ABOUT PATH FINDER 8
Path Finder 8 is the latest version of Cocoatech’s macOS Finder replacement. Finder being the integrated file handler in macOS and really improved in Mojave OS, does come with limitations. Path Finder 8 is along with Forklift the best replacement for the basic Finder. The most important change in version 8 is ‘ Modules ‘, and the way they are organised and used.
Path Finder 7, had bottom and right shelves and a sidebar, and each of them could accommodate four modules. Path Finder 8 however changed the static modules(shelves) in flexible modules. You now may add as many modules in a single window as you need. You can arrange, dismiss or drag them away if you don’t need them any longer in the interface. ( check the video’s below )
Path Finder 8 is absolutely loaded with features. It isn’t easy to find a meaningful action which is doesn’t provide.
The interface is fully customisable and with its dual pane option a joy to use for data handling. The menu bar is customisable as is the total interface including the new modules. Pat Finder 8 is a step forward but sadly also a step backwards in terms of functionality.
As I was trying to drag a fielder to Path Finders sidebar, I noticed it would show the inserting image ( line) but not actually granting access to the sidebar. This should be fixed asap, as it is one of the used features of a customisable interface.
If anyone really misses the ability to drag your most used folders to the sidebar, as was done in Pathfinder 7 but doesn’t work in Pathfinder 8, you can downgrade. Here’s the link to PathFinder 7 should you decide to downgrade: https://get.cocoatech.com/PF7.zip
most menu’s are harder to read due to lack of contrast. I understand business and selling points, but I feel Apple has overstepped itself with dark-mode. A good thing preferences allow us to choose and pick the mode we like and feel comfortable with. Path Finder 8 is in dark-mode or basic not without faults yet. Just check the Drop Stack area ( Left top ), and try to read any header. I can’t, maybe due to age but this is no good. Even in plain mode ( basic mode), there is