For years I used Cocoatech’s Pathfinder to compensate for the Mac Finder’s shortcomings. I eventually stopped because it added more overhead than it was worth. Besides, Finder has gotten better recently. Still, sometimes I want just a little more oomph.
Yesterday I discovered XtraFinder. I’ve tried a number of Finder plugins but this one seems like a nice balance of power and convenience. It’s valuable if only for the “Automatically adjust width of Name column” feature. Plus it adds things like Copy Path and Open in Terminal from any location. Good stuff.