The Finder remains the average Mac users default choice for file moving and managing, but there are options. Here’s one that works well, is easy to learn and use, and has the added benefit of being available within any Mac app because it lives in the Mac’s Menubar.
Moving Files From The Menubar
Drag and drop has long been the Mac user’s friend. Go to the Finder, find a file or folder, select it and drag it to wherever you want the file or folder to go.
That’s a time honored and rather universal way to manage the movement and organizing of files, Mac or Windows.
Is there a better way?
Well, there’s an easier way and it’s called MenuMover, a utility that lives in the Menubar and makes it easy to manage common file and folder management options with a click, and from within nearly any Mac app– without using the Finder.
The list of what you can do to files and folders with a click to the MenuMover icon is remarkably long and all are useful. Click on the image below to see the basics in a larger image, but you’ll get the idea right away.
With a click to MenuMover you’ll be treated to menu options to Move to Documents, Home, Pictures, Movies, Music, Sites, Desktop, Public or Desktop Pictures. You’ll be able to open and close windows, move to Select a file or folder, Copy, Compress, create an alias, or even create a Hard Link to a file selection (all from the Services menu).
Granular configurations also let you move specific file type files to specific folders. In other words, MenuMover is a Mac geek’s powerhouse utility. One function I’d like to see is the use of keyboard shortcuts which would make it a power user app.