It has been a long while since I updated The Magic Folder. I have made two really large additions to the Gadget:
- New folder graphics. You ca choose from 4 different folder graphics styles (see below).
- A "The Magic Folder" on your file system. This new folder appears in your C:\Users\<username> folder when you turn on the option. You can save file to this location and have them distributed by file extension wherever you want them.
NOTE: With option #2 you can also add to your right-click Send To folder option to now move files to this location and allow it to be a catchall for all your file types. I will share more on this in an later blog posting – so stay tuned.
Here is a look at the new folder types:
These styles are (from left to right): Magic, Default, Sideway and Skinny.
I have a few other plans in store for this gadget, namely adding an option to allow you to specify your own default location for "The Magic Folder" on your file system. Also, I am probably going to clean up the new images a little, I just do not feel 100% good about them yet. Finally, and ability to add Internet Folder locations (HTTP and FTP folder locations).
IMPORTANT: As is usual, the update was placed on the site around 3:00PM CST. It takes anywhere from 6 to 48 hours for the gadget to be approved and posted. As soon as it is live you should get prompt from the Gadget itself that the update is available.
Let me know what you think about it.