Are you an OS X Beta users that is not pleased with the new Finder/File Viewer? Toasted Marshmallow has released a preview version of a new Cocoa based OS X file viewer, MarshmallowMode. MarshmallowMode promises greater flexibility over how disk drives are organized and viewed. According to Toasted Marshmallow:
MarshmallowMode is an application that lets you browse the file system in a diffent way. The current release is a prototype to get user feedback, and is not to be regarded as finished software, or even a beta release.
- Browser view of the file system. Nothing added, nothing hidden.
- Icon view shows the current path in an accessible way.
- Tabbed shelf for easy access to files, applications and directories. Users can add, remove and rename shelf levels.
- Launches applications.
- Drag and drop support.
- Pure Cocoa.
Limitations in prototype release
- Inspection only. Operations (copying, linking, moving...) are not implemented.
- Displays too much; no way to turn off display of ".name" files, does not respect .hidden.
- Does not display "alternate" icons.
- Lots of "document" features are missing; there is no way to save the state of the shelf, for example.
- Slow searching of some directories.
- Caches directories and does not update when changes happen in the file system.
- Relies on the NSWorkspace system, which is largely broken in Mac OS X Public Beta.
- Icon view as an alternative to browser view. (Almost there...)
- Single shelf level/tab free mode.
- Copy, cut and paste to copy/move/delete files.
- Resizable browser columns.
- Selection by filename completion.
- Use ".opendir.tiff" and ".dir.tiff" instead of a generic icon, when they exist.
You can help shape this product by testing this early preview version. For more information, please visit the Toasted Marshmallow web site.