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  • Date Added:
    May 19, 2017
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $34.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Note: Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or potentially damage your system. We strongly recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing and/or using this software.

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.1.5
  • Default Folder X now recognizes Save As dialogs when they're in 'minimized' mode. Because it can't provide its full functionality in that state, it provides a button to maximize the dialog so you can take advantage of its full feature set.
  • Eliminated a bug that could cause Default Folder X to unexpectedly quit.
  • Corrected a problem that could cause the Save button to stop working in some Save As dialogs.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Default Folder X to function incorrectly if you clicked the app's icon in the Dock while it was displaying a file dialog. This affected Office 2011 and older Adobe Creative Suite apps, among others.
  • Corrected a problem with Default Folder X not working correctly when its toolbar overlapped the Dock.
  • Default Folder X's toolbar no longer disappears when using a shortcut containing the Control+Option modifier keys.
  • Fixed a bug that caused shortcuts containing the Shift key to display incorrectly in Default Folder X's menus.
  • Remedied problems with shortcuts not working when the Caps Lock key was on.
  • Corrected some visual glitches that occurred with Default Folder X's 'minimal toolbar' appearance.
  • Improved switching between Spaces while a file dialog is open.
  • Eliminated several memory leaks.
Publisher St. Clair Software
Publisher web site
Release Date May 19, 2017
Date Added May 19, 2017
Version 5.1.5
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
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.53MB
File Name DefaultFolderX-5.1.5.dmg
Total Downloads 27,281
Downloads Last Week 4
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $34.95

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