RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

FinderPop 2.5.5

Add new features and make Finder more powerful

by Nick Peers

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Mac OS X
Requirements:

OS X 10.4 or later

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 09 June 2014
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 40
Developer: Turly
RSS News Feed:
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $24.95, from store.downloadcrew.com
FinderPop 2.5.5
Add a slew of conveniently accessible shortcuts and items to the Finder context menu.

Despite the constant stream of improvements and tweaks in each new flavour of OS X, there’s always something that Finder doesn’t do that you wish it did. Or there’s something it does do, but not in the way you’d like it to.

Enter, stage left, FinderPop. It’s one of the few tools that works across a wide range of Macs, from those still running OS X 10.4 (Tiger) on a PowerPC to the latest version of Mavericks. It basically extends the context menu, creating a space where you can place shortcuts to apps, folders, files and more.

Installation is relatively straightforward: download the zip file, extract its contents, open the FPxxx folder, make sure System Preferences is closed and double-click FinderPop.prefpane to install it, choosing All Users if you’re running OS X 10.7 or later.

Once installed, the FinderPop preferences pane will open at the Options tab where you can configure the basic rules for invoking FinderPop, plus add convenient shortcuts that allow you to browse your entire system from the FinderPop menu.

Switch to the Items tab, click the button and a folder will open. This is where you drag any shortcuts – apps, files or folders – for easy access direct from FinderPop’s extended context menu. Use the Appearance tab to fine-tune how it looks, the Active tab to control which apps it works with (plus exclude any apps that you want left alone).

Once configured – you may need to log out and back in again – FinderPop should now be accessible. Right-click any item and its own items appear at the top of the menu. It also makes itself accessible from the menu bar – just click on an empty part to reveal it. Look for the Processes item, which lets you see what programs are currently running.

When you browse the FinderPop menu, you’ll find various combos and key shortcuts trigger other useful actions too: [Cmd]-[Option] displays a Get Info help tag for the selected item, for example, while [g] lets you pick up the item and drag it into a Finder window for copying the selecting item quickly. Press [Tab] and a FinderPop Info window appears, packed with useful information and a rather dangerous trash icon should you wish to delete the parent folder or item.

FinderPop takes a little time getting used to, but persevere and you’ll find it makes Finder a whole lot easier to use.

Version 2.5.5 now correctly recognises certain document types that are effectively folders (such as TextEdit documents) as bundles. Users can peek inside these using the [Shift] key if “Options > Press Shift to get submenus on Bundles/Packages” is enabled).

Verdict:

A little confusing to start with, once you’ve got past the initial barrier, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without FinderPop.

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
PC Wizard

PC Wizard 2012.2.0

Freeware

Discover everything you could possibly want to know about your computer

ForkLift

ForkLift 2.04

Trial Software

Use this Finder replacement tool on your Mac to handle your files more effectively

FileBrowse

FileBrowse 1.2

Trial Software

Navigate your files in style with this impressive browser

AnVir Task Manager Pro

AnVir Task Manager Pro 6

Trial Software

Protect your computer from malware and tweak settings for a performance boost

Other Download Articles From This Category
KCleaner

KCleaner 2.5.1.61

Freeware

Free up valuable hard drive space with the capable cleanup tool

Windows 10 UX Pack 5.0

Windows 10 UX Pack 5.0

Freeware

Give your Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC the Windows 10 look.

Glary Utilities

Glary Utilities 5.31

Free, for personal-use only

Comprehensive suite of PC speedup, maintenance and management tools

Windows 10 Transformation Pack 5.0

Windows 10 Transformation Pack 5.0

Freeware

Give your PC the Windows 10 look.

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $22.95
RRP: $29.95
Saving 23%
Buy Now
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

Unreal Engine 4.8

Free Full Commercial Software

Unreal Engine is Epic Games' game engine, a powerful suite of tools for developing anything from basic 2D games to professional RPGs, first person shooters and whatever else you like.

Wide standards support - DirectX, OpenGL, JavaScript/ WebGL - means your projects can be targeted to almost any platform: consoles, iOS, Android, Windows, OS X, Linux, HTML5 browsers and more.

There's a vast amount to learn, of course, and that's even before you start building your game. But there's plenty of documentation, tutorials, demos and sample projects to point you in the right direction.

The package is now entirely free, too - no annoying limitations, nag screens or anything else. Epic now only requires that you pay a 5% royalty after the first $3,000 of revenue per product per quarter. And even then, you "pay no royalty for film projects, contracting and consulting projects such as architecture, simulation and visualization."

8.48 brings:
    - Optimized grass rendering and procedural foliage system preview
    - Plugins available in Marketplace
    - Improved accuracy for motion blur
    - New Tone Mapper
    - Support for all the latest VR hardware including Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Steam VR and HTC Vive, Leap Motion, and Sony's Project Morpheus for PlayStation 4
    - "Scrubbable" network replays with rewind support and live time scrubbing
    - Visualize the memory footprint of game assets in an interactive tree map UI

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: