SideFolders
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SideFolders allows you to have your important files right by your side. SideFolders gives you instant access to your devices, places, shared folders, downloads and recent files. But also to files and folders you have added to SideFolders.
What's New
Version 1.8.1:

Note: The downloadable version is 1.8.1. The Mac App Store version is currently 1.7.0.
  • Stability fixes
  • Memory leak fixes
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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SideFolders User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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burypromote

+65
NotUsed commented on 14 Mar 2012
3 Monitors. This only works when docked right and always uses the right most monitor. It would be nice to specify a monitor edge. Or, for that matter use the left most monitor.
[Version 1.6.0]

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burypromote
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Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 15 Mar 2012
Hi, thanks for your feedback. It should work with multiple monitors both left and right. Haven't been able to test with 3 monitors though. If you could send a mail to sidefolders@code529.com we could figure out what's going on.
burypromote
+1

+374
Drdul commented on 14 Aug 2011
This would be a killer app if it supported smart folders. In other words, I could create a folder with rules that specified what was included in it, similar to a saved Spotlight search.

It would also be nice to be able to specify the sort order in a folder. Currently it sorts alphabetically, but an option to sort by modified date or file extension or size would be useful.
[Version 1.5.2]


burypromote
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bunco commented on 16 Jul 2011
First of all, I have not tried it. But nevertheless I would like to make 2 suggestions.

I don't like to install apps and add more clutter and files unless I am really convinced that they improve functionality and work flow. I was kind of disappointed that the developer's website is not that very informative. A screencast that shows exactly what the app does would be very handy. At least some more info.

So far, I understood that it is "just" another way to organize ur folders. But going to the dock (finder) or to the side of the screen is not making that much difference to me. And I already use apps that group my favourite or recent folders.

However, if this app could combine all this with a similar functionality as the discontinued StickyWindows (Donelleshi) was having... and allow the user to drag folders and windows to the side of the screen where they nest as tabs... Well, that would make it really worth it for me.
[Version 1.5.2]

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burypromote
+1
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 16 Jul 2011
Hi,

Thanks for your feedback. Didn't the annotated screenshot explain it well enough ? I guess not :)

I got the idea to develop SideFolders because i didn't find it practical to drag a file from a Finder window into the application i was working with. Typically you loose sight of your application as soon as you switch to Finder since all Finder windows are put in front.

What SideFolders has over files/folders in the dock is that it offers a contextual popup menu. I especially like this for recent downloads.

You can add files and folders to SideFolders but it's not mean to be a StickyWindows kind of application. SideFolders is a file/folder management utility not a window management utility, if i understood correctly.
burypromote

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bunco replied on 17 Jul 2011
Hi Dennis,
Thanks for the reply. Yes the screenshot gave me pretty much an idea, but somehow I was thinking that there might be more to it... The info was straightforward, just the essentials. This might seem sufficient... if u already know how it works. But people who are new to this, will always have more questions.
Anyway, I do appreciate the effort to explain it to me. It shows that as a developer, u care about what ur (potential) clients think and need.
Ur app does seem handy. And yes u can make the distinction btw window management utilities and finder management utilities; I am using apps from both categories. But I need both, so I still feel that a combination would be a winner!
This said, I will give ur app a try.
burypromote
+1

+227

Eric-Woehler reviewed on 13 Jul 2011
Updated review after discussions and positive engagement with the developer.
I made a couple of suggested features/ideas to the developer that were incorporated into revised version. Overall a handy little app that I am sure many will find useful
[Version 1.5.1]


burypromote
+2

+65
NotUsed commented on 29 Jun 2011
Very poor implementation for multiple monitors.
[Version 1.5.1]

1 Reply

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Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 30 Jun 2011
I've started implementing better multi monitor support a while ago but there are still a few technical hurdles which prevent me to include it in the release. But this ongoing.
burypromote
+1

+1

dojitrading reviewed on 25 Jun 2011
This is fast becoming my go to app for file management. Having a finder that's only a keyboard shortcut away is an incredible time saver. Looking forward to the great enhancements planned for the future versions. Support is incredibly fast and requested enhancements are always considered if not immediately implemented.
[Version 1.5.0]


burypromote
+1
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) commented on 24 Jun 2011
I've put a new version online which allows registration from within the app itself.
[Version 1.5.0]


burypromote
-3

+227

Eric-Woehler reviewed on 22 Jun 2011
unable to get it to work - the toolbar icon is there, but no matter what settings I have, it doesn't behave. It doesn't appear, doesn't do anything. the toolbar icon tells me its running, and the menu shows for preferences etc but nothing else works.
I have a trial licence and I am assuming that it is working? I have no idea, this is frustrating.
Half a star for a potentially good idea but it would be nice to try...

Just noticed the price in the AppStore in Australia is AUD$5.99 compared to USD$4.99. The AUD is worth MORE than the USD, so it should be LESS in AUD, not MORE!! I guess Apple Australia just ripping us off... wish we could buy direct from developer...
[Version 1.5.0]

2 Replies

burypromote
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 22 Jun 2011
Hi,

i've sent you an email regarding this issue.
burypromote
+1
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 23 Jun 2011
Hi, you have been able to test it almost 2 days now. Could you update your reviews ? 2 times half a star without even testing is a bit harsh don't you think ?
burypromote
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) commented on 20 May 2011
Version 1.3.1 is now available on the Mac App Store.
[Version 1.3.1]


burypromote

+11

Mathew reviewed on 14 May 2011
Very confusing about version number. Here it says 1.3.1. At MacApp store says 1.1.2. And I have no option to buy from developer directly. Nor is there any info at developer website about what has changed. At any rate, looks to be very interesting but I don't want to buy an "old" version from App Store when a newer version is out.
[Version 1.3.1]

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Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 15 May 2011
Version 1.3.1 is waiting on Apple's approval. This can be a slow process. I expect version 1.3.1 to be available on the App Store within 2 weeks. In the meantime the trial version is fully functional. And a new trial license can be requested if necessary.

If you have any feedback regarding the app itself please let me know so i can improve it.
burypromote

-7
Bunky replied on 17 May 2011
I can see how this little app can be useful. Probably has room to expand its capabilities in the near future. I downloaded the trial version (1.3.1) and was tempted to buy it, but would like to know if I am buying V1.3.1 or what? Clicking 0n the "buy" button takes me to the App Store V 1.1.2. Do we get to license the (installed) trial version or what is gonna happen?
burypromote
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 18 May 2011
@Bunky When you buy from the Apple Store now you will get version 1.1.2. You will receive the update as soon as it is approved by Apple. I would suggest you use the trial until version 1.3.1 is available on the App Store. Hope that helps.
burypromote
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 20 May 2011
Version 1.3.1 is now available on the Mac App Store.
burypromote

+15
polocanada had trouble on 03 Jun 2012
Don't seem to find a way to disable certain windows from appearing in the list. So for instance, Eset Cybersecurity. It has a window ese_gui. Even if I add this to filter list and select ignore it's still going to be in the list. I activate it accidentally all the time.

Please add a proper "ignore window" list which will completely take out the things out of the list. Take example from Witch application, they have implemented it well.
[Version 1.6.0]

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burypromote

+15
polocanada replied on 03 Jun 2012
So sorry - please delete my comment. This comment was supposed to be for another application. I am so sorry for cluttering this space. Please delete this.
burypromote

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Wdanthan0 had trouble on 25 Nov 2011
I installed the trial version. The sidebar worked (appeared) only once and there is no response anymore on moving the pointer to the edge of the desktop. Does this mean that the trial version works only for one appearance?. I am using 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon with OS Lion 10.7.2
[Version 1.5.2]



+14

Smilingbird rated on 15 Mar 2012

[Version 1.6.0]



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Nassifer rated on 15 Mar 2012

[Version 1.6.0]



+14

DennisVR rated on 22 Mar 2011

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:3,303
Version Downloads:200
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Demo
Date:30 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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