FinderPop
FinderPop
2.5.7

4.6

FinderPop free download for Mac

FinderPop

2.5.7
28 September 2014

Adds enhanced contextual menu features to folders in OS X.

Overview

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

What's new in FinderPop

Version 2.5.7:
  • Allow FP to work with alias files produced by the Yosemite Finder.
  • In FinderPop's "Move/Copy/Alias" dialog, you can control-click the "Alias" button and FinderPop will create symlinks instead of aliases.
  • Fix minor bug in the "Move To..." and "Copy To..." scripts introduced last time (in the 'FinderPop Extras' folder.)
  • Add new "Alias To..." and "Symlink To..." scripts.
  • Fix a buffer overrun bug which could cause a crash in rare instances.

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Jazzyguy
22 July 2013

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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.
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Version 2.4.9
Eric•Woehler
27 May 2018
Works under High Sierra by disabling SIP (restart in Recovery mode, fire up Terminal, type 'csrutil disable' (without the ') and reboot. It's a 5-star app, highly customisable, highly recommended. Long-time user. I have set up folders with symbolic links to most-frequently used files, external volumers, core services etc - all available at anytime by the press of trackpad. Feature set/options unique and best in class. Recommended without qualifications.
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Version 2.5.7
2 answer(s)
jehpo
jehpo
23 September 2018
Should we leave SIP disabled, or can we enable it again after installing FP and a first use ?
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Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
24 September 2018
FinderPop is dead - I am no longer using it. Try FolderGlance - works under High Sierra. I keep SIP disabled as I run various apps and mods that SIP kills (cDock etc)
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nobody2011
07 April 2018
Still NOT working under MacOS High Sierra (10.13.4)
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Version 2.5.7
1 answer(s)
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
13 April 2018
Did you disable SIP (as described on Turly's website)?
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Aargl
28 February 2018
There's a v2.5.9beta available here: http://www.finderpop.com/fnarr/fp/t_348.html (with some workarounds to make it work in recent OSes) Unfortunately, Turly is retiring after 20 years of finderpopping: http://www.finderpop.com/fnarr/fp/ As he says, the Mac as we used to know it is slowly vanishing in the haze of an iOS like os, and utilities like FP or DragThing, etc. are not keen to attract new users. Thanks, Turly, for all those years!
Like (3)
Version 2.5.7
1 answer(s)
zlazkow
zlazkow
08 April 2018
Mac and thousands of applications for it will exist for at least 20 more yrs. Unless something very new comes out of China or India or Japan, or maybe very well be that Apple at some point in time will go down, before Microsoft or after Microsoft. Nothing is forever. But for now and for the next 20 years Mac guaranteed to be here. Not everything can be done on stupid mobile phones or smartphones, not even on tablets. All professional graphic designers, online shop owners...etc. need a desktop computer to do the work.
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neartheredrocks
17 October 2016
Still working under MacOS Sierra. Deserves another five stars.
Like (4)
Version 2.5.7
billybillybilly
19 September 2016
I noticed that another SIP-centric app (Bartender) was able to disable SIP, install the app and then reenable SIP, and have it work. (It has since been upgraded to v.2 so it isn't necessary anymore) Seriously thinking about disabling SIP, because I miss FP. Has anyone tried this method?
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Version 2.5.7
RogerKatz
13 December 2015
The current version is 2.5.7. The Developer's website says: "FinderPop will NOT work on OS X 10.11 El Capitan unless System Integrity Protection (aka "Rootless Mode") is disabled. For normal users, I would not recommend disabling SIP, though it is possible to disable it and get FinderPop to (mostly) work."
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Version 2.5.6
3 answer(s)
Panocha
Panocha
15 May 2016
Yeah, right. lol. Not disable it??? It's one of the first things I did. SIP is horrible, it screws up everything! I guess if you are a novice, regular old user, then it wouldn't be that bad, but if you are one of those, then you wouldn't be using FinderPop!
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Jeff-H-
Jeff-H-
04 September 2016
Works!
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Jeff-H-
Jeff-H-
05 September 2016
I'm sad to see that "Move to trash" is now gone (or I'm overlooking it). I really relied on that.
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Noivad
04 November 2015
We should send Turly(?) more pint money so he gets drunk enough to decide to update FinderPop to work with 10.11 without disabling SIP. The dev for Default Folder X said it is no easy feat to make it work with 10.11 with SIP enabled, and given both of these devs have been writing for Mac OS and OS X since the 90s, I believe them. Also, I gotta mention this was one of the first things I installed on my new macs for at least a decade+ (same with DFX—since the 90s for both). Power Users need/want these sort of productivity boosters. I wish they had the resources to make these transitions easy, and I wish Apple would reach out to help them given the long track record of value they’ve added to the platform.
Like (10)
Version 2.5.7
djcz
04 November 2015
The latest version (2.5.7) of this product is NOT compatible with OS X 10.11 and later. When you click on the FinderPop System Preference, it throws up a message stating that it is not compatible. At this point, even though there is an "OK" button, you cannot dismiss the dialog box and System Preferences must be force quit.
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Version 2.5.7
misterjspencer
13 October 2015
Can't get this to work in El Capitan...man these stupid OSX names are getting me down,
Like (1)
Version 2.5.7
1 answer(s)
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
31 October 2015
Disable System Integrity Protection. FinderPop 2.5.7 works great here (10.11.1).
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Eric•Woehler
08 October 2015
This is a no-brainer, must-have, no question about it utility for Mac. Been using it since the earliest versions (System 8 I believe). Apple's El CRAPITAN has killed so many of my GUI tweaks (Flavours, ASM, cDock, Finderpop, FolderGlance etc) that the simple choice is between SIP/system lockdown/vanilla GUI designed for 8 year olds or full-blown customization. Easy, disabled rootless and starting to rebuild MY computer and MY software and MY gui etc as I want it, not Tim!!
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Version 2.5.7
1 answer(s)
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
27 May 2018
Works under High Sierra by disabling SIP (restart in Recovery mode, fire up Terminal, type 'csrutil disable' (without the ') and reboot.
It's a 5-star app, highly customisable, highly recommended. Long-time user. I have set up folders with symbolic links to most-frequently used files, external volumers, core services etc - all available at anytime by the press of trackpad. Feature set/options unique and best in class. Recommended without qualifications.
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