Hi everyone. I’m looking for some file manager help.
I am looking for a great file manager on the Mac. I have been using Path Finder for over a decade and it is fairly flexible, but is missing little things like being able to rename (alias) or colour code tabs. Forklift I find is great for remote file system access (it is pretty fast), but offers less than Path Finder in terms of flexibility and customisation.
I use AppleScripts, shell scripts, Automator actions, and Keyboard Maestro macros to get a lot of stuff done from an automation point of view with them, but I can’t help but wonder iff I’m just boxed in a little by what these apps can offer me.
Part of my problem is probably that when I’m on Windows I’m spoilt by what I can customise and do with XYplorer. It is hugely customisable and hugely automatable. I would love to be able to find something that is more like that app on the Mac in terms of its capability.
For want of a better way of phrasing it, I guess I’m looking for the Keyboard Maestro of file managers. My Google-fu has let me down on offering any alternatives to consider.
It may be that I’m missing some things in Path Finder and Forklift that could address more of my needs. It may be that there is no such power user file manager app for the Mac. But, I am hoping that people can point me to some other apps to take a look at that might be worth me looking at.