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Fiwi is a compact, faceless application to help with moving files and folders via 2 symmetrical Finder windows. It really helps saving time and avoid confusion.

What's New

Version 2.0.8:
  • Toggle "using other applications besides the Finder" on/off via Fiwi set up and now also by starting up Fiwi holding the option key down. Fiwi supports Finder 10.6.2, Script Editor 2.2.1 (100.1), Safari 4.0.3 (5531.9), Pages 4.0.2(751), Quicktime Player 7.6.2 (518), TextEdit 1.5(244), Firefox 3.6.
  • With guy scripting enabled Fiwi also supports: Numbers 2.0.2 (322), Smultron more...

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later but NOT with new MacBook Pro Retina Display
  • If you use spaces: in the "Expose & Spaces" preference pane, in tab "Application Assignements" please add Finder and choose "Every Space" from the pop up menu in tab "Space"
  • Enable Guy Scripting in Applescript Utility to optimise performance with other applications

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Sugeet Member IconReview+0
Sugeet
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Fiwi is simple. Fiwi just makes another finder window next to or above the one that you're looking at. Now it's easy to move things from where you put them to where they need to go. OR you could create different screen and set each one up and then move things between screens (maybe). Just use Fiwi. It's simple. It works.

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Version 2.0.8
Gaberdine Member IconReview+13
Gaberdine
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Used to love Fiwi on Tiger but I have found it to be incompatible with TotalFinder for Snow Leopard.

If you don't use TotalFInder, Fiwi is useful (if a little slow).

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Version 2.0.8
Gaberdine
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I should clarify that I experienced these problems with Fiwi 2.0.8 and Total Finder 1.3.2 running on Max OSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.

I emailed the developer of Fiwi and he was very responsive - so mucho kudos for that!

He has run tests and says Fiwi works fine with TotalFinder 1.4.9 on Mountain Lion (all latest versions as of April 2013). He is looking into issues with Snow Leopard and 1.3.x versions of TotalFinder.

Alessandro82 Member IconReview+41
Alessandro82
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i succeded in making it work even with retina macbook pro just setting custom windows size!

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Version 2.0.8
Grayson Manley Member IconComment+5
Grayson Manley
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Tried launching it and it started spawning infinite tabs. I'm using TotalFinder so my guess is its not compatible.

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Version 2.0.8
Gaberdine
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Yeah I have the same thing. Fiwi does not like TotalFinder at all.

It's OK if you already have 2 Finder windows open, then it works as intended, but if you have one or none open it just keeps spawning more Finder tabs and if you use TotalFinder's Visor feature, it grabs that from the bottom of the screen and spawns infinite new tabs on that!

Shame I like Fiwi years ago.

Gaberdine
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Following my comment (below) I should clarify that I experienced these problems with Fiwi 2.0.8 and Total Finder 1.3.2 running on Max OSX 10.6.6 Snow Leopard.

I emailed the developer of Fiwi and he got back to me very quickly - so kudos for that!.

He has run tests and says Fiwi works fine with TotalFinder 1.4.9 on Mountain Lion (latest versions as of April 2013). He is looking into issues with Snow Leopard.

Wordpower (Developer) Member IconDev+30
Wordpower (Developer)
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WordPower would like to reassure all readers that Fiwi 2.0.8 runs excellently on Lion 10.7.2 on thousands of Macs all over the world and that the information provided by Dochoz below is incorrect.
We ask MacUpdate.com admin to delete Dochoz posting below as it is wrong and damaging to Fiwi.

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Version 2.0.8
Aargl
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Hi!
Nice app! How come that you didn't change the version number? The 2009 version was already 2.0.8. ;-)

Wordpower (Developer)
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Hi Aargl,

Thanks for your support.

Fiwi stayed at 2.0.8 because it required no change at all to work on Lion.

Dochoz Member IconReview+14
Dochoz
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Not compatible with 10.7 Lion.

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Version 2.0.8
Wordpower (Developer)
+2

Hi Dochoz,
Thank you for trying Fiwi.
Fiwi is running on all our Lion (10.7 to 10.7.2) Macs since day one and it is a lot faster than on Snow Leopard. It also runs with Lion on thousands Macs all over the world. Try again and please, if you can, delete your rating of 2 as it is based on inexact information. It damages our near perfect rating, without just cause. If you have any problems with your System Software or a faulty Finder, please contact us directly at support@wordpower-software.com and we will be pleased to help.

Yukonjack Member IconComment+207
Yukonjack
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I was looking at various window management apps and ran across FiWi. Unfortunately the above links to either the download or the dev site result in 404 errors.

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Version 2.0.8
Wordpower (Developer)
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Hi This-person-died-in-2011
Thank you for pointing this out. We have corrected the URL in our profile. As soon as MacUpdate updates accordingly everything should be back to normal
In any case here are the correct links:
http://wordpower-software.com/wordpower/fiwi_files/Fiwi.zip
http://wordpower-software.com/wordpower/fiwi.html

Wordpower (Developer) Member IconDev+30
Wordpower (Developer)
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WordPower does appreciate constructive reviews of Fiwi. These help us to improve the product and serve our users better. The cstephen87 review below does not give any indication why he believes Fiwi merits such a low rating. Perhaps he just prefers another product...

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Version 2.0.8
cstephen87 Member IconReview+29
cstephen87
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OS Lion will SURELY offer this foundational function... This app is a waste of money, however. Instead, why not get a WHOLE NEW FINDER WITH BETTER FUNCTIONALITY?!

TotalFinder. Look it up. Bye

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Version 2.0.8
Trashie Member IconComment+256
Trashie
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Can do this with forklift or any dual pane file manager cleaner in one window. Just put it on a space no need to resize or mess about and work from that.

Still for this price you won't get those kind of applications so for that it is very useful for those who don't need all the extras which come with those dual pain file managers.

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Version 2.0.8
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Downloads 11,846
Version Downloads 7,259
License Demo
Date 27 Nov 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $0.99
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