San Francisco, California – Cocoatech has announced the release date of Path Finder 7 for OS X- September 2nd, 2014. Pre-orders are available now on Cocoatech’s website, and include a free copy of the current Path Finder 6.
In development since mid 2013, Path Finder 7 has been a much anticipated release, with Cocoatech adding a bevy of new, beefy features that add to Path Finder’s already impressive arsenal.
Two of the most user requested features- Dropbox support and folder synchronization, are addressed in the new version, with Cocoatech adding full Dropbox integration and going above and beyond with their new “FolderSync” engine.
But that’s not all Path Finder 7 has in store.
Managing Partner and CFO Danny Saad said, “We hope to have a full list out soon, but Path Finder 7 has a ton new features, as well as improvements to current features. We wanted to improve further on what PF6 currently does, as well as add new features that users are requesting, and I think we’ve done all that and more with PF7. There are also bug fixes, UI refreshments and minor tweaks that are subtle, but improve the overall experience of the app.”
Referring to a new icon, Saad said, “Yeah, we’re working on that now actually. We’ll roll it out a few weeks before Path Finder 7’s release.
Saad also noted Path Finder 7 will be fully compatible with the upcoming 10.10 Yosemite.
In our last blog post, we talked about Path Finder 7’s first announced feature- Dropbox integration. This go around, we’re excited to announce the latest development for PF7: FolderSync
FolderSync is a Cocoatech-developed folder comparison and synchronization engine available exclusively in Path Finder 7. Aptly named, because that’s exactly what it does. In normal Cocoatech fashion, it combines the best of a simple user interface, an extremely customizable set of options, and the standard reliability that Path Finder has been known to provide for over 13 years. We’ll go into a little detail of this amazing feature below.
We’ll start by accessing FolderSync. Simply select two folders to be compared/synchronized, bring up the contextual menu, then select the “FolderSync” option. You can also access FolderSync in the “Command” menu, when in Dual Pane mode.
Comparing folders is one of the more simple tasks that FolderSync can do. Shown below is the FolderSync interface. Currently, FolderSync is in “Compare” mode, as indicated by the drop down menu on the top-right of the window.
On the left pane, we see the “Documents” folder, and on the right, the “Downloads” folder. These are the two items being compared, each having their contents listed below them. Also note that the full path to the directory folders are shown in their respective columns.
Below, we can see the text color editor for different folders/files. This menu is brought up by simply clicking the “colors” button. Each color has its own designated meaning, and each color is completely customizable. The default colors are shown in the image.
In the image below, we’ve brought up the preset menu by selecting “Presets”. We selected the preset “Mirror to left”, meaning we’d like to mirror the contents of the right folder to the left folder. In this menu, we can also select our synchronization options for each preset. The default options are shown in the image.
For the options we’ve selected, the items that are “orphaned”, meaning items that are in one folder, but not in the other, are to be deleted. Note the red “delete” tags on items that are orphaned. These tags are all clickable to toggle that action on the item.
The ones with “add” tags will be added from the right folder to the left folder. Again, you can select to leave out individual items by simply clicking on the colored tag in the middle “Action” column.
5 synchronization options and a comparison option- FolderSync’s full arsenal.
FolderSync’s capabilities are so powerful that we couldn’t possibly explain all of its features and capabilities in a single blog post, so we hope to provide screencasts that go into full detail of FolderSync.
At Cocoatech, we’re fully committed to making Path Finder 7 the most productive app out there, and FolderSync is another step in that direction. So far, we’ve announced Dropbox integration and FolderSync as two big Path Finder 7 features, but we’re not done yet. Be on the lookout for more Path Finder 7 announcements.
Thanks for your support! Stay organized.
– The Cocoatech team.
Leading up to the eventual release of PathFinder 7, we’ll be highlighting and talking about some of the biggest a newest features slated for PathFinder 7. Most of the ideas for these features came directly from our users, and the vote count on our feedback page for each idea held significant weight in our decisions. In short- You spoke, we listened.
For the first installation of the series, we’ll be talking about Dropbox integration within PathFinder. As one of the longest and most requested features, Dropbox and PathFinder will finally be able to work together harmoniously.
A little sneak peak of how it works:
Right upon launch Path Finder tries to determine if you have Dropbox application installed and linked to a Dropbox account. If not, nothing happens. If you do, Path Finder tries to figure out the root folder used by the Dropbox application for file syncing. If it’s not successful in that, nothing happens. If it is, Path Finder offers you to link it to your Dropbox account as seen below:
Once you are successfully linked, you will able to manage your Dropbox files the same was as in the Finder or the Dropbox application itself.
Complete and detailed instructions for linking your Dropbox account to PF and how Dropbox works with PF will be available upon PF7’s release.
Stay tuned for the next exciting PathFinder 7 feature!
We’ve released another patch, Version 6.5.3, in order to fix bugs introduced in both 6.5.1 and 6.5.2. A few days ago, we released 6.5.2 as a fix for 6.5.1. This caused some issues for some users who may not have been affected by the bug in the first place. This new Version fixes that and should be a stable version for all users.
Please get in touch with us at support.cocoatech.com if you have any issues.
1) Fixes to bugs introduced in 6.5.1 and 6.5.2
Cocoatech released Version 6.5.1 today for Path Finder 6, available as a free update to all licensed Path Finder 6 users. This update fixes some commonly seen issues, and helps ensure a better file managing experience.
Please visit support.cocoatech.com for any issues you may have.
1. Browser window restores position after un-maximize.
2. Fixed exceptions when cropping a resized image.
3. Fixed Quick Look preview restarting (10.9 Mavericks).
4. Fixed drawer openings for the Find window (10.9 Mavericks).
5. Fixed active window restoring when becoming active app with PF Desktop shown.
Cocoatech has released Version 6.4.5 of Path Finder, which fixes some bugs that popped up upon the official OS X Mavericks release.
Please note that there is still an issue some users are experiencing, with PF freezing upon launch of the app. While this update probably won’t correct the issue, we’re still spending a majority of our time on fixing it, and expect a complete fix in the next update.
If you have any issues or questions, get in touch with our support team at support.cocoatech.com.
1. Column view headers fix for Mavericks.
2. Key shortcuts mapping fix for Mavericks.
3. Tiled desktop image fix for Mavericks.
4. QuickLook image preview fix for Mavericks.
5. PDF preview fix for Mavericks.
6. Path Finder no longer previews Mail .eml(x) files as text files.
7. Menu bar icon list fix for Mavericks.
Today, Cocoatech released Path Finder 6.4, following suit of Apple’s OS X 10.9 release. Version 6.4 is optimized with Mavericks in mind, allowing for seamless intergration with your OS. As always, this free update is available to all licensed Path Finder 6 users. Please visit support.cocoatech.com for any issues you may have.
Changes for 6.4:
- Support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks
- 10.9 Tags compatibility
- Fixed Emoji characters in file names not being displayed in main browser views
Cocoatech announces today that it has released version 6.1.5 for Lion and Mountain Lion. New to 6.1.5 are a few bug fixes and more customization options, as well as improved functionality with a couple third party apps. For more information visit http://www.cocoatech.com.
1. Improvements of Spotlight search for tags, keywords and others.
2. Respects umask environment variable when creating new files and folders.
3. Added option to keep Dual Pane divider centered.
4. Added option to keep copied items in the Drop Stack until manually removed.
5. Improved compatibility with third party applications Typinator and TextExpander.
A few bugs have been fixed in the latest release for Path Finder 6. You can update to the new version by clicking “Check for Updates” in the Path Finder menu. A list of fixes can be found below. Visit http://www.cocoatech.com or http://www.support.cocoatech.com for more information.
1. Fixed file operations progress pop-up resize crash.
2. Fixed “Computer” Dock menu item.
3. Fixed generic PC icon in the Sidebar.