Fiwi
Fiwi
2.0.9

3.6

Fiwi free download for Mac

Fiwi2.0.9

15 December 2014

Move files and folders via symmetrical Finder windows.

Overview

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.

Retina Screens users: We have had reports that Fiwi is not able to manage Finder windows as expected when run on a retina screen. As a temporary fix please use the Fiwi set up app provided. In the Finder please set up the two windows exactly as you wish them to appear, run Fiwi set up and choose Windows Settings. In the ensuing dialog box choose Set Customised Windows. Fiwi will maintain those settings correctly. To change size or orientation please use Fiwi set up again.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in Fiwi

Version 2.0.9:

Note: Although Finder indicates that this is version 1.0, the developer states that this is version 2.0.9.

  • Works with OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
  • Now donationware.

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How would you rate Fiwi app?

27 Reviews of Fiwi

5
markrfriedman
23 May 2009
Version: 1.9.4

Most helpful

I can't say I actually need this update, since the current one works so well. However -what else can you buy for less than a buck? With high quality and easy access to the developer? Highly recommended, under all circumstances. It would be interesting if he could make it work with Safari and/or Firefox...maybe next time. I'd pay $1.98 for that upgrade!
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5
Roland_S
27 October 2019
Version: 2.0.9
I love Fiwi for Mac. I have version 2.0.9 and use it every day to make dual windows to be able to easily drag and drop files. I hope a version for Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina) version will be coming.
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4.5
Sugeet
17 January 2014
Version: 2.0.8
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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2.5
Gaberdine
01 April 2013
Version: 2.0.8
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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4
Alessandro82
23 September 2012
Version: 2.0.8
i succeded in making it work even with retina macbook pro just setting custom windows size!
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Grayson-Manley
08 March 2012
Version: 2.0.8
Tried launching it and it started spawning infinite tabs. I'm using TotalFinder so my guess is its not compatible.
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mgml
28 November 2011
Version: 2.0.8
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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Dochoz
28 November 2011
Version: 2.0.8
Not compatible with 10.7 Lion.
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pandora-1
13 October 2011
Version: 2.0.8
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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mgml
02 June 2011
Version: 2.0.8
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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0.5
cstephen87
07 March 2011
Version: 2.0.8
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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Trashie
02 February 2011
Version: 2.0.8
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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5
Robinart
14 December 2010
Version: 2.0.8
Whow! I'll never waste time opening and resising windows manually anymore!
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5
Sgginc
01 April 2010
Version: 2.0.8
One killer utility!!! Once in a while a utility comes around that is a must have ... This is it. And 99¢ too. Thanks ... Ken
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moog5
21 October 2009
Version: 2.0.8
I cannot believe how much time I've wasted over the years messing about resizing Finder windows. Fiwi is an absolute godsend, one of the most useful productivity apps I've come across in a long time.
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skikel
12 July 2009
Version: 2.0.6
Great piece of niche software. Does one thing well. But.... This version 2.0.6 keeps asking me for a password and my version 1.9+ password which has worked to the latest release does not unlock the application. Emailed the author and await an explanation. Paid for another password anywho. Work a buck 99 as far as I'm concerned.
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Dom21
29 June 2009
Version: 2.0.3
Pardon my ignorance but after reading these glowing comments, visiting the website and even watching the video I still can't figure out what practical use Fiwi is. Why do you need it? What does it do?? What's the need for two Finder windows in the first place? Thank you.
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5
CollinBl
28 June 2009
Version: 2.0.2
Great addition to my MBP - nice to find something unpretentious and useful.
(4)
mgml
18 June 2009
Version: 2.0.1
Thank you Doobiexx for bringing Sizeup to our attention. It is always interesting to compare applications. Our intention with Fiwi is to create an application that uses no real nor virtual memory when not actually setting up the windows and does not take any space in the menubar, that automatically creates two windows, positions them and, in doing so, requires minimal user input and where the windows are customisable to any size and on any monitor, even one on one display and the other on another.
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Fishscale
17 June 2009
Version: 2.0
lame making us pay for an upgrade. Go to www.irradiatedsoftware.com and grab sizeup... does what fiwi 2.0 can + plenty more and it's truly donationware. This is shareware. With sizeup you determine the price, what it's worth, not what the dev thinks the app is worth. Shame, instead of attracting new customers fiwi is just driving them to the competition. I get SIZEUP makes of TWOUP
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5
markrfriedman
23 May 2009
Version: 1.9.4
I can't say I actually need this update, since the current one works so well. However -what else can you buy for less than a buck? With high quality and easy access to the developer? Highly recommended, under all circumstances. It would be interesting if he could make it work with Safari and/or Firefox...maybe next time. I'd pay $1.98 for that upgrade!
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5
markrfriedman
19 February 2009
Version: 1.9.2
Great application. Simple with high usability. Does one needful thing extremely well. Developer is communicative and easy to talk with. Pricing policy is unusual; but completely affordable. Highly recommended.
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5
O5220803
19 February 2009
Version: 1.9.2
Superb application! Very convenient. Thank you for making FIWI backward compatible with Tiger.
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5
Bruseth
09 February 2009
Version: 1.9
Nice, nice app. Does a great job. Just the type of thing I needed. Be aware, the new version, V.1.9 is another dollar. No big thing. If you don't want to pay another dollar, stick with you current, paid for, version (If you paid for V.1.8). The developer is doing a great job. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the neat app.
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5
Robbie1970
26 January 2009
Version: 1.8
Simple to use, customizable, almost full-featured. In addition to multiple-window resizing, I would like to see the automatic recognition of the Dock, so that the windows do not go under the Dock when automatically resized. I would like to note that the author is very responsive to e-mails and once even modified the program to solve a problem I had with it. I could not ask for more, given the price point!
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5
Drdul
06 December 2008
Version: 1.7
With version 1.7, Fiwi is now a must-have app, especially given the price. I like the dual-pane feature, but for me, the main reason i use Fiwi is that it offers a "reset" feature for Finder windows. I usually end up dragging and resizing Finder windows all over the place. Fiwi cleans up my mess in just one click.
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5
Gingertea
03 December 2008
Version: 1.6
I downloaded FIWI because I have always had trouble with the MAC os file management system, which makes it difficult to have tiled windows. This is such a simple program. I added it to my window buttons -- You can add a letter c or r next to the app program. If you rename it fiwic then it automatically makes 2 columns from 2 windows. It's easy to use, simple. Stable. Why didn't Apple think of this? Two thumbs up!
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Drdul
01 December 2008
Version: 1.6
Nice idea, but doesn't appear to be designed for a large monitor or multiple monitors. I use dual 30 inch monitors. Fiwi opens two giant Finder windows that fill my primary monitor (the one with the menubar). But I usually keep my Finder windows on the other monitor, and have them a "normal" size. After using Fiwi, the next time I open a Finder window, it opens giant size on the wrong monitor, so I have to resize it and drag it back where I want it. If the developer could add a pref setting to specify where and what size Fiwi opens Finder windows, I'd be sold. Otherwise, it creates more work for me than it saves.
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Free

3.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

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