Posts Tagged “finder”

  • Smarter keyboard shortcuts for Finder

    I frequently mention the capability of OS X to assign keyboard shortcuts to Services and other functions. At its most basic, though, the keyboard shortcut functionality can enhance and customize any application. As an example, Finder can be extended nicely for the keyboard-inclined.…

  • A Service for creating Marked indexes

    In case you're not familiar with it already, Marked has the ability to include external documents within any other document. The main use for this is creating longer documents with chapters/sections split into separate files. Then you create an index file that pulls them all together in the proper order.…

  • Speedier file tagging in Mavericks

    As you might expect, I'm enthusiastically exploring Mavericks' file tagging. I looked into the state of the OpenMeta transition yesterday and found that many of the best OpenMeta tagging apps already have reasonable solutions, including Hazel, HoudahSpot, Leap and Yep. There are a few others that I'm not certain will ever get updates, but I have word that my favorite, Tags, should be getting some serious love soon.…

  • Wallflowers: my favorite OS X augmentations

    There are quite a few apps on my machine that run in the background, waiting for that moment when they get to shine. These apps augment the OS X experience in ways that I'd have trouble functioning without.…

  • Advanced file management with ForkLift (plus giveaway!)

    ForkLift is a file manager which --- in my opinion --- doesn't get mentioned nearly often enough. It combines the best features of file managers such as Path Finder, Finder extensions like TotalFinder, and FTP apps like YummyFTP and Transmit. It offers blazing fast remote file transfers and management with great tools for local file navigation.…

  • Mavericks and Tagging

    The next version of OS X (Mavericks) is going to have file tagging capabilities built directly into Finder (as well as save dialogs and iCloud browsers). In fact, it works in the same way as OpenMeta -- the system I've espoused all these years -- using metadata on the file itself to store the information and expose it to Spotlight. Apple is on the tagging train, and I'm certain they'll be conducting it in short order.…

  • When a file just can't be mdfound

    I was building a ridiculous Saved Search that gathered all of my web-design-related bookmarks and notes into one place, based on keywords and tags. I don't even remember why I started doing this, and HoudahSpot would gladly have saved me from the issue, but I was too far gone.…

  • Thumbnail icons for Delish bookmarks

    I've been messing around with some more ideas surrounding the future of bookmarking and information gathering. As part of that process, I bought Delish and started messing around with some Spotlight/Finder integration. I won't go into all of the kMDItemAwesome of that, but I did work out a trick on the way that might actually be useful.…

  • Filesystem navigation with TextExpander

    I just added a TextExpander group called "Filesystem" to my TextExpander project page. It's just a small set of paths that I find myself typing often in support emails, but here's the cool part: they also work in "Go to folder" mode in Finder dialogs.…