Fresh
Fresh
4.0.3
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Fresh free download for Mac

Fresh for Mac

07 October 2020

File managing app.

What is Fresh for Mac

Fresh allows you to instantly find attachments you download, no matter what weird name they have. Rename files that you just downloaded, then file them with a single click.

Filed Documents is a place where Fresh will file items by date, helping keep you organized. With Fresh you can easily find any file - no matter where you are - without going back to the Finder. Plus it has an awesome 'file dock' which works like the dock, but who has room for files on their dock anymore?

What's new in Fresh

Version 4.0.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.13 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
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baxsur
baxsur
Dec 5 2019
2.8.5
4.0
Dec 5 2019
4.0
Version: 2.8.5
Has saved my keister many times.
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
May 20 2016
2.7.3
2.5
May 20 2016
2.5
Version: 2.7.3
Liked it very much in the past – but seems the recent versions of Fresh became a CPU hog (up to 11%). So I often just quit it – and that's not the right direction.
ashishmm
ashishmm
Mar 24 2016
2.6.2
4.5
Mar 24 2016
4.5
Version: 2.6.2
Redundant features like spotlight and cooler spoil what otherwise could have been a great app.
zx
zx
Mar 3 2016
2.6.2
4.0
Mar 3 2016
4.0
Version: 2.6.2
Super essential but needs an update. Also, the spotlight option is visually disturbing...would love to have an option to removed it/

Thanks/
ashishmm
ashishmm
Oct 30 2015
2.6.2
4.5
Oct 30 2015
4.5
Version: 2.6.2
A great app for everyday use. Can you add an option to hide the cooler? There are people like me who only use the fresh files feature.
mikemaycga
mikemaycga
May 31 2015
2.6.0
5.0
May 31 2015
5.0
Version: 2.6.0
Use this every day. Work with a file, image, screen shot in one program - use Fresh to apply it to another. I can't image using a Mac without this. It's simple but improves productivity immensely.
Quorm
Quorm
Oct 17 2013
2.5.1
5.0
Oct 17 2013
5.0
Version: 2.5.1
Indispensable. Especially on a smaller-screen computer - the combination of features in Fresh is excellent. If your work involves grabbing documents from different locations and moving or copying them to another, then Fresh is a great companion.
Memphisbird
Memphisbird
Oct 24 2012
2.0.7
4.5
Oct 24 2012
4.5
Version: 2.0.7
I can't believe some of the low ratings for this app. I've used it since its inception. I've tried others, but this is the one I stick with. I'm a tagger, and I love the drop zone with tagging and the cooler. I love the cooler itself! In fact, I can't think of anything that I would want to add to this app. There is never a time that I think, "I sure wish I could [fill in the blank] with Fresh." It's always on, and it never, ever crashes. To give an app a 1/2 star rating because it has some features you DON'T use? @Zx, you surprise me. There must be tons of apps on your computer where you don't use all the features. Is that a reason for a low rating? "Oh, this Photoshop app has waaay too many features. I'll give it 1/2 star." For me, personally, I don't even notice the Spotlight and Add File areas. No, I don't use them either, but they are unobtrusive and if I want to use them, there they are. It was nice when the version came out allowing us to change the background colors; although, by that point, I decided I liked the bright green and blue, and when I had the option, I changed it right back!
zx
zx
Sep 5 2012
2.0.6
4.0
Sep 5 2012
4.0
Version: 2.0.6
Does anyone know how to remove the "Spotlight" and the "Add file" ....?
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Jun 16 2012
2.0.3
0.0
Jun 16 2012
0.0
Version: 2.0.3
Man. you guys had something so promising, so .. fresh, here. What the hell happened?
hced
hced
Nov 15 2011
2.0.1
4.5
Nov 15 2011
4.5
Version: 2.0.1
Fresh is great. Really. Some improvements that I find crucial: 1. Wildcard filtering of files. Right now, I have these pesky, dated, extension-less "Interim-Note Changes YYMMDD" files (generated by nvALT) showing up, and there's nothing I can do about them but exclude their whole enclosed folder, or manually filtering each one of them (until next time a new such file is spawned). Some improvements that I desire, but can handle, sort of: 1. Make Drop Zone optional (I'm not alone wishing for this). 2. Make Spotlight search optional too (again, not alone) 3. Being able to press to dispose Fresh's window, not just via assigned shortcut. Other than those remarks, this is one hell of a productivity booster.
zx
zx
Nov 6 2011
2.0.1
4.0
Nov 6 2011
4.0
Version: 2.0.1
The old version(1.2.3) had such a great design!!! Why would you want to destroy it with these old fashioned drop menus and huge permanent text messages on a transparent layout! Also, Spotlight and The Cooler should be optional!
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Nov 1 2011
1.2.3
0.0
Nov 1 2011
0.0
Version: 1.2.3
I bought Leap 3.0 and Fresh 3.0 on the AppStore a couple of days ago. Got the receipt, the apps, the whole shebang. And now, a week later something strange has happened: Fresh tells me that it's beta and has expired and both Fresh and Leap have disappeared from the AppStore. Even from my list of apps purchased!!! Come again? Yes, even from my list of purchased apps! But my credit card is short of some GBP 20.
tzoi516
tzoi516
May 16 2011
1.2.3
4.0
May 16 2011
4.0
Version: 1.2.3
For the most part Fresh is my "go to" app for things like this. Sure, Spotlight can do a big chunk of what this app does, but The Cooler is what really makes it work. Pros: - Does what it says - The Cooler for quick file and folder access Cons: - Fresh Files don't have a filtering mechanism similar to Blasts' - I don't like the 2 giant green bars going across my screen. I can impede drag-and-drop on a 13" MacBook/MacBook Pro My Suggestions: - Make dock icon invisible without third-party apps - Double-click to open file/folder and single-click (not right/control/command click) pop-up menu for file/folder options - Redesign the UI for smaller screens, and make it more app-like
zx
zx
Jul 12 2010
1.2.3
4.0
Jul 12 2010
4.0
Version: 1.2.3
Missing: 1. Drag & Drop (+spring loaded) to the cooler. 2. The ability to add rows. Anyway, love the app.
Sulcalibur
Sulcalibur
Jul 2 2010
1.2.3
0.0
Jul 2 2010
0.0
Version: 1.2.3
This is an awesome app, thanks. The only thing though is can I use the drag to tag on emails from Mail.app?
Zoic
Zoic
Jun 11 2010
1.2.3
0.0
Jun 11 2010
0.0
Version: 1.2.3
I can't get my license code to go through on Fresh for Mac (got a new computer). Any suggestions? Thanks
Larissac
Larissac
Nov 3 2009
1.2.0
0.0
Nov 3 2009
0.0
Version: 1.2.0
Is there any way at all to get rid of the hideous UI colors? Yuck! I need a digital shelf not a carnival! HUD-like or something? Hello? Anyone?
Tom-Andersen
Tom-Andersen
Oct 30 2009
1.2.0
0.0
Oct 30 2009
0.0
Version: 1.2.0
You can access two more rows of recent and cooler items by using the arrow keys to select the far right item - then scrolling right once more with the arrow key. Each of the two shelves is really 3 rows long. But we made it so that down arrow takes you to the shelf below - which is why you need to go all the way to the right. I often use this to find a file that is a day or so 'old'. --Tom
Cindi168
Cindi168
Sep 10 2009
1.1.4
0.0
Sep 10 2009
0.0
Version: 1.1.4
I really like this app, but I wish the ram usage was less (mine's around 40 mb). I also wish we could customize the interface a little, like how many fresh items are displayed and also change the colors so it'll be something other than green (perhaps grey? or a hud interface?). Keep up the great work!
Drdul
Drdul
Sep 9 2009
1.1.4
5.0
Sep 9 2009
5.0
Version: 1.1.4
I really like this app. I used to use the "Today" search in the Finder sidebar all the time, but it was a PITA to keep customizing it to exclude certain file types (it shows *everything* by default). Fresh does the same thing but better: • I can activate it with an easy-to-hit hotkey (Control-Space in my case). • It shows me the 15 most recent items (I'm on a 30-inch monitor - you'll see fewer items on a smaller screen) sorted in order of use. • It gives me decent-size previews of each item, and I can quick look them. • I can drag items from Fresh to move them. • I can easily exclude items and locations from being displayed, so what i am left looking at is only the items I want to see. • It automatically melts away once I don't need it any more. But the best part is the Cooler, where I can hold items I want to access later. This feature alone is worth the price of admission. And to top it off, the Cooler will automatically purge the oldest items when it runs out of room, saving me the effort. There are only a couple of minor things I'd like to see improved: • A larger font for the tooltip that displays the full file name on mouseover, and an easier way to distinguish the file name from the path. • An optional colour scheme that isn't so hard on my eyes. :-)
zx
zx
Sep 8 2009
1.1.4
4.0
Sep 8 2009
4.0
Version: 1.1.4
Super useful app! Please try to add more advance options...
Lev
Lev
Mar 9 2009
1.1.1
5.0
Mar 9 2009
5.0
Version: 1.1.1
Neat. Useful. Cheap. @Xenophile: smart folders do some of the stuff that Fresh does but in a more cumbersome way; they have their own uses, of course. But the ability to drag from Fresh to the "cooler" -- for stuff you want to keep handy pro tem. -- isn't easily replicated in smart folders. I suppose it depends, as always, what you use your Mac for. In my case, time = money. Fresh doesn't have to save me that much time rootling around in folders for it to have earned its keep. (That's the same reason I use Leap.) Fresh, and the Cooler in particular, give me a glimpse of what Custom Stacks could have been if Apple had gone ahead with them in Leopard: ad hoc collections of stuff from all over the place, kept together for the time being without interfering with the underlying folder structures. "Aliases," you may say. Well, yes. But see my remark on smart folders. Aliases are just a bit too clumsy for everyday use on the fly.
Kelleyjb72
Kelleyjb72
Feb 26 2009
1.1
0.0
Feb 26 2009
0.0
Version: 1.1
I enjoy this program. It allows for you to also add tags to your downloads.
Macsterdam
Macsterdam
Feb 19 2009
1.0
0.0
Feb 19 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0
a very useful and nice-looking gui-version of recent documents/favourites. the one thing that bothers me, though, is the amount of ram it uses. after about an hour it already took up some 50mb, which I think is too much for something like this. I have plenty of ram in my mac, but I also run a lot of software, so I'd like see smaller utilities keep ram-use to a minimum. I feel software like this should stay well under 25mb ram use. with regards to tagging, again, very nice, but I'd like to see a shortcut to add tags, instead of having to drag the file to a drawer. still, v1.0 is off to a fresh start (pardon the pun) - will keep an eye on this.
Xenophile
Xenophile
Feb 19 2009
1.0
0.0
Feb 19 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0
$9 for an application that does what smart folders do while using more system resources? LOL
Lawrence-Goodman
Lawrence-Goodman
Feb 18 2009
1.0
5.0
Feb 18 2009
5.0
Version: 1.0
Fantastically useful. Basically you are getting access to your recent files simply by running the app. It beats the hell out of the “Recent Items“ list, which is was too complicated. I have been very reluctant to start tagging my files, but will now start to do so.
$8.99
4.2
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
License: 
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