“Where did I just save that file to?” is no longer a problem. Tag files, keep a handy floating dock of things you need.

It also allows you to instantly find anything you download, open, or save, even if you can't remember the name.
There is also a cooler area - a dock for your files - where you can store references to files that you are currently using.

-Instantly access the files that you are working on.
-Downloads from the web show up without having to remember the file name.
-Usually access it with a configurable keyboard shortcut.
-Built for macOS Sierra. Runs back to 10.8.
-Works with full screen apps - grab that file without ever leaving full screen mode.
-Shows recent files, favourites (like a dock), spotlight search, or just navigate to any file directly.
-Shows all recently changed files automatically.
-Rename or trash files.
-Preferences for many options.
-Runs as small icon in menu bar.
-Large easy to use UI hides itself when you drag files out.

What's New

Version 2.8.3

bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

needs a bit of work


Hopefully, they'll update this. But why didn't they wait until they'd perfected it? I'm working on a book. Every morning I click Fresh expecting to see the file there. Never. And no, I haven't excluded it in any of the confusing exclude options. What I see instead cluttering up the space are folders such as my entire Home folder or my entire Desktop. You can choose to exclude a folder called "Home," for example. But if you do, since every single file you have is inside the Home folder, will that eliminate everything? It's hard to tell. So far this is very imperfect and amazingly useless.

Two days later: I've moved this up a couple of stars. I found that by flushing out all files and starting from scratch, some of the problems disappeared. The files I've just worked on now come up. I'd still like to eliminate folders like "Home" and "Download" that pop up, but again, if I do, will all the files in these folders be nixed?



Bought this app for one thing, drag files into a queue "The Cooler" so I can remember to get back to them (edit, print, email, etc). In order to do that, you have to have the app running, which is fine, but for some reason they don't have a menu icon that is out of the way. You can drag your files to a "Dropzone" or use a hot key, but the app has to be open, sitting there in your dock. It's annoying! And when I went to the message boards on their site and searched "menu icons" to see if anyone else had requested a menulet, I found a few posts. But these posts dated back to 2009 with more recent ones, and nothing has been done! They say that if you don't want the Fresh icon in your dock, you have to download another 3rd party app that will hide it. Sounds like a pain. I'm not an app developer, but I can't quite see that adding a menulet option is really that complicated. Just let me put a little pea pod in my menu bar!!!!! Bummed that I wasted my money. Off to go find another app. :(

Ties in well to Leap and Yep


The complements Leap and Yep very well. It provides a quick way to see files that you have recently used. This is great when you are working on a project with files spread all over. Leap provides quick access to files with tags, but if you use Spaces and need quick access to files, Fresh is the way to go. The cooler area is nice. I put my most used documents there and I know that I can find them by pushing two keys.

There does seem to be some problems when using Fresh with Spaces. Whenever you click a file in the Cooler or the Fresh List, it switches the screen to the Space where Fresh was orignally opened. A quick search at Ironic's forums showed that Fresh needs to be added to the Spaces list and set to every space. This should be included in the description or on the online help page for Fresh.


Ironic Software, Ltd.
1.7 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015, Ironic Software Ltd.


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