There were plenty of good pieces in the Mac OS of yesteryear. System folders which could be moved anywhere. The tried and true navigation ease in the Apple Menu Items folder. And many more.
If you long for some of those golden, timeless features, one of them is back in FinderPop for OS X. This is the one free Mac utility which can easily change how you use your Mac.
FinderPop both replicates and expands upon the time honored Apple Menu Items folder. To refresh your memory or bring you up to speed on one of the classic Mac’s best features, it was a folder where aliases could be dropped into to give you one click navigation to any file or folder on the Mac.
FinderPop does that for you in OS X and much more. Controls and settings are extensive, but usage is drop dead simple.
FinderPop is now a Preference Pane so that’s where you’ll find all the settings for appearance, options, and exclusion items. The real value is in the drop down menu which mimics the old Apple Menu Items folder.
You control which apps, files, folders, or whatever you want to select from the menu. You won’t even need to click the Menubar to get a pop down menu. FinderPop can be invoked by clicking on any blank area of the Menubar.
Use FinderPop to browse the Mac’s file and folder hierarchy. It’s easier and faster than the finder. One click. Likewise, opening files and apps is a single click to navigate through your custom menu settings.
FinderPop is one of the best time savers you’ll ever use on a Mac. Fast, simple, free. The initial setup takes a little effort. It’s not the Dock or the Finder, but it gives you more control and more options.