Commander One – Mac Finder replacement

Olga Weis

As it is known Mac OS goes with a number of installed applications and Finder is one of them. It is a rather great solution for simple file management. However, if you are dealing with a lot of data and you are constantly moving it around you would start thinking about having more control over the data flow and would start searching for Finder replacement for Mac.

As there are a plenty of Mac OS X Finder replacement apps, it is not always easy to pick an efficient file manager that would meet your needs. It is obvious that you would wonder what features are the most important for you, whether it should be two panels or one and many more.

Mac Finder replacement

Commander One makes Finder better not only for ordinary users but also for the savvy ones. This is a powerful Mac Finder replacement solution with two-pane interface instead of one with a bunch of handy features. Enjoy how easily you can manage a great flow of files in a very seamless and effective way.

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With Commander One you can connect not only to local but also to network drives. This Finder replacement Mac solution offers working not only with FTP servers, local Dropbox and Google Drive folders, MTP devices, and some WebDAV servers that are supported in Finder, but also with such connections as FTP, SFTP, FTPS, FTPES, Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, WebDAV protocol, Microsoft OneDrive, MTP, iOS.

Commander One is an easy to use app


Just only with a couple of manipulations you can create, delete, move, copy, rename files and folders, switch to show/hide hidden files. The app has tree view modes that you can choose depending on what you are doing and even more, thanks to background queue provided in Commander One you can effortlessly control the file flow.

This Finder replacement Mac OS X users would find rather user-friendly as it can be adjusted according to their taste, starting from choosing the most appealing color theme to assigning their own hotkeys for the actions contrary to Finder.

Finder replacement for Mac

When talking about search function, Commander One can be your top choice in your Mac Finder replacement list, as it offers various ways of search be it search through contents, search for archives or even Regular expressions search, whereas Finder’s search function is limited.

Unlike Finder, that supports a limited number of archive formats, Commander One can work with a big number of them and even can open archives as regular folders. Unfortunately, for now, RAR format is only supported for reading. However, the app can flawlessly work with ZIP, 7ZIP, and TAR formats in both read and write modes.

Nevertheless, these two apps both don’t offer folder comparison as well as synchronization and hex editor. Like in Finder, in Commander One you can view all processes and quit them anytime you wish. However, there are 9 available parameters for sorting in Finder, whereas Commander One offers only 5.

Like Finder, this Mac OS X Finder replacement app is also free. However, if you want to benefit from the advanced set of features provided in Commander One, additional payment is required.

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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