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Create rules for organizing and cleaning folders.

Hazel overview

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. All this is done automatically in the background allowing you to focus on your real work.

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

What’s new in version 5.1.2

Updated on May 06 2022

New features:
  • On Monterey, Hazel can read the contents of Markdown files for "Contents contain match" conditions.
User interface changes:
  • Folder paused state should be reflected correctly in the menubar menu now.
  • Fixed loop when trying to preview an invalid folder.
  • Fixed folder groups disappearing.
  • Folder group name changes should be properly saved now.
  • Fixed main editor not being updated when changes to the rule were saved via a detached editor.
  • Fixed preview not updating status when a rule was reverted.
  • Fixed case where custom attributes were being orphaned.
  • Fixed issue with undo/redo of attribute deletion from a pattern.
  • Fixed the Apple/JavaScript input/output attributes editor not updating when attributes were deleted or renamed.
  • When editing a number format, the example number should now update to reflect the current setting.
  • In the "Insert Element" contextual menu, fixed custom tokens not appearing correctly.
  • In the "Insert Element" contextual menu, fixed menu items growing each time the menu was brought up.
  • After using a tag field, sometimes other pattern fields would act like a tag field when edited. This should be fixed.
  • VoiceOver fixes for the following issues:
  • Not being able to trigger contextual menu in the folder list.
  • No descriptions/labels for layout buttons in preferences.
  • After dismissing the pattern editor, focus will move to the previous or next element instead of staying on the pattern field, which was not supposed to be editable without the pattern editor popover.
  • VO not working for certain text fields, like the notes field or script editors.
  • Numerous cosmetic fixes.
Core changes:
  • Empty dates now return nothing instead of using a certain date in the past. This should now allow you to set a default value should a date be empty. If your rules rely on showing a date no matter what, set one as the default.
  • Fixed "Tags do not contains tags" condition. Was evaluating to true if any one of the tags listed was not set on the file. Now only passes the condition if none of the tags are set.
  • Various internal fixes.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

21.9 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.noodlesoft.com

Downloads

133644

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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lordmolesbury
lordmolesbury
Apr 19 2022
5.1.1
1.0
Apr 19 2022
1.0
Version: 5.1.1
Hideous car wreck of a software -just would not pick up extensions at all. Wasted 4 hours hacking away to no avail. Avoid.
wrk24wheel-2
wrk24wheel-2
Mar 10 2021
5.0.6
2.0
Mar 10 2021
2.0
Version: 5.0.6
Stick with v4.4.5 if you have not upgraded to Catalina, which I have no intention of ever doing. I will move to a PC before upgrading to Catalina. Tried v5 before paying the rip off $20 for an upgrade. Glad I didn't as this version stinks. 4.4.5 is a much better reliable version that just works. If you are considering the upgrade, I don't even think I would do it if it were free.
mherndz-1
mherndz-1
Feb 27 2021
5.0.5
0.0
Feb 27 2021
0.0
Version: 5.0.5
This has to be the dumbest "tagging" app I've ever tried. Even the MacOS tagging (which sucks) is better. Set up Hazel rules, it does and monitors nothing. Useless, LOL!
Sw-tester
Sw-tester
Feb 13 2021
5.0.5
5.0
Feb 13 2021
5.0
Version: 5.0.5
Excellent software and support! Usually I am posting negative reviews about some bad software. But Hazel really is great. Been using Hazel for a long time. Upgraded to 5 and has been smooth.
Ward
Ward
Jan 25 2021
5.0.5
5.0
Jan 25 2021
5.0
Version: 5.0.5
When I recently upgraded to Hazel 5, I discovered its "App Sweep" feature that seems to be a replacement for AppDelete. Since AppDelete appears to have no future, I've removed it from my Login Items, and enabled Hazel's App Sweep. I'm curious what differences I may encounter the next time I update or delete an application.
F451
F451
Jan 22 2021
5.0.5
5.0
Jan 22 2021
5.0
Version: 5.0.5
Version 5 really upped its game. I like it much better as an app verses the previous versions being a Preference Pane. I've been a longtime user of Hazel, and it's because it does so much in the background without me having to do anything but initial setups of what actions I want performed. Now it does even more.
MattSD
MattSD
Dec 7 2020
5.0.3
5.0
Dec 7 2020
5.0
Version: 5.0.3
Version 5 made a huge step forward by moving to a stand alone app instead of a system preference pane. This change created a much smoother user experience on both Catalina and Big Sur. Hazel is the first app I install on any new Mac and it sits quietly in the background running tasks I've created with Hazel's powerful rule editor. For me it's sorting documents and running them through OCR, managing media files, keeping exported photos organized by date and location, and other repetitive tasks.
mckmck
mckmck
Nov 22 2020
5.0.1
1.0
Nov 22 2020
1.0
Version: 5.0.1
It does not work at all on macOS Catalina does not start and does not show the icon in the preferences panel, in short, it does not work at all
RC62
RC62
Nov 21 2020
5.0.1
5.0
Nov 21 2020
5.0
Version: 5.0.1
Great utility. I have been using Hazel for some years now and depend on it to keep my downloads folder cleaned up. Hazel zips and sorts my application downloads and then moves them to my network repository.
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
Nov 20 2020
5.0.1
1.0
Nov 20 2020
1.0
Version: 5.0.1
If you are still using 10.13.6 i strongly suggest to Stick with 4.x.x, even if they claim its supported, the application has plenty of bugs and UI glitches, 5.0.1 is worst then 5.0 actually, its now obvious that many new softwares releases made to work under Big S will have hard life on previous systems. And today is 10.13 Abandonware DAY. Another farewell
Kozzy49
Kozzy49
Jun 12 2020
4.4.5
5.0
Jun 12 2020
5.0
Version: 4.4.5
Excellent private eye keeping, everything in order
F451
F451
May 28 2020
4.4.5
5.0
May 28 2020
5.0
Version: 4.4.5
A staple in my System Preferences that does file housekeeping effortlessly and without fail.
nrombaldi
nrombaldi
Apr 16 2020
4.4.4
0.0
Apr 16 2020
0.0
Version: 4.4.4
Hi Alex, Need Help...So far so good... but I am trying to get rid of all "duplicates"... the programme is running now 2 days straight... any way I can speed it up? or what should I do... I am afraid to stop running the program as I am not sure if it will start all over again... Is the program running while my lap top screen is off? Not sure if the program was working overnight!
gcoghill
gcoghill
Mar 24 2020
4.4.4
5.0
Mar 24 2020
5.0
Version: 4.4.4
It's too difficult to really express how powerful this app is, but if you like to automate stuff on your Mac, Hazel will allow you to do an amazingly deep array of actions. It goes far beyond merely cleaning up files on your desktop and downloads folder. The develop is also very helpful and responsive, and the user community over the app's forum is also helpful.
Cerniagigante
Cerniagigante
Feb 27 2020
4.4.4
1.0
Feb 27 2020
1.0
Version: 4.4.4
I love automation, but Hazel is just too rough for my tastes. It lasted about an hour on my mac. After 4 system preferences hangs and an infinite loop while trying to import piccies into Photos I gave up on it and uninstalled it. Sorry, life is too short to learn how to use something that I can do with some perl/python scripts.
gbpmi
gbpmi
Dec 14 2019
4.4.2
0.0
Dec 14 2019
0.0
Version: 4.4.2
I need to redownload Hazel 3 and can't find it anywhere. I'm running a late 2011 Mini and Sierra 10.12.6 Any pointers appreciated.
Andrewrodney
Andrewrodney
Feb 27 2019
4.3.4
5.0
Feb 27 2019
5.0
Version: 4.3.4
invaluable utility I've been using for years and years. But I wanted to post today because I was having an issue with the log file ballooning to a huge size, emailed tech support and got a reply in like an hour. Amazing. And they did provide the support to fix the issue (seems it was an issue with spotlight indexing). The company really cares for its customers.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Sep 6 2018
4.2.8
0.0
Sep 6 2018
0.0
Version: 4.2.8
The current version is 4.2.9
JohnF1664
JohnF1664
Sep 5 2018
4.2.8
5.0
Sep 5 2018
5.0
Version: 4.2.8
Using it for a couple of years daily!
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Jul 20 2018
4.2.7
0.0
Jul 20 2018
0.0
Version: 4.2.7
The current version is 4.2.8
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