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Move files using the keyboard.   Shareware ($7.99)
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Note: moveAddict is no longer being actively developed.

moveAddict provides a functionality the Finder was missing, the ability to move files using the keyboard. It's meant to replace dragging and dropping for anyone that would rather use the keyboard instead of the mouse.

In a nutshell, you can use it to cut files or folders and then paste them where you want.

As a bonus, you can also use it to merge folders instead of completely replacing them, another functionality that the Finder was missing.

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What's New
Version 2.2.7: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



MacUpdate - moveAddict




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TJLuoma reviewed on 22 Sep 2013
FYI - the final version is actually 2.2.7 and can be found (at least at the moment) at http://kapeli.com/moveAddict.zip

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sha256 = 71682c36c013a6a5e0ce5a3e54a3e0381ebd7947d4be8ff990967ff0c4b85289
[Version 2.26]

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MacUpdate-Nick replied on 22 Sep 2013
Thanks for letting us know. The listing has been updated to 2.2.7.
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artie505 commented on 21 Sep 2012
Disgustingly unresponsive developer likes the bucks but hasn't got the inclination, let alone the thoughtfulness, to appreciate them in the form of customer support! :(
[Version 2.26]


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kbtkpk reviewed on 07 Mar 2012
This would be great, if it worked. Copy-paste works just fine, but cut-paste does nothing. The developer does not respond to emails. Apple won't refund the $7.99 I wasted. (I purchased this through the Mac App Store, which has eliminated free trials and won't issue refunds.)
[Version 2.25]

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Zo219 replied on 29 Dec 2013
I had a refund from the App Store once! It was a golf game, so inconsistent with my other purchases (not that I like to many any direct from Apple anymore.)

Just thought I'd get this on record.
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KB2011 reviewed on 07 Dec 2011
ZERO customer support. I emailed a support request 3 or 4 times recently with no response at all. Might as well have sent it to blackhole@noresponse.com. If they couldn't or more likely wouldn't help me, the least they could do is reply and tell me.

Luckily, I've got Lion now and don't need this program anymore. When I had it, it worked OK.
[Version 2.25]


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Bud_simrin reviewed on 20 Nov 2011
I've been using moveAddict for quite a long time. It is an integral part of my Mac daily experience, extremely well-integrated.

The only problem I experience is that the Paste icon rarely works and I end us using the move
Addict keyboard cmd-V as a work-around.

I wanted to request that author consider adding a copy/paste alias capability. That would be a natural extension and a real convenience. However, I was not successful at using the author's web site to send him a message.
[Version 2.25]


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Robotank commented on 05 Sep 2011
A little hint here for Lion users who are having trouble with MoveAddict. In Lion only, you can copy a file(s) (Cmd+C) then paste it with Cmd+Option+V to move it (or select the Edit menu, hold Option, and you'll see the paste command change to "Move File"). So this amounts to the same thing as cutting and pasting files, and it's built in to the OS (though it seems to be little known). MoveAddict has some other features, of course, but the built-in functionality should at least hold you over until an update comes out.
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lramosgomez reviewed on 09 Aug 2011
The actual release does not work fine in Lion.
[Version 2.25]


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Wts commented on 16 Jun 2011
Does not actually work.

If you have a file/folder on the desktop and also a web browser page and a mail page open you can not copy/select the file/folder on the desktop to move it to another folder such as the documents or utilities folder.
[Version 2.25]


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SevenDogs LLC reviewed on 15 Jun 2011
I downloaded the demo and was using almost instantly: Cut (Command-X); Copy (Command-C); Paste (Command-V). As easy as it gets.

moveAddict is worth the money to me, even without the MacUpdate promo.
[Version 2.25]


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Coffeemick commented on 15 Jun 2011
No need for this app. The Finder has this feature built in.

Moving: Just press the "command" key while dragging the file(s).

Copying: Just press the "option" key (depending on the keyboard layout also labeled "alt") while dragging the file(s).

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343 for reference.
[Version 2.25]

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SevenDogs LLC replied on 15 Jun 2011
Coffeemick: I don't think you're "getting" it on this app. OSX does not allow a copy/paste or cut/paste operation for files/folders in Finder using the standard keyboard commands.

I've always found dragging files/folders to be an annoyance, especially when moving/copying to another folder that's not in the same finder window. Like another reviewer said, I don't understand why Apple has missed such a simple & helpful feature. One of the few areas Micro-mess beats a Mac.

By the way, I've never found it necessary to use the "command" key when dragging a file/folder. I simply drag it to its new location. However, 'alt' is necessary to drag/copy a file/folder.
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Coffeemick replied on 15 Jun 2011
You're right, I forgot about the missing cmd-x. The reason Apple isn't allowing this feature is the time between cut & paste. If you "cut" a folder where is it gone? Nowhere. You still can write to this folder. Also while pasting this folder it still exist in the former place.

And command-moving is necessary for moving file(s) between different volumes. Standard behaviour is copying between volumes and moving on the same drive.
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Pen_sq replied on 29 Jul 2011
What's so confusing about the Windows convention of cut/pasting files? The stakes are higher moving files than moving a paragraph in a Word document, so the originals are left in place until the move is known to be safely finished. If a lack of space, permissions, or a kicked USB plug causes the move to fail, you don't have to do anything to recoup your files. They're in the second place my grandma would look, should things go wrong.

When a move goes horribly wrong inside a document, you load (no, I don't want to save before closing) the previous save of that doc. Filesystems don't get that chance*, so we treat them a tiny bit differently. Err on the side of not destroying years worth of data.

I'm sure Apple's hands are tied by a patent, held by a shell company, located in an empty warehouse, in eastern Texas. Apple was offered a chance to license for $40B, and turned it down graciously. That doesn't make the current situation any less frustrating.

I'd bite, but MoveAddict seems to conflict with BetterTouchTool. BTT is definitely at fault, it conflicts with too many other programs to be written right.

*Shadow copies, ZFS snapshots, sigh.
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Gmapper had trouble on 09 Jul 2010
Looks like a nice app, but it seems to have broken the cut and paste when using Dashboard on my system. I assume that this happens because it is intercepting Command X and Command V (since Dashboard runs under the Finder process. I thought about changing the shortcuts on the Preference dialog, but it looks like that would break some of the functionality.

Is there a way around this?
[Version 1.61]

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Kapeli (developer) replied on 09 Jul 2010
For now, you can get around it by assigning unique keyboard shortcuts for moveAddict.
As far as I know, Dashboard is controlled by the Dock, not by Finder, so there must be a different problem. I am able to replicate it though and will try to find a fix as soon as possible.
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Gmapper replied on 09 Jul 2010
Of course you are right about the Dashboard clients running in the Dock's thread. Sorry about the lapse on my part.

Anyway, I'm glad you can reproduce it and are looking into it. Thanks for being so responsive. I'm on my way to license my copy now!
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Kapeli (developer) replied on 10 Jul 2010
I'm afraid this is one of the bugs that can't be fixed. I've tried everything I could, but I can't get the Dashboard to play nice. I will keep on trying though, maybe I'll find a solution, but I doubt it.

However, I changed the way Unique Keyboard Shortcuts are handled, so you can use them without any limitation (the toolbar buttons now work with them).

Sorry!

Pfoto rated on 04 Nov 2011

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PaperCutPro rated on 06 Apr 2011

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Dan1983 rated on 06 Dec 2010

[Version 2.23]


Downloads:12,852
Version Downloads:755
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:22 Sep 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $7.99
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Note: moveAddict is no longer being actively developed.

moveAddict provides a functionality the Finder was missing, the ability to move files using the keyboard. It's meant to replace dragging and dropping for anyone that would rather use the keyboard instead of the mouse.

In a nutshell, you can use it to cut files or folders and then paste them where you want.

As a bonus, you can also use it to merge folders instead of completely replacing them, another functionality that the Finder was missing.

For anyone that hasn't used cut and paste for files before, here's a short description:

Cut - when you cut files the only thing that happens is that moveAddict remembers the location of the files, it does not change the files in any way

Paste - when you paste, moveAddict moves the files from their original locations to the new one

If you cut a file and forget to paste it, nothing happens!

moveAddict does not change the system or the Finder in any way, it's just a regular application which you can uninstall by deleting it.


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