Update Delivers New Options and Numerous Fixes
(Blacksburg, VA — February 6, 2007) St. Clair Software is very
pleased to announce the release of Default Folder X 3.0.3, a free
update to its award-winning utility for enhancing Open and Save
Version 3.0.3 improves Default Folder X’s support for Spotlight and
adds new options to a number of its features. It also significantly
reduces memory use, improves compatibility with many applications,
and supports pre-release versions of Mac OS 10.5 “Leopard”.
Highlights of the changes in Default Folder X 3.0.3 include:
– When adding Spotlight comments in Save dialogs, Default Folder X is
now careful not to overwrite comments added by the application. It
also offers to add the same comments to subsequent files. – More
customizations are available for hierarchical menus, moving files to
the Trash, Finder hotkeys, and showing previews in Open and Save
dialogs. – Default Folder X’s memory usage has been reduced
significantly. – The user interface is smoother and more responsive.
– Compatibility and performance issues have been addressed with many
applications, including Microsoft Word, Adobe Creative Suite,
WriteRoom, Fetch, Mailsmith, and iMovie HD.
– This version is compatible with pre-release builds of Mac OS 10.5 “Leopard.”
A full list of changes and download links for Default Folder X 3.0.3
are available through the following URLs:
Details about version 3.0.3 of Default Folder X (with download links):
Default Folder X product page:
Default Folder X 3.0.3 is a free update for registered users of
Default Folder X version 3. It is a $14.95 upgrade for users who
purchased Default Folder X prior to January 1, 2006. The software is
available immediately in English, French, German, Japanese, and
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
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 time away.
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 selected.
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 10.3.9 or higher, including Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), and is a
Universal Application 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 trial period.