File Management Made Easy

St. Clair Software has updated their Open/Save dialog box enhancer, Default Folder, to version 3.0.6. The new version adds a contextual popup menu in the Finder offering easy acces to favorite and recently used folders. According to St. Clair Software:

Default Folder 3.0.6 now includes an option to display a pop-up menu in the Finder, making it easy to open favorite and recently used folders. This release also includes several compatibility fixes, one of which corrects a rare data corruption bug that could cause system instability. St. Clair Software urges all existing Default Folder 3.0 users to download this free update.

Highlights of the changes in Default Folder 3.0.6 include:

  • A fix for a bug that could damage Default Folderis preference file and result in system instability.
  • A new pop-up menu that opens recent and favorite folders in the Finder.
  • Corrections to the "click on greyed-out filenames" feature, which did not work in some Navigation Services dialogs.
  • Elimination of several memory leaks that occurred in Navigation Services dialogs.
  • Resolution of a conflict with Apple Address Book, a component of Appleis European telecom software.
  • The addition of AppleWorks 6 and PowerMail to the exception list of applications that require Navigation Services.


Default Folder is a Mac OS savvy control panel that enhances Open and Save dialog boxes to make it easier for Macintosh users to manage their files. It provides many of the essential features of the commercial ACTION Files, SuperBoomerang, and Directory Assistance utilities, but distinguishes itself by not including some infrequently used extras. By doing this, Default Folder provides faster, more stable, more memory-efficient operation than competitive offerings. Default Folder is also fully compatible with both Navigation Services and "classic" Open and Save dialogs.

Default Folder is available as shareware for US$25. You can find more information at the St. Clair Software web site.