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    Mar. 27, 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 5.1.4
  • The Favorites menu in file dialogs now includes commands to remove or edit the current default folder.
  • If you set tags using the standard macOS tag field at the top of a Save dialog, Default Folder X will copy the tags to its tag field below the Save dialog.
  • Corrected a problem that could cause Default Folder X to hang at certain times, especially when App Tamer stopped an application in the background.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Default Folder X to leak memory or behave oddly when you opened a file dialog and then very quickly closed it.
  • Corrected a bug that caused Default Folder X to stop functioning when selecting a new original for an alias in the Finder.
  • Worked around a bug in Spotlight that could cause Default Folder X to crash.
  • Made Default Folder X's folder switching in file dialogs more reliable.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause spurious crashes.
  • Updated the icons in Default Folder X's menubar menu.
  • Default Folder X will no longer be included in VoiceOver keyboard traversal because it makes it difficult to navigate the controls in file dialogs.
Publisher St. Clair Software
Publisher web site
Release Date March 27, 2017
Date Added March 27, 2017
Version 5.1.4
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 6.45MB
File Name DefaultFolderX-5.1.4.dmg
Total Downloads 27,269
Downloads Last Week 3
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $34.95

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