Review: Using Commander One as a Mac Finder Replacement

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Commander One is a tool that acts as a Mac Finder replacement. It has powerful tools built in that let you interface with your system in new ways. Think of it as the Finder for power users. The app is written in the Swift programming language and it feels like a natural part of macOS.

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Commander One

For starters, you can use two panes and once to maximize your file management. You can open an unlimited number of tabs in each panel, which supercharges it even more. And there’s a handy switch to show hidden files.

Mac Finder replacement Commander One has dual panes and unlimited tab.s

When it comes to searching for files, you can use Regular Expressions. You can search in archives, or find text in documents that matches your search words. And it lets you specify the number of subdirectories to look in. Commander One also lets you search with Spotlight inside the app.

Aside from Spotlight, you can use Commander One to open Terminal, System Console, Activity Monitor, Disk Utility, and Network Utility. Commander One is made by Eltima, the same company behind CloudMounter. Commander One can mount drives like CloudMounter can. This is included in the Pro pack:

  • FTP manager
  • Mount iOS devices
  • Amazon S3
  • Mount Android and MTP devices
  • WebDAV support
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Terminal emulator
  • Themes

Mac Finder replacement Commander One has powerful search capabilities.

Upgrading to PRO is a US$30 in-app purchase, and you can use PRO features free for 15 days. Like CloudMounter, it’s worth it if you want to mount cloud storage, compress and extract files, switch themes, or use other pro features.

Like my review of CloudMounter, my score of “It’s Okay” isn’t meant to be negative.. It’s not something that everyone will need, but if you’re looking for a Mac Finder replacement, Commander One is the way to go.

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Product: Commander One

Company: Eltima LLC

List Price: Free

Rating:

It's Okay. Get It If You Need It.

Pros:
  • Customization
  • Powerful tools
  • Plenty of free features
Cons:
  • You can’t use a single-pane view, which is sometimes simpler

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