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 Finder.app – 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 Terminal.app (for command-line lovers)
  • Add user friendly MacFUSE support
  • And what about better git/svn/mercurial integration?
  • And more satisfaction!

 

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