Default Folder X
Running a beta of macOS 15 Sequoia? Get the latest Default Folder 6.1 Beta for compatibility with it.

Quick access to
your files and folders
in every app.



Turbocharge Open and Save dialogs

Track all recently used files and folders

Reopen recently closed Finder windows

Keep tabs on shared documents in the cloud

Organize files and folders wherever and whenever

Work Efficiently

Default Folder X enhances Open and Save dialogs in all of your applications so you can…

Go faster: Quickly navigate through folders with hierarchical menus that expand as you mouse over them. Search instantly: Type a few characters of a file or folder name to open it in a file dialog or the Finder. Just click: Need to save a file in a folder you have open in the Finder? Just click on the Finder window!
Get some space: Ever wonder why the edit field for filenames is so small in Save As dialogs? So did we. Default Folder X gives you room to to express yourself, so you won't have to guess what 'Q3EvntBdgt4Crissy' means.
Go Faster in the Finder

Default Folder X is also available in the Finder, so you can…

Access everything: Use the customizable menu to quickly reach all of your recent and favorite items. Drag to the drawer: Drag items to the drawer below a Finder window so they're at your fingertips later. Drop to the menu: Drag items to DFX's menu bar icon, then move them straight to a folder via the menu.
Time Saving Features

Navigation Assistant

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

Keyboard-based Quick Search

Press Command+Shift+Space to pop up the Quick Search window, then type in a few letters of the name of a file, folder or application. DFX brings up recently used items in a flash.

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.

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.

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.

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.
In Open and Save dialogs, Default Folder X's toolbar menus give you quick access to your files and folders. Click on a Finder window to go to it in a file dialog. Right-click on a tabbed Finder window to choose which tab you want.
Add Default Folder X's menu to your Finder toolbars to quickly access files and folders there too. Panels below Open dialogs let you preview, change info, tag, comment and change permissions.
Panels below Save dialogs let you add tags and comments, as well as perform actions on the file after saving.
Customize Default Folder X's menu, set the keyboard shortcut for Quick Search and more. Add favorite and default folders so you can get to them quickly.
Customizable hierarchical menus let you navigate fast. Track recently used files, folders, Finder windows, and items synced from the cloud.
Customize Finder-click, automatic re-selection of the last file you used and more. Choose your personal look and feel.
Use keyboard shortcuts for any of Default Folder X's features. Sync settings via iCloud, integrate with other apps or turn Default Folder X off for particular apps.
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Download Version 6.0.8 
For macOS 10.13 - 14.5 

Version 5.6.6 
For macOS 10.10 - 10.12 

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Reviews and Comments
As a long-term Mac user, i have installed demo software beyond count. Yours is one of the few that I've seen the worth in investing in.
- Daniel Kennish
It's one of those programs that I wonder how I lived without for so long. Before I was constantly clicking through directories every time I wanted to open, save or attach a file. Now I do almost everything in just a few clicks.
- Ethan Annis
System Requirements
macOS 10.13 through 14.5
Runs natively on Intel & Apple Silicon

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