Default Folder X 4 Video at

Dan Frakes, a senior editor over at, just finished a really nice video preview of DFX 4: First look at Default Folder X 4. He does a great job of highlighting both the old and new features, and demos one of his old favorites, Finder-click.

I’m impressed (and very happy) with the quality of the video, Dan’s narration, and the overall coverage. If you’re wondering what Default Folder X has to offer, hop over and take a peek at the H.264 video, or subscribe to the video podcast via iTunes.

Thanks Dan!

P.S. There’s also a post by Ian Beck over at TagaMac with a reminder about DFX’s ability to set Spotlight tags – something that makes life so much saner for you tagging folks!

10 Responses to “Default Folder X 4 Video at”

  1. Gary says:

    Just saw Dan Frakes’ rundown of DF over at Macworld and it looks really amazing. I’ve never used the Spotlight Comments feature before but I’ll definitely start doing it once I get my hands on the new release. Great job.

  2. jake4891 says:

    Great vid! X4 looks cool! Can’t wait to try it!!!

  3. Peter Kemp says:

    Just saw the video and I’m excited to see you’ve implemented my request (I’m sure I waasn’t the only one) to have the ability to apply labels in the dialog. Can’t wait to get the software. Thanks.

  4. Jon says:

    You’re welcome 🙂 Yes, labels were one of the bigger requests – people are using them in combination with Spotlight to organize and prioritize their files, so it made sense to add that to the Spotlight comment window, in particular. Thanks for making your suggestion – that’s what helps make DFX better!

    – Jon

  5. Mark says:

    DFX 4 looks great. I went right out and upgraded in anticipation. Looking forward to the new version in Leopard.

  6. David Black says:

    I just ordered my DFX 4 upgrade. This is the truth. This morning, I was moving very quickly through the daily work flow using DFX. I marveled at how great it was to have DFX and was curious to what new program will be released. I asked myself, “How can it be better?” When you have a great program, that questions arises often.

    Well, I just got back from lunch and I was floored to see a DFX upgrade available! In my mind, this is the #1 program for work flow management. Nothing helps me more than DFX as I work through the myriad of files and programs necessary for broadcast production. I have been using this program for years and would not be without!

    Thanks to all the engineers and staff for upgrading DFX!

  7. Eddie says:

    I don’t mean to sound negative, but I hate the new look.
    As soon as I saw a new version I downloaded it. I read that it was a paid upgrade and did not mind. I’ve used DF for many years and whenever there’s an upgrade fee I gladly pay for it.
    But after watching the pictures and video I just don’t get the boring “Leopard” look that seems to be so popular these days. I remember those old Keleidoscope schemes and perhaps they were a bigger influence on me than I expected 🙂
    Is there a way to provide an alternative look to DF 4? Maybe something like KeyCue‘s themes? Or at least the previous DF 3 look?
    Chances are I will upgrade either way. I love this program 🙂

  8. Jon says:

    Eddie – the best I can do at present is to suggest that you change your settings to use the “small floating window” option. That’ll give you a little toolbar on the side like DFX 3, but it’ll still be translucent gray with white and gray icons.

    * Sigh * this whole interface change seems to be a very polarizing issue – people either love it or hate it. I’ll see what I can do.

  9. David says:

    I downloaded the new version and have been using it for a while. The new look is not life-threatening, but I too don’t like it — because it is distracting. If there were a way to get the old look back, or at least an alternative that’s less Darth Vaderish, I would appreciate it.

  10. Eddie says:

    Thanks Jon. If you can do something, great. If not, no worries 🙂

    David, Darth Vaderish LOL 😀
    It seems to be a popular look these days, but I don’t like when it comes to software.
    I do like it for some items such as my External Drive, Logitech Mouse, Norelco Razor, etc., but not for software.

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