Apps we can't live without: Default Folder X
Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:44 AM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:00 AM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:53 PM
Dan, you seem to have omitted a long and awful period in St Clair Software's history where they were using Unsanity's APE framework and in fact Default Folder was one of the principal causes of system crashes. I remember well as I owned Default Folder at the time (still do actually). After six months of crashes for unclear reasons, I finally too uninstalled the "essential" Default Folder and had an instantly stable computer.
Default Folder hacks too deep into the OS and cannot help but interfere with your system. Any incompatibility between OS and the utility can result in serious issues. Be careful with this one, especially as Jon is always adding new features. If just the core features would work reliably and stably, Default Folder would be a lot more useful.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:27 PM
My recollection of that period isn't quite the same as yours I do recall versions of DFX that weren't as stable as others, but I never had serious issues. YMMV, of course.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:05 PM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:08 PM
I actually depend on Default Folder X and it was one of the 1st apps I installed on my new Mac.
Now where's the phone number of that neurologist....
Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:32 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:57 AM
Default Folder X is far more than some Classic-like shortcuts. It brings me back to all the right folders when I go in and out of Open/Save dialog, it even selects the right file for me when I go in there, and its ability to assign keyboard shortcuts inside Open/Save dialog and other features all save me ton of time and irritation in the process. Strongly recommended.
As for LaunchBar and Spotlight, I need both. LaunchBar's search template and abbreviation-based search are not available in Spotlight. In fact LB complements Spotlight.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:18 AM
Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:00 AM
Apple should, really, introduce another security-signoff process for vetting daemons etc, so that we can have our system utilities. Not everything is an app, y'know.