File Cabinet Pro

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File Cabinet Pro teaser image.

What is File Cabinet Pro?

File Cabinet Pro is the file manager for the macOS menu bar. Quickly navigate to files without cluttering your desktop. Open, move, rename, compress, tag, trash, copy and paste files, all from the menu bar. You can open many file types natively in File Cabinet Pro or open files by launching other applications. It’s easy to click into directories in icon view, drill through directories in list view, or navigate the file tree in column view.

File Cabinet Pro list view screenshot.
View files in a list with File Cabinet Pro.

File Cabinet Pro column view screenshot.
View files in columns with File Cabinet Pro.

File Cabinet Pro Mac App screenshot of cover flow view.
View files in cover flow with File Cabinet Pro.

File Cabinet Pro Mac App screenshot showing New Tab menu item in pop up menu.
Open directories in new tabs with File Cabinet Pro version 6.0 and later.

File Cabinet Pro is also a document-based application that ships with a built-in text editor, image viewer, pdf viewer, and media player. Some of the file types File Cabinet Pro can open for editing/viewing include:


-Plain text files (txt)
-Rich Text Format (rtf)
-Rich Text Format Directory (rtfd)
-Markdown (md)
-Portable Document Format (pdf)


-Portable Network Graphics (png)
-Joint Photographic Experts Group (jpeg)
-Tagged Image File Format (tiff, tif)
-Bitmap image file (bmp)
-Photoshop File Format (psd) Import only
-Scalable Vector Graphics (svg) Import only



With File Cabinet Pro you can:

∙Create subdirectories.
∙Click into subdirectories and open documents.
∙Open directories in new tabs.
∙Tag files easily. Select files in File Cabinet Pro, right click, and then simply add or remove file tags from the control in the context menu.
∙Show selected files in Finder.
∙Rename files.
∙Copy and paste files.
∙Show hidden files.
∙Show package contents.
∙Compress files.
∙Trash files.
∙View items as icons, in a list, in columns, or in cover flow view.
∙Launch the application at login. You can have File Cabinet Pro automatically launch when you login to your Mac (optional feature, disabled by default).
∙Create a list of all your favorite directories in the sidebar.
∙Create and edit txt, rtf, rtfd, and .md files using the built in lightweight text editor.
∙Create txt, rtf, rtfd, and .md files from text data currently on the clipboard.
∙Create text documents from Finder using File Cabinet Pro’s Document Creator Finder extension (Note: To use this feature, you have to enable the Finder extension in System Preferences under the “Extensions” tab).
∙Rotate images, crop images, and apply filters to images using the built in lightweight image editor.
∙Watch video and play audio files using the built in media player.
∙View pdf files using the built in pdf viewer.
∙Revert document versions for supported editable document types.
∙Set a Global Hotkey for showing and closing the File Cabinet Pro window (optional feature, disabled by default).
∙Preview selected files in Quicklook by pressing the spacebar.
∙Share files in apps that support Sharing extensions like Mail and Messages.
∙Verify the SHA256, SHA1, or MD5 checksum of files using the “View Checksum in File Cabinet Pro” Service.

I opened File Cabinet Pro for the first time and it says the folder is empty. What do I do?

The first time you open the application, the default local folder File Cabinet Pro displays is empty. To add files, you simply drag and drop them on the window. If you right-click the window’s background, you can create a directory or a new text document. If you want File Cabinet Pro to display another directory that is already on your Mac, you can change the default directory location in Settings.

How do I get to Settings?

To go to Settings, click the gear button at the bottom of the window and choose the “Settings” menu item from the pop up menu. You can also use the command+comma keyboard shortcut.

Can I see a file in File Cabinet Pro in Finder?

Yes. To view a file that you see in File Cabinet Pro in Finder, make sure the “Show in Finder” Service is enabled in System Preferences. If the “Show in Finder” Service is enabled, you can simply right-click on a file in File Cabinet Pro and choose “Show in Finder” from the pop up menu.

When I double-click a file in File Cabinet Pro, the file opens in File Cabinet Pro. Can I have File Cabinet Pro open a different application instead?

Yes. You can have File Cabinet Pro open files in another application. All you have to do is navigate to Settings and uncheck the file type under the “File Types” toolbar item. You can also right-click on a file and choose from a list of supporting applications under the “Open With…” submenu.

File Cabinet Pro comes with a built-in Text Editor; how do I create a new text file?

To create a new text file, right-click on the window’s background to bring up the pop up menu and navigate to the “New Document” submenu. From there you can create a new .txt, .rtf, or .rtfd file.

How can I create a new directory in File Cabinet Pro?

Right-click the window’s background and select the “New Folder” menu item.

How can I rename a file?

Click on the file you want to rename to select it. Once the file is selected, click the file’s title to begin an editing session.

I closed the sidebar, how can I get it to reappear?

You can toggle the sidebar’s visibility using the Command+Option+S keyboard shortcut.

I have another question about File Cabinet Pro. Where can I ask?

You can contact us here.

Watch videos of File Cabinet Pro on YouTube here.

You can purchase File Cabinet Pro on the App Tyrant Store.

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