Folder Tidy 2.7.5

Quickly organize files and folders

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Featured in "Folders That Spark Joy - Mac App Store (2019)

Take any messy folder and have all the files sorted into tidy subfolders. It can be based on their file type (photos, presentations, PDFs, etc) using the 15+ built-in rules, or create powerful custom rules.

Folder Tidy takes advantage of all available CPU cores so sorting is only limited by disk speed. With a modern SSD drive, it can sort 10,000 files in a matter of seconds.

If it turns out the tidy wasn't exactly the way you wanted it, no problem, just hit the Undo button and everything will be moved back to their original locations.

Folder Tidy has been featured on the Mac App Store (2019), Macworld (2014 GEM), The Sweet Bits, Softpedia, Mac360, MakeUseOf and got 9/10 on Mac.AppStorm.

Security is also important, which is why Folder Tidy is Notarized by Apple, uses the Hardened Runtime for macOS Catalina, and supports the Internet Access Policy for Little Snitch.

Folder Tidy requires macOS 10.10 or newer. Compatible with Mojave and Catalina.
One license is valid for up to 3 Macs for personal or business use.
No subscription required.
All updates to 2.x are free.

Any Folder

Folder Tidy can tidy up any folder, whether it's the Desktop, Documents, Downloads folders or one that's just full of unorganized files.

Simply choose which folder to tidy and another to sort the files into, and it will do the rest.

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Super Fast

Folder Tidy is incredibly fast because it uses Grand Central Dispatch (GCD), a technology in macOS that allows the use of every single CPU core.

During a tidy, the only limiting factor is the speed of the drive.

On a 2018 MacBook Pro (15 inch), it's able to move over 95,000 files to their sorted subfolders in 30 seconds.

Zero Setup

From the first launch, there's nothing to configure for how the files should be sorted, or what goes where.

Enabled by default are 16 built-in rules to sort the most common files types, such as:

  • Pictures
  • Movies
  • PDFs
  • Compressed Files
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing
  • Plus 10 more!

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Custom Rules

Use custom rules to create powerful ways of sorting files. They are based on predicates, just like the search in the Finder. Use multiple conditions on the file properties, such as "Kind", "Created Date", "Size", etc.

For example: Move all files that have the extension "docx" and contain the word "invoice" and was last modified in the last 365 days to a folder labelled "Invoices from 2018".

Each custom rule is saved and can be enabled/disabled for any tidy.


The option to undo the tidy is always available until the app is quit or a new tidy is started.

All files will be moved out of the sorted folder and returned back to their original locations. This allows experimenting with different rules and options until the tidy is exactly the way that's needed.

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Folder Tidy fully undoes a tidy by moving back 96,787 files to their original locations.

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Mojave & Catalina

Dark or light mode, it doesn't mater - Folder Tidy looks great in both on either macOS Mojave 10.14 or Catalina 10.15.

In addition, on Catalina it is Notarized by Apple, and uses the Hardened Runtime to ensure it's the original from Tunabelly Software and hasn't been tampered with.

How to use Folder Tidy

We've created an app tutorial for Folder Tidy that starts with what's available, then how to use each feature or preference. It's a great way to explore and learn all the different options in Folder Tidy and how to create custom rules. We hope you enjoy it!

People love Folder Tidy

We've put a lot of work in Folder Tidy to ensure it is a simple yet powerful way to organize folders that have gotten overrun with files. It's constantly updated (see latest release notes) with fixes, improvements and new features. Plus we offer great support and always try our best to solve an issues or questions that arise.

Folder Tidy has an average of 4.1 stars on MacUpdate.


Folder Tidy is fast and intuitive. Apple Story : Folders That Spark Joy


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    Main Window

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    Built-in Rules

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    Custom Rule

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    In Progress

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    Cleaned up Desktop

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