Default Folder X

Version: 4.6.8 || Release Date: 2014-07-27 || License: Shareware ($34.95) App Owner: stclairsoft

Recently rated 5 mice by MacUser UK and 4.5 mice by Macworld, 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 also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" back to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

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With the 4.0.1 update, the best really did get better. What's great is that the option to turn off visual effects has now been moved to the main preferences dialog - previously you had to option-click the preferences button to get to it as a hidden option...a boon to users on lower-end systems.

andrullas, what bad experience did you have with our tech support? I have to say, we try VERY hard to do the right thing when it comes to supporting our customers. That said, we were also getting hundreds of emails a day right after the release of 4.0, so perhaps something slipped somewhere? Please contact me at [email protected] and let me know what happened.

Thanks - Jon

Yes, I like it, and use it ... but I will never get in touch with St. Clair Softwares support again! They got a really bad attitude there ... And whatever you do, dont upgrade to 4.0, its full of bugs! 3.06 works just fine with Leopard.

I could not function without this app, worth every penny...my experience is very few bugs, new version operates much FASTER on osx 10.5.1

Yes it is a bit buggy, and some apps behave oddly when it is installed. This is sure to make people a bit wary. If you are just working on your computer at home or on a small network you probably don't need this or feel that the bugs are worth putting up with.

If you are working in an environment with massive servers and large numbers of complex project file then this app will make your life so much easier. You can quickly access files from several scattered locations or quickly change were you are outputting your slices from Photoshop. If things are getting tricky and you are having to juggle a couple of projects at the same time this app will let you quickly point your open and save dialogs from one to the other.

Its hard to give it up once its part of your workflow.

I agree. Been using this from the beginning and even when they made some missteps, the program still make using OS X a million times better.

Wow, I'm amazed at how few people are onboard with this one, it's top of my list (beats QuickSilver).

With X's rubbish file management UI vs OS-9.x (YMMV, but there you go), Default Folder puts you back in control in open and save dialogs. Ability to cycle through a list of recently visited folders in dialogs, using option + up or down arrows, is worth price of admission alone.

Not sure which version 2.2 is exactly, 2.04 was the last before 3.... I'm using 2.04 and stability's not an issue (tho I recall having a few glitches with early OS-X versions).

I stopped using at 2.2 because it seemed to make apps hang at open and save dialogue boxes. Have they improved the speed?

One of the truly "can't live without" utilities

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