Mac apps can be divided into two different categories. Apps that most of us use every day. These include Safari, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, iTunes, Photos, et al.
And, apps that Mac users use every day. They will include Adobe Creative Suite, maybe Microsoft Office, Final Cut Pro or Logic Pro, and a number of useful tools are not necessarily common, but perfect for those of us who live in Mac Power Country. Among the first tools I install on every Mac I own is Default Folder X.
This is one of the great Mac tools that anyone can use, but definitely falls into the high end of useful apps. Default Folder X is like accessing the Finder from the Save … and Open … dialog boxes ̵
Note the additional tools that surround a Macs open Save … and Open … dialog boxes.
Check out this list of basics that a Mac user can master within a day.
- Directory Assistant:
- You can access the contents of your newer, favorite and open folders right from the default folder X toolbar.
- Real time saving: If you are still saving items in the same folder, default folder can X remember the current folder for you.
- Finder Manager: With standard folder X, you can open or save in any Finder window with a single click.
- Instant recall: To quickly get back to folders you & # 39; I recently used, Standard folder X remembers them for you.
- Spotlight on-site: Standard Folder X allows you to add Spotlight keywords, OpenMeta tags, and Finder labels on-site while still in Save dialog.
- Information central: With standard folder X You get previews during each Open dialog, expanded to fill free space. Need to see more details? Click on the image and it zooms up to full size.
- Workless Workflow: Instead of learning and setting up a new program, Default Folder X mixes with OS X.
What you get is easy access to common navigation, renaming and file rendering tools. from the original feature list, an option to open the dialogs automatically for a particular Mac folder for each app, so you don't have to navigate around to find a folder. It appears automatically.
The so-called "immediate recall" of where a file or folder is located – without having to manually navigate – is a great timesaver. Equally large is the hidden feature by navigating the Finder from the menu bar. That is correct. Click the Default Folder X icon in the menu bar, and you get a drop-down menu of folder locations on your Mac (like Finder), but as a navigation menu.
All these parts add a power user app that is simple enough for only lethal Mac users. I have used Default Folder for many years and love it. Warnings? Some, but mostly nitpicking. On older Macs, DFX runs a little slower, but the animations and other effects and select visual features can be turned off or used with hotkeys. Otherwise it is a must have app.