FinderPop
FinderPop 2.5.1
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Classic Mac utility, now a prefpane for OS X.   Free
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FinderPop is a Universal preference pane that extends OS X's contextual menus using a FinderPop Items folder much as the Apple Menu Items folder used to do for the Apple menu.

It has other features too:
  • Control-free popup in the Finder - handy for those with one-button mice.
  • A launcher that takes up zero screen real estate, merely a click on any blank area of menubar away,
  • A handy filesystem browser, allowing quick and easy access to files and disks in the Finder,
  • A Processes menu (Command-click a blank menubar area.)
  • Fast access
What's New
Version 2.5.1:
  • More OS X 10.9 Mavericks compatibility (control-free popup on desktop).
  • Add a "Copy Path To Clipboard" Applescript to the FinderPopExtras folder.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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FinderPop User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Kobalt reviewed on 23 Oct 2013
Hey Turly, thanks fo Ralph the Wonder Llama!
[Version 2.5.1]


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lazr5943 reviewed on 23 Oct 2013
Was hoping FP would finally work while in Chrome. Still fantastic!
laz
[Version 2.5.1]


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+661

Jazzyguy reviewed on 23 Oct 2013
Incredible Application,To have it back in Mavericks is a Godsend! Without it I felt Mavericks was without the most valuable tool which I prized!
[Version 2.5.1]


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GianMarco-Tavazzani reviewed on 05 Aug 2013
6 STARS IF… it could solve the problem of not popping up in the menubar if Chrome (or its relatives) is frontmost app.
But by time this problem stays not solved so… ONLY 5 STARS, sorry Turly!!! :-D
[Version 2.5]

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GianMarco-Tavazzani replied on 06 Aug 2013
Turly… allow me to add that you could be so kind to explain some more about the FinderPopExtras, which I believe to can use even more, with your help :)
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Stephan2nd reviewed on 01 Aug 2013
Must have free utility !!

BTW it doesn't work with OSX10.9 atm - any fix for this?
[Version 2.5]


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cmotdibbler reviewed on 31 Jul 2013
Quit reading, install this and give 5 stars. Developer has been around since the OS8 days. Incredibly useful contextual menu handler.
[Version 2.5]


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Jimwoolum reviewed on 31 Jul 2013
One of the finest time savers and ease-of-use add-ons EVER. Rock solid.
[Version 2.5]


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+88

Frank-O'Connor reviewed on 31 Jul 2013
Apple should license this puppy to be included standard as part of MacOS X. The developer should be canonised, and worshipped from afar. This is one singularly useful little package.
[Version 2.5]

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+4
Cheops replied on 31 Jul 2013
And buy the developer a pint!
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+8

Mariopue reviewed on 25 Jul 2013
Great little app.

Does what it states, and does it well.

Definitely my preferred one for file managing, smoothly, quickly and easily.

The best is, it is free.

A BIG thanks goes to developer.
[Version 2.4.9]


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Jazzyguy reviewed on 22 Jul 2013
OF all the applications available for Free this older app stands out.It is a wonderful app made by a Developer who really cares about his users. It belongs in a Hall OF Fame for all apps shareware or free.
[Version 2.4.9]

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Knowhowe replied on 22 Jul 2013
Couldn't agree more.
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THe-Equalizer had trouble on 01 Aug 2013
I keep downloading "damaged archives." I've tried several different computers in different locations...
Always great to see an update to this brilliant app.
[Version 2.5]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 01 Aug 2013
I've tried the download, THe-Equalizer, and it downloads as a complete ZIP archive (2 MB) which fully expands with no errors.
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+41
Aargl had trouble on 14 Oct 2012
Hi Turly!
As a long time user, I'm sorry to say that the "move" function (when you click on a folder in the FinderPop Elements) is not working on my 10.5.8 PPC, it's just copying the item, not moving it.
As I've just discovered this function (shame on me! ;-), I can't say if it was working in previous versions...
[Version 2.4.6]


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plecto had trouble on 10 Oct 2011
After installing this PrefPane, all Microsoft Office 2011 applications crash when opening a file, say a PPT presentation or an Excel spreadsheet!!
I experienced this on Mac OSX 10.5.8.
After removing the prefpane, Office 2011 returned working ok.
[Version 2.4.1]


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Roro01 had trouble on 31 Jul 2010
ONLY ONE ANNOYING PROBLEM

It is often not responsive when clicking on the menu bar. iMac Intel 10.6.4
[Version 2.3.0]


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Eric-Woehler had trouble on 27 Aug 2009
Confirming. doesn't load under Snow Leopard - lets hope we see an update/beta soon!!
[Version 2.2]


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Drdul had trouble on 20 Aug 2009
Turly (the developer) was unfortunately involved in a collision with a bus a couple of months ago, and as a result has warned FinderPop users not to expect a 10.6-compatible version for a while. See http://www.fnarr.net/fp/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17 for details. Here's hoping Turly recovers quickly and completely.

Like many others, I have become totally dependent on FinderPop, and will be at a complete loss when I upgrade to Snow Leopard next month. I would welcome any suggestions for apps that offer some of the functionality and ease of use of FinderPop, that I could make do with until FinderPop is upgraded for OS X 10.6.
[Version 2.2]


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Leo Spill had trouble on 10 Mar 2008
'Unsanity's APELite' ?

More information please on why
you decided to go the unsane route ?
Most of us try and stay away of going Ape.
[Version 2.1.2]

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turly replied on 10 Mar 2008
Whoa, some serious anti-APE feelings here and in numerous emails people sent me. To clarify:

FinderPop is COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT of the APE installer. FinderPop does not install APE. The APE control panel is completely unaware of FinderPop's existence, and vice-versa.

What happens is that FinderPop now uses the same code as APE to "patch" the system calls which allow FinderPop to do its stuff. This APE patching code is tiny, less than 0.1% of FinderPop code, has not changed since 2003, and has not caused a crash since then. Unsanity supply a small object file containing this patching code. Because it's better than the patching code I was using previously, I use it. It is more flexible, uses less memory, and (obviously) is compatible with other Unsanity products, should the user happen to be using any. This was not the case previously - if the user was running FinderPop and a haxie that happened to "patch" the same things simultaneously, it often resulted in a crash. No longer.

If there's a FinderPop-related crash, the bug will be in MY code, not the 150-odd lines of "APE" code that actually does the patching.

I think all the bad press that APE gets is not APE's fault per se, but bugs in various haxies (possibly including Unsanity's own, it has to be said.)

Please let me know if that doesn't explain things or if you have information which contradicts any of the above, which is my understanding.

Thanks, and

Have Fun!

--turly
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+158
Leo Spill replied on 10 Mar 2008
Well thank you for taking the time to reply, Very gracious of you. Especially as I haven't purchased you a beer in well over five years ( I did buy 5-6 back then, but I am sure that went quite quickly)
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SynchroM had trouble on 29 Feb 2008
Fond memories of FP on OS 9, but immediately after installing it crashed mail, and a bit later on it crashed keynote...
[Version 2.1]

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turly (developer) replied on 09 Mar 2008
Hi, those Cocoa crashes have been fixed in the latest beta - see http://www.fnarr.net/fp/viewtopic.php?t=51
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+403
MacUpdate-Lon replied on 09 Mar 2008
Turly, why is it that you can find time to post here in the reviews advising people of a new beta when you can't seem to find the time to submit the latest version(s) to MacUpdate when they come available?

I very nearly posted this new beta, but then I noticed the advisory that you did not want this new beta posted to the usual sites such as MacUpdate.

I'll be expecting to get the latest version, when it is ready, submitted to MacUpdate before any other site. Thanks.
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 09 Mar 2008
You're a gentleman, Turly, thanks for submitting the latest version (2.1.2).
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KenPresley had trouble on 29 Feb 2008
Great utility, I used it a lot under Tiger. However, it is still a quite a bit unstable under 10.5.2. I have a vanilla Intel mac-mini and I noticed various sidebar-related Finder crashes and a Netscape Navigator (9.0.0.6) crash with FinderPop 2.1. I do plan on using this utility again when it stabilizes!
[Version 2.1]


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samuel22 had trouble on 28 Jan 2007
It is a very nice app.
There is only one annoying thing I know:
This alert each time I restart my computer
(Tiger, PPC). It is security alert which seems to
come from Liitle Snitch. But, the thing is I don't
have Little Snitch! I removed it from my computer.
The alert recommends to go to Little Snitch
Preference pane to get rid from it. But, there is no
such a pane, of course.

Anybody, any help?
[Version 2.0.1]

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neil_m replied on 28 Feb 2007
Did you run the Little Snitch uninstaller or just drag the pref to the trash?
If you only trashed you know the solution.

+42

Runty rated on 17 Oct 2013

[Version 2.5]



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RONIN427 rated on 25 Sep 2013

[Version 2.5]



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flyte44 rated on 31 Jul 2013

[Version 2.5]



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Cybercat-Hk rated on 22 Jul 2013

[Version 2.4.9]



Prestel-John rated on 22 Jul 2013

[Version 2.4.9]



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mwab rated on 22 Jul 2013

[Version 2.4.9]



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Doctorfo rated on 22 Jul 2013

[Version 2.4.9]



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UserinNEW rated on 27 May 2013

[Version 2.4.6]



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Josart rated on 04 Apr 2013

[Version 2.4.6]



Mark Temple rated on 06 Oct 2012

[Version 2.4.6]


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Type:Utilities : Contextual Menus
License:Free
Date:23 Oct 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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FinderPop is a Universal preference pane that extends OS X's contextual menus using a FinderPop Items folder much as the Apple Menu Items folder used to do for the Apple menu.

It has other features too:
  • Control-free popup in the Finder - handy for those with one-button mice.
  • A launcher that takes up zero screen real estate, merely a click on any blank area of menubar away,
  • A handy filesystem browser, allowing quick and easy access to files and disks in the Finder,
  • A Processes menu (Command-click a blank menubar area.)
  • Fast access to 'Where's that dratted file I had on the Desktop?' (Shift-Click a blank menubar area.)
  • A comprehensive collection of vaguely beer-related aphorisms in the Aboutbox.


Please use the FinderPop Help button in the preference pane; there are many features in FP that are not immediately obvious. I'm working on it :-) The FAQ in the Help is also worth a read. Most UI elements have fairly comprehensive help tags, so just hover the mouse over something if you're not sure. The manual is also available online. Also note the FinderPop Support Forum.


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