QuickFiles is a free Snow Leopard service which will allow you to easily create new files (or folders) in the Finder based on any existing file.
You can even assign a keyboard shortcut to the service to make creating new items in the Finder a snap.
For example, you could use it to create:
· a new empty text file
· a new xml or class file from an existing template
· a new copy of a sales letter or contract that you personalize often
· a new project folder with sub folders and files already in place
· an alias to a file or folder you use regularly
Installation is simple, just move the "QuickFiles.workflow" file into your "~/Library/Services" directory. You may have to create the Services directory if it doesn't already exist.
If it was installed correctly, you should see "QuickFiles" inside the "Services" submenu of the "Finder" menu.
To use QuickFiles, simply open the folder you want to create a new file in, and select "QuickFiles" from the "Services" submenu of the "Finder" menu.
The first time you run QuickFiles, it will prompt you to add templates to the "Library/QuickFiles Templates" directory. Simply copy any files or folders you'd like to use as templates into this directory.
Subsequently, when you run QuickFiles it will display a list of the templates you have added. Select one or more templates and click OK. The selected templates will be copied into the current folder.
You can select multiple templates in the list by holding down the shift key or the command key while clicking items.