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Default Folder X
Default Folder X
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Default Folder X

Version 6.0.4

Enhances Open and Save dialogs.

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Default Folder X 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 version 6.0.4

Updated on Jan 02 2024

  • Eliminated a delay that could occur when Save dialogs initially pop up.
  • In the Menus settings, you can specify the app you want Default Folder X to use when opening folders.
  • Added Finder-click support for QSpace and QSpace Pro. You must be using at least QSpace 4.2.1 or QSpace Pro 4.2.2.
  • Quick Search results now include an icon to indicate whether the result was found in your favorites, recent items, or apps.
  • When there is nothing in the search field, Quick Search will show a list of recently used items in all modes except Spotlight search.
  • There's a new command in the Quick Search contextual menu to copy a file or folder to the clipboard so you can paste it in the Finder, into emails, etc.
  • The Quick Search contextual menu contains commands to add or remove an item from favorites or from your recent history.
  • Pressing Command-, (comma) in the Quick Search window will bring up Default Folder X's settings window.
  • Added a keyboard shortcut to pop up the menu in the Quick Search window.
  • Disabled "smart" insert and delete in the wide filename field in Save dialogs so extra spaces aren't added or removed when cutting and pasting.
  • The menus for recent files, folders, apps and finder windows would display incorrectly after clearing all items in the menu. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented you from entering comments or tags in a Save dialog on Monterey or earlier.
  • Improved the tracking of recently used files, folders and applications.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

17.3 MB

Downloads

416257

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13 or later
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Default Folder X qualities

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5.0
Reliability
5.0
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stewartnlex
stewartnlex
Dec 28 2023
6.0.3
0.0
Dec 28 2023
0.0
Version: 6.0.3
Can Default Folder X increase the size of thumbnails that appear when any given site's "Upload" button is used ? I'm not talking about increasing the size of thumbnails when I've opened files on my desktop, Apple provides a slider in View Options for that, but when the Upload button at websites is clicked, the tumbnails are ridiculously tiny. On my iMac's 27 inch screen the thumbnails are 20mm in size at their largest, making it impossible to see any detail prior to uploading. If Default Folder X can enlarge them, is it fairly simple to do and can it be set as the default or does it have to be done with each upload? Thanks.
Johninsapporo
Johninsapporo
Dec 7 2023
6.0.3
5.0
Dec 7 2023
5.0
Version: 6.0.3
A Mac without Default Folder would be like driving in Tokyo with no map or Map App.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 4 2023
6.0.1
4.0
Nov 4 2023
4.0
Version: 6.0.1
UPGRADE PRICING is ~49% off, depending upon the current value of the EURO vs your currency.
DrPfaff
DrPfaff
Sep 26 2023
6.0
5.0
Sep 26 2023
5.0
Version: 6.0
The very first app I install on a new computer. Mandatory as far as I’m concerned.
Septic Monkey
Septic Monkey
Mar 30 2023
5.7.6
0.0
Mar 30 2023
0.0
Version: 5.7.6
First time user. Been using this for about a week now. @Developer, would it be possible to move files easily by dragging them to a custom folder in the DFX Drawer at the bottom of a window? I'm always moving files around and this feature would make it so much easier. Regards.
zlazkow
zlazkow
May 30 2022
5.6.6
5.0
May 30 2022
5.0
Version: 5.6.6
I keep posting my comments again and again, but it's not here. MU broken ? I try again. DF is a superb application. Extremely helpful in finding your files and folders, according to the last used or most used, and even more functions. Who is dealing with different files and folders all the time, DF is A Must have. You'll be glad you have it.
Fariborz
Fariborz
Dec 13 2021
5.6.2
5.0
Dec 13 2021
5.0
Version: 5.6.2
My good old iMac crashed after 7 years of use and I had to replace it with a new one. After a few days I realized that my reliable company "Default Folder" was missing! Why did it take me so long to take note of its absence is even unknown to me! I guess this nifty app that has been accompanying me for the last 30 years has become so much part of my computer that I take it for granted that it's a component of my operating system! It's like air that is invisible and yet essential for living. You don't notice it unless you miss it! As such, only the first time I wanted to save my documents and the wrong folder came up I noticed its absence!! Add to this the issues I experienced when launching my favorite apps from "Default Folder"'s menu and all other essential functions and you come up with the answer to why no Mac should be ever without it. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI Verona (Italy)
Foulger
Foulger
Oct 26 2021
5.6
4.5
Oct 26 2021
4.5
Version: 5.6
I have been using this app for some months now and have the latest 5.6 version. Ran Fine under Catalina, Big Sur but when I updated to Monterey this morning, as soon as I tried to open my HD Icon, the finder went into a quit/relaunch/quit/relaunch etc. Removing DFX from my logiitems folder, the problem went away.iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)4.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i764 GB 2400 MHz DDR4. Hopefully there will be a fix soon
dwp-1
dwp-1
Mar 26 2021
5.5.7
5.0
Mar 26 2021
5.0
Version: 5.5.7
I have been using Default Folder since version 1 and it is the first utility I install when I purchase a new computer. Apple has made very few changes to the open/save dialog in the past 20 years but the developer of Default Folder has made up for Apple's lack of. No need to go over all the great features, many are already listed above. Spend a week using DF and then try to stop using DF and you will then realize the convenience of getting to that folder in a split second instead of moving through a bundle of folders to get to that folder buried deep inside another folder. My favorite feature is being able to click on a folder in the Finder from with a Default Folder open/save window and be taking to that folder instantaneously. You want to save a few days of your life? Start using Default Folder and you'll save those seconds, that add up to minutes, hours and days. Maybe if you live long enough you could save a year of your life. Try this app and you will end up buying it, if you value your time.
gakurugerard
gakurugerard
Feb 18 2021
5.5.6
0.0
Feb 18 2021
0.0
Version: 5.5.6
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britinokinawa
britinokinawa
Nov 22 2020
5.5.2
5.0
Nov 22 2020
5.0
Version: 5.5.2
Absolutely essential software for any Mac. Don't know why Apple hasn't bought this and integrated it into the Finder. Can't do without it.
Tony-Aguila
Tony-Aguila
Nov 21 2020
5.5.2
5.0
Nov 21 2020
5.0
Version: 5.5.2
For a couple of days, after installing macOS 11.1 beta, DFX stopped working. You never think about how valuable this utility is for your productivity until it’s not there. As always, the developer was quick to address the issue and this latest update made things right again! Thanks, Jon!
Dorse
Dorse
Nov 14 2020
5.5.1
5.0
Nov 14 2020
5.0
Version: 5.5.1
Excellent, time-saving and hassle-free file/folder open/close. Equally excellent response to questions as well as correction of occasional bugs. If you have more than a few folders with few or no sub-folders, this is an app to have to facilitate getting work done instead of navigating only through the native framework.
Hachepunto
Hachepunto
Nov 11 2020
5.5.1
5.0
Nov 11 2020
5.0
Version: 5.5.1
Default Folder X is amazing software. It is a classic given that it has remained so useful, simple, and unsurpassed for so many years.
Wchnlcc
Wchnlcc
Nov 9 2020
5.5
5.0
Nov 9 2020
5.0
Version: 5.5
Default Folder is hands down one of the top must-have products, especially if you move, save, seek, use files all over your Mac and network. I have had it for years and would not have any setup without it! Think of this: You've been working on images, charts, sound files, videos, for like the past four hours, and NOW you've got to place them all - DF remembers where you were, and you can go back to any folder you've been in, off a list. But of course, it does so much more! You can set up DF to use a specific folder for a specific application, or project, or just about anything. It will remember a favorites list, and will, or won't, give you a preview of a file just by highlighting it. Imagine these features, and anything related you can think of, and it's in there. For the busy user, nothing else comes close. I want to mention, I am not paid for writing this, I have communicated with the author along the years when I had issues, but I write this because it works, and it should do as good for you too!
persecutor
persecutor
Jan 2 2020
5.4.2
5.0
Jan 2 2020
5.0
Version: 5.4.2
Great App, so very useful to me.
Eveningclouds
Eveningclouds
Dec 10 2019
5.4.2
5.0
Dec 10 2019
5.0
Version: 5.4.2
Have used this for years and it continues to work great. Very responsive developer. Enormously time saving.
baxsur
baxsur
Nov 7 2019
5.4.2
5.0
Nov 7 2019
5.0
Version: 5.4.2
Have used and loved it for many years :)
ocean442
ocean442
Nov 6 2019
5.4.2
5.0
Nov 6 2019
5.0
Version: 5.4.2
This is something that Apple should have included by default to macOS!
Aargl
Aargl
Aug 12 2019
5.3.7
5.0
Aug 12 2019
5.0
Version: 5.3.7
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.
tjekov37
tjekov37
Nov 19 2023
6.0.1
5.0
Nov 19 2023
5.0
Version: 6.0.1
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 4 2023
6.0.1
4.0
Nov 4 2023
4.0
Version: 6.0.1
Aargl
Aargl
Oct 17 2023
6.0.1
5.0
Oct 17 2023
5.0
Version: 6.0.1
Graphic-Mac
Graphic-Mac
Jan 23 2023
5.7.4
5.0
Jan 23 2023
5.0
Version: 5.7.4
VRH
VRH
Dec 27 2022
5.7.3
5.0
Dec 27 2022
5.0
Version: 5.7.3
makareim
makareim
Nov 13 2022
5.7.1
5.0
Nov 13 2022
5.0
Version: 5.7.1
RobertAudi
RobertAudi
Sep 29 2022
5.7
5.0
Sep 29 2022
5.0
Version: 5.7
Sigil
Sigil
Aug 14 2022
5.6.6
5.0
Aug 14 2022
5.0
Version: 5.6.6
Johninsapporo
Johninsapporo
May 25 2022
5.6.5
5.0
May 25 2022
5.0
Version: 5.6.5
zlazkow
zlazkow
Mar 26 2022
5.6.4
5.0
Mar 26 2022
5.0
Version: 5.6.4
britinokinawa
britinokinawa
Nov 22 2020
5.0
Nov 22 2020
5.0
Version: null
Tony-Aguila
Tony-Aguila
Nov 21 2020
5.0
Nov 21 2020
5.0
Version: null
Dorse
Dorse
Nov 14 2020
5.0
Nov 14 2020
5.0
Version: null
Hachepunto
Hachepunto
Nov 11 2020
5.0
Nov 11 2020
5.0
Version: null
Wchnlcc
Wchnlcc
Nov 9 2020
5.0
Nov 9 2020
5.0
Version: null
persecutor
persecutor
Jan 2 2020
5.0
Jan 2 2020
5.0
Version: null
Eveningclouds
Eveningclouds
Dec 10 2019
5.0
Dec 10 2019
5.0
Version: null
baxsur
baxsur
Nov 7 2019
5.0
Nov 7 2019
5.0
Version: null
ocean442
ocean442
Nov 6 2019
5.0
Nov 6 2019
5.0
Version: null
learnit77
learnit77
Jul 19 2019
4.5
Jul 19 2019
4.5
Version: null
Craig Paterson
Craig Paterson
May 16 2019
5.0
May 16 2019
5.0
Version: null
Ljubisha
Ljubisha
Apr 13 2019
5.0
Apr 13 2019
5.0
Version: null
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Mar 24 2019
5.0
Mar 24 2019
5.0
Version: null
Luhengqi
Luhengqi
Mar 13 2019
2.5
Mar 13 2019
2.5
Version: null
dwp-1
dwp-1
Jan 25 2019
5.0
Jan 25 2019
5.0
Version: null
Wikno
Wikno
Dec 6 2018
5.0
Dec 6 2018
5.0
Version: null
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Oct 8 2018
5.0
Oct 8 2018
5.0
Version: null
P1H0
P1H0
Aug 24 2018
4.5
Aug 24 2018
4.5
Version: null
ohmmmmmm
ohmmmmmm
Jul 4 2018
5.0
Jul 4 2018
5.0
Version: null
YHC
YHC
Jul 2 2018
0.5
Jul 2 2018
0.5
Version: null
birou
birou
May 15 2018
3.5
May 15 2018
3.5
Version: null
Kokono
Kokono
May 10 2018
5.0
May 10 2018
5.0
Version: null
stanjarin
stanjarin
Mar 21 2018
5.0
Mar 21 2018
5.0
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careycasey
careycasey
Feb 17 2018
5.0
Feb 17 2018
5.0
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KatRoss
Feb 16 2018
5.0
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5.0
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Christoph S
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5.0
Jan 16 2018
5.0
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douglashclements
douglashclements
Jan 12 2018
5.0
Jan 12 2018
5.0
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Fariborz
Fariborz
Jan 9 2018
5.0
Jan 9 2018
5.0
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gcoghill
gcoghill
Dec 25 2017
5.0
Dec 25 2017
5.0
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dbwalter
dbwalter
Oct 20 2017
5.0
Oct 20 2017
5.0
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