Default Folder X is the tool to access folders on Mac OS

kuba - Thursday, 7 November 2019
Default Folder X is the tool to access folders on Mac OS

When you work a lot with files on Mac OS it is really important to organize folders for quick access. Default Folder X is a perfect solution to access quickly your recent, favorite, and open folders from the menu bar, DFX's toolbar or Finder app. The software is definitely worth investing in.

One of the main features of Default Folder X is integration with the Finder app and Open & Save dialog box accessible in all installed applications. Quickly navigate through folders with hierarchical menus and preview, tag, rename, compress, delete or add comments to files in Open or Save dialog.

Default Folder X in Finder app

Default Folder X saves a lot of time on a daily basis. DFX remembers folders and files you've used recently and it can also re-selects the last file you opened. Use keyboard shortcuts for your favorite folders or jump to recent folders and open Finder windows with a keystroke.

DFX's shortcuts are completely configurable. Moreover, you can tag files or edit your Spotlight comments from within any Open or Save dialog, and also lets you get info on, duplicate, rename, and delete existing files. Make your Open and Save dialogs work as quickly as you do.

Default Folder X Settings

St. Clair Software did an excellent job creating Default Folder X. There are also a lot of options to configure. Add menu and drawer button to Finder toolbars, show menu in the menu bar, define favorite folders for quick access, show the content of folders suing submenus, display disk space, etc.

Define Open and Save box behavior and appearance. Show previews, information, and tags below open dialog display comments and tags below save dialog, change style, icons and position of the Default Folder X toolbar. Configure shortcuts to file dialog actions, commands, and menus.

Default Folder X Save Box

Download Default Folder X for free and test the 30-day trial version.


Version 5.4.2

  • Corrected a bug in Default Folder X that resulted in it asking to relaunch the Finder frequently when running Catalina.
  • Worked around a bug in MATLAB that could cause it to freeze when Default Folder X is running.
  • Switched the embedded crash reporting framework from HockeyApp to AppCenter.

Version 5.4.1

  • Fixed problems in Catalina where Default Folder X wouldn't correctly record recently used folders if they were empty.
  • Corrected a bug that caused folder operations in the Utility menu, such as Copy Path and Open in Finder, to be disabled when they shouldn't be.
  • Worked around a problem in Catalina that prevented Default Folder X from being added to the Screen Recording permissions list under certain conditions.
  • The New Folder command in the Utility menu no longer allows you to give the new folder a name that's already used.
  • Fixed the file dialog menu shortcut commands (Show Utility Menu, Show Favorites Menu, etc) so they work again. Eliminated an intermittent crash.

Version 5.4

  • Default Folder X supports macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • Added support for the version of Path Finder distributed via SetApp.
  • New ConfirmDialog and CancelDialog AppleScript commands have been added to Default Folder X's scripting dictionary.
  • When you open an AppleScript applet or droplet in Script Editor or Script Debugger, it will now be added to the Recent Files menu.
  • Default Folder X's menu bar icon now shows a tooltip to identify it to users relying on VoiceOver.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause folders shown in tabbed Finder windows to be listed more than once in the Finder Windows menu.
  • Fixed problems switching between folders in certain situations when the screen is zoomed-in using the macOS Accessibility features.
  • Corrected a crash that could occur if an application contained erroneous data about which documents it could open.
  • Fixed a bug which could prematurely close a file dialog when moving a file to the Trash within Default Folder X itself.
  • Adding a Favorite by typing in a path would fail if the path had spaces in it. This has been corrected.