Default Folder X 3.0 Goes Universal,
Brings Spotlight Keywords to Save Dialogs
(Blacksburg, VA — May 12, 2005) St. Clair Software is very happy to
announce the immediate availability of Default Folder X 3.0, a significant
update to its award-winning utility for enhancing Open and Save dialogs.
Version 3.0 delivers a number of new features and enhancements. Default
Folder X is now a Universal application, supporting both Intel- and
PowerPC-based Macintoshes. It also lets you add Spotlight comments and
search keywords to a file on the spot, while you are naming the file in a
Save dialog. Expanded support for AppleScript allows power users to control
Open and Save dialogs as part of their workflow, and numerous user
interface and compatibility enhancements make Default Folder X easier and
faster to use.
Highlights of the changes in Default Folder X 3.0 include:
– Default Folder X is now a Universal Binary supporting both Intel
and PowerPC based Macintoshes.
– You can add Spotlight comments to a file while saving it in a Save
dialog, rather than having to wait and switch to the Finder to add comments
– Default Folder X’s Get Info window now allows you to edit Spotlight
comments within Open and Save dialogs.
– Two additional AppleScript commands, SetDefaultFolder and
GetDefaultFolder, have been added to Default Folder X. With them, you can
programatically control the initial folder shown in the Open and Save
dialogs of any application.
– Upside-down path” menus are now at the bottom of all hierarchical
menus. They let you go up to the enclosing folders of a folder while
traversing the file system hierarchy, as well as easily see where a folder
is on your hard disk.
– You can create .zip archives from within Open and Save dialogs.
– Default Folder X’s “Finder-click” feature has been enhanced to
respond to clicks on the Desktop as well as on Finder windows.
A full list of changes and free download links for Default Folder X 3.0 are
available through the following URLs:
Details about Default Folder X 3.0 (with download links):
Default Folder X product page:
Default Folder X 3.0 is a $14.95 upgrade for existing users of Default
Folder X who purchased their copies before January 1, 2006. The English,
French, and Danish versions are available now. Localized Japanese and
German installers will be released shortly.
ABOUT DEFAULT FOLDER X
Awarded Macworld Magazine’s 2002 Editors’ Choice Award for Best System
Enhancement Utility, Default Folder X makes OS X Open and Save dialogs
“work the way they should,” according to Macworld’s editors. Default Folder
X makes it easier for you to manage files by adding features and correcting
flaws in the file dialogs of all Mac OS X applications.
Default Folder X lets you:
1. Navigate through folders with menus. You no longer have to navigate one
folder at a time. With Default Folder X’s hierarchical menus, you can
quickly descend through multiple levels of folders without clicking your
2. Open from or Save to windows you have open in the Finder. Simply click
on the window you want and the Open or Save dialog will display that
folder. If you can’t click on the window you want, a popup menu lets you
choose from any window you have open in the Finder.
3. Quickly go to recently used and favorite folders. Default Folder X’s
menus track folders you’ve used recently and give you fast access to your
favorite folders. And you can assign command keys to your favorites to get
to them even faster.
4. Rename, delete, archive, and get information on files and folders
without leaving a file dialog. Default Folder X provides many useful
commands so you don’t have to leave the Open or Save dialog to do something
basic like renaming a file.
5. “Rebound” back to the last item that you selected in a folder. You no
longer have to hunt through a list of files for a particular document you
were working on before. Choose Open from the File menu, and it’s already
6. The Finder integrated. When you really need to do more with a file or
folder, you can make Default Folder X tell the Finder to open the same
folder shown in an Open or Save dialog. You can also assign hotkeys to your
favorite folders to open them in the Finder instantly.
7. Set a default folder for any application. The first time an application
presents an Open or Save dialog, the contents of the file dialog may show
your Documents folder or some other location that’s not where you want to
be. With Default Folder X, you control the initial location shown in Open
and Save dialogs.
8. Make better use of Spotlight. Apple introduced Spotlight and Smart
Folders in Mac OS 10.4, but there’s no way to easily add keywords and
comments to files as you create them. Default Folder X fixes this by
letting you enter Spotlight comments when you save a file.
Default Folder X will operate on any Macintosh running Mac OS X version
10.3 or higher, including Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), and is compatible with both
PowerPC- and Intel-powered Macintoshes. Default Folder X is distributed as
shareware, requiring a $34.95 registration fee for use beyond a free 30 day
About St. Clair Software
St. Clair Software, based in Blacksburg, VA, is a privately held company
that has been specializing in utilities and custom software solutions for
the Macintosh since 1988. St. Clair Software can be contacted at: St. Clair
Software, P.O. Box 10184, Blacksburg, VA 24062-0184, USA;
http://www.stclairsoft.com/; mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 540-552-5898.