Create new documents directly in open folders

runs on Mac
screenshot of Document Palette

Organization is everything. You can have all kinds of swell stuff, but if it's just crammed in a closet and you can't find what you want, you might as well not bother to have it. The same can be true for your computer.

Often when you work on a project, it's a good idea to put related files together. When you're working on the Johnson Proposal, a folder named "Johnson Proposal" might be a great place to keep all the documents, spreadsheets, images, and more that you're using to work on the project. It's easy to drag existing files into this location, but when you have to create a new Word DOC or open a text file for the next page you're going to code, it can be a pain to open the new file, and then immediately have to browse to that folder where you're keeping everything, in order to save it along with its accompanying files. If you could open a new document and already have it in the right location, you just might save some time.

Document Palette is a tool that lets you do that. Pre-load it with the types of files you might be interested in opening—maybe Word DOC files, Excel XLS files, a TXT file or two. Now when you want to create a new file, just navigate to the target directory, activate Document Palette using [Control]+[Option]+[Command]+N, pick a document type, and you're off and running. In addition to using it for new empty documents, you can grab files with content to use as templates.

Document Palette is a Mac application. It's a Universal Binary that runs under OS X 10.3 or later.

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One Response to “Create new documents directly in open folders”

  1. Curt@dk says:

    Great Idea. I sure hope this will come for Windows, too! 😉