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Hazel is your personal housekeeper, organizing and cleaning folders based on rules you define. Hazel can also manage your trash and uninstall your applications.

Organize your files using a familiar rule interface. Filter on the file's name, type, date, the site or email address it came from and more. And do more than just file. You can set color labels, Spotlight keywords and comments and even archive files. Hazel also cleans, sporting options to clean out incomplete and duplicate downloads.

In addition, Hazel can manage your Trash for you, relieving you of having to empty it yourself.

All this is more...

What's New

Version 3.2.7:

Note: If auto-updating, System Preferences may not restart after the update. Just quit and restart System Preferences manually in this case.

  • Fixed bug introduced in the last version where AppSweep would trigger when updating. If you already updated to 3.2.6 and opted to have AppSweep throw away your files, then please contact support for recovery options.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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When I first discovered Hazel I couldn't imagine all the possible ways of using it! My favorite purposes are:

- Automatically copying new images from my inserted flash card, labelling the imported images so that they are not more...

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Version 3.1
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MaxWilders Member IconReview+43
MaxWilders
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Plain simple to use and highly recommended for everyone. Brilliant app worth the steep asking price.

Buy it now. :-)

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Version 3.2.5
Harristype Member IconReview+731
Harristype
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Absolutely one of the best workflow utilities I've ever used. Once set up, and there's a myriad of possibilities for how you use it, it just sits in the background waiting, and when triggered, Hazel performs flawlessly. One of the first utilities I install (along with Default Folder and Keyboard Maestro) when setting up a new Mac.

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Version 3.2.4
F451 Member IconReview+393
F451
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I believe I've owned a licensed copy of Hazel since its inception. Hazel makes downloads easy, especially when saving updates by a particular developer. Keeping your desktop free of files is much easier with Hazel too. Hazel is in my top-five of must-have utility apps. An out-of-sight, out-of-mind app they discretely does major file housekeeping.

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Version 3.2.1
larrymcj
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@F451: hopefully you can help me understand just what's so special about this app. I'm a retired geek and web developer...most things I "get"...but as much as I try to figure out why Hazel is worth $28, I'm failing. I can understand the part for keeping my desktop clean, which is why I looked into it to begin with, but there are several apps for less than $5 that do this just fine. Anything I download I know where it goes...so there goes that reason. I've installed the trial, but simply underwhelmed with what it does. Of course, I used to say the same thing about Alfred...but now I couldn't live without it. Perhaps you can help me out since you've been using it so long. Thanks.

Xenophile
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It's a great utility, but at $28 it's not a value for most users. Many download utilities can be configured to download files into different folders by file type, while also offering features like scheduling and multi-threaded download acceleration. My two favorite are iGetter ($25) and Folx ($20), both cheaper than Hazel.

That said, I can imagine some LAN file transfers for which Hazel MIGHT be useful, for example if someone dumped a big mess of unsorted files on your drive. But how often does that happen? And why not just sort by file type in the Finder?

Neartheredrocks Member IconComment+183
Neartheredrocks
+1

As of August 22, the download for Hazel 3.1.5 link here on MacUpdate still links to (and downloads) Hazel 3.1.4. However, Hazel 3.1.5 can be downloaded directly from the developer's website.

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Version 3.1.5
MacUpdate-Nick
+0

Thanks for letting us know. The listing's DL link has been fixed and now points to version 3.1.5.

Runtime Member IconComment+47
Runtime
+3

Extremely useful (if you do not like to dwell in complicated Apple Scripts). But, 10.7 is a show stopper for us to... for years to come.

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Version 3.1.2
Mikael B
+2

same here.

Star-Affinity
+1

Why not move to 10.8? I fully understand on skipping 10.7, but 10.8 is a nice OS I think.

Mikael B
+5

Hardware expensive and hard to replace.

Mikael B
+0

Now, I upgraded the external hardware and went to Mavericks. It's great!

Prior to that I found a previous version of Hazel that worked already on SL, so I'm a big fan now!

isntzen Member IconReview+5
isntzen
+5

I adore Hazel. It provides automation in ways that should be commonplace in modern computing. Folder actions (present in OSX for years) could have been extended to provide similar functionality, but Apple chose not to cater to power users. Hazel emerged to scratch this itch. Bummer for those (like me) who are in love with SN–Hazel now requires Lion, eh, or Mounting Lion–a position I forever hope to avoid. I hope Noodlesoft is still around in 2018, when failing hardware will force me to abandon my beloved white kitty.

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Version 3.1
Morannon Member IconReview+208
Morannon
+8

When I first discovered Hazel I couldn't imagine all the possible ways of using it! My favorite purposes are:

- Automatically copying new images from my inserted flash card, labelling the imported images so that they are not reimported, opening a slideshow of the imported images in GraphicConverter to scan through them and deleting the ones I don't need and let Hazel organize the remaining ones by date in folders that are named by date.

- After downloading my account statements from my online bank as zip file, Hazel unpacks the zip file, renames all credit and debit files by date and type (credit/debit), labels them by year, sorts them in the corresponding folder and opens the account statements in Preview for sighting.

- I use ExactScan Pro to scan my papers to a certain folder. Then, Hazel opens the scans in Adobe Acrobat Pro to do OCR and save the files as ClearScan which reduces pdf file size enormously.

I'm very happy with Hazel although one needs some knowledge of AppleScript to use it gainfully. If you are not a regular AppleScript programmer you will spend some hours until everything works as expected. That's why it's important that Hazel gains new features that are not bound to a programming language.

Hazel introduced the possibility of uploading files to a FTP server in version 3.1. As much as I like this new feature, it's a pity that I can't use it because I can't and don't want update to Lion.

Is there any chance to get a version of Hazel 3.1 that works with Snow Leopard? It's quite exceptional that Hazel changes system requirements while not upgrading to the next full version (i. e. version 4.0). I'm rather disappointed about this behaviour.

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Version 3.1
Prince_Isaac
+2

@Morannon: Your first bullet point above has piqued my interest. One question: Does your workflow allow for changing the names as they are imported to, say, this format: yyyy_mmdd__.jpg, where "00x" is an auto incrementing number? Or can Hazel even do this?

Any chance of a detailed step-by-step of how you accomplish this? If not here, I could get a throwaway yahoo email address for correspondence. Please let me know.

Prince_Isaac
+0

Sorry, the format as I entered it contained angle brackets. What I mean is:

yyyy_mmdd_[topic]_[my name]-[00x].jpg

Fdqn4fh Member IconReview+13
Fdqn4fh
+1

I'm fluent in Applescript and Folder Actions. But Hazel is so useful, it's worth it. e.g. when I get email attachments, my gmail filters send the attachment to my dropbox (via sendtodropbox.com). From there, Hazel picks up each attachment, and files it properly. e.g. Internet bill goes here, travel e-tickets go there. If I download a file (e.g pdf) that I want to read later, I add “zzz” to the filename, and Hazel sends it to a special dropbox folder that is synced to my iPad. Later, I just launch Documents on my iPad, and the file appears (after syncing) to it. It moves my dmg files, opens my PDFs. Like any form of algorithm, of course one could do these manually, but this is a computer, and I want it to do things for me. Hazel lets me.

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Version 3.0.18
Leoofborg Member IconReview+377
Leoofborg
+5

MacUpdate and their DUMB 1/2 stars. This is a 5-star App that has changed how I use my Mac. And I've been a Mac user for a LONG time.

What is it? Think about Mail Rules & filtering. This is FINDER Rules & filtering, including de-installation of Apps. I have AppZapper, and use it from time to time, I have to say that Hazel does a better job of catching & trashing Apps that I de-install.

I also use it to rename files & folders via token. In fact, if you're learning scripting & are having difficulty wrapping your head around tokenizing things... Hazel may be your entré.

Highly recommended.

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Version 3.0.17
Mikael B
+0

I use Path Finder and keep Finder unloaded. Hazel is not a Finder-related app. It's filesystem app, period.

Grant Crosthwaite Member IconReview+7
Grant Crosthwaite
+4

Unbelievably useful by itself. Download a PDF containing text (such as a utility bill) and Hazel can search the text of the file for words like "Power Bill" before renaming it, adding a date and filing it for you. All automagically.

Almost limitless possibilities when combined with other utilities like DropBox and KeyBoard Maestro. Terrific support for newbies too. Not sure how I kept things in line without it. Highly recommended

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Version 3.0.16
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Ededed
Version 3.2.7
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Tanuddin
Version 3.2.7
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Upstartguy
Version 3.2.5
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DarrenRath
Version 3.2.3
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Rzog
Version 3.2.2
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DarrenRath
Version 3.2.1
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_alexis
Version 3.2.1
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Viole
Version 3.2
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_alexis
Version 3.2
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Version 3.1.5
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Date 09 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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