3 Must-have File Management Software for Mac

by Carrie Murray, Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Some people are asking for the best Mac file management software to optimize macOS Sierra and enhance Mac performance. The disorganized files or old large files will not only slow down your Mac, but also make an extremely negative effect on your work efficiency. If you are troubled by the issue, just check on this guide and you will see the top three file management apps for Mac, letting you easily erase junk files, organize Mac files, speed up Mac and more in macOS.

See also: How to Free Up Space on Mac Startup Disk (opens new window)

##1. MacMaster

MacMaster (opens new window) is an all-in-one Mac cleaner that can detect your Mac performance and of course, scan out all kinds of Mac files and clean them up in a simple click. It helps optimize and manage your computer and save lots of your time for the tasks. The file management software for Mac is now available to download.

After you get the MacMaster tool on your computer, you can follow the guide below to manage Mac and learn how to free up space on MacBook Air, for example.

Step 1. Launch the Mac management tool and you are able to see different options such as System Status, System Junk, Trash Bin, and Duplicate Finder, etc. on the left pane.

Manage Mac

Step 2. To clean up your Mac with the old files or caches, you can simply click on the "Clean" button. It also allows you to remove the repeated items on your Mac, wipe up unwanted apps and associated files, manage extensions and so on.

Clean Up Mac

# 2. Hazel for Mac

Hazel, a file management tool developed by Noodlesoft, helps users easily manage your trash, uninstall applications, and automatically organize and clean files according to the rule you customized. Actually, the MacMater app particularly emphasizes on the cleaning tasks, while the Hazel for Mac attaches more importance to organize Mac automatically. Now you can refer to the quick guide below to manage your Mac.

Step 1. Download and install Hazel for Mac. Then launch it on your computer.

Step 2. On the interface, you will see two sections: Folders and Rules. The "Folders" section is a list of the folder you want the app to organize. And the "Rules" section is a list of the rules you set up.

Step 3. Click on the "+" button on the "Folder" pane to add the folder you want to manage. Then continue to click on the "+" button on the "Rules" pane to add new rules.

Hazel for Mac

Step 4. Just customize the tasks you want Hazel to do and click "OK".

# 3. Commander One Pro for Mac

Commander One Pro is a dual pane file manager and a best Finder alternative for Mac, which allows you to use two panels simultaneously with an unlimited number of tabs. Besides, it is also packed with different of features to optimize your Mac and make it much easier to use. For example, you can set up to customize your own hotkeys, check multiple files and folders at once with its Brief mode, queue the operations accordingly and so on. And you should never miss its free handy tools including ZIP Support, Built-in file viewer, List of Computers in local network, and Root Access. Now, let's see how to move and copy files from one place to another easily on your Mac with the File Manager Pro app.

Step 1. Download and install Commander One Pro app on your Mac and launch it!

Step 2. Set up the source folder in one pane, and target folder in the other.

Commander One Pro for Mac

Step 3. Select the file items you want to move.

Step 4. Go to "File > Copy" from the menu and click "OK" button to start to copy the files.

The Commander One Pro has many different features as we described above. If you are interested in those options, you can install the app and try it on your own!

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