MoveCM
MoveCM
1.2.3

5.0

MoveCM free download for Mac

MoveCM

1.2.3
17 March 2011

Contextual menu to move/archive files/folders to common folders.

Overview

MoveCM is a menu bar application, service and contextual menu item for moving, copying, aliasing, hard linking and archiving (zip compressing) files and folders quickly into common folders. i.e. without the need to drag and drop them, use aliases, etc. It is a generalization of the Finder's "Move to Trash" contextual menu item, you can apply it to any folder you like. Use the System Preference pane to specify destination folders. The menu bar application or contextual menu will then consist of menu items that correspond to these destinations. Control click on one or more files and/or folders in the Finder, select a destination from the menu, and the files and/or folders will be moved (copied, archived) to that destination. You have the option, specified in the preference pane, to have the destination folder opened for you after the operation completes. You also have the option of having the menu items in the contextual menu named after the destination folder, or by its pathname.

MoveCM is part of the Limit Point Software Utilities Bundle : http://www.limit-point.com/Utilities.html. Purchase a Utilities password to activate all the utilities, including MoveCM. Updates are free, new products included!

Note: MoveCM exists as several alternative forms. The reason is that Mac OS X 10.6 changed the way contextual menus should be implemented, namely as services. Since the "old style" CM's no longer work in 10.6, MoveMBI and MoveService have been created.

What's new in MoveCM

Version 1.2.3:
  • MoveMBI: Fixed a user discovered problem with the menu items "Add Folder" and "Remove Folder" - the preferences window folder list was not updated when these menu items were selected, resulting in them having no effect.
  • MoveMBI: Removed the option "Make as submenu" from the Settings pane of preferences since it is not applicable to the menu bar app, only the contextual menu.

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Donmontalvo
26 May 2010

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I'm sorry, what does MoveCM do that a simple service can't? Automator provides all of this and more. For free. Try it. It's quite simple. Don Montalvo, TX
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Version 1.1.1
RJC.NJNYC
06 November 2014
AVOID. This developer is useless, as well as their website. I have their "Limit Point Software Utilities Bundle" (even their link on this page is useless) where you get all of their apps with updates forever. Yeah, good luck. Anyone else having problems? Leave a comment, and maybe I'll start legal action to get them to honor their comments.
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Version 1.2.3
Derekcurrie
01 May 2014
The provided link only dumps you at the Limit Point website, where you will NOT find MoveCM. Limit Point has, ahem, limited what they offer these days and essentially scoured out their website to a dead minimum. Therefore, HUH?
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Version 1.2.3
Jacques-971
17 July 2013
MoveMBI works like a charm, under Mac OS X 10.6. I use it more than 10 times each day. My only grief is that sometimes, MoveMBI "looses" its destination folders… not all folders, not always the same, but they are gone from the Menu. It's not a big work to put them back again, but maybe this could be changed in a future version… Thanks for the good work, keep goin'
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Version 1.2.3
Dickc
12 July 2010
I downloaded the application this morming to demo it. After a couple of hours of using it I decided that this was exactly what I was looking for; especially the MOVE TO functionality. I made my donation and received my password within minutes. I'm on an iMac and using OS X (10.6.4)
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Version 1.1.8
Shallowp
10 June 2010
Why paying for this when there a dozen free AND better alternatives?
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Version 1.1.5
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
10 June 2010
Unfortunately, QuickAccessCM has not been updated since November 2007. Which means it won't work in Snow Leopard. Remarkably, FinderPop still does work in OS X 10.6.x, which makes it an excellent alternative to QuickAccessCM and MoveCM. Unlike other contextual menu items adapted to use the Services menu in SL, FinderPop still works inline in the contextual menu and invisibly in the menu bar (by clicking on any open space). I recommend it highly.
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Version 1.1.5
andreasZys
04 June 2010
  Do NOT download this... until you have tried the marvellous QuickAccessCM from http://free.abracode.com/cmworkshop/quick_access.html which does a heck of a lot more than just move things, is beautiful to use, and is free! BTW, be aware that Snow Leopard has no Contextual Menus. Andreas  
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Version 1.1.3
2 answer(s)
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
10 June 2010
"BTW, be aware that Snow Leopard has no Contextual Menus." This is not exactly true. Snow Leopard does have contextual menus; but, unlike earlier versions of OS X, it does not directly support third-party contextual menu items. Developers are getting around this handicap by making the features of their no longer functional contextual menu items available through the Services menu, which is now an OS X supported contextual menu item and, in some cases, like MoveCM, through Menu Bar items. In my opinion, neither of these options is as convenient as the old contextual menu versions, but developers are to be commended for finding a workaround solution to the problem Apple, in its infinite wisdom, created for them and for us.
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Version 1.1.5
andreasZys
andreasZys
10 June 2010
Thanks, BJ, for picking that up. I pruned a longer paragraph (saying “...has no facility for... in Contextual menus”) just before I posted and obviously didn't notice that I had over-pruned to create an an untruth. Thanks! The warning about this “MoveCM” remains unchanged!! Andreas
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Version 1.1.5
Donmontalvo
26 May 2010
I'm sorry, what does MoveCM do that a simple service can't? Automator provides all of this and more. For free. Try it. It's quite simple. Don Montalvo, TX
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Version 1.1.1
Brooksie1
16 June 2009
I made a "one time" donation to Move CM about 2 years ago with Kagi, got a password and am now getting a message that it requires a password. Kagi doesn't answer emails sent to confirm I purchased the software. Bummer. Don't know what to do but pay again to get this very good piece of software.
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Version 1.0.14
Mystery-Tramp
03 November 2008
This is exactly the kind of thing I needed. Works well. Also, you should check the web site for the marketing. Make a one-time donation, and you get a password good for all this utilities. That's definitely WAY COOL. Hope he gets way rich.
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Version 1.0.11
smtips
28 April 2008
Finderpop still does this better than anything else, no menu, no "common" folder, sinply select, click, choose folder all in one fluid motion and click...your choice of move copy or alias appears on the screen. None compare to Finderpop's ease of use and simple elegance. And it's FREE.
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Version 1.0.5
$10.00

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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