We are gonna use Netatalk so the pi.local will appear in Finder on the Mac.
Step 1: Installation
sudo apt update
sudo apt install netatalk
Step 2: Configuration
Stop the service:
sudo /etc/init.d/netatalk stop
Open the configuration file:
sudo nano /etc/netatalk/AppleVolumes.default
You can edit the mount folder if you wish or leave the default value:
~/ “Home Directory”
Start the service again:
sudo /etc/init.d/netatalk start
Step 3: Open the Finder
Open the Finder on your mac and you will be able to see the raspberry pi with a few seconds in the Navigation Pane.
Use the button “Connect As…” at the right top of the Finder.