moveAddict
moveAddict
2.2.7

3.7

moveAddict free download for Mac

moveAddict2.2.7

22 September 2013

Move files using the keyboard.

Overview

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.

What's new in moveAddict

Version 2.2.7: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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26 Reviews of moveAddict

5
Mlbkxbx
22 June 2010
Version: 1.41

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Highly recommended! As said in the product description, this is not a hack, it's an elegant solution to a problem that IMHO should never have existed. It does what it says, and nothing more. I wish i had this app back when i just got a mac - needless to say i have since then opened (and positioned) quite a few new Finder windows, and performed just as many drag&drop maneuvers, where moveAddict would have saved me that trouble. I hope the developer continues to keep it slim. There's probably room for a few new carefully select features, but hope it does keep it's elegance and functionality, rather than to expand it's feature set though. You can't argue with the value of this app. At 5 bucks it's a steal.
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2.5
TJLuoma
23 September 2013
Version: 2.26
FYI - the final version is actually 2.2.7 and can be found (at least at the moment) at http://kapeli.com/moveAddict.zip 2104426 bytes sha256 = 71682c36c013a6a5e0ce5a3e54a3e0381ebd7947d4be8ff990967ff0c4b85289
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artie505
22 September 2012
Version: 2.26
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! :(
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kbtkpk
07 March 2012
Version: 2.25
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.)
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0.5
KB2011
07 December 2011
Version: 2.25
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.
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4.5
matrixbud
21 November 2011
Version: 2.25
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.
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Robotank
05 September 2011
Version: 2.25
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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2.5
lramosgomez
09 August 2011
Version: 2.25
The actual release does not work fine in Lion.
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Wts
16 June 2011
Version: 2.25
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.
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5
SevenDogs-LLC
15 June 2011
Version: 2.25
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.
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anonymous-buzzard-3462
15 June 2011
Version: 2.25
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.
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hced
28 January 2011
Version: 2.23
I think the prospect of this app looks promising. But: I find its terminology confusing. As I understand the description, it says that it essentially just moves files from one place to another. What's problematic (to me) is that the short description says "Move" files using the keyboard, whereas in the main description, the corresponding action for "Move" is labeled "Paste" – two different words and interpretations. E.g. when pasting something, there's no telling whether the source has been copied or cut from it's original place (except for remembering which). In this case, the file is apparently being "cut" (yes, I know it says the file is not really cut, but rather its location is being remembered). My proposition is to use the words "Move" (replacing current "Cut" term) and something like "Here", "Drop" or "Drop Here" (for the current "Paste" term). Then change "1 item cut" to "1 item to be moved" and "1 item dropped" correspondingly. When cutting something, to me the normal behavior is that the file (or whatever it is) visually disappears (while kept in memory). In this app, the "cut" item stays, until you "move", sorry, "paste" it somewhere else. Is this making any sense, or is it just me?
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5
donikatz
19 January 2011
Version: 2.23
Perfect little Finder add-on for what Apple should have included as a basic feature years ago.
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Jon-&-Karen-Heal
29 October 2010
Version: 2.22
Just a question about OS X "cut" behavior. With NTFS, if you copy and paste a file, it inherits the permissions of the destination. If you cut and paste, it takes its perimissions with it. Is OS X different?
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Kapeli
13 October 2010
Version: 2.20
Whenever I am sure that I fixed a bug or when I add a new feature, I post an update. I test each version before posting it. moveAddict is not an extremely complex application and each change can be tested very fast. No, I'm not constantly fixing bugs that I create in previous versions. Lots of people enjoy frequent updates and new features. If you don't, you can change the update frequency to Weekly from Preferences.
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Higherterrain
04 October 2010
Version: 2.18
I can not believe that they have updated this app at least 6 times in the past week. Don't they test it out before submitting it to be installed.
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Capitalj
29 September 2010
Version: 2.15
I sent an email to the developer with a question about a minor annoyance. He responded within minutes, and the update was posted the next day. Excellent software, reasonable price, very responsive developer; moveAddict is well worth the registration fee.
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eakster
16 September 2010
Version: 2.1
Awesome update, now uses finder to copy (move) items.
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Kapeli
02 August 2010
Version: 1.63
My hosting account seems to have been suspended, even though I've done nothing wrong and have paid for it. Sorry for the inconvenience, hopefully this problem will be fixed soon.
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5
Fariborz
30 July 2010
Version: 1.63
How many times when using the copy-paste function for transferring applications on Windows I asked myself: "Why on earth Mac OSX with all its bells and whistles hasn't thought of such a simple but indispensable function?". Then I chanced to know moveAddict and it was love at first sight! Although it doesn't function exactly as its Windows counterpart i.e. by right clicking on your mouse for coping and pasting it still does a wonderful job by allowing you to assign function keys to its principal functions. The developer is very responsive and answered my email immediately for a technical issue. I can't recommend enough this program. Trying is believing! Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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5
eakster
26 July 2010
Version: 1.63
Awesome app, works great and worth the money.
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Gmapper
09 July 2010
Version: 1.61
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?
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Kyle-Barrow
30 June 2010
Version: 1.52
Fantastic app. Developer is responsive and open to feedback. Suggestion to include Growl support was rolled into an update in a matter of minutes.
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Teedoff087
30 June 2010
Version: 1.52
Great app. One suggestion, though. I would really like to get rid of the menu bar icon if possible. Are there plans to implement this in the preferences in the future?
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Fishscale
28 June 2010
Version: 1.42
I can't seem to get a hold of the developer through his website as it asks for javascript to be enabled and I do have it enabled so I am going to post it here. Also, I looked through the app and could not find contact info. That is why I am posting this here. If anyone does know the dev's email and can forward this page to him or just post him email it would be appreciated but hopefully he stops by here and will read this. So... I like the cut option but cut is move and on read-only dmg's I can not use the moveaddict and have to copy whatever I want to get out of a dmg. Most dmg's you will download off the net are read-only and it definitely makes moveAddict a bit less useful... well would be nice if it could recognize when on a read-only and with the same cut option just seamlessly "copy" and let whatever is selected get picked up from moveAddict. I know cut is move and the app only cuts and copies but to make the app that much more useful if it could know when on a read-only dmg and copy the selected files instead of trying to move them which is impossible. Sorry for the grammar, in a rush. Many thanks to the dev and anyone else who can help me contact him or her. Anyone else think this is a decent idea or feature you would want?
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Mlbkxbx
22 June 2010
Version: 1.41
Highly recommended! As said in the product description, this is not a hack, it's an elegant solution to a problem that IMHO should never have existed. It does what it says, and nothing more. I wish i had this app back when i just got a mac - needless to say i have since then opened (and positioned) quite a few new Finder windows, and performed just as many drag&drop maneuvers, where moveAddict would have saved me that trouble. I hope the developer continues to keep it slim. There's probably room for a few new carefully select features, but hope it does keep it's elegance and functionality, rather than to expand it's feature set though. You can't argue with the value of this app. At 5 bucks it's a steal.
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Sala7575
21 June 2010
Version: 1.32
nice app!
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