When comparing XtraFinder vs Pagehop, the Slant community recommends XtraFinder for most people. In the question“What are the best power user tools for macOS?” XtraFinder is ranked 26th while Pagehop is ranked 46th.
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Pro Old full-size color labels from OS X < 10.9
Pro Adds useful toolbar items
XtraFinder provides useful options for toolbar such as: Launch as Root, New Terminal Here, New File..., and Select...
Pro Additional right-click options
Xtra Finder provides additional options when performing the right click.
Pro Custom hotkeys
Pro Copy Path
Pro Can open a terminal in set position
XtraFinder can open up a terminal from the right-click menu in given path with "New Terminal Here".
Pro Dual panel
Split the Finder window into to windows to achieve better file handling.
Pro Colored icons in the Finder sidebar
The API is very minimalistic (very easy to learn), and there is complete reference for it.
Pro Web search (horizontal and vertical) and using tools like Regular Expressions on results
Pagehop is bundled-up with recipes for Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo (horizontal) search, and with recipes for Wikipedia, StackOverflow, YouTube, jQuery API documentation, Mozilla Developer Network and others for vertical search.
After making a search you can further filter your results with tools - Regular Expressions, Fuzzy Matching or Search in the urls (instead of titles).
Pro Browsing of online documentation (any static web source)
Navigating through known set of hyperlinks without an actual rendered page, just by writing.
Pro Quickly navigate to web pages and their links
Pro Unlimited, free, fully-functional evaluation
Like the SublimeText editor, Pagehop doesn't lock any features before you purchase a license and only displays (a tiny bit annoying) registration message.
Pro Keyboard shortcut access to Hacker News
To be able to bring up todays news on a key shortcut, is absolutely awesome. Holding shift while pressing enter (choosing) on results, will keep the window open - this way you can open several pages you want to read through with your morning coffee.
Con Doesn't work on recent macOS versions without a workaround
This tool doesn't work on recent macOS versions, except if you try workaraound that may or may not work. It involves disabling System Integrity Protection and details on how to do it can be found on the XtraFinder website.