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July 2nd, 2024

Trickster - Manage Your Files Like a Pro

Mac Apps
Trickster Interface
Trickster Interface

Trickster is one of those apps you have to use consistently in order to appreciate what it can do. It takes some thought to set it up and you may even need to refine that after some use. But, once you get it dialed in and are used to using it, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. Trickster is for people who work with files, whether they be photos, or word-processing documents, spreadsheets, screenshots or whatever. If your computer usage is limited to using your browser and gaming this is not an app you'll get much value out of, but if you do much writing, design, development or photography, you should take advantage of the 14-day full featured trial on the developer's website to see if it will improve your workflow.

The developer describes Trickster like this - "Trickster keeps track of recent files you’ve been using on your Mac and gives you super easy and lightning fast access to them." It's easy to summon and navigate using the keyboard. It's a menu bar app that opens a window with access to different file lists when summoned. You can perform many Finder functions (delete, rename etc.) right in the Trickster interface. It supports drag and drop functions too. Trickster makes it easy to find files, especially if you make use of its advanced filtering options. You can include or exclude any file type or folder in your search criteria. You can set up favorite locations if your don't match the preconfigured favorites. It works fine with multiple cloud services even if you have more than one account per service (e.g., work and personal One Drive accounts).

Trickster is $29.99 on the developer's website where you get a two-week free trial or you can get it from the Mac App Store for the same price. It's also available as part of Setapp, the Mac app subscription service with over 240 apps for $9.99 a month. It was last updated one month ago, and its privacy policy states that it collects no data on users at all.

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