For as long as I can remember, I have wanted tabs in the Finder. Apple never added the feature, but thanks to XtraFinder from Tran Ky Nam Software, we don’t have to wait any longer. XtraFinder is a useful utility which adds lots of missing features to Finder including tabs, dual panel/dual window, arrange folders on top, Cut/Paste, Global hotkeys, Copy Path, Show Hidden Items, Colorful icons in Sidebar and more.
XtraFinder is compatible on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 to Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and is available as a freeware download. Instead of working as a separate program like PathFinder, this utility adds the missing features into the Finder seamlessly – without affecting stability or performance.
The tabs feature is currently described as experimental, and is slightly slow currently – but this should only improve with time. Recently closed tabs can be reopened and new tabs can be opened with CMD+T. The Tabs can be chosen to display as either Safari or Chrome-like tabs.
XtraFinder includes plenty of features beside tabs. It allows you to enable lots of missing features, such as ‘Copy to’ and ‘Move to’. All of these are available in the XtraFinder Preferences. It should be noted that none of these are turned on by default, so this is probably the first place you’ll want to look after installing XtraFinder.