Folders File Manager

Folders File Manager is designed for users who recently transitioned from a PC as well as for those who have always missed a tree-style file manager on their Mac.


Clean, functional UI

Get everything you’d expect from a file manager, with the most used functions brought to the top.

Comprehensive undo

Undo any file operation including replacements and folder mergers.

Easy navigation

Familiar from other operating systems, the folder tree feels right where it belongs.

→ Multiple windows and multiple tabs

→ Convenient access to your Home and iCloud Drive folders

→ Expandable, rearrangeable Favorites

→ Expandable folder symlinks

→ Recent files, color tags, text tags, and star rating in the tree

→ Touch bar support

Four consistently behaving file views:

Table, List, Icons, and Gallery view.

→ “Folders first” grouping

→ File changes shown in bold

→ Open files with Return key

→ Quick Look preview

→ Play audio and video files directly in Gallery view

→ Text recognition with Live Text in Gallery view

Separate File Info panel

→ Built-in preview including audio and video files

→ File details with EXIF and other metadata

→ Set multiple color tags (works correctly in iCloud folders on macOS Catalina), text tags, star rating

File operations beyond basics

→ Cut via Trash with ⌘X

→ Create and extract ZIP archives

→ Edit text files and perform basic operations on images

→ Create an empty (blank) file

→ Powerful Batch Rename

→ Compare file properties on conflicts during copy/move

→ Discover and mount network shares

Universal app

Runs natively on Apple Silicon.

Lifetime license

One-time purchase with no ads or subscriptions.

→ Try Folders for free with a fully functional 14-days trial period

For the full list of features, see User’s Guide and Version History.

Folders is made to feel familiar for newcomers and to look unmistakably Mac.

  • Light theme, tabs, Favorites, Table view, changes shown in bold

  • Dark theme, Favorites, Table view, large preview and EXIF metadata in Info panel, Star Rating in the sidebar

  • Light theme, tabs, remembered Gallery view, file traits, EXIF metadata in Info panel, Tags in the sidebar

  • Dark theme, List view, hidden files, audio player in Info panel

  • Light theme, tabs, Favorites, List view, Search, video player in Info panel

  • Dark theme, Icons view, file traits, context menu showing file operations

  • Light theme, tabs, remembered Gallery view, file comparison on copy conflict

  • Dark theme, Gallery view, built-in video player

  • Light theme, batch rename dialog