Full software, not an App! Definitely not available on the App Store

Current Version

3.9, released October 22, 2013

What's new in this version?



Computer with 64-bit processor

Mac OS X 10.6 or later
(including systems called OS X)

For older systems look here.


If you are a registered user of a previous version, you can download the current version at no cost.

NFS Manager

NFS ManagerNFS Manager is a graphical user interface to control all built-in NFS features of Mac OS X. It can manage a whole network of Mac OS X computers to setup a distributed NFS file system via a few simple mouse clicks.

NFS (Network File System) is the industry standard for file sharing on UNIX systems like Mac OS X. Each Mac OS X system can be setup as an NFS server to offer files to the network, or as an NFS client to access files shared by other computers. NFS can be setup to connect to servers fully automatically (“automounting”) without any password entries being necessary.

The application is designed to use the latest technologies available in Mac OS X, like Open Directory, Bonjour, or Kerberos. If your network is setup as a Kerberos realm, secure NFS with authenticated and encrypted connections can be configured.

The software is distributed electronically. You can download the product and test it before you decide to purchase a license for unrestricted usage.

Support of OS X 10.10 Yosemite

NFS Manager 3.9 supports OS X 10.10. If you are receiving an error message on launch that an unknown operating system has been detected, this will indicate that you are trying to use an outdated build. Please ensure to use Build 140611 which is available since June 2014.

Network directory server can be required for NFS automounts with Mavericks and Yosemite

Unfortunately, the operating systems OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.10 Yosemite contain a design flaw which can affect the use of NFS client features in specific configuration cases: The local directory service database of OS X is currently unable to handle automount entries correctly. This has two consequences:

Please see the Release Notes of NFS Manager for more information. We made Apple aware that current OS X versions don't comply with Apple's own specifications and documentation. This problem is ignored since September 2013.

OS X Mavericks is affected by additional flaws in the Finder and the DNS cache which limit operation and performance when using file service client features. Users who like to use OS X in professional network environments should avoid Mavericks and update to Yosemite.