FoldersPopup is a well-designed tool which makes it easier to browse to your most frequently-used folders.
Suppose you're in an application, for instance, and click File > Open, Save As, Export or just about anything else file-related. If your target folder is far away then it could take quite a few clicks to find it. But with FoldersPopup running, just middle-click the mouse or press Win+K and a menu appears with various shortcuts. Common folders like Desktop, Documents, \Windows or \Program files are a click or two away, your most recent folders also appear on the list, and once you select something the Save As dialog updates immediately.
This isn't just about Open and Save actions. FoldersPopup can also be used within Explorer as a quick way to switch folders. Or if you're at the desktop and need to check the \Program Files folder, you can have the program launch Explorer there (or anywhere else on your list) in a flash.
Best of all, this even works at the command prompt. So there's no more typing a really long path, only to realise it contains spaces and you missed the quotes: just activate FoldersPopup and choose your folder with a couple of clicks.
The program delivered great results for us, but if you've any problems then there are plenty of settings and configuration options. In particular, you're able to set custom hotkeys or mouse actions for every FoldersPopup feature. And you're not restricted to a single list of "favourite folders": you can organise them into as many submenus as you need.
Version 3 brings:
- Support favorite documents (local or network files), web links as popup menu items.
- Popup favorites menu by left-clicking on the Tray icon.
- Menu icons for submenus, folders, special folders, documents and links.
- Configurable menu icons size and option to display menu icons or not.
- Dialog boxes and menu colors with choice of themes (see how to configure color themes in the folderspopup.ini file).
- Remove “supported dialog boxes” management, all dialog boxes are now supported, user should only invoke favorite folders in file selection dialog boxes.
- Choose the destination submenu when adding a favorite.
- Redesigned Tray menu with integrated favorites menu.
- Add a mouse or keyboard hotkey to open the recent folders list.
- Allow to select no mouse trigger for popup menu.
- Open Settings dialog box by double-clicking on the Tray menu.