Default Folder X 502.0

Enhance the Open and Save dialogs in all of your Mac programs.
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Default Folder X is a Finder companion that provides you with features which help you manage your files and directories a lot easier. This program improves the Open and Save dialogs in most Mac applications by offering you a quicker way to browse through folders.

The application also brings you a quick solution for adding tags to your files, renaming, deleting or compressing files directly from the Open or Save dialog windows.

The first thing you need to do after installing this utility is to head to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy and allow Default Folder X to control your Mac. Afterwards, you can launch the program and configure its settings according to your needs.

Default Folder X lives in your Menu Bar from where you can get immediate access to recently used files and folders, your favorite directories, etc. You can choose which folders to be displayed in the Open and Save dialog windows, define multiple global hotkeys, select the programs you wish to be ignored by Default Folder X, and so much more. Hence, the app gives you access to a wide range of settings to help you spend as less time as possible looking for the files and folders you need on your Mac.

My only concern regarding this tool is that it occasionally fails to display its options in the Open dialog windows. It doesn't happen often though.

In conclusion, you should try Default Folder X if you're looking for a smart way to improve the Open and Save dialogs on your Mac.

AG Senior editor
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  • Gives you easy access to your favorite folders
  • Improves the Open and Save file management dialogues in your apps
  • Lets you tag files
  • Helps you easily browse your folder collection
  • Lets you define multiple hotkeys


  • It occasionally fails to display buttons in the Open dialogue windows


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