In ForkLift 4 beta 4, we have completely redesigned the Info Window as a standalone window and as part of the Preview Pane. The changes in the permissions have to be applied to take effect. As a new feature, it is also possible to calculate the folder size inside the Info Window.
Another big new feature is the Theme Editor. We accidentally left the in-house theme editor in the previous beta version. The user demand for a real theme editor was so high, that we decided to make an easy-to-use theme editor that you can now use to create your own themes.
We have also added the highly requested Warp app as a Terminal app.
We made some changes to the copy engine, copy operations should be faster too.
There are numerous other new features, improvements and fixes in this version.
Check out beta 4 and let us know what you think of it. Please only report new bugs and issues that we listed as fixed but are still available in ForkLift 4 beta 4.
- Option to create and save your own themes – Themes can be created and edited under ForkLift > Settings > Themes
- “New Favorite” and “New Favorite Group” menu items added to the Favorites menu
- Tooltips of the Toolbar buttons
- Tooltips of the icons in the Preview Pane
- Type Select inside the Favorite Manager
- “Close Other Tabs” context menu item of tabs
- Default Folder X integration to detect ForkLift window
- Completely redesigned Info Window
- “Apply” button in the Info Window to apply changes in the Permissions
- Option to calculate folder size in the Info Window
- The “Esc” button is not hard coded to open Quick Open. Quick Open has no default keyboard shortcut, the desired shortcut can be added in the Settings of ForkLift
- Same keyboard shortcut as in Finder (Command-Shift-.) to show and hide invisible items
- Warp as a new Terminal application that can be selected in the Settings
- SSH config handles case sensitivity and comments
- Deleting favorite groups from the sidebar is possible
- New, more visible Edit button in the toolbar
- Context menu item “Duplicate” added to favorites in the Favorite Manager
- It is possible to expand and collapse favorite groups with the arrow keys in the Favorite Manager
- Sound effects after the completion of file operations
- Enhances the presentation of the items in the Activities section inside the Preview pane to display more data
- Improved Apple Script implementation
- Command-Click to open a favorite in a new tab
- Option-Click to open favorite in the inactive pane
- The Date columns can be made narrower and the short form of the Date doesn’t contain the “Time”
- Enhanced, faster copying
- When the selected theme doesn’t exist any longer, the theme defaults to the system theme
- Date added gets updated immediately, which fixes numerous issues caused by the missing date
- Fixes an issue where after a failed move operation the source file could be deleted
- Fixes an issue where no warning was shown when deleting a favorite from the sidebar
- Fixes an issue with the displayed path in the path bar when “Show in Enclosing Folder” was selected during a search
- Fixes an issue where ForkLift couldn’t get the bucket region on Digital Ocean Spaces
- Fixes an issue which made the text in the sidebar smaller
- Fixes an issue where it wasn’t possible to add a favorite in the Favorite Manager
- Fixes an issue where the favorite moved to the last position within its favorite group after it had been edited
- Fixes an issue where the size of the Preview Pane wasn’t restored correctly after a restart
- Fixes a possible FTP TLS data loss issue
- Fixes an issue with the alternating backgrounds when switching between the system appearance themes
- Fixes an issue where the window title wasn’t refreshing
- Fixes an issue where “$SOURCE_SELECTION_PATHS” didn’t handle names with spaces in them correctly
- Fixes an issue with “Calculate Folder Size”
- Fixes an issue where the shortcut “Command-Shift-E” to eject a drive didn’t work
- Fixes an issue where all shares with the same name on different machines got highlighted in the sidebar
- Fixes a display issue of the About ForkLift window when the System theme was dark but the ForkLift theme was light
- Fixes an issue where file selection got lost when the files were grouped
- Fixes an issue where ForkLift displayed an error message when it couldn’t reopen a folder that was deleted in the meantime, the starting directory opens instead
- Fixes an issue where the text in the Go to Folder pop-up remained white the theme in ForkLift was light but the theme of the OS was dark
- Numerous minor fixes and improvements
Download ForkLift 4 beta 4
We have fixed numerous bugs and added some new features to ForkLift 4 beta 3.
We have completely redesigned the Path Bar, the Connect Panel, the Sidebar and the Favorite Manager.
If you previously reported an issue to us and do not see it fixed on this list, then please do not submit a new report. All reported issues have been added to our bug tracker, and we are working our way through them. If you see an issue that we claimed to have fixed but you still encounter it in beta 3, then please submit a new report.
- Flexible Space added to the Toolbar
- Option to remove display of free space next to drives in the sidebar (View > Hide Device Info)
- Option to Show/Hide Path Bar
- Option to Show/Hide Title Bar
- Version number of apps is being displayed in the Info Window (Preview Pane and Get Info)
- It is possible to use the Enter key on the numeric keypad in keyboard shortcuts as a single key, or together with other modification keys
- The Enter key on the numeric keypad works as the Return key until that is modified in the Settings
- Type Select in the Favorite Manager for easier navigation
- Redesigned, less dominant Path Bar
- Redesigned Column Headers in List View
- Redesigned and improved Sidebar
- Redesigned and improved Favorite Manager
- Redesigned Connect Panel
- Order of Views in the menu is the same as in Finder
- When multiple items are selected, the menu item Copy Path shows Copy Paths
- Added Base URL to the Connect panel
- Esc button to close the Connect Panel
- Note field on the Connect Panel
- Fixes an issue where selecting Commands > Manage tools… from the menu could result in a blank Settings window
- Fixes an issue which didn’t allow text size settings to be applied in Column View
- Fixes an issue with Workspaces not being restored
- Fixes an issue where the Date Modified and the Tags columns in List View could be empty
- Fixes an issue with blurry icons in Icon View
- Fixes an issue where the name of a favorite didn’t get saved when the favorite was created with a different name from the Connect Panel
- Fixes an issue where “Reveal in Finder” opened the selected file in its default app instead of ForkLift when ForkLift was set as the default file viewer.
- Fixes a compatibility issue with certain versions of SSH
- Fixes an issue with network favorites imported from ForkLift 3
- Fixes an issue which caused slow navigation of big files when the Preview Pane was enabled
- Fixes an issue where adding favorites to an empty favorite group wasn’t possible
- Fixes an issue where dragging favorites into another favorite group wasn’t possible
- Fixes a possible crash when dragging a favorite into another favorite group inside the sidebar
- Fixes a graphical issue in the Connect Panel when the protocol VNC was selected
- Fixes an issue where it wasn’t possible to save Favorites without filing in certain (unnecessary) fields on the Connect Panel
- Fixes an issue where “Open in Terminal” opened the parent folder, and not the selected folder
- Fixes an issue where favorite group position didn’t get saved when the group was placed above devices and/or shares in the sidebar
- Fixes an issue where favorite groups in the sidebar could jump back to their previous positions after connecting to a favorite inside the group
- Fixes an issue where the locations of the favorite groups didn’t get saved
- Fixes an issue where deleting favorite paths wasn’t possible
- Fixes issue where the folder structure wasn’t remembered after a restart in Column View
- Fixes a possible data loss when the user moved a file into a target folder without permission to write
- Fixes a window placement issue where the window wasn’t retained correctly when there was no window open and a new window was opened from the menu or from the context menu of the Dock icon
- Fixes an issue where the focus wasn’t following the renamed item when it moved out of view
- Fixes an issue in Icon View where the icons weren’t aligned correctly if the names of some items were multiple lines long
- Fixes an issue where the file became empty while it was in rename mode when the user changed tabs
- Fixes an issue where using the Tab key to switch panes wasn’t possible when the Favorite Manager was active
- Fixes an issue where some view settings weren’t restored when the user closed ForkLift with no window open
- Fixes an issue with the alternating backgrounds when the “Default” theme was selected in ForkLift and the user switched between Dark and Light modes in the System Settings
- Fixes the tab order in the Connect panel
- Fixes an issue where ForkLift showed a blank panel when the Connect Panel or the Favorite Manager was open after startup and that was closed by the user with “Cancel”
- Fixes Apple Script support issues
- Numerous minor fixes and improvements
Download ForkLift 4 beta 3
We have fixed numerous bugs that were reported to us and added some new features. If you previously reported an issue to us and do not see it on this list, please do not submit a new report. All reported issues have been added to our bug tracker, and we are currently working our way through them. Hopefully, we will address all of them soon. However, if you see an issue that we claimed to have fixed but still encounter it in beta 2, please submit a new report.
- Added support for ssh identity agents
- Added support for ssh configuration file
- Added support for Apple Script
- Added 2 new themes
- Fixes a possible crash when opening a new tab while the Connect Panel was open
- Fixes an issue that prevented the creation of simple key keyboard shortcuts
- Fixes an issue with placement of the View Options pop-over
- Fixes an issue where ForkLift asked to download Xcode even when SCM Status wasn’t enabled
- Fixes an issue where in some cases a blank pop-up was displayed after connecting to SFTP
- Fixes an issue where previewing large text files could cause hangs
- Fixes an issue where the selection in the sidebar of the Settings window could get lost for users not using ForkLift in English
- Fixes an issue where the word “copy” got added at the end of the file names when a new item was created or when items got compressed
- Fixes an issue with the “Reveal in ForkLift” quick action service
- Fixes an issue with the missing Service menu and context menu items
- Fixes an issue where Arrow keys couldn’t be used in keyboard shortcuts
- Fixes an issue with missing options in the Group by setting in the View Options
- Fixes an issue where the Info Window couldn’t be closed with Command-W
- Fixes an issue that prevented double-clicking in Column View
Download ForkLift 4 beta 2
As you probably know, ForkLift 4 has been in the making for an extended period of time, longer than we anticipated or desired. But finally, the wait is over and we are ready to release the first beta version of ForkLift 4. We hope that you will like the new version. We would greatly appreciate it if you could help us by using the beta version and providing us with feedback.
Renaming a single file on a Mac is very easy. But often you need to rename more than just one file. Sometimes you need to rename hundreds or thousands of files at once, and nobody really wants to select each file one by one and change each name manually. In cases like that, you should use apps that can easily rename multiple files at the same time.
How can you rename files in bulk on a Mac easily?
To batch rename files on a Mac, you can use:
- Finder, the built-in file manager of macOS
- Batch file rename apps, such as ForkLift
- Terminal, the built-in command line interface of macOS
We have lowered the price of ForkLift and have moved to a new pricing model.
Buying a license to ForkLift allows you to use ForkLift for as long as you want and to install all minor and major updates for one year. If you wish to install a new version of ForkLift after that, you will need to renew your license. After the renewal, you will have access to free updates for one more year again.
If you buy ForkLift 3 now, you will be able to install all the updates to ForkLift 3 for one year and even to ForkLift 4, should ForkLift 4 come out within 12 months after the purchase. And even if you don’t want to renew your license, you will be able to keep using ForkLift for an unlimited time.
This change in the business model doesn’t affect license owners who have bought ForkLift 3 before the change, they can continue using ForkLift 3 and install all future updates to ForkLift 3 for an unlimited time. However, for these existing users, ForkLift 4 will be a paid upgrade.
From now on, our prices are the following:
Single-user license $19.95
Family license $29.95
Small business license $69.95