Neu
Neu 2.0b3
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Create new documents in the Finder (beta).   Shareware ($10.00)
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Neu is a simple application that makes it easier to create new documents in the Finder, without you having to open an application first.

It does this by adding "Create Document..." and "Create And Open Document..." menus to various places, including the main menubar, the Dock, and the Services menu that the Finder shows when you right-click on something. You can also trigger Neu from any application using a special key combination.

Neu lets you choose what to make from a list of templates, which are simply existing files. Once you've chosen a template, Neu
What's New
Version 2.0b3:
  • Another attempt at fixing a code signing issue which was preventing the app from opening correctly on OS X 10.9 when downloaded from a website.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



MacUpdate - Neu




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Neu User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Antoinesynopsis commented on 13 Mar 2013
Hello. XtraFinder (free) have a feature which does the same thing, even though it's less sophisticated.
[Version 1.3b3]


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Sherman Wilcox commented on 13 Jul 2012
It's an *application* that allows me to create new files without opening an *application*. Huh?
[Version 1.2.1]


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Charles Miller commented on 10 Nov 2011
I have no problem with those that prefer this app. But for me TextEdit is always open and easy to use. Gradually, I've come to be quite impressed with what TextEdit can do, without complexity. And saving the fles to the right place is easy with Default Folder. YMMV...
[Version 1.2b6]


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Madmacmad reviewed on 18 Jul 2010
First Thank You !
there was something like the same App Named NUFile.
But this is better. I love the Idea and use this every Day...
So thanks to develop it further...
I can highly recommend this APP to everyone
[Version 1.0b17]


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Ronadam commented on 16 Jul 2010
Can anyone explain why one would want to be able to create a new file in the Finder? For most purposes you will need a different application to do anything useful with, won't you? So why not create the new file with that application?
[Version 1.0b16]

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Sam-Deane replied on 17 Jul 2010
In reply to the question: "Can anyone explain why one would want to be able to create a new file in the Finder?".

I can only answer for myself, but since I wrote Neu, the answer may be relevant :)

I often find that I want to create a text document in a folder (or on the desktop), to enter some text into quickly.

I don't particularly want to have to think about what the file is called, or what application to use to make it (I've got lots of text editors), and I don't want to have to launch the application (which might not be in my dock).

In a nutshell, that's what Neu is for. It can do other clever things (like substituting today's date into the new file), but the main point is just a quick & easy way to make a new file.
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Lvdoc replied on 17 Jul 2010
I haven't tried this but will probably take it for a spin. I would note that several Finder replacement programs (PathFinder, ForkLift) have the "new document" feature built into them. So, this is probably a function that's been in demand by at least a few Mac users for several years.
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Mpascal replied on 02 Oct 2010
Why would anyone need this?
It's like an annotation tool for a folder of documents.
Let's say I have a folder of images and I want to add some text info about what, where, who, how tall, whatever. I want to stick in that folder a plain text file with that info. Then I know it will be searchable by Spotlight.

It's a standard feature in Windows.

Without it I have to decide which application to launch, find the application, write the comments and then (the most time consuming part) save by navigating back to the sub/sub/sub/folder my comments are about.
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Johninsapporo replied on 21 Aug 2011
I'm sorry, but I can't see the point either. Sorry, Sam-Deane, I've read your reply, but I still don't get it.

With Quicksilver (still works in Lion) or Alfred, one keystroke brings up the application you need. For example Control + B brings up Bean in a new document. This works not only in the Finder, but in anything.
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Downloads:6,717
Version Downloads:322
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:17 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $10.00
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Neu is a simple application that makes it easier to create new documents in the Finder, without you having to open an application first.

It does this by adding "Create Document..." and "Create And Open Document..." menus to various places, including the main menubar, the Dock, and the Services menu that the Finder shows when you right-click on something. You can also trigger Neu from any application using a special key combination.

Neu lets you choose what to make from a list of templates, which are simply existing files. Once you've chosen a template, Neu creates a copy of it, brings the Finder to the front, and selects the new file.

Neu comes with some pre-defined templates, but you can add your own, so you can customise the types of new file available to suit your needs. It can make a blank text file, an empty letter, a shopping list, or anything else that you want. You can have one template, or a hundred - it's up to you.


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