File Cabinet Pro
File Cabinet Pro


File Cabinet Pro free download for Mac

File Cabinet Pro

06 October 2019

File manager for the menu bar.


File Cabinet Pro is the file manager for the macOS menu bar. Quickly navigate to files without cluttering your desktop. Open, move, rename, compress, tag, trash, copy and paste files, all from the menu bar. You can open many file types natively in File Cabinet Pro or open files by launching other applications. It's easy to click into directories in icon view, drill through directories in list view, or navigate the file tree in column view.

File Cabinet Pro is also a document-based application that ships with a built-in text editor, image viewer, pdf viewer, and media player. Some of the file types File Cabinet Pro can open for editing/viewing include:

  • Text documents: Plain text files (.txt), Rich Text Format (.rtf), Rich Text Format Directory (.rtfd), Portable Document Format (.pdf), Markdown (.md)
  • Image documents: Portable Network Graphics (.png), Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpeg), Tagged Image File Format (.tiff, .tif), Bitmap image file (.bmp), Photoshop File Format (.psd) Import only., Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg) Import only
  • Video and audio documents: MOV, MP4, M4A, M4V, AVI, MP3, WAV, CAF, AIF
  • Create subdirectories
  • Click into subdirectories and open documents
  • Open directories in new tabs.
  • Tag files easily. Select files in File Cabinet Pro, right-click, and then simply add or remove file tags from the control in the context menu
  • Show selected files in Finder
  • Rename files
  • Copy and paste files
  • Compress files
  • Trash files
  • View items as icons, in a list, in columns, or in cover flow view
  • Launch the application at login. You can have File Cabinet Pro automatically launch when you login to your Mac (optional feature, disabled by default)
  • Create a list of all your favorite directories in the sidebar
  • Create and edit TXT, RTF, and RTFD files using the built in lightweight text editor
  • Create txt, rtf, rtfd, and .md files from text data currently on the clipboard.
  • Create text documents from Finder using File Cabinet Pro’s Document Creator Finder extension (Note: To use this feature, you have to enable the Finder extension in System Preferences under the "Extensions" tab).
  • Rotate images, crop images, and apply filters to images using the built in lightweight image editor
  • Watch video and play audio files using the built in media player
  • View PDF files using the built in PDF viewer
  • Revert document versions for supported editable document types
  • Set a global hotkey for showing and closing the File Cabinet Pro window (optional feature, disabled by default)
  • Preview selected files in QuickLook by pressing the spacebar
  • Share files in apps that support Sharing extensions like Mail and Messages
  • Create text documents from Finder using File Cabinet Pro’s Document Creator Finder extension (Note: To use this feature, you have to enable the Finder extension in System Preferences under the "Extensions" tab)
  • Verify the SHA256, SHA1, or MD5 checksum of files using the "View Checksum in File Cabinet Pro" Service.

What's new in File Cabinet Pro

Version 7.3.1:
  • You can now save emails as RTF files directly in File Cabinet Pro from the Mail app. To use this new feature, select an email in the Mail app, then choose the "Save Email Contents in File Cabinet Pro" Service from the "Services" menu in Mail's menu bar.

22 File Cabinet Pro Reviews

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17 February 2017

Most helpful

It is kinda ugly. Way ugly, and uninviting to use.
Like (3)
Version 3.8
17 February 2019
I simply deleted older version
Version 6.8
15 September 2018
The current versions, from both the Developer and the Mac Store, is version 6.6.1
Version 6.5.1
09 July 2018
A very convenient file management utility.
Version 6.5.1
08 March 2018
Pros: Updates are making it better, items stay organized in the same way with each use.
Cons: "Customize Toolbar" option is not obvious. Switches between active displays when left open.

New version has brought dark mode (❤️) and a new, clean looking icon. This app has saved my life this week. To manage one of my work responsibilities I need to check file info in my downloads folder and mount/unmount disk images. Having this menu bar item allows me to hit a keyboard shortcut and have that info immediately at-a-glance, as well as check what is mounted and eject if needed. It has probably saved me up to an hour this week alone of shuffling around files and finding Finder windows. This is the one Finder alternative that I need.
Version 5.9
26 January 2018
A couple of weeks ago, I bought File Cabinet Pro as part of a software bundle. It´s quite convenient to have a »Mini Finder« with integrated text editor sitting in the menu bar. In terms of usability I consider FC Pro a 4 star application. The author has earned a 5th. star by his exceptional responsiveness: Often, when you call the attention of a developer to a bug or a new helpful feature, you get a short notice that this could possibly implemented in the future - and never hear of it again. In the case of Anthony, the developer of FC Pro, my propositions were fulfilled within a couple of hours or days by new program versions - drag & drop of clippings, PDF pages or mail attachments to FC Pro, inserting the clipboard, and so on. So carry on the good work!
Like (3)
Version 5.6.1
17 January 2018
Makes my life easier.
Version 5.6.1
30 December 2017
Please download the Trial (on Mac App Store) before buying this app. IMO, this app is useless (I've bought it), because of the following reasons, 1. You can do a simple action in Finder, but cannot do the same action in this app, for example, switching the sidebar items by clicking BACK Button (on the toolbar). This is just one example. I'm tired to tell the all. 2. A lot of bugs (I sent them to the developer, and this took me a huge time). 3. The Ugly UI, for example, Dark Mode in this app (it is 100% black, not semitransparent). The Dark Mode in this app just exchanges white color into black color, so there is no any modifying for optimizing the looking. This is just one example. I'm tired to tell the all. Regret buying this app.
Like (2)
Version 5.5
1 answer(s)
Writes for All Inc.
Writes for All Inc.
16 January 2018
The minor bugs you reported to me via e-mail have been fixed. I also was happy to clarify certain application behavior to you that was not determined to be bugs.

Version 5.6 has just been released; this update fixes the bug that could cause the "Go back" button to not work after switching directories via the sidebar (this only happened in Column view).

Thanks for your feedback.

I hope the new version changes your opinion about the app. You can always get in touch with me here to report any issues:
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20 December 2017
Puh.... So many updates... Maybe bigger udates a little later. Best regards!
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Version 5.4.2
28 October 2017
Was looking for something like this, having tried Unclutter and Yoink. My initial thoughts are that the install process is very poor. Install without the MacUpdate app is now impossible (all attempts at this failed) and while MacUpdate used to be a great site to visit for app discovery, I now find that it's increasingly used to up-sell the MacUpdate app - demoting the very thing that made the site good in the first place and in this case damaging my image of the product. Looking at the app itself, I think it will do what I want. I would perhaps like the sidebar integrated (to toggle labels). A dark mode of HUD appearance would look nicer. Also as I drag, it would be nice if the window appeared as it got close to the menu bar rather than having to drag it all the way up to the top. Still, it will be useful - especially in full screen apps.
Like (3)
Version 4.9
1 answer(s)
Writes for All Inc.
Writes for All Inc.
28 October 2017
Hi Knapster,

Thanks for your feedback, I will take your suggestions into consideration! You should be able to install the app without having to install anything else. If you have any issues in this regard, please contact me here: and provide a valid return e-mail address and I’ll be happy to assist.

You may already know this, but I’ll offer a tip In regards to your suggestion about dragging near the menu bar icon. You may wish to enable the global hotkey in Settings and use it to show the window any time you want, if you want to avoid dragging all the way to the top.

Thanks again.
Like (1)
17 October 2017
My serial number from Receipt: 1277380360 does not work. Nor can I enter a support ticket.
Version 4.7
2 answer(s)
Writes for All Inc.
Writes for All Inc.
17 October 2017
Contact me here: I'll gladly help to get your issue resolved.
17 October 2017
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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