Keep Your File List Fresh – Mac Only

Here are three among many things I really hate about files downloaded from the internet:

– sometimes they use extremely crazy name such as “ad724bcb-0e34-b538-b712-1e4cc553c114.flv” or “ix5rba2UjXQ.mp4″ (They are real names, I didn’t make them up).

– sometimes they are saved not with the date they were downloaded but with the date they were created.

– sometimes they are saved in the unknown location.

Now, here’s the reasons: the files becoming difficult to find. I can’t use “Find” because I don’t know the name, I can’t use sorting by date because the possibilities are endless, and I can’t do manual search either because the location is unknown. Then after a while, they are totally forgotten.

Then I find Fresh, a solution to that kind of problems and more, from the creator of Deep, YEP and Leap. I’ve been using it only for few minutes and already falling in love to it.

Fresh from the Fridge

This newborn small app (version 1.0.0, only 1.2 Mb in size) will show two main area across the screen.

The upper green box called “Fresh Files” contains icons of things that have been modified recently in our computer: downloaded files, documents, musics, images, videos, everything.


The lower tosca box called “The Cooler” is the place for users to put their files to keep them fresh. This would be the perfect place to put documents which constantly being worked on.


There will also be a small grey area on the right side of the screen where users can drag files to give tags. And tagging is one of the strong points of this app. Users can find files with tags easier.

There’s another way to tag. User can select one or multiple files from the Fresh main window and then push the Enter key on the keyboard.


Another great feature of Fresh is that users can easily attach files they are working on to mail by simply dragging and dropping the file(s) from Fresh windows to the mail.

Here’s the trick I found by accident: if you drag the file from Fresh windows to a text file, you will get the path where the file is located. Something like this: “/Users/name/Documents/Blah-blah-blah/Keep Your File List Fresh – Mac Only.rtf”

Love at first sight

I’ve mentioned earlier that I’ve fallen for this app from the first sight. The interface is beautiful and it solves my problem. But I kinda hate the app icon, though…

The developer – Ironic Software also provide users with very clear text and video tutorial on the web page, so new users can start in no time.

It’s worth mentioning that Fresh is not a free app, it’ll cost you US$ 9 if you bought it from the developer. But it’s available for free for a limited time from MacHeist 3. All you have to do is to sign up and do the “nanoMission 2”.

Try Fresh and share your opinion in the comment below.

Jeffry Thurana
Jeffry Thurana

Jeffry Thurana is a creative writer living in Indonesia. He helps other writers and freelancers to earn more from their crafts. He's on a quest of learning the art of storytelling, believing that how you tell a story is as important as the story itself. He is also an architect and a designer, and loves traveling and playing classical guitar.

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