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FileXaminer
FileXaminer
2.8
4.3
0.0
FileXaminer free download for Mac

FileXaminer for Mac2.8

07 November 2011

Extensive file get info app (was Get Info).

What is FileXaminer for Mac

FileXaminer is the premier "Get Info" utility for Mac OS X. Get Info is a file/folder attribute editing application that is easier to use and more powerful than competing products. Since the first release, the developer has taken the time to simplify and refine the Get Info User Interface. They looked at what you would need to use Get Info for and came up with things like batch mode, Privilege Presets, Type/Creator favorites, dock menu support, and our extensive Finder Hot Key support. All these features allow you to get your work done faster.

What's new in FileXaminer

Version 2.8:
  • Lion Support
  • Cleaner User Interface
  • Under the hood changes
  • Grand Central Dispatch now used through out application
  • Updated to use IconFamily v0.9.4
  • Hot Key functionality improved
  • Quick Look support
  • Better support for Path Finder file manager

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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Jan 11 2017
2.8
5.0
Jan 11 2017
5.0
Version: 2.8
Does what's needed, does it well. Still works on El Capitan. PS: newest version is 2.8.1 (August 2012)
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
May 13 2009
2.6.4
0.0
May 13 2009
0.0
Version: 2.6.4
You can download the 2.6.5 version at the developers web page.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
May 11 2009
2.6.5
0.0
May 11 2009
0.0
Version: 2.6.5
The current download on this MacUpdate page is the old version 2.6.4 (i.e., it is NOT 2.6.5).
Tankknight
Tankknight
May 3 2008
2.6.3
0.0
May 3 2008
0.0
Version: 2.6.3
MacUpdate put this on my download tho I don't have any history with it. So I downloaded the Leopard version to give it a try ... doesn't work as it will not even launch. I checked the report and have "Reason: no suitable image found.". Dang, I didn't think I was that bad looking.
Buzzyman
Buzzyman
Oct 18 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 18 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
This looks like a pretty cool app and one that could save me some time, and good price, too! I'll have to download and try it out!
Downunderstew
Downunderstew
Oct 18 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 18 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
This program is neat when you have to change the attributes of all files in a folder in one action
Skritter
Skritter
Oct 18 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 18 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
It's cheap, and it appears that it'll do the job.
Dalahast
Dalahast
Oct 18 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 18 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Hmm, why do I think this was free a long time ago? Just a question…
Bluesoft
Bluesoft
Oct 18 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 18 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
This one meets my needs... it's a step up from my Mac's "Get Info"
burmayank
burmayank
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
What is there in FileXaminer 2.6.2 that is as good as or better than FileBuddy 9.0.1
Dalahast
Dalahast
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Whoa, can you say Finder on steroids? Simply amazing. On the subject of Unix, I often use Unix for getting the full scoop on my files. Who knows, maybe I'll switch to FileXaminer some time. Looks very cool, nice interface too.
Ericjohansen
Ericjohansen
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Unlike Pathfinder, this app does allow the modification of creation and modification dates, other than just using the UNIX command "touch". It's cheap, and it appears that it'll do the job.
Jack-Sparrow
Jack-Sparrow
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Looks like I'll need it...
Widi65
Widi65
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
well, quiet simple, nice and fair price... but quiet limited also .. I use "A better finder suite" (rename,creator and types,attributes,select) since years and did give me all getinfo support needed .. even much more... of course costs a bit more ... if you use it professionally every cent for it is well spent ...
Mac-Andy
Mac-Andy
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
@Espiridion: I thought somesing like this, but my english is not so good... I'll try it, but think that 6 bucks for this app is not too much...
Necropadre
Necropadre
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
this looks like what i need!
Espiridion
Espiridion
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
@Mac Andy It means Your Mileage May Vary. :-) So my experience may be different than yours, but give them a try. They have more features so they are a bit more difficult to learn, but definitely worth it.
Mac-Andy
Mac-Andy
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
@Espiridion: maybe I should take a look at the other programs... And, what meens YMMV?
rwebber
rwebber
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Looks like a great addition to my utilities.
Gorelets
Gorelets
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Although I'm content (mostly) with my current set up, this does looks useful to me... the developer's page mentions that it is compatable fully with PathFinder (admittedy a rival with its own 'GetInfo' feature, but it PF doesn't seem to have as many info editing options); this might also be useful for extensive tagging and creatively using elements of metadata to ease searches. Looks like a good way to avoid the Terminal for deep structure edits and searches.
Sajdak70
Sajdak70
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
This is a very useful and easy to use application. Simply I love it. :-)
maolsenspam-1
maolsenspam-1
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Doesn't really do anything that you can't do by other means (terminal, etc.) but probably worth 6 bucks for the ease of use.
DifferentVoice
DifferentVoice
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Nice program, but I'm quite content with GetInfo 99% of the time.
Espiridion
Espiridion
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
@Mac Andy. Indeed the other programs are more expensive, but IMO they are worth it. I've used them for years and have paid the respective upgrades. OTOH, spending $6 to upgrade my FileXaminer is definitely not worth it. As always, YMMV.
Kwkistler
Kwkistler
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
FileXaminer tool has some great options which may HELP in many daily tasks!
Dmoskaly
Dmoskaly
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Great utility. Puts words to those command line cryptics
Jimbuckner
Jimbuckner
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Will try for $5, but will Leopard do much of this?
Mac-Andy
Mac-Andy
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
@Espiridion: File Buddy may be a better app, but for what price?
Downunderstew
Downunderstew
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Image buddy is a nice addition
Kingadrock
Kingadrock
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Doesn't Quick Look and Get info in Leopard do all this and more?
Jeff-boldt
Jeff-boldt
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Too eXpensive.
Mpb
Mpb
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
I think I will buy it- its much better than the built in GETINFO Window
1pwd
1pwd
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
I think 6$ for a GETINFO app is very expensiv e, isn´t it?
Mauritz-Nordlund
Mauritz-Nordlund
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
This program is nice. As a Unix guru, I am starting to enjoy graphical interfaces to my program, instead of using a terminal. No more ls -la after this program :)
Supraelastic
Supraelastic
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
That's usefull, I'll try it and buy after reviewing.
Dee-Dee-Warren
Dee-Dee-Warren
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Interesting, I didn't know this existed.
Ioguru
Ioguru
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Why can't the finder do this already? Awesome piece of software. This should help some of our automation scripts do more than before.
Richard-Hallas
Richard-Hallas
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
I'd like this, but right now seems a bad time to buy such a utility. I don't know what kinds of improvements will be introduced with Leopard (which I pre-ordered yesterday) or whether this program will even remain appropriate after the OS X 10.5 update.
Espiridion
Espiridion
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
I have not used this since version 1.x, but I would not call it the “premier “Get Info“ utility.” As others have mentioned, Path Finder is a superior product. In addition to PF I also use File Buddy. Better programs with better support. This was promising at one time, though.
Downunderstew
Downunderstew
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
If the batch facility works well for changing video read only files to read and write I will be a happy man. Anything would be better than the standard OS-X version of file info.
Mabinogion
Mabinogion
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
My money is with fonix I purchased Path Finder some time ago and have long since replaced my finder with it. It can do everything that FileXaminer can - and much more and it is faster than Tiger's finder.
Glenbo
Glenbo
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Fantastically useful utility, well worth checking out!
Modops
Modops
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
I'll be moving to Leopard as soon as, or shortly after, it's released... so being Leopard ready is a requirement for me.
Mpb
Mpb
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
I agree with fonix- I think it is much better to buy PathFinder than this app
Mac-Andy
Mac-Andy
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
@macmansc: I'm not so interested in leopard ready, because I'll wait a while to switch to Leopard.
Madcran
Madcran
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
I am buying this, much better than the built in one for OS X.
Fonix
Fonix
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
It is not clear whether this is Leopard-ready, but frankly, I think I'd take my $6 and apply it toward a license for Path Finder 4.8, which is Leopard-ready, and seems to do everything this can do and more.
Macmansc
Macmansc
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Leopard ready is a must for any mupromo now.
Britonius
Britonius
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Looks interesting, but I also want to know if it's Leopard ready.
Grfx-Guru
Grfx-Guru
Oct 17 2007
2.6.2
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
This actually looks like a nice little file examiner. Worth a look if you need that kind of thing. I wonder now though how many will hold off of utilities like these to see what Leopard gives them out of the box.
Alexius
Alexius
Oct 17 2007
2.6.1
0.0
Oct 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.1
Is this one leopard ready?
anonymous-chicken-4879
anonymous-chicken-4879
Sep 16 2006
2.5.7
0.0
Sep 16 2006
0.0
Version: 2.5.7
A similar problem to what HERB mentioned below, I can't set codes using characters requiring the option key (non-ASCII). Does the developer read these comments or should I go somewhere to see if this will get fixed?
Guest
Guest
Sep 21 2005
2.5.1
3.8
Sep 21 2005
3.8
Version: 2.5.1
The problem I reported some time ago got fixed in version 2.5.1 (but not yet in 2.5). What had happened was that FeX did not recognize file names or file paths that contained characters requiring the Option key on the keyboard. Also, the paranoid activation scheme introduced with version 2.4 got sanitized somewhat. It is now possible to install and activate FeX on a Mac not having a direct internet connection, provided you have another Mac that has such a connection and that was used to purchase and register the program originally. I can live with that.
Guest
Guest
Jun 22 2005
2.4
3.8
Jun 22 2005
3.8
Version: 2.4
(1) I was interested in changing Type/Creator codes on a bunch of files, but the program would do exactly nothing; it would not even do the requested change on a single file. After some experimentation, I found that the changes work only if the files are on the startup volume; in my case the files were on a different volume or on an external hard disk. I would have to move the file first to the startup volume. I find this an inexcusable restriction. (2) The program will not show the Creator code on carbon applications, even when they have such a code. Back to XRay, which suddenly looks great by comparison
Guest
Guest
Jul 15 2004
2.2
3.8
Jul 15 2004
3.8
Version: 2.2
This is a very useful application. My only gripe: the activation scheme they introduced in v2. By default, you get two activations. Unfortunately, activations are at the account, rather than system, level. So if you have 3 accounts on your machine, you need to send mail to Gideon asking for additional activations. If you replace your hard disk, you need to ask Gideon. If you need to reinstall your OS from scratch and have used both activations, you need to ask Gideon. AND you must have an active Internet connection in order to activate in the first place. I hope Gideon fixes this in their next release.
Guest
Guest
Apr 4 2004
2.0
3.8
Apr 4 2004
3.8
Version: 2.0
It certainly does not make XRay look pathetic. On the other hand, Gideon has a comparison table implying that XRay does not do batch operations, yet in XRay's help it states that "XRay can batch-process the contents of a folder." Also, while Super Get Info may not have received the "2001 MacFixIt Award" it did receive a higher rating when reviewed for ATPM: http://www.atpm.com/8.07/filexaminer.shtml Plus Barebones' customer service is superb. I'm going to stick with FileXaminer for now since I already purchased it, but I'm definitely not upgrading to 2.0
Guest
Guest
Mar 22 2004
2.0
3.8
Mar 22 2004
3.8
Version: 2.0
Excellent program, but beware, copies are tied to a single computer during registration; also no upgrade pricing from Version 1
Guest
Guest
Apr 3 2002
1.0
3.8
Apr 3 2002
3.8
Version: 1.0
Try this ! After using it, XRay looks pathetic.
$10.00
4.3
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

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