After all, the Finder won’t come to you. Or, will it? Here’s a couple of very cheap ways to bring your Mac’s files and folders right to your face and completely bypass digging into the Finder. One is free. One is almost free. Both are drop dead easy and useful.
Pop Out Folders? Or, Pop Up Folders?
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate the Finder. I just don’t want to hang around there too long. You know, that whole guilt by association thing.
The Finder requires mental effort. Click the Documents folder. Click on a folder inside (and maybe another). Click to find a file.
What’s wrong with bringing the Finder’s function right to your face. SideFolders is a dirt cheap Mac app that gives you nearly instant access to your Mac’s files.
And not just files. Devices. Apps. Downloads. Photos. Movies. Music. Recent files and folder (the kind where you forgot where you put them).
Move your Mac’s mouse pointer to the side of the screen and SideFolder pops out.
What you get is a way to view your Mac’s files and folders, in a Finder-like hierarchy, without using the Finder.
Add frequently used files and folders to the pop out sidebar, and organize them however you see fit.
SideFolders is cheap to buy, easy to use, and a little more than downright useful. Is there a cheaper way?
Yes. Mac360’s Value Vixen™ to the rescue. Yes, click on your Mac’s name while in the Finder. Grab a folder of files and drag them to the right side of the Dock.
Now, when you click on the folder, it pops up to reveal everything inside.
Ain’t life grand? And cheap? Only use the Mac’s Finder when you feel like it. Otherwise use SideFolders or my free idea of the day to bring folder access to the Dock.