Geeksuit has announced Client Folder Maker 3.0, a major update to their popular folder creation and management tool for Mac OS X. Client Folder Maker is a simple to use, general purpose folder creation and management tool for the busy desktop publisher, prepress operator or web designer. It allows the user to set up a hierarchy of folders once, then re-create that hierarchy anywhere in the filesystem with just a few clicks from the Finder.
Focus on Ease of Use
Implemented as a Contextual Menu and Preference Pane, Client Folder Maker was developed to help Mac professionals be more productive. When CFM is invoked, simply enter the Client Name, its Job Number, and hit the Create Folder button. Client Folder Maker will faithfully create a folder hierarchy based on the clients name, the number associated to that job, with all the support folders inside. Client Folder Maker utilizes a very simple approach for building up custom folder sets for any job type. Easily add, rename, or delete folders in the hierarchy, as well as the ability to create new files under the folder tree too.
The hidden gem in CFM is its limitless customization of tag variables, so the possibilities for personal customization are endless. Despite its namesake, Client Folder Maker's default presets aren't limited to simply a "client name" and a "job number". As long as the chosen words or phrases are surrounded in braces, users may create and leverage any tags they wish. Client Folder Maker ships with default presents for the design or prepress minded, as well as a simple website structure for web developers. Both have their own unique tag variables, but can easily be customized for any working environment.
Version 3.0 is a major update, and sports a long list of useful, customer requested features. Among Client Folder Maker's most useful new features is the ability for users to import and export Presets via Drag & Drop. Effortlessly drag any Preset to the Desktop for setting up another machine, archive, or email friends and colleagues. Existing Presets may also be sorted in any way in the list, as well as the ability to add useful descriptions for each Preset to better describe its use under different conditions.
Additionally, users may auto-import content from existing source files. This new feature makes it easy to move content from any text file into a newly created file at the time a hierarchy is created. And CFM users can now set permissions on files and folders too. This is a boon for web designers who often build very structured folder directories for new clients which have repeatable content and file/folder permissions.
New Features in CFM 3.0:
* Colored labels
* Custom folder views
* Auto-incrementing variables
* Import/export settings via drag/drop
* Preset descriptions
* Custom permissions
* File content copying
* Fix licensing bug where CFM would forget it's licensed
* Preference Pane interface improvements
Another new feature is Client Folder Maker's support for auto-incrementing tag variables. Once the auto flag has been inserted, when invoking the Contextual Menu, CFM will increment numbers, starting at any point the user wishes. This feature is handy for creating hierarchies for new customers or billing purposes.
To fill out the existing list of new features, Client Folder Maker now supports colored labels. When setting up hierarchies, simply chose any OS X default (or custom) colors for folders and files. CFM is now semi-scriptable; users can attach a PHP, Bash, Shell or Applescript to a Preset. When Client Folder Maker is invoked, it will run the selected script once the hierarchy is created. Client Folder Maker ships with starter scripts for those who wish to tinker, as well as three AppleScripts to set custom hierarchy views. The end uses of this semi-scriptability is only limited to the users imagination.
A Hierarchy By Any Other Name
Design professionals know that adhering to a strict folder hierarchy is paramount when setting up new clients, backing up customer files, as well as the ability to search them for repeat jobs. Graphic Designers, Prepress Operators and Web Developers alike will immediately appreciate the convenience and time-savings Client Folder Maker offers. But it doesn't stop there. As extensible as CFM is, it offers a myriad of different uses. Photographers, Photoshop wizards, programmers, teachers and professors (for Quizzes, Homework, Solutions, Student Records), writers: anyone can leverage and enjoy its benefits.
* Stays out of the way: Implemented as a CMM and Pref Pane
* Limitless Customization
* Zero Footprint
Pricing and Availability:
Client Folder Maker is available under three licenses. A single license is only $19.50 (USD). A Three-User license is $50.00 (USD). A Ten-User license is only $145 (USD). For CFM2 users, upgrade licenses are available at a discounted rate. Note that customers must have their CFM2 serial on hand to use an upgrade license, and must buy the matching upgrade license.