Commander One – Path Finder alternative

Allie Hawkins

Having an excellent OS X file manager as your assistant is an essential thing when dealing with a great variety of files and folders at work. Fortunately, nowadays, there are numerous variants of a good file manager for Mac. However, they are all different with different sets of features and different price and you can spend rather long time trying to find the best file manager for Mac. First of all, before choosing the one, you need to have a clear image what you want to have in your file manager, what kind of connections you want it to support and after that start searching.

As you may know, twin panel file manager can satisfy the needs of an advanced user as it is more qualified for heavy work than one panel one.

Let’s take a closer look at Path Finder


Path Finder is a dual pane file manager developed by Cocoatech. The app offers a wide range of useful features such as sorting by 20 parameters, comparing and synchronizing of folders, viewing hidden files, setting files in a group based on a specific file attribute, assigning hotkeys to access most tools in different ways and many more.


And Cocoatech Path Finder alternative – Commander One


Like Path Finder, Commander One is also a dual pane file manager and allows you to manage all the files in the most effective and seamless way. No matter if you are a beginner or an advanced user, Commander One can be your cup of tea. Open as many tabs as you need, choose one out of three view modes, search across archives without extracting the content or even use RegExp, delete, create, copy, remove and rename folders even when they are being moved or copied, just with one click reveal or hide all the hidden files, etc.

Commander One is a file manager Mac users would find rather handy, as it supports a wide range of connections including FTP, SFTP, FTPS, FTPES, Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, WebDAV protocol, Microsoft OneDrive, MTP, iOS. Also, FXP Copy and SCP are planned for next releases. Unfortunately, Path Finder supports only Dropbox connection as for now.


The question of personalization is of a great concern to Commander One that’s why it allows choosing not only the color theme, but also assigning shortcuts for any of your actions.

Speaking about archive formats, Path Finder gives place to Commander One. As the latest supports ZIP, 7Zip, TAR archives both in reading and writing mode and RAR in reading mode only, whereas Path Finder offers the full support of Zip archive only.

Nevertheless, both apps have Process Viewer and their own Terminal emulator. The latest can be rather handy as it saves time and there is no need for leaving the app.

Commander One is a free file manager that has a set of Pro features that should be purchased for additional price if you want to access advanced functionality of the app, whereas Path Finder has 30-days trial period after which you would need to buy it, if you want it to work.

All the above information makes Commander One one of the best OS X Path Finder alternative solutions, as it offers more extended functionality. Try it yourself and enjoy how easy file management can be.

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Commander One

Requirements: OS X 10.10+ , 13.1Mb free space
Version 1.7.4(2445) (21st Sep, 2017) Release notes
Category: System Utilities