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Default Folder X Alternatives

Default Folder X is described as 'Save your files effortlessly and open your folders instantly. Default Folder X makes Mac OS X's Open and Save dialogs work as quickly as you do' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are nine alternatives to Default Folder X for Windows, Windows Explorer and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Listary, which is free. Other great apps like Default Folder X are RecentX, Direct Folders, FlashFolder and FileBox eXtender.

Default Folder X alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Application Launchers or Web Search Engines. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Default Folder X.
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  1. Listary icon

    Listary

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • Windows Explorer
    103 alternatives to Listary 

    Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionListary can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    2.  PortableListary can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Listery is small and fast. And it has the feature I wanted most, one that Listery calls Quick Switch. You go to open or save a file, and see the standard File Dialog Box. Click on an open Explorer Window, and then back to the file dialog box. The file dialog is now in the same folder as the Explorer window you clicked on.

    This is a huge timesaver for me, and the feature I most wanted.

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    RecentX

    • Windows
    266 alternatives to RecentX 

    RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

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    1.  File TaggingRecentX can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionRecentX can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    3.  PortableRecentX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. Direct Folders icon

    Direct Folders

    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    103 alternatives to Direct Folders 

    Access your folders from anywhere.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionDirect Folders can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    2.  LightweightDirect Folders consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    FlashFolder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    15 alternatives to FlashFolder 

    FlashFolder is an open source tool that extends the file-related common dialogs (e.g. open/save dialog) seen in most Windows applications. A small toolbar docks onto these dialogs that provides menus for quick access to recently-used folders, favorite folders and more.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionFlashFolder can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
      Discontinued

      Only inofficial versions for Win7 up ... buggy and no support from Zett42, developer that seems to be out of office. So pls mark as discontinued - average user will have too many problems.

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      FileBox eXtender

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      11 alternatives to FileBox eXtender 

      FileBox enhances Windows by adding several advanced functions to the standard Open File and Save File dialog boxes. (Note that if a program uses its own "private" dialog boxes for these functions, you wont see our FileBox buttons, sorry.)

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      1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFileBox eXtender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
        Discontinued

        FileBox eXtender is no longer supported. The binary builds and source code are available for download.

        Standard Windows File/Save As… box with and without FileBox eXtender buttons
        The heart button (button apperances are easily configurable) displays your "Favorites" menu


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        Folder Menu

        • FreeProprietary
        • Windows
        • Windows Explorer
        13 alternatives to Folder Menu 

        Folder Menu - a tiny, portable folder switching tool and file launcher. You can quickly jump to your favorite folders in explorer, open/save dialog or command prompt...and more. You can also launch your favorite folders, files or urls.

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        1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionFolder Menu can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
        Discontinued

        Last updated 2010/04/23

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      • Chameleon Explorer icon

        Chameleon Explorer

        • Windows
        9 alternatives to Chameleon Explorer 

        Do you need to open a folder? You can open folders everywhere from a menu of your favorite folders, including dialog boxes for opening and saving all programs.

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        Advanced Recent Access

        • Windows
        256 alternatives to Advanced Recent Access 

        Advanced Recent Access is designed to see more properties of your recent used resources (files and directories). Key features: can see more properties of the recent resources, such as path, size, type, date modified and date created. And more.

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        Chameleon Folder

        • FreeProprietary
        • Windows
        10 alternatives to Chameleon Folder 

        With Chameleon Folder you can open recent and favorite folders and files in Windows Explorer, Open/Save dialog boxes, on the Desktop, etc... Just click the middle mouse button and select the necessary folder or file in the menu to open it.

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