OS X’s default file browser, Finder, is pretty nice, but certainly has room for improvement. While there are a number of replacement apps out there, TotalFinder is an excellent plug-in that adds functionality to Finder itself.

With TotalFinder installed, you’ll be able to open new Finder tabs (a perfect remedy for window overload), switch to a handy dual pane mode, open a Finder window from anywhere with a keyboard shortcut, and more. After a few days of using it you’ll wonder why these features weren’t included by default with OS X.

TotalFinder offers a two week free trial, after which you’ll need to pony up $15 of your Christmas money for a single license, or $30 for three. It’s a little steep, but ultimately fair for something you might use dozens of times per day.