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SideFolders allows you to have your important files right by your side. SideFolders gives you instant access to your devices, places, shared folders, downloads and recent files. But also to files and folders you have added to SideFolders.

What's New

Version 1.8.1:

Note: The downloadable version is 1.8.1. The Mac App Store version is currently 1.7.0.
  • Stability fixes
  • Memory leak fixes

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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polocanada Member IconComment+26
polocanada
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Don't seem to find a way to disable certain windows from appearing in the list. So for instance, Eset Cybersecurity. It has a window ese_gui. Even if I add this to filter list and select ignore it's still going to be in the list. I activate it accidentally all the time.

Please add a proper "ignore window" list which will completely take out the things out of the list. Take example from Witch application, they have implemented it well.

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Version 1.6.0
polocanada
+0

So sorry - please delete my comment. This comment was supposed to be for another application. I am so sorry for cluttering this space. Please delete this.

NotUsed Member IconComment+159
NotUsed
+1

3 Monitors. This only works when docked right and always uses the right most monitor. It would be nice to specify a monitor edge. Or, for that matter use the left most monitor.

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Version 1.6.0
Dennis Van Roeyen (Developer)
+4

Hi, thanks for your feedback. It should work with multiple monitors both left and right. Haven't been able to test with 3 monitors though. If you could send a mail to sidefolders@code529.com we could figure out what's going on.

Wdanthan0 Member IconComment-2
Wdanthan0
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I installed the trial version. The sidebar worked (appeared) only once and there is no response anymore on moving the pointer to the edge of the desktop. Does this mean that the trial version works only for one appearance?. I am using 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon with OS Lion 10.7.2

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Version 1.5.2
Drdul Member IconComment+448
Drdul
+1

This would be a killer app if it supported smart folders. In other words, I could create a folder with rules that specified what was included in it, similar to a saved Spotlight search.

It would also be nice to be able to specify the sort order in a folder. Currently it sorts alphabetically, but an option to sort by modified date or file extension or size would be useful.

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Version 1.5.2
bunco Member IconComment-1
bunco
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First of all, I have not tried it. But nevertheless I would like to make 2 suggestions.

I don't like to install apps and add more clutter and files unless I am really convinced that they improve functionality and work flow. I was kind of disappointed that the developer's website is not that very informative. A screencast that shows exactly what the app does would be very handy. At least some more info.

So far, I understood that it is "just" another way to organize ur folders. But going to the dock (finder) or to the side of the screen is not making that much difference to me. And I already use apps that group my favourite or recent folders.

However, if this app could combine all this with a similar functionality as the discontinued StickyWindows (Donelleshi) was having... and allow the user to drag folders and windows to the side of the screen where they nest as tabs... Well, that would make it really worth it for me.

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Version 1.5.2
Dennis Van Roeyen (Developer)
+1

Hi,

Thanks for your feedback. Didn't the annotated screenshot explain it well enough ? I guess not :)

I got the idea to develop SideFolders because i didn't find it practical to drag a file from a Finder window into the application i was working with. Typically you loose sight of your application as soon as you switch to Finder since all Finder windows are put in front.

What SideFolders has over files/folders in the dock is that it offers a contextual popup menu. I especially like this for recent downloads.

You can add files and folders to SideFolders but it's not mean to be a StickyWindows kind of application. SideFolders is a file/folder management utility not a window management utility, if i understood correctly.

bunco
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Hi Dennis,
Thanks for the reply. Yes the screenshot gave me pretty much an idea, but somehow I was thinking that there might be more to it... The info was straightforward, just the essentials. This might seem sufficient... if u already know how it works. But people who are new to this, will always have more questions.
Anyway, I do appreciate the effort to explain it to me. It shows that as a developer, u care about what ur (potential) clients think and need.
Ur app does seem handy. And yes u can make the distinction btw window management utilities and finder management utilities; I am using apps from both categories. But I need both, so I still feel that a combination would be a winner!
This said, I will give ur app a try.

Eric-Woehler Member IconReview+417
Eric-Woehler
+1

Updated review after discussions and positive engagement with the developer.
I made a couple of suggested features/ideas to the developer that were incorporated into revised version. Overall a handy little app that I am sure many will find useful

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Version 1.5.1
NotUsed Member IconComment+159
NotUsed
+2

Very poor implementation for multiple monitors.

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Version 1.5.1
Dennis Van Roeyen (Developer)
+0

I've started implementing better multi monitor support a while ago but there are still a few technical hurdles which prevent me to include it in the release. But this ongoing.

dojitrading Member IconReview+1
dojitrading
+1

This is fast becoming my go to app for file management. Having a finder that's only a keyboard shortcut away is an incredible time saver. Looking forward to the great enhancements planned for the future versions. Support is incredibly fast and requested enhancements are always considered if not immediately implemented.

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Version 1.5.0
Dennis Van Roeyen (Developer) Member IconDev+14
Dennis Van Roeyen (Developer)
+1

I've put a new version online which allows registration from within the app itself.

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Version 1.5.0
Eric-Woehler Member IconReview+417
Eric-Woehler
+0

unable to get it to work - the toolbar icon is there, but no matter what settings I have, it doesn't behave. It doesn't appear, doesn't do anything. the toolbar icon tells me its running, and the menu shows for preferences etc but nothing else works.
I have a trial licence and I am assuming that it is working? I have no idea, this is frustrating.
Half a star for a potentially good idea but it would be nice to try...

Just noticed the price in the AppStore in Australia is AUD$5.99 compared to USD$4.99. The AUD is worth MORE than the USD, so it should be LESS in AUD, not MORE!! I guess Apple Australia just ripping us off... wish we could buy direct from developer...

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Version 1.5.0
Dennis Van Roeyen (Developer)
+0

Hi,

i've sent you an email regarding this issue.

Dennis Van Roeyen (Developer)
+1

Hi, you have been able to test it almost 2 days now. Could you update your reviews ? 2 times half a star without even testing is a bit harsh don't you think ?

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Smilingbird
Version 1.6.0
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Nassifer
Version 1.6.0
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DennisVR
Version 1.0
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Downloads 3,384
Version Downloads 281
License Demo
Date 30 Oct 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $4.99
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