Rixstep
 About | ACP | Buy | Industry Watch | Learning Curve | News | Products | Search
Home » ACP » Xfile

Xfile

Standard-Setter.

'I'm impatient with stupidity. My people have learned to live without it.'
 - Klaatu
'What's a computer?'
 - Tim Cook

The world's by far fastest, most stable, and most complete file management system for Apple's OS. Feeling lonely and lost? Feeling like your OS vendor screwed you?

Fret no more.

This is what you've been waiting for. Some user feedback (more on the 'Testimonials' page).

'Downloaded the Test Drive, launched it, loved it, bought it.'
— 'AS'
'It's undeniably easy to be spoiled, and after several hours the Finder feels very distant.'
— MacPro Sweden
'Xfile is without a doubt the greatest file manager ever written for the Mac. Once you start using it, you will never want to see the Finder again.'
— Ankur Kothari

Get It

Try It

Take a moment to ponder this - it doesn't happen every day.

  • Unfettered access to all filesystems, all data, all operations.
  • No more limiting to 'Read-Only' and 'Read & Write' or hiding set ID and 'sticky' bits.
  • All file permissions, user/system flags, and access control entries.
  • The type-safe protections you need but Apple won't offer.

And so forth. Yet the super-fast Xfile binary... Go have a look.

Xfile is the core of a complete file management system written for professionals.

Xfile alone includes complete support for all possible file system properties - device numbers, major/minor device types, inodes, modes, soft/hard links, sticky bits, set ID bits, system/user flags, file generation numbers - and access to all possible file systems (apfs, autofs, devfs, zfs, et al) and device mount info.

Xfile is a professional system.

'Xfile being able to list a folder with 2700+ items instantly is a welcome change!'
— David K
'Xfile is brilliant! I wouldn't run my computer without it now!'
— Michael D
'The standard setter.'
— Peter T

And for those of you keen to learn more about your computer, there's no better way to start.



Casual users may think Finder's the best thing since sliced bread (OK that's not likely) but Finder's not designed to do heavy duty file management anyway. If you need power and control (and who doesn't) you need Xfile.

Try This!

Try this: go to the following path (if you have it - its default location is /usr/share/man/man3).

/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX.sdk/usr/share/man/man3

Here's what it looks like when Xfile pulls out all the stops.



That's 10,324 files. You won't be able to get anything done there if you don't have Xfile.

And it renders pretty fast, too. To put it mildly.



Xfile is by far the fastest file manager ever seen. Comparison is futile - the program's just too fast. In fact, Xfile is not only the fastest file manager - it's the only fast one.

Xfile is also the most dependable file manager ever seen. Nominal file operations that fail with Finder work effortlessly with Xfile, first time, every time. (The last documented crash was sometime back in the year 2007 - fourteen years ago.)

Now Try This!


Get It

Try It

Now try this: find out where in Finder you can create 'hard links', 'symbolic links', adjust user and system file flags, or edit your access control entries. See if you can find any mention of it in your documentation.

See if your system currently protects you from things like this.

Your Apple filesystem admits of six (6) filetypes. These filetypes are not compatible.



You shouldn't be able to mistakenly overwrite a folder and all its contents, including subfolders and their contents, with a wayward simple text file. Old 'MacOS' protected you, today's Finder won't. But Xfile will.

Lean & Mean

The Xfile binary weighs in at less than 50 KB (currently 46,319 bytes). Finder's binary is 100 times that, and the complete Finder bundle is 30+ MB.

Xfile loads instantly. It's super-stable. It's faster than fast. It's professional.

Accessing monster directories like the dreaded 'man3' happens in less than a second, despite all the columns of data that are rendered, not after minutes or more, if at all, as happens with other file managers, including Finder.



Refreshes are instantaneous, unlike other file managers. All changes are propagated to all open Xfile windows.

See Also
Xfile: A Walk in the Park

About | ACP | Buy | Industry Watch | Learning Curve | News | Products | Search
Copyright © Rixstep. All rights reserved.