Default Folder X: What's new in this release
January 2, 2024

Default Folder X 6.0.4 adds support for QSpace, refines Quick Search, and fixes slowness in Save dialogs.


Version 6 delivers new time-saving features and an updated look. It supports macOS 14 Sonoma while still running on macOS 10.13 High Sierra 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 6.0.4:

  • Eliminated a delay that could occur when Save dialogs initially pop up.
  • In the Menus settings, you can specify the app you want Default Folder X to use when opening folders.
  • Added Finder-click support for QSpace and QSpace Pro. You must be using at least QSpace 4.2.1 or QSpace Pro 4.2.2.
  • Quick Search results now include an icon to indicate whether the result was found in your favorites, recent items, or apps.
  • When there is nothing in the search field, Quick Search will show a list of recently used items in all modes except Spotlight search.
  • There's a new command in the Quick Search contextual menu to copy a file or folder to the clipboard so you can paste it in the Finder, into emails, etc.
  • The Quick Search contextual menu contains commands to add or remove an item from favorites or from your recent history.
  • Pressing Command-, (comma) in the Quick Search window will bring up Default Folder X's settings window.
  • Added a keyboard shortcut to pop up the menu in the Quick Search window.
  • Disabled "smart" insert and delete in the wide filename field in Save dialogs so extra spaces aren't added or removed when cutting and pasting.
  • The menus for recent files, folders, apps and finder windows would display incorrectly after clearing all items in the menu. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented you from entering comments or tags in a Save dialog on Monterey or earlier.
  • Improved the tracking of recently used files, folders and applications.

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