Everyone who’s been a Mac user through two Macs has a collection of must-have utilities and tools that get installed early and used often. My Top 5 List of Must-have Apps has grown to a Top 10 and is now pushing a Top 20.
Yeah, I’m just that productive. For any Mac user who’s been around long enough to note the Finder’s deficiencies and how OS X’s pop up dialog boxes don’t do much beyond open and navigate, you’ll thank experienced Mac users and clever developers for Default Folder X.
I like to think of Default Folder as the pop up dialog box with tools, features, and power, instead of just a window to save files, or find files. The app surrounds the dialog box with tools you can use while navigating to find or save files.
It’s also smart enough to remember which apps save which files and where they get saved. So, instead of starting over with a new navigation search to find a file every time you open the dialog box, Default Finder goes to that location automatically.
That action alone saves an enormous amount of time each day.
From within the Mac’s Menubar, Default Folder gives you yet another way to navigate recent folders without using the standard OS X pop up dialog box or the Finder. This is faster than either one.
Settings are extensive so getting Default Folder X to work the way you want will take some effort. It’s loaded with features and keyboard shortcuts. This is one of the Mac apps that extends functionality in OS X and is high on the list of top apps used by experienced Mac owners.
Because Default Folder does so much it also has a reputation for not being as stable as Mac users would prefer, especially when considering that it becomes such an essential tool. If you can handle an occasional hiccup or two, more power is just a click away.