Default Folder X: What's new in this release
December 7, 2023

Default Folder X 6.0.3 adds convenience features
and fixes a number of issues.


Version 6 delivers new time-saving features and an updated look. It supports macOS 14 Sonoma while still running on macOS 10.13 and later.

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:

Here's a quick rundown of the major additions. 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 6.0.3:

  • Any folder or file opened or revealed using Default Folder X will be added to its appropriate "Recent" menu. Previously, items selected from Favorites would not be added.
  • When selecting text in the filename edit field within Save dialogs, periods are treated as word boundaries in all cases, rather than just between the filename and extension.
  • In the Quick Search window, pressing Option+Return copies the path of the selected item. This is reflected in the keyboard shortcuts shown in the contextual menu.
  • Items dragged and dropped to Default Folder X's icon in the menu bar are added to its "Recent" menus.
  • Command+S works correctly to confirm a Save As dialog with the wider filename edit field enabled.
  • Added a "Close Drawer" command to the contextual menu for the Finder drawer.
  • In the Tags pane below file dialogs, tags added using Default Folder X are listed before recent tags assigned to files and folders by other apps.
  • Worked around a bug in Sonoma that caused menu items to shift to the right when the Option key was pressed to change the sorting order.
  • In macOS Monterey and earlier, Spotlight, RayCast, Alfred and LaunchBar work correctly when invoked while a Save As dialog is on-screen.
  • Fixed errors that occurred when recent items (Files, Folders, Apps or Finder Windows) were included inline in Default Folder X's menu.
  • An alert is displayed if Default Folder X's menu bar icon is hidden behind the notch on newer MacBooks.
  • Corrected a bug that could prevent recent menus from being sorted correctly.
  • Added support for the Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (GSEA) java app.

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