Save your files effortlessly and open your folders instantly---Default Folder X makes macOS' Open and Save dialogs work as quickly as you do. Custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Pop-up menus let you navigate your folders and open Finder windows. Open, save, and get back to work: Default Folder X is workflow for the rest of us.

Directory Assistant

Access your recent, favorite, and open folders from DFX's toolbar. Hierarchical pop-up menus let you quickly navigate through folders to get to your files.

Real Time Saving

If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, DFX can remember that folder for you. Or you can set it as the default folder for an application so you're in the right folder from the start.

Finder Management

DFX lets you open up or save to any Finder window with a single click. It also lets you get info on, duplicate, rename, and delete existing files, putting the Finder's power in every Open and Save dialog.

Instant Recall

To help you quickly return to folders and files you've used recently, DFX remembers them for you. It even re-selects the last file you opened. With DFX, you'll never forget where you put something.

At Your Fingertips

Get places fast by using keyboard shortcuts for your favorite folders. Or jump to recent folders and open Finder windows with a keystroke. DFX's shortcuts are completely configurable.

Spotlight on the Spot

Tag your files or edit your Spotlight comments from within any Open or Save dialog. Don't remember what tags you used before? DFX shows you all of your recently used tags - just drag and drop.

What's New

  • Files uploaded in a browser or attached to an email are now included in Default Folder X's Recent Files list.
  • Finder-click has been improved in Save As sheets on Monterey and Big Sur, providing better access to open Finder windows.
  • If the Finder is not running, Default Folder X's display and editing of Finder comments is now disabled. This prevents Default Folder X from inadvertently launching the Finder.
  • Corrected a bug that prevented items in cloud-synced folders from being ignored by the Recent Files and Recent Folders features when they should be.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Default Folder X from seeing open windows in ForkLift and Path Finder under certain circumstances.
  • The Finder's icon is correctly shown in Default Folder X's menus again.
  • Added support for several Java apps: RazorSQL, RubyMine and WebStorm.
  • Fixed a problem with correctly detecting Save As dialogs in macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • You can turn off Default Folder X's caching of tags, forcing it to query for them with Spotlight each time its Tags pane is shown.