File Buddy is quite simply the most powerful and popular high-level file utility available for use with Mac OS X 10.3 or 10.4 Tiger.
File Buddy is a popular and powerful file utility for getting info, finding files, making aliases, freeing your disk of unused files and much more.
Here are some key features of "File Buddy":
· View and edit a wide range of file and folder information.
· Create droplet applications that automatically apply changes to items dropped on them, including the contents of folders.
· Find files and folders using an extensive set of search criteria. Enhance file searches with plug-ins that extend file search capabilities. Conveniently perform a wide variety of actions on found items. Make File Buddy your default file finding application using the File Buddy CP control panel.
· Modify the names of multiple files at once. For example, remove ".txt" from the names of a group of files.
· Use contextual menus to accomplish many tasks in a single step. Contextual menus are supported on all versions of the Macintosh operating systems.
· Create custom icons: from PICTs on the clipboard; from other icons; for folders using a variety of templates; with blank icons; using only small icons.
· Create aliases.
· Find empty files and folders, orphaned files, duplicate files, broken aliases, and unused preference files.
· Automatically repair broken aliases
· Rebuild the desktop file.
· Move, delete, and copy files. Even copy invisible files and use the Replace Different option to skipping copying files that already exist.
· Delete data and resource forks from files.
· Erase files and unused disk space.
· Create snapshots that can be used to track the changes on a disk, such as files installed by an installer. Use snapshots to uninstall applications.
· 30 days or 10 launches, whichever is greater
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
File Buddy commands for Finder contextual menus:
· No plug-in to install. File Buddy’s additions to Finder contextual menus are always available and can be managed using the Keyboard pane in System Preferences, making it trivial to give your favorite commands keyboard shortcuts and remove commands you don’t use.
· Several new commands added and several lesser used commands removed.
Info Window Enhancements:
· Full support added for 256x256 and 512x512 icons.
· Better quality icons when creating custom icons from pictures.
List Window Enhancements:
· Several updates to the various column-specific contextual menus.
Improved icon creation and viewing:
· All new code to create custom icons from image files and image data on the Clipboard produces better icons in sizes from 16x16 to the 512x512-pixel icons introduced in Snow Leopard.