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RCDefaultApp Alternatives

RCDefaultApp is described as 'Mac OS X 10.2 or higher preference pane that allows a user to set the default application used for various URL schemes, file extensions, file types, MIME types, and Uniform Type Identifiers (or UTIs; MacOS 10.4 only)' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to RCDefaultApp for Windows, Mac,.NET Framework and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is FileMenu Tools, which is free. Other great apps like RCDefaultApp are Types, Default Programs Editor, FileTypesMan and SwiftDefaultApps.

RCDefaultApp alternatives are mainly Shells but may also be System Tweakers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of RCDefaultApp.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac

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  1. FileMenu Tools lets you customize the context (right-click) menu of Windows Explorer.

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  2. Types icon

    Types

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    “Types” is a free and lightweight utility for Windows that allows you to edit program associations, icons, context menus and other properties of various file types displayed in Explorer.

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    Default Programs Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • .NET Framework

    Default Programs Editor is a powerful but simple file association utility for Windows 7, Vista and XP. This free utility has three main functions: context menu editor, auto-play editor, and default programs association editor.

    Discontinued

    Last update: March 11, 2018 (version 2.7.2676.2142)

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    FileTypesMan

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    FileTypesMan is an alternative to the File Types tab in the Folder Options of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer.

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    SwiftDefaultApps

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Replacement for RCDefaultApp, written for macOS Sierra, in Swift 3.

    Discontinued

    No update for two years, functionality partly broken

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  6. Duti

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    duti is a command-line utility capable of setting default applications for various document types on macOS, using Apple's Uniform Type Identifiers (UTI).

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  7. Winaero Context Menu Tuner icon

    Winaero Context Menu Tuner

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Context Menu Tuner is an application which allows you to customize Explorer's context menu in Windows 10, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.

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  8. Gunners File Type Editor icon

    Gunners File Type Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Gunners File Type Editor allows you to you to create/modify various properties for file extensions. Each user can have different properties for a file extension. For example, the default program to open .txt files when you double click on a file with the .

    Discontinued

    Latest version 3.1.4.8 released on Jul. 9, 2010.

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    LinCastor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    Allows you to handle custom URL schemes or x-callbacks and file name extensions using AppleScript or shell script action.

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    Magic Launch

    • Mac

    Magic Launch is a preference pane that lets you customize the experience of opening files on your Mac. Open your files using the original application that created them or create custom rules to decide which application should open a file.

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