Click to get to the Finder. Click or double-click on a folder, repeat the process as you drill down to find the file you want. That process is so 1999. There’s a better way. Actually, a couple of better ways. One is free. One is cheap. Both give you one-click navigation of Mac folders.
Find Folders And Files Fast Without Finder
The Finder way of finding folders and files is known by all, but decidedly quaint, considering our Macs are capable of more elegant and less clicky solutions.
Even if you use the superior Column View in the Finder, it takes multiple clicks to drill into a folder to find the files or folders you want.
Instead of using the Finder to find, drag the folders you use the most to the right side of your Mac’s Dock; where the documents usually live.
Now, with a single click, you can open up the contents of any folder you moved into the Dock. It’s simple, elegant, free.
Another click is required if you need to drill deeper into a folder, though.
What this clever little app does is make it easier for you to navigate through your Mac’s folders. With a click.
It resides in the Mac’s Menubar as an icon (or, in the Dock). Use the Menu Editor to set up your favorite Mac folders.
Any folders you use in TopHat Folders Menu become instantly navigable with a click.
You can click on a folder in the pop down menu and drill quickly to any file or folder below.
The app displays folders in their order of use but you can also place a folder or a Mac volume (hard disk) at the top of the menu.
TopHat Folders Menu also displays the most used folders, the most recent folders, and gives you one click access to any folder on the Mac– without using the Finder.
The app is a bit reminiscent of the popular MenuPop (no longer free), which brings an app’s menu to your mouse pointer instead of you having to move your hand to get to the menu.