Say goodbye to your multi-box desktop. TotalFinder brings tabs to your native Finder and more!
The real estate market has been diminishing over the past few years. Since I’m talking to computer users, by ‘real estate’ I of course mean ‘screen’ real estate.
Editing using two monitors was once more or less standard. Now in the age of the all-in-one iMac and the discontinued 17″ MacBook Pro, creatives have less room to be, well, creative.
TotalFinder is a welcome relief to the ever-shrinking desktop.
Instead of a screen with multiple boxes, you have one window with multiple tabs.
Besides tabbed browsing, there is also dual-mode which allows you to open two tabs in the same screen.
TotalFinder has other cool features like:
- The option to have Folders always be displayed first in list view.
- Display ALL of the system files – even the ones that are hidden and normally ‘invisible.’
- Enable Visor, which is a system-wide TotalFinder window displayed at the bottom of the screen.
- Cut & Paste, which supports keyboard shortcuts to move files around. Faster than drag & drop.
I know, spending $18 on a Finder plugin may seem like a lot. Try the 14-day trial. I think you’ll quickly realize how much time you could save by having a tabbed workflow.
Note that TotalFinder only works with Lion and Mountain Lion, so Snow Leopard and earlier users will unfortunately be out of luck.