New File Menu 4+

Create files via Finder menu

Coral Wu

    • 4.0 • 20 Ratings
    • 1,99 €



New File Menu allows you to create new files quickly via the Finder context menu.

New File Menu is simply the coolest way to create a new file on the Mac OS X platform, you can right click in any Finder window to create a new file! You can even right click on the desktop to create your files!

Important: New File Menu is implemented as a Finder extension, you need to enable "New File Menu Extension" in "System Preferences » Extensions" to make the context menu appear.

* Features

• Right click in any Finder window to create a new file
• Create new files via drag and drop
• Over 30 built-in file templates (please enable the templates you need in the New File Menu Preferences)
• Custom templates are supported, New File Menu is able to create virtually any kind of document
• Various options to configure the app behavior

* Built-in File Types

• Plain text document
• Rich text document
• MS Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• iWork documents (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
• OpenOffice / LibreOffice documents (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing)
• Scripts (Shell, Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.)
• Many other kinds of documents


Q: I can't find the context menu to create a new file?
A: Please make sure that you've enabled "New File Menu Extension" in "System Preferences » Extensions", and make sure that you've added the specific location to New File Menu preferences.
If the problem persists, please disable "New File Menu Extension" in "System Preferences » Extensions" and then enable it again. The last resort is to relaunch Finder or restart your computer.

Q: There is no file templates available, what can I do?
A: Please remove the "~/Library/Group Containers/" folder and relaunch New File Menu, then the folder should be recreated. (Do remember to backup any important data in the folder before removing it.)

Q: Is it possible to add the context menu to mounted volumes?
A: Yes. You need to add the volumes to New File Menu preferences first.

Q: How to hide New File Menu from the Dock?
A: Please simply quit New File Menu, the context menu extension will continue to work.

Q: Is it possible to make the save panel appear faster?
A: Please enable the "Keep the helper app running in the background" option in the New File Menu preferences, so that the app launching process is skipped.

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What’s New

Version 1.5

• Support Apple silicon

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Ikem64 ,

Almost perfect

The only option I like to see added is "highlight the file for rename".

Developer Response ,

Hi, please try the "Show file on creation finish" option. Thank you!


Funktioniert super

Die App ergänzt MacOS um eine der wenigen Funktionen, die ich von Windows vermisst - bzw. mit dieser App einst vermisste. Sie funktioniert (auch unter Mojave) hervorragend (nachdem man in den Systemeinstellungen der App die nötigen Recht gegeben hat).
Gut gefällt mir auch, dass ich das Kontextmenü mit anderen Dateitypen oder mit bestimmte Pages/Word-Layouts erweitern kann (einfach das gewünschte leere Dokument eines Programms in den Templates-Ordner schieben und dann in den App-Einstellungen hinzufügen).
Wer sich Zeit sparen möchte, statt mühsam selbst kostenlose Lösungen aus dem Internet zusammenzubasteln, dem kann ich diese App uneingeschränkt empfehlen.

Marco___H ,


Schnell und einfach zu installieren.
Nach download öffnen und Freigabe erteilen.
Programme wählen die man im Kontext haben möchte …. Fertig.
Funktioniert einwandfrei und ist das Geld wert

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