Computers are supposed to take care of repetitive tasks, right? Then how come we’re always digging around in our Documents folder or the mess on the Desktop looking for the same files and folders?
A little organization might help. So would a slide-out shelf where we could keep our most frequently used files and folders. Here’s a cheap little app that puts the fun back in fundamentals.
Finder Sidebar vs. SideFolders
The Mac’s Finder has a Sidebar function. Drag and drop files, folders, apps to the Sidebar for quick access. The only problem is that the Finder’s Sidebar has limited functionality and definite limits in usage.
SideFolders is a Mac app that adds a humongously functional sidebar to the left or right of your Mac’s screen.
Flick the mouse pointer to the SideFolders Sidebar and it pops out, ready to use.
What’s it good for? As with the Finder’s SideBar, it holds files. It also holds folders. And you can browse what’s in those folders in a Finder-like hierarchy.
Big woop, right? Here’s the killer function. It’s a pop out Sidebar that’s always available. Flick the mouse pointer in the right direction, and the SideFolders Sidebar pops out.
So, there’s no need to use the Finder, no need to worry about which Finder hierarchy to use (list, column, icon, CoverFlow) to find frequently used files. Flick. Select. Browse. Done. Here’s what it looks like from the right side of the screen:
Notice the SideFolders Sidebar headings. Devices. Shared. Places. Recent. Downloads.
Drag frequently needed files or browse often used folders right from the Sidebar to a specific location on your Mac, a connected Mac or device. It’s that easy.
You won’t need to leave the app you’re using at the moment, either. No need to find the Finder.
Add more Places destinations with a click. Browse Documents and files and folders with a click, all without using the keyboard or the Finder.
Organize files and folders in SideFolders as you need. When you’re done, the SideFolders Sidebar slides out of site. And, the developer does this the right way. Buy it online using the Mac App Store, but download a trial from his site. Try before you buy. Inexpensive and useful value.