Make your Open and Save dialogs work as quickly as you do

Default Folder X for Mac

Join our mailing list

Stay up to date with latest software releases, news, software discounts, deals and more.

Download Default Folder X 6.0.2

Default Folder X for Mac

  -  16.5 MB  -  Trial
  • Latest Version:

    Default Folder X 6.0.2 LATEST

  • Requirements:

    macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later

  • User Rating:

    Click to vote
  • Author / Product:

    St. Clair Software / Default Folder X for Mac

  • Old Versions:

  • Filename:


  • MD5 Checksum:


Default Folder X for Mac enhances the 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. Do it all: Preview, tag, rename, compress, delete or add comments to files in any Open or Save dialog. Just click: Need to save a file in a folder you have open in the Finder? Just click on the Finder window!

Note: Instead of buying a license for this app, at Setapp you could get access to this one plus another 230+ commonly used macOS apps for only $9.99/month. CLICK HERE to download and install all the apps you need for a single monthly price!

Try Default Folder X for macOS Free for 30 Days Now!
Features and Highlights
Directory Assistant
Access your recent, favorite, and open folders from DFX's toolbar. Hierarchical pop-up menus let you quickly navigate through folders to get to your files.  
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.
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.        

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.
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.        

Spotlight on the Spot
Tag your files or edit your Spotlight comments from within any Open or Save dialog. Don't remember what tags you used before? DFX shows you all of your recently used tags - just drag and drop.

Note: 30 days trial version. Requires 64-bit processor.

What's new in this version:

New features:
- In the Quick Search window, you can now browse through all recent items by hitting the Down Arrow key when there's no search string
- Added Command-L as a default keyboard shortcut for "Enter Filename" in Save dialogs so you can easily move back to the filename edit field
- Changed the layout of items in the Finder drawer so they're clustered together in the center rather than distributed across the entire width of the drawer
- In Default Folder X > Settings > Recent, "Forget All Recently Used Items" now also removes recent Applications and the "rebound" history

- Corrected problems that could cause Default Folder X to switch folders in file dialogs slowly or not at all
- Resolved an issue that caused the cursor to disappear in file dialogs in macOS Sonoma
- Fixed a bug that could result in a default folder not working if it applied to only a specific file extension
- Fixed problems with keyboard focus and text selection in Save dialogs not working correctly under certain conditions
- Fixed a bug that prevented double-clicking on items in the Drag Zone from working on some systems
- Corrected an issue with Default Folder X's preview window failing to resize when a file dialog was moved
- Fixed a problem with Default Folder X getting stuck if you tried to go to a hidden iCloud Drive folder in a file dialog
- Resolved problems with slow or non-responsive file dialogs within Default Folder X's own settings window on Sonoma
- Fixed a bug that caused Default Folder X to show recent items in some system folders when it shouldn't have
- Resolved a bug when syncing settings via iCloud that could delete a folder set when iCloud Drive syncing failed in a particular manner
- Fixed a problem that could cause the keyboard to stop responding if you customized Default Folder X's menu to show recent items in the top level of the menu rather than in a submenu
- Corrected an issue that could result in Default Folder X's toolbar not aligning correctly with a file dialog after the dialog was moved from one display to another
- Reenabled the user defaults option to show a custom color icon in the menu bar

Join our mailing list

Stay up to date with latest software releases, news, software discounts, deals and more.