Better? Maybe not. But faster, yes. Add this little utility to your Mac and you can go anywhere in the Finder and create new files with little more than a right click on the mouse. This is one of those little paradigm changes that makes the Mac so beloved.
Right Click? Right!
Imagine this. You’re browsing around in the Finder and you decide you need to create a new file. Word, Excel, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, PowerPoint, whatever. How do you create that new file? First, you open the application, then create a new file; usually the New… selection in the app’s File menu, right?
Or, with New File Menu installed on your Mac you can do the deed right in the Finder, right where you want to save or store the file. Right Click is your friend.
New File Menu is both intuitive and instant.
- Right click in any Finder window to create a new file
- Over 30 built-in file templates (please enable the templates you need in the New File Menu Preferences)
- Custom templates are supported, New File Menu is able to create virtually any kind of document
- Path extension is appended automatically
- A sound is played on file creation finish
- The newly created file is revealed in Finder
- You can chose to open the newly created file automatically by enabling the “Open file on creation finish” option in the preferences
That’s about as easy peasy as you can get. Right click, select New File, select which app to use, and, well, done. That’s it. The new file gets created right there, right inside the Finder.
New File Menu works with dozens of different Mac apps and has templates for most. Think of the app as a geeky time saver that is easy to setup and use. What kinds of files can you create? All the basics you need are right there.
- Plain text document
- Rich text document
- MS Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- iWork ’08 / iWork ’09 (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
- OpenOffice / LibreOffice documents (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing)
- Scripts (Shell, Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.)
A few. First, as a Mac user, you need to be Finder centric and keyboard centric. If you are, New File Menu is a godsend. Second, as inexpensive as it is, there is no try-before-you-buy, but it does work in macOS Mojave’s Dark Mode so there’s that.
Nicely done. Useful. Priced right.