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Michael E. Cohen Adam Engst 18 comments

Apple Takes macOS to Big Sur… and to 11

Described as being the biggest update to macOS since OS X, macOS Big Sur features streamlined design, more customizable controls, privacy enhancements, and increased interoperability with iPadOS and iOS. X hasn’t marked the spot for several years, but we’re now in Spinal Tap territory: it’s macOS 11.0 Big Sur, for those who are keeping score.

Adam Engst 34 comments

TipBITS: Stop Getting Finder Windows in Tabs

Frustrated by having drives and folders in the Finder open in tabs instead of new windows, Adam Engst discovered that there are two preferences that control this behavior, and one is in a surprising spot.

Sharon Zardetto 9 comments

macOS Hidden Treasures: The Mac’s Hidden Markup Tools

The Preview app has long provided tools that let you mark up an image with arrows, text, and even free-form drawing. But other Mac apps—Mail, Notes, Photos, TextEdit, and more—also provide access to similar markup tools, and now macOS 10.14 Mojave makes them available even in the Finder and the new screenshot interface.

Default Folder X 5.3 Agen Schmitz No comments

Default Folder X 5.3

Adds full support for macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($34.95 new, free update, 8.6 MB)

Sharon Zardetto 31 comments

macOS Hidden Treasures: Batch-Rename Items in the Finder

It’s a cinch to rename a file or folder in the Finder. But renaming a group of them in a common way—appending a project name, fixing a repeated misspelling, or adding serial numbers? That, too, can be easy, with the Finder’s often-overlooked batch-renaming capability.

Default Folder X 5.2.5 Agen Schmitz 1 comment

Default Folder X 5.2.5

Brings preliminary support for macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($34.95 new, free update, 7.7 MB)

Adam Engst 38 comments

TipBITS: Reveal Invisible Files on the Mac with a Keystroke

If you’ve ever needed to work with invisible files on your Mac but didn’t want to drop into Terminal, read on for the secret keyboard shortcut that reveals the files and directories that are normally hidden in the Finder.

Default Folder X 5.2.4 Agen Schmitz No comments

Default Folder X 5.2.4

Adds support for Forklift and improves speed and reliability of switching within file dialogs. ($34.95 new, free update, 7.7 MB)