Set default apps for your Mac

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So there you are, sitting at your Mac, just getting all kinds of work done. Open this file, go to that website, you're on a roll now. Okay, now double-click on that file. Darn! It's opened up in TextEdit again, when you'd rather use BBEdit or some other tool.

You can always open a Finder window, right-click on your file, and open the Get Info box, and then choose a default application from the Open With list, but that's kind of slow and tedious. Isn't there a better way to choose default applications for different types of files?

Welcome to RCDefaultApp. A preference pane, it's installed into your System Preferences. Open it up, and you've got several ways to tweak your system so that files and documents will open with the tools you really want to use. Unlike the Get Info solution, you can work on several file types at a time, assigning default applications by file name extension, MIME type, or Mac file type. Make sure that all your text files open in your favorite text editor; know that all your URLs open in your default browser and not in Internet Explorer 5.

RCDefaultApp is a Mac application. It runs under OS X and is compatible with systems using version 10.2 or later.

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