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File Buddy
File Buddy
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File Buddy free download for Mac

File Buddy

Version 10.0.3

File management utility.

File Buddy overview

File Buddy is the Swiss Army knife of Mac file utilities. First released in 1993, File Buddy features a wealth of functionality and powerful features that allow you to access that functionality quickly and easily. In addition to File Buddy's normal functionality it adds several commands to Finder's Services and contextual menus and allows the creation of droplet applications to automate tasks that would otherwise require you to open some window and configure the changes each time before applying them.File Buddy isn't just a powerful tool, it's a powerful tool designed to put that power at your fingertips as much as possible.

Copies of File Buddy 9 purchased on or after January 1, 2012 qualify for a free upgrade to File Buddy 10. Further information can be found on the upgrades page.

What’s new in version 10.0.3

Updated on Jun 06 2014

Version 10.0.3:
  • File Buddy would report a -1426 error (operation not supported) when attempting to some non-Mac volumes, such as thumb drives. This was the result of Mac OS X not implementing support for those volume formats for the function File Buddy uses to search volumes. File Buddy now uses a different mechanism to search those volumes.
  • The Group Info window was not expanding to the correct size in Mac OS X 10.9. Fixed.
  • File Buddy would treat Regexp searches as normal searches if the only special character in the search string was a backlash. Fixed.

Information

License

Demo

Size

5.3 MB

Downloads

170397

App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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Tom-bovo
Tom-bovo
Jun 5 2021
10.0.3
0.0
Jun 5 2021
0.0
Version: 10.0.3
Love File Buddy and have been a long time user, but having trouble grabbing the latest alpha from the Skytag web site. I don't know what the issue is as other downloads from the sites work fine, so it doesn't look to be on my end. I am looking forward to the release of v11!
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Apr 9 2021
10.0.3
5.0
Apr 9 2021
5.0
Version: 10.0.3
FB 11, Alpha 14 as of 3 <arch 2021 is available at https://www.skytag.com/file_buddy/version11/ Please d/l and support this remarkable software - been using it for around 15 years - nothing else like it! Delighted to see progress of Alpha builds!
Cerniuk
Cerniuk
Dec 18 2020
10.0.3
0.0
Dec 18 2020
0.0
Version: 10.0.3
Pricy and does not support macOS 11 Big Sur
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Apr 4 2018
10.0.3
5.0
Apr 4 2018
5.0
Version: 10.0.3
FileBuddy 11 alpha 1 available for those willing to test the software https://www.skytag.com/file_buddy/version11/ I have d/l and installed and about to try it out under High Sierra 13.3 - fingers crossed and terrific news that this wonderful app is heading for 2018 release
jehpo
jehpo
Jan 24 2018
10.0.3
0.0
Jan 24 2018
0.0
Version: 10.0.3
Yes ! The Skytag web site has a new interface, it is signed "David Harris • 2018" and File Buddy 11 is on the way !!!!
Jim-Leff
Jim-Leff
Dec 11 2017
10.0.3
5.0
Dec 11 2017
5.0
Version: 10.0.3
Spoke to dev (Larry's son, who really believes in the app). He's absolutely determined to make it work. The problem is not APFS, it's doable. Problem is he's got to work in his spare time around a full time (non-Mac) programming job. Here's my workaround. Since it's working so slow, I don't do any more whole-disk searches. I restrain to a single folder (or a small group of folders). Easy to do; just toss the folder into the Find window, it'll auto-populate and self-select, and you can set up a bunch of oft-searched folders which will always appear at launch. This works. Keep the faith! (I've been using this app since the mid 90s).
Spudboy
Spudboy
Dec 4 2017
10.0.3
0.0
Dec 4 2017
0.0
Version: 10.0.3
It's working again. Happy times.
Rajusto
Rajusto
Nov 14 2017
10.0.3
5.0
Nov 14 2017
5.0
Version: 10.0.3
SkyTag's File Buddy along with Alsoft's DiskWarrior have been the most useful and important utilities I've ever used.
MableKimball
MableKimball
Oct 17 2017
10.0.3
0.0
Oct 17 2017
0.0
Version: 10.0.3
I don't know what's the point but i'm getting the issue with high sierra all the time. How can I contact the support team?
SunWolf
SunWolf
Feb 20 2017
10.0.3
4.5
Feb 20 2017
4.5
Version: 10.0.3
Although this utility has not been updated for almost 3 years, it works and works and works. It worked under every single OS release during these years and still works well with the most recent version of Sierra. Granted, the looks could be a bit better, the UI is not the most attractive or modern one, but apart from that I would not want to miss Fb. Great piece of software..
Jim-Leff
Jim-Leff
Nov 12 2016
10.0.3
5.0
Nov 12 2016
5.0
Version: 10.0.3
Didn't imagine that this delightful, essential, reliable bit of software would need review help, but anything less than five stars is ridiculous. There are countless ways Apple has placated users not to look "under the hood", or to apply real power to working with and searching for files. If you want to get right to it, with none of the nonsense, and use your computer your way rather than the smooth, polished, out-of-the-box way (i.e. if you're any sort of Power User at all), you need this. Never been happier to have someone take two twenties out of my wallet.....
mikomeryl
mikomeryl
Mar 27 2016
10.0.3
5.0
Mar 27 2016
5.0
Version: 10.0.3
I had a problem with the serial number back in 2014 when I updated to version 10.0.3 but that is now fixed and works great on OS X 10.10.5. I heard back from the developer yesterday after he read my comment and he sent me a new serial number.
"There was a bug in the original serial number generation/validation algorithm. It caused certain serials to be generated that were invalid. Invalid serials are only rejected when a user upgrades to 10.0.3." Thank you, David!
So those of you who might have had the same problem, contact the developer for a replacement serial number. This app is terrific and I use it frequently.
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Sep 29 2015
10.0.3
1.0
Sep 29 2015
1.0
Version: 10.0.3
Used to work for a short time on Yosemite. Now in 10.10.5 it produces error message "CoreServicesUIAgent quit unexpectedly while using the File Buddy plug-in" during launch, then hangs during launch (or doesn't open the application window). Too bad. Was once a great software.
Prince-Isaac
Prince-Isaac
Feb 4 2015
10.0.2
0.0
Feb 4 2015
0.0
Version: 10.0.2
The link to SkyTag is redirected to a host boilerplate page informing that the site is no longer operational. No word about the fate of the fine app
flash1296gmailcom8977
flash1296gmailcom8977
Aug 12 2014
10.0.2
5.0
Aug 12 2014
5.0
Version: 10.0.2
The single most crucial utility that I own is File Buddy. It is in a league of its own.
tvalleau
tvalleau
May 7 2014
10.0.2
0.0
May 7 2014
0.0
Version: 10.0.2
I love FileBuddy, and got right on downloading the latest version, only to have the serial number problem. So I sent an email. And a few days later sent another. Then I remembered that the author has never been particularly timely in his responses. It's been 5 days so far, but I expect a reply from him may take up to two weeks to arrive... YMMV
Aargl
Aargl
May 2 2014
10.0.2
5.0
May 2 2014
5.0
Version: 10.0.2
Still the most useful tool on Mac! "since 1993" ;-) There's also a French version.
Flavum
Flavum
Mar 10 2014
10.0
0.0
Mar 10 2014
0.0
Version: 10.0
For anyone who's interested, v10.0.2 is out. I know it fixes a visual glitch that some users experienced, but not sure what else it addresses.
Devadog
Devadog
Nov 25 2013
10.0
4.5
Nov 25 2013
4.5
Version: 10.0
My earlier review on this app (Ver9) was unfavourable because the developer had seemingly abandoned it. However, since it has been resurrected under version 10, I am very happy with the app and the support. The features and reliability have always been first class and I have used this tool to dig myself out of many a hole when files have become completely disordered on the system or apps have left dross behind when being removed.
equinoxfeatures
equinoxfeatures
Nov 21 2013
10.0
5.0
Nov 21 2013
5.0
Version: 10.0
Although it is fair to say File Buddy isn't updated often, after we purchased the v10 beta which had issues with duplicate detection we emailed the developer and explained this was a big issue. Within a day Larry emailed back working to fix the issue and a day later sent us a fixed version recompiled for Mavericks. Skytag have now released this as v10.0.0 and it successfully searches for duplicates exceptionally quickly and with support for the stand alone droplets too. File Buddy still is the best general purpose file utility tool. Now the issues from 10b2 have been fixed it is back in the top spot in our arsenal of utility tools on our Mac. If we only ever bought one piece of software for our Mac this is what we would choose. We have no connection with the dev. We are just a satisfied customer since the very early days. We are just pleased the software is now working again with the latest Mac OS :-)
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