Default Folder X Beta Testing

Default Folder X 6.1 Testing
Updated July 11, 2024

Default Folder X is getting updates to support macOS 15 Sequoia, as well as new features and bug fixes. The latest public beta build is available here - keep an eye on this page for updates as development progresses!

What's new in build 6.1b2:

  • Compatible with the latest developer release of macOS 15 Sequoia.
  • Quick Search can be used to open web URLs that are saved in your favorites.
  • When selecting a web URL in Settings > Folders > Favorites, the full URL is displayed.
  • Fixed problems with text color when selecting favorite and default folders in Settings > Folders.
  • Default Folder X could hang when adding some https:// URLs as favorites. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed flickering of the preview image displayed below Open dialogs.

What was new in previous betas:

  • Compatible with the first developer release of macOS 15 Sequoia.
  • The previews below Open dialogs can now play audio and video content.
  • You can add web URLs as Favorites and Default Folder X will open them in your browser.
  • There's now a warning when Default Folder X is run on an unsupported version of macOS.
  • The Shortcuts settings are more intelligent about keeping the Quick Search and Search All shortcuts in sync.
  • Fixed the information pane below file dialogs so very long filenames are truncated in the middle instead of the end.
  • In Quick Search, searching "Recent" items will return recently closed Finder windows as well as recent files and folders.
  • Improved the layout of the information pane when a file or folder name is very long.

How to be a beta tester:

In order to beta test, you must have a stable, predictable machine (at least as much as that's possible ) and be willing to commit time to work with us if you discover a bug or conflict. If you encounter incorrect or confusing behavior, please try to summarize what you were doing at the time it happened and supply that along with a crash log or screenshot.


Click below to download the public test version of Default Folder X 6:

Download Default Folder X 6.1b2

Please note that Default Folder X 6.1b2 is pre-release software, and as such, may contain bugs. It has been tested for compatibility on a number of systems, but has not been fully qualified and released. When testing any unreleased software, you should have a backup copy of any important files, since a software bug could cause your Mac to crash.

Bug Reports:

Don't assume that a bug you've found has already been reported!! Please submit all bug reports and feedback to

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Reviews and Comments
As a long-term Mac user, i have installed demo software beyond count. Yours is one of the few that I've seen the worth in investing in.
- Daniel Kennish
It's one of those programs that I wonder how I lived without for so long. Before I was constantly clicking through directories every time I wanted to open, save or attach a file. Now I do almost everything in just a few clicks.
- Ethan Annis
System Requirements
macOS 11 through 15
Runs natively on Intel & Apple Silicon

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