Posts tagged ‘Finder’

True North Software Releases Station 3.0 – Multilevel Dock for macOS

True North Software releases Station 3.0, the multilevel (hierarchical) launcher for macOS. It promotes a more natural organization of applications and documents into folders. With nested folders, you can arrange items in Station in a way that fits your workflow with an uncluttered look and feel. Scalability is greatly increased through logical groupings thus increasing the sheer number of items that can be added to Station without having to shrink the launcher size.



Related items can be grouped together into a single folder. For example, one folder can contain work related items and another folder gaming items. Another useful feature of Station is the ability to launch, all at once, the items in a launch folder. This is useful when switching between tasks like business and spreadsheets to graphics work. With ten levels of folders available, enough space is provided to spread out even the most diverse set of applications and documents.


Version 3.0 offers many new features:

  • The contents of Finder folders stored within Station can now be browsed through a live list menu
  • A favorites window was added that is sourced from a designated Station folder
  • Weblinks can now be renamed in the same manner as folder items
  • Added a Station Keyboard Summary file that shows the key combinations that are used in Station
  • Added a utility to identify panels containing broken links


New Preferences:

  • A preference was added to choose the default action for Finder folders (“Open Finder Folder” or “Show List View”)
  • A preference was added to set the volume level for sounds within Station
  • A preference was add to customize spacing between items
  • A global key preference was added to show the Favorites window
  • A global key preference was added to collapse all open panels
  • A global key preference was added to open the Favorites window



  • User interface refinements
  • Some speed optimizations
  • Other enhancements


Station 3.0 is priced at $14.99 (USD) and is available through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A demo version is available from the True North Website. For more information, please contact Brendan Murphy.

Default Folder X 5.2 Brings Better Handling of iCloud Drive

St. Clair Software has updated Default Folder X to version 5.2. This release of its award-winning utility for enhancing Open and Save dialogs delivers a number of user interface improvements, including adding color toolbar icons to make them more quickly recognizable. It also improves support for iCloud Drive, makes creation of zip archives more flexible and addresses a number of interface and reliability issues.


Default Folder X’s custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Pop-up menus let you quickly navigate your folders and open Finder windows. Previews, file information, Spotlight tagging and comments are there when you need them. Open, save, and get back to work: Default Folder X speeds your workflow by making file management fast and efficient.


The changes in Default Folder X 5.2 include:
* Default Folder X better supports iCloud Drive’s various configurations and nuances
* There is now a preference to choose between color and black & white icons for Default Folder X’s toolbar
* The Compress command can now archive multiple items within any subfolder in a file dialog’s file list
* The prompts guiding users through authorizing Default Folder X in System Preferences have been greatly improved
* Application-specific folders on iCloud Drive are now badged with the application’s icon
* A number of bugs, memory leaks and crashes have been addressed


System Requirements:
* macOS 10.10 through 10.13
Default Folder X 5.2 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95 (USD) and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95.

Get File Manager Pro Version 1.0.1 by B-Eng in the Mac App Store

B-Eng today is proud to announce the release of the latest version of File Manager Pro 1.0.1, their dual panel file manager for Mac Computers. File Manager Pro is a file managing tool for Mac Computers with a dual panel layout that allows easy control and overview when handling and managing files on a Mac computer. The capabilities of File Manager Pro range from basic copy/move/delete tasks to compressing and decompressing files as well as comparing and synching directories, completed with an interactive, visual overview for a drives usage.

Get File Manager Pro Version 1.0.1 by B-Eng in the Mac App Store

Main Features of File Manager:
* One click copy function
* Folder sync
* Folder and file compare
* Interactive, visual disk tools
* Movie posters assignable as file icon
* Direct access for movie info
* Decompress and compress files
* Hex editor


“Like many others I find the Finder rather tiring to work with, especially when remembering that even on very old DOS computers where tools that could be used more intuitively. We decided to bring this feeling back and with a dual panel file manager, where you see both source and target directory for better control. Easier to use, we included a bunch of options that are either missing or complicated in the original Finder. Adding all the special functions that our developers are missing, we ended up with a very powerful tool that is easy to use and comes with everything for office workers like me as well as for dedicated developers. When I gave it to my daughter to check it out I was sure we had the right tool for everybody.” as Christian Schaffner, GM of B-Eng, told about File Manager Pro.


File Manager Pro 1.0.1 is 18.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.

A Better Finder Attributes 6 adds JPEG EXIF meta-data editing

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – has announced the release of A Better Finder Attributes 6.0. The new version for the first time allows JPEG EXIF meta-data, such as exposure, camera & lens, as well as copyright information to be edited. It also features a new preview pane, which presents document & image previews along with all the meta-data attributes that the tool can manipulate.


A Better Finder Attributes has long been known to post-production and digital media producers for its ability to change Finder attributes, such as file creation and modification dates, hidden flags, labels and legacy creator and type codes. Its ability of visualizing and removing hidden files has also been much appreciated by practitioners in those domains.


Recent releases have brought it to a larger audience of digital photography amateurs and professionals by adding the ability to batch adjust the Exchangeable Image File (EXIF) time and date that JPEG pictures were shot to compensate for time zone errors or incorrectly set camera clocks.


Digital photographers also frequently leverage its ability to set the creation and modification dates of digital photo files to their actual shooting date to obtain proper chronological sorting in the Finder. Furthermore, professional photographers who use multiple cameras to cover the same event use A Better Finder Attributes to compensate for discrepancies in the internal clocks of their cameras.


A Better Finder Attributes can be used as a stand-alone application or straight from the Finder using either the contextual menu or a hot key. It can be integrated into existing workflows by creating droplets which automatically apply their stored settings. A Better Finder Attributes supports reading time stamps from a wide range of RAW camera formats (including Canon, Nikon, Olympus, DNG and many others) and can write EXIF timestamps in JPEG, CR2, NEF, ARF, RAF, SR2, CRW & CIFF image files.


System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later


Pricing and Availability:
A Better Finder Attributes remains priced at $14.95 (USD). Family, Business and Enterprise Licensing is available.


A Better Finder Attributes 6.00
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publicspace was founded by Frank Reiff in 1996 with the aim of producing affordable best-of-breed software for the Macintosh. In the past decade, our A Better Finder series of file utilities and our MacBreakZ personal ergonomic assistant have become familiar fixtures of the Macintosh community. publicspace is also produces "The Big Mean Folder Machine" and Vitamin-R. Copyright (C) 1996-2016 publicspace. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.