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Default Folder X: What's new in this release

March 29, 2016

Default Folder X 5.0.3 is available!


If you already bought Version 5, this update is free.

If you are upgrading from version 4, this may be a PAID UPGRADE for you.

If you have a Default Folder X license purchased before June 1, 2015, there is a $14.95 upgrade fee for this version. If you purchased on or after June 1, 2015, your upgrade is free and your existing registration code will work in version 5.0.3.

What's new when upgrading from version 4 to version 5:

  • Fully compatible with El Capitan (with System Integrity Protection turned on or off).
  • Requires Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.11 (El Capitan).
  • Support for tabbed Finder windows in the Finder-click feature.
  • Default folders that can be applied by file extension as well as by application.
  • Hierarchical menus can now display all folders before files.
  • Tracking of recent files as well as recent folders.
  • An integrated menu in the Finder's toolbar.
  • Configurable keyboard shortcuts.
  • More information displayed for selected files.
  • File / folder tagging with draggable recent tags.
  • A new drag & drop sidebar for quick access to files and folders.
  • An updated user interface for setting preferences, adding favorites and setting default folders.

If you already have version 5, here are the changes in 5.0.3:

  • Fixed a bug that could cause Default Folder X to hang or stop enhancing Open and Save dialogs.
  • Eliminated a crash that could occur when selecting favorite or recent folders.
  • Corrected reliability issues when switching folders.
  • Fixed some situations where rebound didn't work.
  • Resolved a problem with tags sometimes not being applied when saving a file.
  • When you select a smart folder or search in a file dialog, the path menu no longer gets confused.
  • Fixed a crash when revealing a favorite folder in the Finder.
  • Holding down the Option key changes the "Copy Path" commands so they copy just the file or folder name rather than the entire path.

More Information

Default Folder X 5 details and screenshots

Default Folder X User's Guide

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Download Default Folder X 5.0.3
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German version of Default Folder X 5.0.3
localized by Eberhard Woentz

Danish version of Default Folder X 5.0.3
localized by Mogens Thyregod

French version of Default Folder X 5.0.3
localized by Ronald Leroux

Japanese version of Default Folder X 5.0.3
localized by Takanori Taniguchi

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As a long-term Mac user, i have installed demo software beyond count. Yours is one of the few that I've seen the worth in investing in.
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It's one of those programs that I wonder how I lived without for so long. Before I was constantly clicking through directories every time I wanted to open, save or attach a file. Now I do almost everything in just a few clicks.
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System Requirements
Mac OS 10.10 through 10.11

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