Too Cool for Internet Explorer

Monday, April 10, 2006

Path Finder 4.1 Released

The release of Cocoatech’s Path Finder 4.0 was huge in terms of a complete retool of the application for the better. The recent 4.1 update is equally huge on making the “Slow cooked to perfection” moniker much more appropriate. The only real quirk that still bothers me is that desktop items with right-side label placement enabled don’t wrap long filenames to a second line—rather they overlap whatever item is to the immediate right.

But among numerous bug fixes, two new features really caught my attention. One is the improved Go To Folder function which now sports a very helpful autofill. The other is the new Size Browser. It’s like a mini navigation window, but it very quickly displays file/folder/package/etc. sizes in column format. The only thing that could make this better would be the ability to highlight multiple items and the total size of those items would be automatically calculated. This feature is already present if you have an Info pane open in a standard navigation window and select multiple items—just that you have to click a button to perform the calculation, which is fine. In the Size Browser, I could envision this happening automatically.

» Posted by ALBj at 04:32 PM (ET)
Category: Mac


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