Favorites - PS Hot Folders
|Published:||Apr 27, 2008|
|Author:||Michael E, Callahan|
I work with a lot of files and one of the most frustrating things is having to navigate to the same folders over and over. And having to do this because Windows took me to where it want to go. I don't know why Windows Vista Ultimate can't remember where I've just been, but it doesn't seem to. If you have this problem then you're going to want to look at PS Hot Folders, by PS Soft Lab I'm going to be buying some copies of this baby. It lets you get past all of the nonsense so you can easily Open, Browse, or Save As. You configure the program to work with the folders you want. As you work with the program you can refine your categorization because it isn't cast in stone. In testing it out I started out using just some basic folders I use for Editorial here on Tucows and the SIAF. Now, the program puts an icon in the system tray and in the open, browse, and save as dialogs of every program. In the screen shot, taken on my computer, I highlighted, in yellow, a little orange square that's in the Save As dialog in my text editor. Clicking on the orange square gives me instant access to the folder I want to get at. So, it doesn't matter what folders Windows have presented me with. One mouse click and I can see my Hot Folders another click and I select one and my document is save where I want it to be. I love it. I more than love it. I tested it in multiple programs including the Boxer Text Editors, Word, Excel, FastStone Capture, and several more. In each one there was the little orange square in the dialogs that took me to the folder I wanted. Yes, you can also use it from the icon in the system tray, but I liked using the one in the dialog. Now, if you want, you can even assign hot keys to your hot folders and this worked well also. One of the key things is that you must read the welcome tour! That tells you how to go about setting up your groups, adding folders, assigning hot keys, and so on. So, read it. You'll find that once you get going with the program you can go in and make modifications to suit yourself. I went in and added some separators between different groups of folders. This, in my estimation, is a very clever product and I'm making it a Dr. File Finder Favorite and those are few and far between. This is a program you have to try. Wow!
System Requirements: Windows NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista
Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.