Finder. We manage music in iTunes. No Finder. There’s no Finder on the iPhone or iPad. And, many Mac OS X Lion apps discard use of the Finder to store files.
Call me old school but I like knowing where my files live. The Finder has faults, but it gets the job done. Add XtraFinder and the Finder does even more. Easier. Faster. Free.
First, XtraFinder adds tabs to the Finder. Second, it gives you more sorting options (arrange folders on top) not available in the Finder. Take a look.
XtraFinder gives you quick options to cut and paste, maximize on zoom, arrange items by name in icon view, and show hidden items.
Setting up and using XtraFinder is a snap. Just open Preferences, select the options you want, and you’re good to go.
Not bad for free, right? I don’t expect to see these features in future Mac Finders, but they’re useful when you have to use the Finder.