Save your files effortlessly and open your folders instantly—Default Folder X makes Mac OS X's 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

You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar. Its hierarchical pop-up menus expand as you mouse over them, letting you navigate your folders to get to your files. To work faster, you can assign a keyboard shortcut for all of your favorite folders. If an Open and Save dialog isn't open, then you can use Default Folder X's menu bar, Dock icon, or keyboard shortcuts.

Real time saving

If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you. You can even set a different default folder for each application you use. That way, you'll already be in the right folder when you're working.

Finder management

Have you ever wanted to save a file to an open Finder window? Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window with a single click. It also lets you get info on, 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 you've recently used, Default Folder X remembers them for you. It can even rebound to the last file you used in all your recent folders. With Default Folder X, you'll never forget where you put something.

Spotlight on the spot

Mac OS X delivers amazing search capabilities with Spotlight, but adding your own search keywords requires a trip to the Finder's Get Info window. No more! Default Folder X lets you add Spotlight keywords and Finder labels on the spot, while you're still in the Save dialog. It even remembers keywords you've used before and automatically completes them as you type.

What's New:


  • Added application version numbers and "last opened" dates to the info panel below Open dialogs.
  • Greatly improved handling of file dialogs that are as large as the screen or that lie partially off-screen.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for Favorites will remain enabled when a background-only or menu bar app pops up a window.
  • You can now create an AppleScript to specify default folders for applications on the fly. This is a 'preview feature' for version 6, so isn't in the documentation yet. Contact for more info if you're interested in using it.
  • Improved the way the toolbar handles multiple-display Macs.
  • Default Folder X is now notarized by Apple.

Bug fixes:

  • Default Folder X now responds correctly when you change the system language after it has been launched.
  • Fixed a problem with the Finder drawer hiding itself during drag-and-drop operations when the Finder's windows auto-pop to the front.
  • Worked around a Mojave Finder bug that resulted in Default Folder X not updating its list of Finder windows correctly for tabbed Finder windows.
  • Corrected a problem with the Finder drawer hiding itself during a drag-and-drop when the frontmost Finder window was near the bottom of the screen.
  • The Finder-click feature only displays windows that are visible in the current Space, but the Finder Windows menu allows you to select windows from all Spaces.
  • Finder windows are listed in the correct order when ForkLift or Path Finder are running alongside the Finder.
  • Default Folder X controls won't get in the way of LaunchBar's input window if it pops up while a file dialog is on screen.
  • Fixed a rare, intermittent crash caused by multi-threading issues.
  • Fixed a potential crash when interacting with HoudahSpot.
  • Fixed crashes in mixed-language environments.