Default Folder X: What's new in this release
July 8, 2024

Default Folder X 6.0.8 previews audio and video, supports web URLs as favorites, and warns about unsupported OS versions.


To get compatibility with Apple's latest Sequoia beta, download the beta version of Default Folder X 6.1.

If you're using version 5.7.8 or earlier, this may be a PAID UPGRADE.

If you have a Default Folder X license purchased on or after March 1, 2023, this upgrade is free. Your existing license number will work in version 6.

If your license was purchased between September 1, 2022 and March 1, 2023, the upgrade is $9.95. For licenses bought prior to that, upgrades are $19.95.

What's new in Default Folder X 6:

If you're still running version 5, here are the major changes you'll see when upgrading to version 6. More details and screenshots are on the Default Folder X 6.0 Tour page.

  • Use the keyboard to quickly access favorites, recent files, folders, apps or Finder windows. Pop up Default Folder X's new Quick Search window with a keyboard shortcut, type a few characters of an item's name, and then quickly go to it in a file dialog or open it in the Finder.
  • Wide filename field when saving files. Pretty self-explanatory - the default macOS Save As dialogs have an edit box that's way too narrow to accommodate a descriptive file name. Default Folder X 6 makes it bigger.
  • Drag and drop files and folders to Default Folder X's icon in the menu bar to move or copy them to another location. Pick a destination folder quickly from DFX's Recent and Favorites menus, or drill down to any folder using it's hierarchical menus.
  • Customize Default Folder X's menu in your menu bar. Add, remove and reorganize menus and menu items to fit your workflow.
  • Perform actions on files after saving them. Automatically open the saved file, attach it to an email, or run AppleScripts, Automator Workflows or Shortcuts on it.
  • Sync your Default Folder X settings between Macs. If you've got more than one Mac with the same file and folder organization, sync your settings via iCloud so Default Folder X works the same on both machines.
  • More powerful drawer in the Finder. Default Folder X's Finder drawer has been rewritten to be more useful and intuitive. Use it as a temporary drag-and-drop holding space, or as a location for often used files and folders.
  • Support for macOS 14 Sonoma. Yes, it's compatible with Apple's latest and greatest.

See the full version history for more new features and fixes.

What's new in version 6.0.8:

  • The previews below Open dialogs 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.
  • A keyboard shortcut is available for opening Default Folder X's settings. Set it at the bottom of the Shortcuts tab in your settings.
  • Quick Search queries for Recent items will show recently closed Finder windows as well as recent files & folders.
  • The information pane below file dialogs truncates very long filenames in the middle instead of at the end.
  • The Shortcuts settings are more intelligent about keeping the Quick Search and Search All shortcuts in sync.
  • The layout of the information pane has been improved to accommodate very long file and folder names.

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