I was a PF8 beta tester and a long-time user. I finally just gave up two months ago and have not found a need for PF at all anymore. The one feature I really missed was DropStack (which isn't performing the way it had in PF7 and earlier) so I replaced that with Yoink and it's been quite fine. I don't have to worry about RAM creep or CPU creep and my computer seems more stable overall. Sad but true. I don't need PF at this point.
me, the only reason i use pathfinder is to have two different finder views with two separate tree views, the only draw back to Forklift is that I can't have a sidebar for both split panes. If forklift had that ability i would gladly jump ship immediately and never look back. pf is so damn buggy after all these years of development you would think they would have the stuff locked down.
to many bugs have existed since I started using pathfinder that makes me sick. It's as if we got a community manager placating us with fixes that the devs never even touch, This is my second upgrade and not a damn thing has changed for the positive.
tigerman3000 - "There has not been a decent notice about new features or bug fixes on the PF website, so why should I bother to download new versions?
To keep an updated and publicly open version history is just the normal thing to do for every software developer."
same.... I have also installed FL I just wish they would add full color labels. Even a simple thing like adding SSL to make this forum more secure seems to be a challenge here, or adding a changelog for the updates. My patience just ran out. I still wish them well and hope they fix PF. But I won't jump back in until Cocoatech (or the users) says it's all fixed, I simply don't have the time.
I had tried PF before and did not liked it [too much visual information @ v6 and v7] But I found version 8 to be great and well balanced allowing perfect customization; visually speaking].
Functional features that I am using a lot now is Cover Flow view (now missing/removed from Mojave by apple, [big mistake!]), the ability to create disk images, built in hex editor, dual pane feature and the wonderful custom right click menu that helps me a lot.