Trickster - Quickly access relevant recent files, folders, and apps

What are others saying about Trickster?
- "Incredibly useful, nicely designed. The simple 'Help' is perfect" - Smile Software
- "A handy tool for tracking and working with documents, folders, and other data." - Macworld (4 mice)
- "Trickster is easy to figure out, fast, and looks nice." - $2-tuesday
- "Where Trickster does the trick for me is with its keyboard navigation." - Macstories
- "I’m always on the lookout for productivity boosters, and Trickster has me in love." - TheNextWeb

If you work with files, Trickster is the ultimate productivity booster for you.

Quickly access to your recently used documents, folders, and applications.
All your important stuff is now just a couple of clicks away, accessible from your menu bar.

Did you just open a document in Pages? It’s in Trickster.
Did you just download a file? Don’t bother searching your downloads folder. Trickster has it one click away.
Did Dropbox sync files from another computer? It's in Trickster.
Everything you were supposed to be working on is a click away, ready when you are.

Some of the things Trickster can do:
- Drag and drop files from Trickster to Finder or any other application like you'd do from Finder.
- Open files and applications from Trickster, preview them or reveal in Finder.
- Includes ​Preset filters to only display images, audio files, videos, documents, applications, folders and specific locations.
- Create your custom filters based on location, file types, Finder tags or string matching.
- Track only relevant files and ignore all the rest.
- Favorites "sticky" bar gives you fast access to your most frequently used files, folders, and applications. Drop files on a 'favorite' folder to move it there or drop on a 'favorite' application to open it with that particular app.
- Add files to any notebook on Evernote

Trickster is 100% keyboard-friendly. For ultimate productivity and speed, you can use it entirely without a ​mouse or combine mouse with keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys.

What's New

Version 2.8

- Added a Preference to disable window detaching behaviour
- Keypad Enter key now functions as Return key instead of doing nothing
- Improved compatibility with Bartender application (now Trickster's menu bar icon can be hidden in Bartender)

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Unorganized Guy’s Best Friend


I tend to save things in places that I don’t quite remembe where it was. And even when I do know where it is, it take many clicks to get to that folder. Trickster has made my life much easier as I know to go here right away. Being able to omit certain folders makes it better than the “all my files” view in the OS finder. Highly recommend.

One of my indispensable apps


Trickster has become an indispensable part of my work and daily Mac use. It’s such a useful tool that I wouldn’t want to go without. I’ve been using it for years, and it’s always been solid

Trickster is a time saver and the support is excellent

Cave Hoek

Trickster stays out of your way as a small icon in your menu bar until you need it. And then it is a life saver for accessing the recent history of applications you have run and the documents that you have modified. I also love how it knows about your Dropbox folder. Trickster really comes in handy if you find yourself opening the same document sequentially in two separate applications.

I had an issue where I added my own excluded path in the file tracking settings, and then Trickster wouldn't actually use it to filter anything. I posted a bug report on the ApparentSoft Trickster support forum and their friendly developers responded promptly and professionally. We discussed my issue and they soon provided a download for a new beta version with a fix. I'm now using and have not had problems since.


Apparent Software Inc.
4.5 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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