What are the best file managers for Mac?

asked by Ahmed Bibars
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    #1Path Finder

    Path Finder
    Path Finder is a file management utility for Mac Os developed by Cocoatech. You can view hidden files, compare and synchronize folders and much more. 30 days full Free trial.


    $39.95- Free trial available

    Doris Brown
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "Been using PF for many years already and until now it is one of my most trusted software app for MacOS. This has been very essential to me not just that I like its six customizable views and that it shows the only information you need. "
  2. 11

    #2ForkLift 3

    ForkLift 3

    ForkLift 3 is an advanced dual-pane file manager and transfer client for MacOS which can synchronize and easily access your folders and files, as well as organize your documents and files with tags and many more. 


    $29.95- Free trial available

    Samuel Washington
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "Okay so I have been using ForkLift 3 for more than three weeks already and so far I had mostly positive experience with it. I must say that it is so much stable compared to PF 7 and MacOS High Sierra. It also seems to be lighter and faster due to its lesser feature. But all in all, I would be using this as a Finder replacement. "
  3. 11

    #3Double Commander

    Double Commander

    Double Commander is an open source multi-platform two-panel orthodox file manager that is inspired by the Microsoft Windows-only Total Commander and contains several functions across several operating platforms offering a handy Unicode support function.


    Mac, Windows


    Jeffrey Hayes
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "Used this software to replace Total Commander. Well, basically it is a clone of Total Commander as it has similar features and it is somewhat compatible with API plugin. "
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    #4Disk Order

    Disk Order

    Disk Order is a dual pane file manager for your Mac which comes with built-in FTP/SFTP client to handle archives and makes file management faster. This works with both Intel and PPC Macs. 



    $24.95- Free trial available

    Heather Rose
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "Great software for easily managing my files. What I like about it is that you can have two side by side panes so you can have tabs with different views making it easier for me to access my files. Isn't that amazing eh?"
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    #5File Manager Pro

    File Manager Pro

    File Manager Pro is a tool to help you manage the content of your drive from file handling, manipulating folder content and syncing single folders or drives. 




    Wei Lai
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "Let me just say that I used to use Finder but changed to File Manager Pro because this does exactly what I commonly do from comparing/syncing two directories, copying a file path, opening a specific directory and many moreeeee...."
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    #6Commander One

    Commander One

    Commander One is a free dual-panel file manager helping you manage your files in an easy way which has essential features to control your files and folders saving you time sorting your files. 



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kenneth Spencer
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "Started using this due to its tab panel view features and how it is so easy to move files from one location to another. Definitely recommending this to people who dont mind on learning a new software/ "
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    Xfile is a fastaer and funtuonally file management software for Mac OS and offers integration with Unix file system operations.


    $99- Varies by plan

    Douglas Perry
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "I can assure you that XFile is definitely fast but in my opinion its interface is very minimal and there are times that I am having a difficulty to use it. "
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    muCommander is a free cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface which runs in any operating system such as Mac OS, Windows, and Linux as long as it supports Java. 


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Adriana Castro
    Written on August 13, 2018
    "For someone like me who is a big fan of open source cross platform. I find this software great but I think it could be improved more eh. And I would like to point out too that since it is open-source it will have an evolving new features eh. "
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    #9CleanMyMac X

    CleanMyMac X

    CleanMyMac X is software available for free download for  Mac users. It cleans up unwanted apps, broken programs, frees up large junk files, and even speeds up device performance. It also includes Malware protection to ensure its safety.



    $34.95- Free trial available

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Best What are the best file managers for Mac
1Path FinderSoftware 16 Paid
2ForkLift 3Other 11 Paid
3Double CommanderSoftware 11 Free
4Disk OrderSoftware 10 Paid
5File Manager ProSoftware 7 Paid
6Commander OneSoftware 5 Free
7XFileSoftware 3 Paid
8muCommanderSoftware 2 Free
9CleanMyMac XSoftware 0 Paid

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