Hazel
Hazel
4.3.5

4.6

Hazel free download for Mac

Hazel

4.3.5
27 January 2019

Create rules for organizing and cleaning folders.

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 Hazel

Version 4.3.5:
User interface changes:
  • When deleting a custom attribute which is used in multiple places, Hazel was sometimes putting up an alert and then deleting all instances if the alert was confirmed. Fixed such that it only does the alert/delete when the last instance of a custom attribute is deleted
  • On Mojave, when doing cmd-a (select all) or accessing the "Edit" menu while the rules list has focus would cause a crash. This has been fixed
  • Fixed possible crash when dismissing rule status interface
  • Fixed error when doing "Export all" when one of the folders has a slash (/) in its name
  • Fixed sporadic display issue with the "Folders" header when switching panes on Mojave
Core changes:
  • Tweaked how "Contents contain" works with Spotlight resulting in slightly more accurate matches

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Damian Weiss
19 June 2013

Most helpful

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
Andrewrodney
27 February 2019
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.
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Version 4.3.4
RogerKatz
06 September 2018
The current version is 4.2.9
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Version 4.2.8
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iurii
iurii
06 September 2018
Hi.
Thank yo for letting us know. Our team will improve it soon
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JohnF1664
05 September 2018
Using it for a couple of years daily!
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Version 4.2.8
RogerKatz
20 July 2018
The current version is 4.2.8
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Version 4.2.7
theo-langstrumpf
13 February 2018
Great app. Easy to use. Extremely useful
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Version 4.2.2
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Marlo-R
Marlo-R
11 May 2018
Do you have any tips for setting this up? I've looked at this, installed it once or twice because I like the idea of it. However, I have not wanted to take the time to figure out the settings and how best to incorporate it into my workflow.

Any suggestions?
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monica-8
12 November 2017
I am sad. I've been using Hazel for a few years and I love it, but I only use it for a few select functions because the interface is a bit complicated. Anyway, I just got a new laptop and I signed in to my account intending to download Hazel onto my new machine, but it appears I have to re-purchsase it. At $32, I am definitely not going to do that. But I will miss Hazel for sure. :(
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Version 4.2.2
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qb
qb
17 November 2017
Can you not download the app from here - MU?
While I agree the interface is complicated the app can do complex tricks. I don't understand your reasoning behind not being able to download the app.
Did you lose the license file?
Did you contact the developer?
Or are you in need of a 2nd license for a 2nd computer?

Edit: there certainly is a Download button on their main page. And this url has a "Lost License" retrieval button.
https://www.noodlesoft.com/support/
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Potatoes
01 July 2017
This is a powerhouse for automating file handling. An absolute fantastic app. The design of the app is excellent: it is simple yet useful for newcomers. In the beginning, you can just let it do a few simpler things such as: (1) auto-emptying the trash, (2) helping you clean up system files after uninstalling an app, and (3) put all your mp3 files into a specific folder. Then as time goes, you can start (4) experimenting with letting it auto-file your downloaded bank statements into a specific folder. Later, you can try to (5) let Hazel put a date in the file name so your bank statements are auto-sorted and auto-named. I have been using Hazel for many years, and it now does a lot a the heavy tedious work for me in the background. This include extracting dates from inside PDF files. Auto-uploading files in the background to web servers. Run applescripts at specific times of the date on specific folders. Prepare files for uploading to servers by compiling them, renaming them, and associate meta-date, and then upload the files. Handling all of my financial statements and receipts from banks, utilities, and so forth. Send messages to my loved one by the end of work day. Sort my photos into sub-folders based on metadata. That was a small selection of what one can do with Hazel. Totally awesome app. If you file management is a mess, or you are tired of doing repetitive work, get it and start enjoying Hazel doing all the boring work for you.
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Version 4.1.4
Sam0
08 June 2017
Great app. Clean and easy to use. My Mac would mess up quickly without Hazel! :)
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Version 4.1.3
dwp-1
04 August 2016
Hazel is one of the first utilities I install on my computers. It saves me the user from doing the daily repetitive tasks and makes the changes I set it up to do, to all the files, folders and sub folders. It is simple for the beginner, yet extremely powerful for the expert user. I have gone paperless and I love it, no more searching through stacks of paper to find the document I need. I scan & OCR every document and receipt into one folder. I then have Hazel examine each file, rename it, give it some tags and then move it into the appropriate folder were it is imported by EagleFiler.. All I have to do is scan the document and Hazel does the rest behind the scenes. This is **Amazing** Software folks. Alessandro82, if you are experiencing problems with Hazel, please talk to Paul the developer, I guarantee he will help you resolve your problem to the best of his abilities. It is inappropriate to lash out at the developers app when you haven't discussed the problem with him,
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Version 4.0.5
Alessandro82
21 July 2016
no words could ever epress how disgustess i m from hazel tonbight i ve just updated to version 4.0.4 and surprise your crappy application tells me could not loasds one or more rules because are coorrupted or whatever it s month since i ve done abloluytely nothing to my rules so i downgraded to version 4.0.2 and everything works as expected
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Version 4.0
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Leoofborg
Leoofborg
04 August 2016
Did you contact Paul about this? I recall there was a bug about this but it was resolved/fixed. Always contact the Dev first? Especially this one. Paul's a good, responsive Dev.
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4.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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