Default Folder X
Default Folder X
5.4.2

4.7

Default Folder X free download for Mac

Default Folder X

5.4.2
07 November 2019

Enhances Open and Save dialogs.

Overview

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

Features:
  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window with a single click.
  • Instant Recall: To help you quickly return to folders you've recently used, Default Folder X remembers them for you.
  • Spotlight on the spot: Default Folder X lets you add Spotlight keywords, OpenMeta tags, and Finder labels on the spot, while you're still in the Save dialog.
  • Information central: With Default Folder X you get previews below every Open dialog, expanded to fill the available space. Need to see more detail? Click on the image and it zooms up to full size.
  • Workflow without work: Rather than make you learn and set up a new application, Default Folder X blends into OS X.

What's new in Default Folder X

Version 5.4.2:
  • Corrected a bug in Default Folder X that resulted in it asking to relaunch the Finder frequently when running Catalina.
  • Worked around a bug in MATLAB that could cause it to freeze when Default Folder X is running.
  • Switched the embedded crash reporting framework from HockeyApp to AppCenter.

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LeMerlot
24 March 2019

Most helpful

Awesome software and service since so many years – and if there's an issue it will be solved always very fast. Default Folder is a must have for every Mac – worth every penny!
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Version 5.3.6
persecutor
02 January 2020
Great App, so very useful to me.
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Version 5.4.2
Eveningclouds
10 December 2019
Have used this for years and it continues to work great. Very responsive developer. Enormously time saving.
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Version 5.4.2
baxsur
07 November 2019
Have used and loved it for many years :)
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Version 5.4.2
ocean442
06 November 2019
This is something that Apple should have included by default to macOS!
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Version 5.4.2
Aargl
12 August 2019
I've tried a few iterations of v5 in El Capitan but there's always a lag in open/save dialogs before you can click on a Finder's window.
Reverting to 4.7.4 fixes it! No particular issue in El Capitan with that old version.
EDIT: well... actually, it looks like some app won't use it — all the browsers I've tried just now.
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Version 5.3.7
Derekcurrie
27 June 2019
Yes, v5.3.7 is the update from May.
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Version 5.3.7
Craig Paterson
16 May 2019
Can't imagine using my Mac without Default Folder X installed. Apple should buy this and integrate it into the system.
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Version 5.3.6
LeMerlot
24 March 2019
Awesome software and service since so many years – and if there's an issue it will be solved always very fast. Default Folder is a must have for every Mac – worth every penny!
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Version 5.3.6
dwp-1
25 January 2019
Still crazy about Default Folder after all these years and it had been many years. Default Folder is Fantastic application developed by an Indie developer who is always updating, adding and fixing.
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Version 5.3.4
Wikno
06 December 2018
Most responsive Dev I've ever communicated with, period. That includes Peter N. Lewis of Keyboard Maestro. Jon sweeps away the rest, even if by a slim margin sometimes. App: for all the file moving & saving & temporary file management I do, this is the first, not joking, first app I install of about a dozen of my necessary shareware programs. The confusion I suffer when I use a machine to work with documents (as oppose to all the machines I fix), my head explodes and friends and family have a seance to revive me, with DFX as the medium. This app has many features, and it is possible to miss some as I have in the past, that reveal themselves as truly helpful. I encourage everyone to who hasn't, whether new to Default Folder X or unaware, try the Finder Toolber Menus. The finder Toolbar is that thing at the top of each finder window (typically visible), where you change which view you're in and can navigate forward or backward, perform an inplace search, etc. I don't think all people who disagree with the 5-star reviews are wrong, especially if they've found a bug that's fatal for their workflow. Consider this a tool like a Swiss army knife for file & folder placement & navigation. i know there are others out there, but I personally find those overkill and too different from the native OS for my needs. If you only ever use the toothpick on your swiss, this might not be for you. If you use two or three of the tools regularly, like the saw, the knife, and the pliers, this has that down like an ace and with scissors and tweezers to boot. Peace and goodwill.
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Version 5.3.2