How to use Apple’s new Finder in macOS Mojave

“Finder, the file management app at the core of macOS, has more or less stayed the same over the years,” Henry T. Casey writes for LAPTOP Magazine. “But in macOS Mojave, new tools have arrived to make Finder a more productive space where you can get things done.”

“You’ll find all of these tools by exploring Gallery View, a new way to browse files,” Casey writes. “It’s tailored to photographers and other image editing folks, and even presents image metadata in a sidebar. ”

“The next part of the upgraded finder is how Quick Actions allow you to edit and alter images and other files on the fly, so you don’t always need to open applications to get things done,” Casey writes. “Here’s how to make the most of Finder’s new tools…”

Read more, and follow along with all of the screenshots, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We can definitely see switching out of our go-to default Column View for Gallery View at times which is certainly more than we can say for Icon View (never) or List View (rarely).


  1. Each to their own. My workflow is based on multiple windows in List mode, some sorted by date, others by name. We all use our macs as suits us – I personally find the OSX GUI childish and am looking forward to testing dark mode. Gone are the glory days of Snow Leopard when various apps allowed us to personalise our GUI (Shapeshifter anyone?). Macs have become the IBMs of the 1980s in terms of our ability to personalise our machines.

  2. New features, which recently *seem* to consist of only adding emojis, are very nice, but they need to do more testing and get rid of bugs.

    For example, select some of the items in a window, but not all of them. Right-click, select, and use “rename x items…” Finder does not display the new names or arrange the items in order until you close the window and open it again.

    This isn’t a problem if you do all the items at the same time, so their testing isn’t thorough.

    Jony Ive is his own approval authority, which Steve Jobs intended, but that means his work isn’t tested. That’s where we get the embarrassing design pratfalls such as the iOS parallax feature, Helvetica as a system font in Yosemite, and the butterfly keyboard.

    Apple needs to go back to its heritage of rigorous research and testing.

    1. Interesting you mention Helvetica.

      I pay no attention to fonts except when I can’t read them easily.

      Times is a bitch at small font sizes, so I convert web content to Helvetica, so I don’t have to up the Times font sizes.

      Max Miedinger and crew knew what they were doing in creating Helvetica …

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