The FLFileCalendar application displays your files on a calendar according to their creation or modification dates. It can fulfill the following roles: file finder, work reminder, and work historian.

File Finder

The normal file-manager convention is to show files in a folder tree. This can be sufficient if you are very organized, but unfortunately many of us are not. Often we are a bit lazy when selecting appropriate destinations for Save-As operations.

This is where FLFileCalendar comes in. As long as you know roughly when you saved a file, you should be able to find it quickly in the calendar.

Work Reminder

When starting a new workday or returning from a vacation, you sometimes need a reminder of which files are currently in work. FLFileCalendar will do this for you, by listing the files modified on your last day. (Note that it allows you to choose a specific sub-tree and also apply filter strings, so you should not have to wade through a huge list of irrelevant files.)

Work Historian

Sometimes you need to examine the history of a project, to go back and see what was done and when. FLFileCalendar supports this as well. If your sub-tree is of a reasonable size and the storage is relatively fast (particularly if you have a Mac with a solid-state drive), you will be able to scroll back quickly, one week at a time.

NOTE: File management tools generally have the weakness that it often takes a very long time to scan large mass-storage devices, particularly when they are external. (You may have seen how long it takes a Mac or Windows machine to index a full USB thumb drive.) FLFileCalender's approach to this problem is to allow for sub-folder scans and excluded folders. You may select your entire user folder as the "base folder" then specify a number of more-manageable "sub-folder" trees. Then you can use the "Filter" feature to skip any irrelevant or uninteresting files and folders.

What's New

Version 1.6.2

-Added an "Include" filter and combined it with the existing "Exclude" under a new "Filter" button. This new feature will allow you to set the calendar to only display file paths containing particular strings.
-Moved the time column in the "calendar day" popup to the left edge of the table, to make it more visible. This could be useful if you use the application to track iPhone snapshots of business receipts, since the popup can now show date, time, location, and thumbnail picture, all in one view.
-Added a time stamp to the "Loaded" message.


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