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    Nov. 02, 2017
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Editors' Review

Default Folder X is a system preference pane that can save you a lot of time finding and flipping through folders, especially when opening and saving files.

The primary interface pops up with every open and save dialog, across all your applications, giving you faster access to multiple folders and commands. You can jump to favorite and recently used folders (even by clicking on open windows), enter Spotlight metatags, and manage files and folders right from the dialog--so you don't need to go to the Finder for simple tasks like renaming and deleting.

Default Folder X also lets you "rebound" to the last file you were using, and you can work with recent and favorite folders right from the dock or menu bar. The fact is, once you see all the added functionality in the open and save dialogs, we think you'll wonder why you hadn't already downloaded this app.

Default Folder X may be a little expensive, but we think some will find that its smart, time-saving functionality quickly pays for itself.

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What's new in version 5.1.8
  • Fixed a problem with Default Folder X not recognizing the currently selected file or folder in some Open and Save dialogs on High Sierra. This caused previews, comments and tags to be missing in DFX's attribute window, as well as causing Copy, Rename, Move to Trash, and other commands to fail.
  • When Default Folder X relaunches the Finder after adding or removing itself from Finder window toolbars, windows that are open in the Finder will be properly saved and restored.
  • You can now enter relative paths with spaces in them when using Default Folder X > Preferences > Folders > Favorites > + > Add Path or URL.
  • If you add an application to Default Folder X's exception list and that application is already running, Default Folder X will now warn you that you have to quit and relaunch the app before changes will take effect.
  • Fixed a problem with packaged files (such as RapidWeaver documents) not getting added to Default Folder X's recent file history.
  • Corrected a bug that could cause Default Folder X's preference file converter to crash when importing v4 preferences.
  • Folder switching did not work correctly in Pro Tools' Import Audio file dialog. This has been fixed.
  • If an alias is selected, Default Folder X will show a preview of the original file or folder.
Publisher St. Clair Software
Publisher web site
Release Date November 02, 2017
Date Added November 02, 2017
Version 5.1.8
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9, macOS 10.12
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.58MB
File Name DefaultFolderX-5.1.8.dmg
Total Downloads 27,379
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $34.95
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