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.
Default Folder X 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.
- Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X’s toolbar. Its hierarchical pop-up menus expand as you mouse over them, letting you navigate your folders to get to your files. To work faster, you can assign a keyboard shortcut for all of your favorite folders. If an Open and Save dialog isn’t open, then you can use Default Folder X’s menu bar, Dock icon, or keyboard shortcuts.
- Real time saving: If you’re constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you. You can even set a different default folder for each application you use. That way, you’ll already be in the right folder when you’re working.
- Finder management: Have you ever wanted to save a file to an open Finder window? Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window with a single click. It also lets you get info on, rename, and delete existing files, putting the Finder’s power in every Open and Save dialog.
- Instant Recall: To help you quickly return to folders you’ve recently used, Default Folder X remembers them for you. It can even rebound to the last file you used in all your recent folders. With Default Folder X, you’ll never forget where you put something.
- Spotlight on the spot: OS X delivers amazing search capabilities with Spotlight, but adding your own search keywords requires a trip to the Finder’s Get Info window or to an application like Tags, Fresh, or Tag Folders. No more! Default Folder X lets you add Spotlight keywords, OpenMeta tags, and Finder labels on the spot, while you’re still in the Save dialog. It even remembers keywords you’ve used before and automatically completes them as you type.
- Information central: Leopard delivers amazing previews with QuickLook, but in Open dialogs they’re small and you can only see them in column view. 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. And if you’d rather have words instead of pictures, Default Folder X delivers those details too. The file’s size, the date you created and modified it, the Finder label, Spotlight comments, OpenMeta tags, access permissions – they’re all there too.
- Workflow without work: Rather than make you learn and set up a new application, Default Folder X blends into OS X. Its pop-up menus and Finder integration will start saving you time immediately, and it will put your pre-existing Favorite folders in its toolbar right away. When you do decide to start customizing it, Default Folder X lets you set default folders and assign shortcuts right from its toolbar. Finally, effortless workflow.
- Default Folder X is compatible with the developer release of OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
- Favorites and settings are now stored in separate preference files for better efficiency when your recent folder history gets very large.
- Fixed a situation in which Default Folder X's controls wouldn't appear in sandboxed applications while running in full screen mode. This affected Mail, Preview, TextEdit, and IA Writer, as well as other sandboxed applications.
- Option-Tab will now correctly move in and out of the tagging window on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
- Corrected keyboard traversal and focus problems in the Spotlight comment and tagging controls.
- The option to put Default Folder X's icon in the Dock has been removed because it's incompatible with full-screen mode in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later