Who among the Mac faithful do not have a few utility apps which perform functions that once were common, but have altogether disappeared as OS X advances in the 21st century? That’s the case with FinderPop, once a classic Mac OS utility that give us one-click access from the Menubar to any and every file, folder, and app on the Mac.
Back in the day we Mac users could create a customized menu folder and get to files, folders, and apps with a click to the Menubar. OS X doesn’t provide that kind of simple navigation (though it can be built-in to the Dock) but FinderPop does and then some.
FinderPop is simple for even Mac novices to use, but is also a geek’s delight, overflowing with options to Appearance, Exclusions, Options, and more in the System Preferences > FinderPop menu.
Even the basic default settings are enough to make FinderPop a worthy addition to your Mac. Right-click contextual menus give you a list of apps to use. From within FinderPop you have access to basic Mac file handling– from delete to copy to move, from Preview to QuickLook to GetInfo, and more.
There’s also an option to launch the FinderPop menu without having a Menubar or Dock icon. Simply click in the Menubar. The FinderPop folder is fully customizable. Simply create aliases to apps or files and drop them into the Library > FinderPop folder.
There’s lots more under the hood, but FinderPop has earned a place on my Mac through the years because it brings back functionality the Mac once had but was removed in older versions of OS X, and it adds functions you won’t find in the Dock.
FinderPop is free to use, but should also be called donationware (at least, donations enough to cover the cost of a beer).