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Default Folder X

Enhances Open and Save dialogs.

Default Folder XOverview

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.


  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window with a single click.
  • Instant Recall: To help you quickly return to folders you've recently used, Default Folder X remembers them for you.
  • Spotlight on the spot: Default Folder X lets you add Spotlight keywords, OpenMeta tags, and Finder labels on the spot, while you're still in the Save dialog.
  • Information central: With Default Folder X you get previews below every Open dialog, expanded to fill the available space. Need to see more detail? Click on the image and it zooms up to full size.
  • Workflow without work: Rather than make you learn and set up a new application, Default Folder X blends into OS X.


  • The latest version of TypeIt4Me is now supported.
  • If you're running OS X 10.11 El Capitan and System Integrity Protection is turned on, Default Folder X will put up a warning that you have to either turn off SIP or upgrade to version 5 before it can enhance Open and Save dialogs. Version 5 is still under development but should be available soon.
  • Fixed alias file resolution so that Default Folder X gives up when it encounters a corrupted alias instead of repeatedly trying to resolve it.
  • Fixed a bug in the Rename feature that could remove the filename extension from a file if its extension was hidden.

Default Folder XMore Information

File Size
11.6 MB
Operating Systems
Mac OS X
System Requirements
  • OS X 10.6.8 or later

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