Fiwi
Fiwi
2.0.9
4.2
0.0
Fiwi free download for Mac

Fiwi for Mac2.0.9

15 December 2014

Move files and folders via symmetrical Finder windows.

What is Fiwi for Mac

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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Roland_S
Roland_S
Oct 27 2019
2.0.9
5.0
Oct 27 2019
5.0
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.
Sugeet
Sugeet
Jan 17 2014
2.0.8
4.5
Jan 17 2014
4.5
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.
Gaberdine
Gaberdine
Apr 1 2013
2.0.8
2.5
Apr 1 2013
2.5
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).
Alessandro82
Alessandro82
Sep 23 2012
2.0.8
4.0
Sep 23 2012
4.0
Version: 2.0.8
i succeded in making it work even with retina macbook pro just setting custom windows size!
Grayson-Manley
Grayson-Manley
Mar 8 2012
2.0.8
0.0
Mar 8 2012
0.0
Version: 2.0.8
Tried launching it and it started spawning infinite tabs. I'm using TotalFinder so my guess is its not compatible.
mgml
mgml
Nov 28 2011
2.0.8
0.0
Nov 28 2011
0.0
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.
Dochoz
Dochoz
Nov 28 2011
2.0.8
2.0
Nov 28 2011
2.0
Version: 2.0.8
Not compatible with 10.7 Lion.
pandora-1
pandora-1
Oct 13 2011
2.0.8
0.0
Oct 13 2011
0.0
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.
mgml
mgml
Jun 2 2011
2.0.8
0.0
Jun 2 2011
0.0
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...
cstephen87
cstephen87
Mar 7 2011
2.0.8
0.5
Mar 7 2011
0.5
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
Trashie
Trashie
Feb 2 2011
2.0.8
0.0
Feb 2 2011
0.0
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.
Robinart
Robinart
Dec 14 2010
2.0.8
5.0
Dec 14 2010
5.0
Version: 2.0.8
Whow! I'll never waste time opening and resising windows manually anymore!
Sgginc
Sgginc
Apr 1 2010
2.0.8
5.0
Apr 1 2010
5.0
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
moog5
moog5
Oct 21 2009
2.0.8
0.0
Oct 21 2009
0.0
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.
skikel
skikel
Jul 12 2009
2.0.6
0.0
Jul 12 2009
0.0
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.
Dom21
Dom21
Jun 29 2009
2.0.3
0.0
Jun 29 2009
0.0
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.
CollinBl
CollinBl
Jun 28 2009
2.0.2
5.0
Jun 28 2009
5.0
Version: 2.0.2
Great addition to my MBP - nice to find something unpretentious and useful.
mgml
mgml
Jun 18 2009
2.0.1
0.0
Jun 18 2009
0.0
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.
Fishscale
Fishscale
Jun 17 2009
2.0
0.0
Jun 17 2009
0.0
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
markrf
markrf
May 23 2009
1.9.4
5.0
May 23 2009
5.0
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!
markrf
markrf
Feb 19 2009
1.9.2
5.0
Feb 19 2009
5.0
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.
O5220803
O5220803
Feb 19 2009
1.9.2
5.0
Feb 19 2009
5.0
Version: 1.9.2
Superb application! Very convenient. Thank you for making FIWI backward compatible with Tiger.
Bruseth
Bruseth
Feb 9 2009
1.9
5.0
Feb 9 2009
5.0
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.
Robbie1970
Robbie1970
Jan 26 2009
1.8
5.0
Jan 26 2009
5.0
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!
Drdul
Drdul
Dec 6 2008
1.7
5.0
Dec 6 2008
5.0
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.
Gingertea
Gingertea
Dec 3 2008
1.6
5.0
Dec 3 2008
5.0
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!
Drdul
Drdul
Dec 1 2008
1.6
5.0
Dec 1 2008
5.0
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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  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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