Here’s a welcome reprieve from Tablet and iPhone hysterics: TotalFinder allows you to hack your Snow Leopard Finder to do some interesting things that Apple probably never intended.  Tricks include:

  • Make Finder available system-wide on a hot-key (like Visor)
  • Add TABS like in Google Chrome! (read more)
  • Stop creating .DS_Store litter (read more)
  • Show the folders always on top (read more)

If you’d rather use a seperate application for this type of functionality (one that’s way more mature than this app) check out PathFinder.  

Note that TotalFinder is still in alpha and it hooks into Apple’s – so this isn’t for the feint of heart.  That being said, go nuts.  Upcoming features below: 

  • Add a better keyboard shortcuts 
  • Add a dual panel mode (like in good old Norton Commander)
  • Enable a cooperation mode with (for command-line lovers)
  • Add user friendly MacFUSE support
  • And what about better git/svn/mercurial integration?
  • And more satisfaction!


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