Filing in macos

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Samtb, May 21, 2017.

  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    Is there a way to put a windows explorer style filing system and organised window snapping on macOS?
  2. davidmartindale macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2011
    PNW, USA
    As far as snapping goes I have found that Magnet in the App Store is awesome, maybe even a little better than the Windows function.

    And far as file management goes Finder does a lot of the same things that Windows Explorer does. Maybe I misunderstood what you are meaning though.
  3. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    I find that finder is nowhere near as good as windows explorer. Its hard to organise files in there.
  4. neeklamy macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2012
    This might keep you busy, there’s currently 22 possible replacements suggested at AlternativeTo: Finder. Among them there will be some abandonware, others left behind by Apple’s onward march of OSs, there’s a number of them inspired by Total Commander, and some have SFTP and FTP built in.

    I haven’t done more than dip a toe into Finder alternatives. I tried Raskin years ago, just checking it out again, it seems to have fallen into the ‘abandonware’ bucket (last update 2.0 beta 20, 2014), that’s too bad as it really holds some promise.

    Out of interest, what workflows are you missing in the Finder?
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
  6. DrBrush macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2016
    I use PathFinder mostly instead of Finder on the Mac - pretty good app. A Finder replacement rather than a window snapping app.

    But Magnet is awesome. Just bought it and can see me using it a lot!
  7. AppleSmack macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2010
    Better Touch Tool - does window snapping, and so so so much more.

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