Folder Tidy

Release Notes

If you're new to this app, learn more about Folder Tidy, or check out the full app tutorial to see how it all works.

System Compatibility Notes

If you're running macOS 10.10 or newer, use the latest: Folder Tidy 2.7.5

We are unable to offer older versions that work on 10.7 and 10.8 because they do not have support for TLS 1.2, which is required for secure transactions with Paddle, our licensing provider.


Folder Tidy 2.7.5

October 23, 2019

  • [New] Full macOS 10.15 Catalina support including using the Hardened Runtime.
  • [New] Show alert about undo when starting a new tidy.
  • [Fixed] Issue where elapsed time would be incorrect if it took over an hour for the tidy.
  • [Fixed] Issue where in very specific cases, some files would not be put back when undoing a tidy.

Folder Tidy 2.7.4

August 7, 2019

  • [New] Added Internet Access Policy (IAP) for Little Snitch that describes every connection Folder Tidy can possibly make.
  • [Fixed] Issue where files that were packages (ex: Logic Pro X) would get skipped.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the keyboard delete key wouldn't work for removing custom rules.
  • [Fixed] Issue with the undo feature where it wouldn't be able to move certain files back.
  • [Fixed] Issue where some folders created in the destination wouldn't be removed after an undo.
  • [Fixed] Issue with incorrect rules being enabled if they were rearranged.

Folder Tidy 2.7.3

January 18, 2019

  • [New] Undo feature now runs in the background, with an updated progress.
  • [New] Confirmation dialog shown when quitting to make sure it's clear that the undo is only available while the app is open.
  • [New] Both the source and destination folder path controls are drag/drop enabled for choosing the folders.
  • [New] Minor touch ups to the UX to be both cleaner and clearer.
  • [Fixed] Issue where is was possible in some rare cases that the undo feature wouldn't be able to put all the files back.
  • [Fixed] Issue with the items in the Ignore list not being visible.
  • [Fixed] Issue where in some rare cases files wouldn't be ignored properly if there were multiple folders with the same prefix.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the "Ignore Bundles / Packages" feature wouldn't always work properly.
  • [Fixed] Potential crash when using "name contains" in a custom rule. If this happened, please edit the rule and close it to re-save in the proper format.
  • [Updated] Paddle framework to 3.0.40, which resolves a potential crash when showing the trial window.

Folder Tidy 2.7.2

September 25, 2018

  • [New] macOS 10.14 (Mojave) support including for the new system wide Dark Mode.
  • [New] It now requires macOS 10.10 or higher.
  • [New] Massive speed improvement when the app is sorting through the files. We've reworked the engine that finds and sorts through the files to be smarter and also take advantage of multicore CPUs. These changes will decrease the time to finish a tidy by 500 to 1000%. Sorting through 90,000 files in folders and subfolders used to take 2 minutes & 6 seconds on a test Mac. Now it takes around 10 seconds.
  • [New] The in-progress window now shows the current rule that is being processed.
  • [New] Any errors related to moving files are no longer shown as modal alerts during the tidy. They are now available in a popover by clicking the warning icon that appears in the finished window.
  • [New] Undoing a tidy is now substantially faster.
  • [Fixed] Issue where it was possible for the app to run out of memory when sorting through TBs of files.
  • [Updates] Paddle framework to 3.0.39 to include their fixes and improvements for licensing and activations.

Folder Tidy 2.7.1

December 6, 2017

  • [New] 400% speed improvement when analyzing and sorting folders with a large number of files. Ex: In a test, 6000 files took 71 seconds, now it takes 18 seconds.
  • [New] Overall improvements with the reliability of determining file types and moving them to the correct sub folders.
  • [New] Option to skip traversing inside bundles (ex: frameworks) when enumerating a folder.
  • [New] Changed folder name Music -> Audio & Music.
  • [New] Added crash reporting in the unlikely event something goes wrong.
  • [Fixed] Issue where some developer files (ex: storyboards, xcworkspace, etc) would be incorrectly moved to Documents.
  • [Fixed] Issue where some iWork files would be incorrectly moved to Archives or Documents.
  • [Fixed] Issue where some audio files would be incorrectly moved to Movies.
  • [Fixed] Issue where folders could get moved first before the contents were sorted properly.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the number of of tidied files could be incorrect, depending on the timing.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the number of tidied files wouldn't get reset if a new tidy was chosen.
  • [Fixed] Issue where if an error was displayed during a tidy, that particular rule would not finish.
  • [Fixed] Issue where if an error dialog was displayed during a tidy it would be behind the progress window.
  • [Updates] Paddle framework to 3.0.29 which resolves a number of their bugs related to licensing and purchasing.

Folder Tidy 2.7

July 17, 2017

  • [Updated] The UI/UX of the app - almost everything has been improved!
  • [Updated] The Paddle framework which resolves a number of issues when purchasing or activating a license.
  • [New] When purchasing a license, it will automatically fill in the details in the activation window.
  • [New] Progress window shows the current number of files tidied.
  • [New] Finished window shows the total number of files tidied and the total time it took.
  • [New] Finished window has a button for starting a new tidy without having to re-launch the app.
  • [New] The state of the details disclosure triangle is now persisted across app launches.
  • [New] About window now shows the email and license key for easy access.
  • [Fixed] Issue where if the app couldn't access the last chosen folders, it would try anyways and show an error dialog about not having access. Now it displays a warning and will not allow a tidy until a new folder is chosen.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the app would become unresponsive when running a tidy.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the progress window could become hidden.

Folder Tidy 2.6.3

February 6, 2016

  • [New] Updated Sparkle framework to 1.14.0 to resolve potential security risk (see article on Arstechnica for more info).
  • [New] Using HTTPS for updates to futher improve security.

Folder Tidy 2.6.2

September 30, 2015

  • [New] Improved compatibility with El Capitan (10.11), including when installing future updates.

Folder Tidy 2.6.1

July 12, 2015

  • [New] Added a help button to open the Folder Tidy tutorial.
  • [Fixed] Improved memory use.
  • [Fixed] Other minor improvements under the hood.
Company

Merchant of Record