Client Folder Maker is a simple, easy-to-use general purpose folder creation and management tool for the busy desktop publisher, prepress operator or web designer. It allows you 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.
After setting a pre-determined archive folder, simply enter the Client or Project Name, the Job or Version Number, and click the "Create Folder" button. Instantly, a new folder hierarchy is created. Client Folder Maker will faithfully create the folder structure based on the client's name and the number associated with that job - with all the support folders inside.
Client Folder Maker utilizes a very simple approach to building custom folder sets for any job. Easily add, rename, or delete folders in the hierarchy and create new files under the folder tree. The hidden gem is CFM's limitless customization of tag variables, so the possibilities for personal customization are endless.
Among Client Folder Maker's most useful features is its ability to import and export Presets via Drag & Drop. You can drag any Preset to the Desktop for setting up another machine, to save and archive, or even to email friends and colleagues. Existing Presets may also be sorted in any way in the list. You can also add useful descriptions for each Preset to better describe its use under different conditions.
Client Folder Maker also incorporates a "Copy To ..." facility. You can place any native file (for example, an InDesign, ScreenFlow, Excel, Quark, etc) inside the "Copy To ..." folder. Now, when CFM is invoked, it will dutifully copy this document to any new folder structure. This is perfect for graphic designers who can easily set up presets for specific job types, such as business card or magazine design.
To aid in building folder presets, you may also Drag & Drop existing folder structures on top of CFM's Preference window. This will automatically create a new preset on-the-fly, based on the content of that folder. All that is necessary is adjusting the tag variables.
Client Folder Maker doesn't stop there. Users can also designate content to
be auto-imported from existing source files. This feature easily copies
content from any text file into the newly created files in the new folders.
It is prefect for users who find themselves using the same base content in
their projects, such as custom HTML markup, jQuery, CSS files, and more.
Most designers maintain an archives or "work in progress" folder on their desktop. Client Folder Maker embraces this methodology by allowing users to select an archive of their choice. Now when CFM is invoked, it will automatically place any newly created folder heirarchy inside this WIP folder.
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. Despite its namesake, Client Folder Maker's default presets aren't limited to simply a "client name" or a "job number." As long as the chosen words or phrases are surrounded in braces, you can create and use any tags you wish.
If you have any questions about Client Folder Maker, or even need help setting up that perfect preset, we invite customers to contact us at any time. We'll be happy to address any potential issues.
1) Users can now drag-and-drop full folder hierarchies directly onto CFM to
create new presets automatically.
2) Users can lock presets to prevent accidental deletion, or manipulation.
3) New "copy to ..." function that allows moving document file types into a
4) Version 4.6.1 now embraces targeted folders for building hierarchies.
5) Through the use of a new Finder Extension, users can invoke a preset by
using the handy Widget directly in any Finder Window, or even contextually,
via Control >> Click.
6) Minor updates for supported file types.
Ratings and Reviews
Great Utility App!
If you are folder structure repeats and you want to be consistent about your workflow for every new project you create, this app is for your. I have the need to create multiple projects on a daily basics, some structures are similar, some are completely different, but maintaining a consistent name convention it’s important to be efficient. Client Folder Maker helps by creating your structure in a split second. There are other ways to automate your folder creation folder, but this app it’s simple, easy to use, drag and drop file structures from finder, insert default files so you are ready to work in a split second. It will be nice to have Global Variables, such as date, also have a duplicate preset sequence button. Great value app, Great job!
What a huge timesaver, incredibly flexible app works great on MacOS High Sierra
I went to the web developers website and watched the video, downloaded the app, modified one of the examples to meet my needs, and quickly had 50 folders, each with nested sub-folders, created with auto-incrementing numbers (in my case, each foldername has an auto-incrementing number assigned to it.) What a huge timesaver. The is very advanced, has lots of features to customize what you are after. This app now looks to be free, the developer deserves a thank you and pat on the back for making such an excellent appllication.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for the kind words! We are continually trying to improve upon the same theme, however at the same time without over complicating CFM. Our aim has always been to keep the UI out-of-the-way - but be there when you need it. This is paramount with any busy design professional.
The app provides a one step process to create a folder and/or nested folders and files. If you have, for example, a new matter or project and you want that project to have a predetermined set of folders/nested folders, this app creates them all in one step. In addition, it creates folders (including nested folders and files) with consisted names across those folders. Watch the video at developer’s site and you can better understand the value of the application.
5 stars for sure.
Developer Response ,
Thank you! With the creation of new text files, you can also assign content to be automatically inserted into the newly created file. Check out the video on our website to see how easy this is done.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.