New File Here adds a "New File Here" menu item to Finder's context menu, enabling you to create files easily in any location.

* It is recommended that you purchase New File Menu instead if you are using Yosemite (OS X 10.10) or later.
* If you upgraded to macOS Sierra, please make sure that "New File Here Menu" is enabled in "System Preferences » Extensions", you may need to disable the extension and then re-enable it if it is already enabled.

New File Here supports templates now! There are over 30 built-in file templates, and you can also add your own templates!

Creating a new document can be a drawn-out process sometimes. No matter what kind of document you would like to create, it usually takes ages to open the application and plough through the menus to create a new file.
New File Here saves you from the tedious steps by providing a shortcut to create files, simply right click on any folder/file and create your new file!

* Features

- Right click on any folder/file and select the "New File Here" or "Services -> New File Here" menu item to create a new file
- Drag an drop to create new file with the file panel
- Over 30 built-in file templates (please enable the templates you need in the Preferences)
- Custom templates are supported, New File Here is able to create virtually any kind of document now
- You can change the file name before creating a file
- Path extension is appended automatically
- A sound is played on file creation finish
- The newly created file is revealed in the Finder
- You can chose to open the newly created file automatically by turning on the "Open file on creation finish" in the Preferences
- You can add your own templates in the Preferences
- You can customize the app behavior in the Preferences

* Built-in File Types

- Plain text document
- Rich text document
- MS Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- iWork '08 / iWork '09 (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
- OpenOffice / LibreOffice documents (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing)
- Scripts (Shell, Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.)
- Many other kinds of documents

Note: In case that the "New File Here" menu item does not appear in the Finder context menu, please relaunch New File Here and then try again. In some OS X versions, you may need to logout and then login again to make the services being updated. Please also make sure that the "New File Here" service is enabled in "System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Services" ("System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Services" for Mavericks).

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What's New

Version 2.4

• Optimized for Yosemite (OS X 10.10)
• Add Finder context menu extension for Yosemite (OS X 10.10)

Ratings and Reviews

Don’t expect it to look just like the windows equivelent but enjoy that it does work!


It’s ok, it adds a useful missing feature from macOS finder in a slightly differnt way to what you might anticipate but, ‘think different’ :-)

Great App, Confusing Context Menu


To get the context menu to show up in all folders:

1. Go in to the app preferences.
2. Click on the “Finder” tab.
3. Add a path to the root of your filesystem, that should be “/“
4. Now the context menu will show up everywhere. Maybe not for other mounted volumes, though, which is a pain.

Ideally, the context menu would show up in all folders by default. Dunno why the app creator chose not to do that.

Very useful file tool !


This app made my work more easy !


Coral Wu
5.3 MB
English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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