Fiwi
Fiwi
2.0.9

3.6

Fiwi free download for Mac

Fiwi

2.0.9
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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27 Fiwi Reviews

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markrfriedman
23 May 2009

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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Version 1.9.4
Roland_S
27 October 2019
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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Version 2.0.9
Sugeet
17 January 2014
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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Version 2.0.8
Gaberdine
01 April 2013
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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Version 2.0.8
1 answer(s)
Gaberdine
Gaberdine
04 April 2013
I should clarify that I experienced these problems with Fiwi 2.0.8 and Total Finder 1.3.2 running on Max OSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. I emailed the developer of Fiwi and he was very responsive - so mucho kudos for that! He has run tests and says Fiwi works fine with TotalFinder 1.4.9 on Mountain Lion (all latest versions as of April 2013). He is looking into issues with Snow Leopard and 1.3.x versions of TotalFinder.
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Alessandro82
23 September 2012
i succeded in making it work even with retina macbook pro just setting custom windows size!
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Version 2.0.8
Grayson-Manley
08 March 2012
Tried launching it and it started spawning infinite tabs. I'm using TotalFinder so my guess is its not compatible.
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Version 2.0.8
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Gaberdine
Gaberdine
01 April 2013
Yeah I have the same thing. Fiwi does not like TotalFinder at all. It's OK if you already have 2 Finder windows open, then it works as intended, but if you have one or none open it just keeps spawning more Finder tabs and if you use TotalFinder's Visor feature, it grabs that from the bottom of the screen and spawns infinite new tabs on that! Shame I like Fiwi years ago.
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Gaberdine
Gaberdine
04 April 2013
Following my comment (below) I should clarify that I experienced these problems with Fiwi 2.0.8 and Total Finder 1.3.2 running on Max OSX 10.6.6 Snow Leopard. I emailed the developer of Fiwi and he got back to me very quickly - so kudos for that!. He has run tests and says Fiwi works fine with TotalFinder 1.4.9 on Mountain Lion (latest versions as of April 2013). He is looking into issues with Snow Leopard.
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mgml
28 November 2011
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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Version 2.0.8
2 answer(s)
Aargl
Aargl
29 November 2011
Hi! Nice app! How come that you didn't change the version number? The 2009 version was already 2.0.8. ;-)
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mgml
mgml
29 November 2011
Hi Aargl, Thanks for your support. Fiwi stayed at 2.0.8 because it required no change at all to work on Lion.
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Dochoz
28 November 2011
Not compatible with 10.7 Lion.
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Version 2.0.8
1 answer(s)
mgml
mgml
28 November 2011
Hi Dochoz, Thank you for trying Fiwi. Fiwi is running on all our Lion (10.7 to 10.7.2) Macs since day one and it is a lot faster than on Snow Leopard. It also runs with Lion on thousands Macs all over the world. Try again and please, if you can, delete your rating of 2 as it is based on inexact information. It damages our near perfect rating, without just cause. If you have any problems with your System Software or a faulty Finder, please contact us directly at support@wordpower-software.com and we will be pleased to help.
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pandora-1
13 October 2011
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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Version 2.0.8
1 answer(s)
Wordpower
Wordpower
27 November 2011
Hi This-person-died-in-2011 Thank you for pointing this out. We have corrected the URL in our profile. As soon as MacUpdate updates accordingly everything should be back to normal In any case here are the correct links: http://wordpower-software.com/wordpower/fiwi_files/Fiwi.zip http://wordpower-software.com/wordpower/fiwi.html
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mgml
02 June 2011
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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Version 2.0.8
cstephen87
07 March 2011
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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Version 2.0.8