Default Folder X
Default Folder X
5.4.5

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Default Folder X free download for Mac

Default Folder X5.4.5

21 April 2020

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 5.4.5:
  • To reverse the sort order of an individual menu or submenu (sort by name instead of by date or vice versa), hold down the Option key before the menu pops up.
  • Default Folder X's performance has been improved when running over a screen sharing session (like when you're connecting from home to a Mac in your office).
  • Fixed a bug that could leave items sorted in a random order in submenus that showed the contents of folders on a file server.
  • Corrected a problem with ARCHICAD (and possibly other apps) that could result in Default Folder X using excessive CPU time.
  • When there's nothing selected in an Open dialog, the Information tab won't show a size, creation date or modification date. Previously, it would show values of zero for these properties.
  • Default Folder X could get confused on Catalina if your startup disk and computer had the same name. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Esc key to stop working in file dialogs on rare occasions.

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430 Reviews of Default Folder X

5
LeMerlot
24 March 2019
Version: 5.3.6

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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5
persecutor
02 January 2020
Version: 5.4.2
Great App, so very useful to me.
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5
Eveningclouds
10 December 2019
Version: 5.4.2
Have used this for years and it continues to work great. Very responsive developer. Enormously time saving.
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5
baxsur
07 November 2019
Version: 5.4.2
Have used and loved it for many years :)
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5
ocean442
06 November 2019
Version: 5.4.2
This is something that Apple should have included by default to macOS!
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Aargl
12 August 2019
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.
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Derekcurrie
27 June 2019
Version: 5.3.7
Yes, v5.3.7 is the update from May.
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5
Craig Paterson
16 May 2019
Version: 5.3.6
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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5
LeMerlot
24 March 2019
Version: 5.3.6
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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5
dwp-1
25 January 2019
Version: 5.3.4
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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5
Wikno
06 December 2018
Version: 5.3.2
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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Scott-C-H-
02 November 2018
Version: 5.3.2
It is a nostalgia-ware at this point. People using it since the Classic Mac OS days will feel right at home, think that it is a "must-have" software and believe that we could not live without it.

Those of us who are familiar with macOS Open & Save sheet's essential features, though, will find many Default Folder X's features redundant and unnecessary. For example, I find it more than sufficient to hit Command + R in Open & Save sheet to open the corresponding folder in Finder to rename files and perform other file management actions. When you open a file, select a file in Open sheet and hit Space bar to preview the file while you are still in the Open sheet. A quick Command + Tab will bring me right back to where I was. I find judicious use of Finder's Sidebar more than sufficient for shortcuts to various folders. Apps nowadays do an adequate job to remember the previous folders I opened and saved files, but long-time DFX users will not know it since they most likely haven't given the stock environment a fair chance. Granted, it's not perfect, but I usually add folders to the Sidebar on the fly if it bothers me.

I often use the built-in search to jump to a particular folder, so I don't usually bother navigating through file hierarchy if something is not in the Sidebar. I use tags in file names, so it's relatively quick to narrow down my choices with a few keywords. I also use Spotlight search to instantly locate a folder while I'm in Open and Save sheet. I drag and drop a folder icon from Spotlight popup to Open and Save sheet, and it will jump straight to that folder. Again, no need to fiddle with menu hierarchy with a mouse/Trackpad.

To me, effective usage of the stock OS functionalities and proper naming of folders render this utility unnecessary. I used it for several years in the past, but I haven't missed it since I learned to take more advantage of built-in features.
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5
DragonMaster
08 October 2018
Version: 5.3.1
Don’t leave home without it! The very best app around for moving files anywhere you want simply and quickly. This app has many excellent functions available to you and requires minimal brain power to understand and operate! Updated regularly. Elegant interface. Very responsive support! Mojave ready, willing and able!
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5
ohmmmmmm
04 July 2018
Version: 5.2.5
Have been using Default Folder for at least 20 years. I have come to expect it's functionality and bullet-proofness (is that a word?) as normal operating procedure. When on someone else's mac without Default Folder, I feel like i've just had my right arm amputated.
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0.5
YHC
02 July 2018
Version: 5.2.5
I am very confused why it has a high rating... If you want to do your work QUICKLY, DO NOT buy this app. When a window appeared (Open and Save Dialog Window), this app will operate your mouse/cursor to do drag-and-drop operation (if you have some apps like Dropzone app, you can see a function of Dropzone was triggered during this drag-and-drop operation time), and this drag-and-drop operation must DELAY your work; if you don't wait this drag-and-drop operation and start choosing a file, it will let your file move to other place. I don’t recommend this app!!!
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5
dwp-1
21 April 2018
Version: 5.2.4
I've been using this app since OS9 also. I would lose so much productivity without Default Folder, this is how much time it saves. This amazing app, saves you from cycling down into folders to get to anther folder and allows you to go directly to that folder using one of the great features of saving your favorite folders. Default folders has the ability to bring up a popup menu at the mouse pointer and select any one of your favorite folders instantly. Default Folder is one of the 3 necessary app's I install on my Macs.
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5
stanjarin
21 March 2018
Version: 5.2.2
Fantastic app and fantastic support. Had an install problem and Jon from St Clair was back to me extremely quickly with a solution that worked first time – and I'm in a time zone very far away. Thanks!
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5
careycasey
17 February 2018
Version: 5.2.2
Like it.
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5
KatRoss
16 February 2018
Version: 5.2.2
One of the best utility ever. 30 years and still going.. you wonder why Apple has never thought about implementing what Jon Gotow has brilliantly done.6 stars ⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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5
Christoph S
16 January 2018
Version: 5.2.1
Absolutely wonderful! If you open files from more than 10 directories in a day then this software will save you serious time and frustration. The options can be tweaked so that the workflow is perfect for you. Highly recommended.
Jon has been incredibly responsive as well - I was really surprised.
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5
douglashclements
12 January 2018
Version: 5.2.1
If you are using this utility, you are wasting (some of!) your time. It's invaluable. I use it multiple times per hour, saying thanks to Jon for Default Folder X and for all the support.
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5
Fariborz
09 January 2018
Version: 5.2.1
Can anyone imagine that this software is around 30 years old and nonetheless functions like a charm on all modern Macs?! I’m 63 years old and have been using DefaultFolder since its early days and can’t imagine any Mac without it. It’s high time Jon Gotow (the developer) organises a museum for this venerable programme and narrates all its history since the beginning! This is the software that is older than the age of many users who are reading my writings and is still the best of its kind. Need I say more?! Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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5
gcoghill
25 December 2017
Version: 5.1.9
I consider this essential macOS EDC. Feels like the Mac is broken when Default Folder isn't installed. Super friendly, helpful and quick to reply developer. I'm another user since ye olde OS 9, and I never think twice about paying for upgrades. The functionality is that useful.
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5
dbwalter
20 October 2017
Version: 5.1.7
I've been using this app since the days of OS9 (is that even possible?) It is absolutely essential for getting around dialog boxes really quick plus also for fast access to favourite folders from the desktop using key commands in the Finder. Recently, a new version broke the dialog functionality in Pro Tools and I have been so impressed with developer's dedication to fixing the problem I wanted to sing his praises on here. The support is second to none. I genuinely find this app to be the most useful utility I have ever used on the mac. Long live Default Folder X!
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5
tombudau
22 September 2017
Version: 5.1.6
An essential app and time saver for me. I’m using Default Folder X for years without problems. Thanks to the developer.
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5
dwp-1
26 August 2017
Version: 5.1.6b4
This is one app that I would not go without on my Mac. I have been using it constantly since it's initial release many years ago. Default Folder is as much a time saver as Alfred and Typinator. I can access any folder via a hotkey/gesture and have Default Folder pop up a hierarchal menu at my cursor and open the file or folder I want by the time it would have taken me to open a window. You can save favorite folders that you use frequently, sets for favorite folders for different applications and so much more. Simply love this application, promise you won't be disappointed.
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5
DrPfaff
19 August 2017
Version: 5.1.6b3
This is one of those apps you have to install as soon as you get a Mac. I've been using it for as long as I can remember.
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4.5
persecutor
08 August 2017
Version: 5.1.6b2
I experience a more productive, and there for pleasant workflow. I am working with lots of data and apps open. Since the App is capable to adapt to the different habits presented by the other apps I use, it`s a good choice to bring extra features into play. The long Demo period let`s even an unexperienced user, find it`s way through. Can`t see any downside for giving it a try. After that, you can make an informed decision of what to make of it. I have no regrets with this one.
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tigersoul
05 August 2017
Version: 5.1.6b2
I can't help but writing a review when I see all these good reviews. I tried the app for a way to quickly get to folders in open/save dialogs and I didn't like this at all. It's cluttered with needless features that pop up everywhere. The only thing missing is a christmas-tree with lights and a carol going off. Despite having all these features, it lacks the simple need for app-specific favorites. Now I have to dig into a mess of favorite folders that I cannot even organize. The app feels slow and bogs down slower macs. Do this instead: create a folder called App Favorites in your home folder, drag this to the favorites bar, preferably high up in the list. Then add aliases into this folder for every folder you need to quickly get to. You can either have a long list of unorganized folders, or you can create subfolders for specific apps, or make a sorted list with a prefix in every name connected to the intended app. This method is smoother, quicker, cheaper and won't bog down your mac one tiny little bit. I'll give the app 2 stars for the default folder feature which is nice but still kind of useless since most apps handle this nicely themselves.
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5
hondacbrlover
16 July 2017
Version: 5.1.6b2
Kudos to the devs for keeping this alive for every new macOS version! Great tool
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5
Potatoes
01 July 2017
Version: 5.1.6b1
I have been running DF X since 2011. An essential app in my workflow. It extends Finder window with a save menu which I love. It works well with tagging files, which I do. I regularly use it to find recently worked-on files and folders. One can define shortcuts to access frequently used folders, which I often use. It's a great app that I wouldn't want to be without.
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5
ericsoup
27 June 2017
Version: 5.1.6b1
I cannot imagine using my computer without this app. It's an integral part of my daily workflow. Well designed, and very well supported.
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5
Gaberdine
30 May 2017
Version: 5.1.5
Has very quickly become an essential app for me - how did I cope without it for so long?!? Customer service is absolutely top notch. Friendly, prompt, professional. Helped me retrieve a voucher code from 2 years ago and sort a registration problem that was likely of my own nefarious making. Very impressed with this company and their software.
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Dualist
27 December 2016
Version: 5.1.1
Getting some permissions issues when writing back to folders located on a Windows server, which clear up after quitting D.F. OS 10.12.1, D.F. 5.1.1.
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5
Ervins Strauhmanis
01 November 2016
Version: 5.0.7
Very useful tool for organizing and working with files. Absolutely recommended if that is what you do a lot.

BTW check out the ScreenCastsOnline show for a good video guide to Default Folder X 5:
https://screencastsonline.com/mac/show/0545/
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5
Kobalt
29 September 2016
Version: 5.0.7
Great, just a great app. What more is there to say?
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NotUsed
30 August 2016
Version: 5.0.6
Just want to point out that in OS10.10.5 DefaultFolder litters the console with messages -- I can't remember what the message was exactly now. I reverted back to DF 4.7.9 for OS 10.10.5. St Clair may want to consider dropping OS10.10 support for DF5. When I searched to see about correcting the error, I found a thread at Apple stating basically "it can't be fixed, upgrade the OS" So.. if using OS10.10, DF4 is still the best option. DF5 will run in OS10.10, but console messages every 10 seconds can slow a system down.
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5
BenjaminW
12 July 2016
Version: 5.0.6b1
Already macOS 10.12 ready ! Awesome and a big thank you to the devs for keeping this great tool alive. This is on my short list of must have tools to install.
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Moxiesozo
07 June 2016
Version: 5.0.5
"Added a user defaults option to ignore Finder windows that are hidden." Umm, how does one HIDE a Finder Window? I know you can hide the entire Finder when you are in another app, and that you can MINIMIZE Finder windows... but Hide? Am I having a Senior moment?
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Raro
06 June 2016
Version: 5.0.5
It seems that version 5 doesn't support Pathfinder anymore.
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5
Baccaroeja
13 May 2016
Version: 5.0.4
One word: Essential
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5
DrPfaff
05 March 2016
Version: 5.0.2
First thing I install when I get a new computer. I've been using it forever and can't live without it.
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5
piquadratpi2
27 February 2016
Version: 5.0.2b1
For me a very important update. I use it now in 10.11.3 and everything works great. Some small problems, but most things work like a charm. A big thanks to St.Claire and now its in german too. Great. Thanky you!
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Quorm
15 February 2016
Version: 5.0.1
This is a five-star app and always has been, but when v5 met El Capitan it was all over. Default Folder X is mainly useless in file dialogs in 10.11.x because the El Capitan bug that causes items in Finders' sidebar to disappear heavily infects Default Folder X v5. Most of the time, Default Folder X v5 is unusable, as a result, even when Finder and Path Finder are unaffected by the bug. I understand the developer can't do anything about this -- "it's an Apple bug". Too bad. Maybe someone will take the opportunity to write a modern version of this venerable old app that works with current OS X.
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Maclover1-1
21 January 2016
Version: 5.0.1
I love this tool but I really wish I could organize my sets as I wish or at least alphabetically.. I asked the dev about this eons ago, he said he would think about it.. he did not seem to see the point.. I do.. my brain (and most people's I would guess ?!?) works better when I can find something based on a logical setup as opposed to "when I created a set".

A "sets" list can get quite long.. I make a set per client in my set up. I never understood why it is not obvious to the dev to think of implementing such a basic option.
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Don-Sykes
16 January 2016
Version: 5.0.1
I've used this for years and it's invaluable. But I wanted to leave a comment for the developer. Thanks for making this upgrade a reasonable price. I have no problem paying $14.95 for an excellent upgrade and appreciate the work you had to put into it!
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NotUsed
16 January 2016
Version: 5.0.1
Actually no. I own both 4.7 and 5 and version 5 is NOT compatible with anything before OS10.11 (El Capitan). Watch your Console Logs if you have v5 installed with OS 10.10 or earlier.. you'll see many issues. And St Clair software SPECIFICALLY states that Default Folder 5 is ONLY for OS 10.11. Previous OS users should stick with v4.74. While version 5 APPEARS to run okay in legacy OS versions, there are issues which may not appear to be prevalent at first, but you'll find that the OS WindowServer starts throwing errors which can cause the Finder to slow down or even hang. Pay attention tot eh developer -- there's a REASON they state v5 is ONLY for El Capitan users.
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Seanc
16 January 2016
Version: 5.0.1
Version 5.x is also compatible with OS X 10.9. The requirements on MacUpdate incorrectly list that it only works with 10.10 or later.
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5
Deemery
13 January 2016
Version: 5.0
I've been using this since version 1, and was a beta tester for version 5. Due to changes in Mac OS X, this is a complete rewrite, but still has the basic behavior that many of us have come to depend on. My favorite new feature (which at first I was not sure about) is that it will display a small preview right in the file open window when you select an image file. That's great for finding the image you want in a folder full of images.
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Dorkypants
12 January 2016
Version: 5.0
If you purchased a license for version 4.x after June 1, 2015, it's a free upgrade; otherwise, it's $14.95 to upgrade
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5
Rochade
11 January 2016
Version: 5.0
Same for me: can't live without it!
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5
bobembry
11 January 2016
Version: 5.0
For me DFX is an essential time and frustration saver. It took me less than 5 seconds to decide to upgrade. I've been using the v 5 betas with no problems. Seems faster than version 4
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4
higherterrain-com
11 January 2016
Version: 5.0
I use to run it and like it but with the exchange on the CDN vs the Greenback ($34.95 US $54.14 CAD) I won't be.
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5
Cortig
11 January 2016
Version: 5.0
An great new version that now supports SIP for OS X 10.11. I've always like the app and the new version brings its set of new features. I didn't hesitate to upgrade :-)
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5
Scott-C-H-
28 December 2015
Version: 4.7.4
The El Capitan edition beta is available now: http://www.stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX/beta.html Although it's still in beta, I tested with all Adobe CC apps, most well-known apps (about 30 of them including Pixelmator, Affinity apps, etc.), all Apple apps (iWork, etc.) and it seems to work with every single one of them without any noticeable issues. It's a complete rewrite, it fully takes advantage of Apple APIs, and most importantly, it is still very useful when doing a lot of opening and saving of files. It's a nice addition to your workflow. Must have if you do design/development work.
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Bigboysdad
24 December 2015
Version: 4.7.4
Oh dear, I've only just updated to El Capitan to allow for as many apps as possible to be working with it. I'd already come to terms with not using Total Finder (which hurts), but I didn't realise Default Folder was not completely ready yet! Had I have known, I wouldn't have upgraded to the new operating system. That's how important this app is. Actually, it's a bit of a concern that its still not ready.
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Frodo-life
09 December 2015
Version: 4.7.4
still no El Capitan compatibility...... c'mon guy's
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Tomq
30 November 2015
Version: 4.7.4
Sure seems to be taking a very long time to get the El Capitan update.
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4.5
stevenzli
09 November 2015
Version: 4.7.4
A must have for productivity. Only complaint would be on the icons (in app as well) - they don't go very well with OS X after they flatten everything.
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5
Maclover1-1
05 November 2015
Version: 4.7.4
6th sense.. I decided to come and check if.. maybe, went to look at your blog.. and boom.. here it is the Beta :0) So far it works well, looks better than it used to.. Feels like a new ear for te ever wonderful Default Folder !!!!! Been with me for so long I could not imagine losing u :0) You kick ass !!!
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Raycon
16 October 2015
Version: 4.7.4
I'm checking almost every day for El Capitan compatibility. It's amazing how much I miss this app that is one of the first items installed on any new computer, going back to OS9. It's also amazing that something as useful (more like essential) as this has not become a part of the OS.
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5
Agrothey
12 October 2015
Version: 4.7.4
This is one of the top three utilities I always install first on a new computer (the other ones being SuperDuper! and FinderPop (RIP with 10.11) ). In the time since 10.11 has come out I have missed DF's functionality so much and I can now truly appreciate its value. I don't think I have had an OS X system ever without DF --- it is crazy how different file management is, and how less productive without DF.
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Foulger
10 October 2015
Version: 4.7.4
It seems like a lot of long term developers will be effected by this restrictive and microsoft like new "innovation" from Apple. Having said that and also being a very long time user of DFX I can use Keyboard Maestro which I also own to duplicate everything I currently use in default folder X. Hopefully there are a number of clever people already working on a way of keeping SIP active but allowing applications to modify the system never the less. Wake up Apple - you are heading down the wrong road.
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5
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
29 April 2015
Version: 4.7.1
This is the only app/utility I can think of that runs in all versions of OS X from 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to 10.10.3 Yosemite. I don't know how the Jon does it, but it means that every update applies to Default Folder in five iterations of OS X. Kudos.
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ososX
24 April 2015
Version: 4.7
A remote server that to which I was logged in through the finder went down (its icon was still on the desktop). When I clicked on the DF menubar button the DF window flipped down and hanged there forever (DF froze). Even after I turned off DF from the control panel and relaunched the finder, the window was hanging there and any function of DF didn't work. I had to logout-login to resolve this problem. At the moment I turned DF off till a fix for that will be developed. I give 3 stars as this is a major issue for me.
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5
IngeMortier3516
27 February 2015
Version: 4.6.14
After all those years, this is still a must have app. Great support, great value for money.
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Priosantos-Jan
07 January 2015
Version: 4.6.13
Must have for all power users. Looks great, works great, great support.
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5
Sandy-C
12 December 2014
Version: 4.6.12
I wish I had more than just 2 thumbs (up) to give St. Clair Software. Jon is always on top of system revisions and is more than just responsive to customer feedback. The bug in Yosemite that causes the file selector to grow every time it is accessed in Save dialogs was driving me up the wall. It was particularly irksome in Chrome...while Mozilla developers and Apple were busy pointing fingers at each other, St. Clair Software fixed it. Default Folder has been an essential utility on my Macs for 25 years and it's as useful and relevant today as it was when I first purchased it.
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?XJL)x3QUsa3YN@T
06 December 2014
Version: 4.6.12b1
I love Default Folder! I am surprised that Apple hasn't built the same functions in the OS.
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DrPfaff
05 December 2014
Version: 4.6.12b1
One of those rare programs that is so nice I can't imagine a computer without it.
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The-Crow
29 October 2014
Version: 4.6.11
Each time OS X is updated, I worry that I will no longer be able to use this, my most invaluable "must-have" utility...but the developer has never let me down. Default Folder is as relevant and useful now as it was so many years ago when I first installed it. And it works just as well today with Yosemite as it did with every OS version it's been updated for since its debut. I wouldn't want to be without it.
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Philb
22 October 2014
Version: 4.6.10
I have used this since I started using Macs - think Proforma! It is invaluable and I forget that it is not part of the system software. The developer refreshes it regularly and it is a great product. Highly recommended.
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4.5
Stephen-Fry
28 September 2014
Version: 4.6.9b2
Wonderful tools. Use it for years without many problems. A bit expensive though.
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5
RavenNevermore
27 July 2014
Version: 4.6.7
For some reason this version (4.6.7) is not working with the Yosemite public beta. Everything seems fine, but DF's toolbar/bezel doesn't show on Open/Save windows. I had to uninstall and go back to 4.6.7d1.
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piquadratpi2
27 July 2014
Version: 4.6.7
For me one of the most important addons of the finder! It is a very comfortable preference pane which now runs in nearly all versions of MacOS. At the moment I use it in 10.9.4 and Yosemite beta 1. When I am at my friend who doesn't own default folder, I can't understand how he can work on his Mac without it. With it it is so easy to navigate through hundreds of folders on several hard drives and save or open a file at its exact place. And it has many additions too which make working on a Mac more easy. Default folder always is updated if any problem occurs and the price stays the same for years. St. Clair Software thank you for this!
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RavenNevermore
27 June 2014
Version: 4.6.6
I notice that as of the last two versions it can't see all the Finder windows open if you are using XtraFinder; it only sees the front window.
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Imarc845
30 April 2014
Version: 4.6.5
To the folks complaining about Cmd-D: Please read the "WHAT'S NEW, Version 4.6.5". It states -- To be consistent with the Finder, the Desktop is now accessed within file dialogs using Cmd-Shift-D. Thank you and have a good day!
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Imarc845
30 April 2014
Version: 4.6.5
To the folks complaining about Cmd-D: Please read the "WHAT'S NEW, Version 4.6.5". It states -- To be consistent with the Finder, the Desktop is now accessed within file dialogs using Cmd-Shift-D. Thank you and have a good day!
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Don-Sykes
30 April 2014
Version: 4.6.5
The first thing I noticed with this new version is the same as others are saying - "command d" no longer goes to desktop. I can't find a way to get that shortcut back. Any suggestion would be appreciated. BTW - I love the app and use it constantly.
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Fvdg
30 April 2014
Version: 4.6.5
In this latest version Command-D always leads to a copy in Open and Save dialogs instead of going to the Dekstop as it was before!
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Gray-Panter
30 April 2014
Version: 4.6.5
DF is a must have app. It is a time-saver. I use it for a long time. In the last version, there seems to be a shortcut issue.
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Revco
30 April 2014
Version: 4.6.5
Cmd-D worked fine to get to Desktop on Snow Leopard. Now it's the default to duplicate stuff. Going back to previous version.
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Hippeman
15 March 2014
Version: 4.6.4
Since this new version it seems the shortcuts in the File Dialog are broken. For instance Desktop (Command-shift-D), Applications (Command-shift-A), Home (Command-shift-H) and so on don't work anymore in my case. Anyone else experiencing this issue..?
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Stickman67
13 March 2014
Version: 4.6.4
I can't imagine how many hours Default Folder has saved me over the many years I've used it now. To be able to move quickly to recent and favourite folders, or navigate via a dialogue box to the window open in the Finder, or to click on a file name to save typing ... It all adds up to hours and hours and hours. And that means productivity. It's stable, functional, logical and intuitive, and has more features than I'm ever going to need. Nothing else has ever come close. Recommended without reservation.
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Fariborz
13 March 2014
Version: 4.6.4
This is another Darwinian evolution theory at its best - at least for a software! Since its first release in the late 80’s Default Folder has been continuously evolving from a tiny simple utility to a complex multifunctional app that can handle nearly everything you throw at it. I’m one of the lucky Mac users who have witnessed all its evolutionary path since its beginning until today and have never stopped admiring all the software engineering that has gone into it. Maybe it’s one of the rare cases that evolutionists and creationists agree on one thing: it's the most venerable “revolutionary” product for the Mac ever designed/created - bar none! Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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Macintalkpro
13 March 2014
Version: 4.6.4
I've been using this for years and personally find it exceptionally useful (especially the click on a folder window in the finder to navigate there in the open/save dialog feature). St. Clair software is very responsive and regularly updates the product. What's not to like? Give it a try and see if it meets your needs.
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Thecharles
21 February 2014
Version: 4.6.3
Default Folder X is one of the few mac utilities that I find indispensable. As has been noted in other reviews, the feature set is one of the obviously-missing aspects of OS X. As is the case for all of these system add-on utilities, active development is key. Over the years, I have had a few cases where Default Folder X does not behave as expected and in every case the developer responded quickly and with a helpful solution.
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F451
07 February 2014
Version: 4.6.3
Heads-up: Elite Keylogger Pro is currently part a of software bundle elsewhere in the software world that will cease Default Folder X from working. You must uninstall Elite Keylogger Pro in order to re-establish Default Folder X’s functions. I did not discover this solution, it was discovered by another user, but I did undergo the symptom and worked with Default Folder X’s developer (whom I have nothing but high-praise) to try to resolve this issue. If you need to use both Default Folder X and Elite Keylogger Pro I urge you contact WideStep (the developer of Elite Keylogger Pro) at: http://www.widestep.com/elite-keylogger-mac
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F451
07 February 2014
Version: 4.6.3
Heads-up: Elite Keylogger Pro is currently part a of software bundle elsewhere in the software world that will cease Default Folder X from working. You must uninstall Elite Keylogger Pro in order to re-establish Default Folder X’s functions. I did not discover this solution, it was discovered by another user, but I did undergo the symptom and worked with Default Folder X’s developer (whom I have nothing but high-praise) to try to resolve this issue. If you need to use both Default Folder X and Elite Keylogger Pro I urge you contact WideStep (the developer of Elite Keylogger Pro) at: http://www.widestep.com/elite-keylogger-mac
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Machobbes
21 January 2014
Version: 4.6.3
No question, Default Folder ist indispensable, and I've been using it now formally, many years. For this reason, it's getting on my nerves that with each and every update, it also asks for permission to install a scripting addition. I doubt this is really necessary.
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Macolyte
20 January 2014
Version: 4.6.3
Default Folder remains the most obvious system implementation/augmentation Apple hasn't usurped. There is no way I could ever go back to Open And Save dialogs without all of this functionality.
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Kobalt
20 January 2014
Version: 4.6.2
I was using v4.6.2 and had enabled the "Enable Finder-click (choose a folder by clicking on its Finder window)" option just like I always have it enabled, but it doesn't seem to work, instead selecting the Finder every time I clicked in an open folder window where I want to save a file to. So I've gone back to v4.6.1 and everything is sweet again. Anyone else with this little problem?
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Dorkypants
07 January 2014
Version: 4.6.2
Version 4.6.2's Default Folder X Helper keeps crashing continuously on my Snow Leopard (10.6.8) MacBook Pro. Reverted back to version 4.6.1 and the crashing stopped.
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Derekcurrie
18 November 2013
Version: 4.6
The Default Folder X v4.6 installer puts a 32-bit version of the preference pane into OS X. Therefore, every time you attempt to open the preference pane you get that nagging old message: 'To use the "Default Folder X" preferences pane, System Preferences must quit and reopen.' If you follow these instructions, the System Preferences opens in 32-bit mode and lets you use the Default Folder X pref pane. This means, apparently, that the pref pane was compiled incorrectly! As a workaround, I dragged over the previous, 64-bit version of the pref pane from my server, trashed the v4.6 32-bit version and replaced it with the older 64-bit version. This works fine while we wait for St. Claire to correct the problem. I'm currently testing this odd problem on 10.7.5. I've downloaded and installed DFX v4.6 four times now with the same results. I have written to St. Claire with all the details. Hopefully they will sort out this error in a hurry. In the meantime, either live with the 32-bit version of the pref pane or replace it with the previous version, if you have it handy. Meanwhile, keep an eye out for v4.6.1.
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ohmmmmmm
18 November 2013
Version: 4.6
One of the best add-ons for more years than most ad-ons have existed. Developer continues to keep pace with Apple's ever-evolving OSes.
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Younkint
10 October 2013
Version: 4.5.12
Nice to see the Chronicle support. Thanks!
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amaloney
28 September 2013
Version: 4.5.11
Version 4.5.11 broke the OpenMeta tag listing. I reported it at 2104 on 2013.09.26. I have now received a beta version that corrects the problem. WOW! One cannot ask for better response.
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Macvet22
27 September 2013
Version: 4.5.11
Prior versions: New Folder button dialog goes behind current Save dialog when activated- impossible to bring to front and requires a crash of the app being used. Random- loss of recent folders listing; Random- adding of a folder to recent that I know wast accessed manually, but a background process may have. I'm a hobbyist and analyst- I save data of all types; some I dump to a sorting folder, other must be categorised and filed immediately by type/ contributor/ subject etc. Whilst it performs vital functionality, it is not perfect or stable. Used since OS 6 or 7 and then not again until new MacBook under 10.6 SL in recent years.
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Toni-K
25 September 2013
Version: 4.5.11
Never had a problem with this app. An excellent app which I don't wanna miss again.
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Eric•Woehler
24 September 2013
Version: 4.5.11
Bought DF a long time ago and stopped using it a long time ago - the GUI has a choice of black, black or grey options for appearance. No doubt functionality is useful (and is the reason why I purchased) but it is time for a bit of a makeover re colours etc in GUI. No doubt I will be flamed, and my constructive comments trashed and lots of 'frowns' but I really don't care. The functionality is excellent, DF should be attractive to look at while using - other apps do it, so please developers, consider additional options for GUI.
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Scott-C-H-
24 September 2013
Version: 4.5.10
Excellent utility app. Absolutely must-have. Saves so much time and irritations. I can not say enough good things about this super-handy utility. And the developer is super-awesome. He is helpful (well, if I need help at all! It's been one of the most trouble-free apps on my Mac for years), and he is on top of all OS updates for many years now. I installed this on all my Macs and gladly paid for several licenses over the years. Very strongly recommended.
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