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Client Folder Maker for macOS Receives a Complete Overhaul

Client Folder Maker for macOS Receives a Complete Overhaul

GeekSuit, LLC has released Client Folder Maker 5.0, an update to their popular folder creation and management utility for macOS. Version 5.0 adds a large number of customer-requested features, as well as the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Perfect for the busy web developer, graphic designer, app developer, or prepress operator, Client Folder Maker allows anyone to set up a hierarchy of folders once, then instantly re-create that hierarchy in any specified folder with just a few clicks of the mouse. Users can activate any chosen preset via a Menu Item, Keyboard Shortcut, the Services Menu or even a new Finder Extension.

After setting a pre-determined archive folder (or the Desktop), simply enter the Client or Project Name, the Job or Version Number, and click the “Create Folder” button.  Instantly, a new folder hierarchy is created within its own Archive Folder (or the Desktop). Client Folder Maker will faithfully create the folder structure based on the client’s name and the number associated with that job – with all the support folders and files inside.

I’ve been using Client Folder Maker for 3 years now, and I’m a big fan. I love how it allows me to build custom folder hierarchies for projects that I come back to time after time.

Features include:

  • User-defined keyboard shortcut
  • Colored labels
  • Custom folder views
  • Auto-incrementing variables
  • Import/export settings via drag/drop
  • Preset descriptions
  • Custom permissions
  • File content copying
  • Stays out of the way
  • Can be invoked via Contextual Menu, Menu Item or Keyboard shortcut
  • Limitless Customization
  • Zero Footprint

GeekSuit CEO Ray Barber discusses version 5.0, “With version 5.0, we’ve completely overhauled the application with many new features that I’m sure our customers will immediately recognize and appreciate. Many features are customer driven. An important new feature is that CFM now allows users to set their Archive Folder at the Preset level. It’s no longer a global setting.”

New features include:

  1. Archive Folder Re-Implemented:
    * The Archive Folder is now set at the Preset level (instead of globally). Now, each Preset can have its own Archive Folder set, where newly created Hierarchies will go.  Or the user can merely choose their Desktop as their Archive Folder.
  2. Resizable and Modernized Window:
    * Upgraded the window to use modern automatic layout, making it adapt better for localization and resizing.
    * The presets list now uses a source list style, and the width can be resized.
    * The window is now resizable horizontally as well as vertically.
    * Modernized the layout to eliminate old-fashioned dead space and boxes, while keeping the familiar controls.
  3. Preset-Specific Archive Folder:
    * Moved the archive folder path to be preset-specific, so each preset can create folders in their own parent folder.
    * When adding a new preset, the archive folder defaults to the last-selected one, if any.
    * Improved the appearance of the path control when one isn’t set.
  4. Custom Icon & Label Color for Root Folder:
    * Added an image well to the right of the Preset Label, where an image can be dropped or pasted.
    * If an image is chosen, it is used as the icon of the root folder when invoking a Preset.
    * Right-click on the Image Well to show the Label Colors, to assign a label color to the created root folder.
  5. New Date Variable:
    * Added support for a {Date} variable, which displays a field automatically populated with today’s date, in the preferred short date format.
    * For advanced users, the {Date} variable also supports specifying a custom format using the standard Unicode conventions.
    * Dates can have their own custom separators. e.g. “{Date yyMMdd’T’hhmmss}” to output “181228T134527”.
  6. New AUTO feature:
    * Users can have new numbered folder structures. Each time this Preset is invoked, it is incremented by one (1).
  7. Other Changes:
    * Now supports Dark Mode under Mojave.
    * Icon for Preset Files – Files created when dragging Presets to the Desktop now have a custom icon.
    * Changed the “Directory Name” field prompt to “Folder Name” to be more consistent and intuitive.
    * Renamed the preset name prompt, and moved the launch at login prompt to the same line as the other preferences.
    * Tweaked the color of the label text under the color swatches, to be more visible in dark mode with a light background behind.
    * Added tooltips to the preset controls.

Client Folder Maker ships with default Presents for the design or prepress minded, as well as a simple website structure for web developers.

Pricing and Availability:
Client Folder Maker 5.0 is available in the Mac App Store for $4.99. A 15 day free trial is also available.

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