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Trickster for Mac Review – Magic File Finding

Even the tidiest of users who own a Mac may have files scattered across several folders on your hard drive. Ever tried finding a file through spotlight or even manually tried to look for a file. How much time is spent trying to organise your files to spend ages trying to find them. Thankfully fo us Mac owners this is where Trickster saves the day.

Being a web designer, blogger, football coach/club secretary and working voluntarily for a charity I have lots of files in many folders and sometimes even I have trouble finding them, even though I am quite organised! Thankfully I purchased Trickster for Mac, $9.95, from apparent software which has boosted my productivity and lists all my files together a mouse click away.

What does Trickster do?

Trickster keeps track of all of your recently used files and applications and keeps them all safely listed in your menu bar. From the handy menu bar icon you can find your files and open them up with an application. Within the trickster interface you can drag files to your dock or into an application on your dock to open them. Want to find where a file is contained in Finder? Simply search for the file in Trickster and click ‘Show in Finder’ which opens the folder in which the file resides.

With filters you can limit the results and only find specific files you are looking for , i.e. images. You can even create your own custom filters to only search a particular folder for certain files. Flag important files and add favourites to the sidebar for easy access. Drop files on the trickster icon which will add them to the list.

Why is Trickster better than Recent items and smart folders?

In the apparent softwares own words. Trickster can:

  • Filter results that you don’t want to be shown
  • Shows more results
  • Shows files previews, allowing you to find your file visually
  • Saves your time – it takes less clicks to get to the files
  • Has a Favorites Sidebar for frequently used files or folders
  • Can be controlled from the keyboard

Rating: 5/5


  • Speeds up your workflow
  • Easily Accessible
  • User Friendly
  • Highly Configurable
  • Good value for money


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Trickster is one of my most used apps and I just can’t fault it. If you have lots of files scattered across lots of folders then I would 100% guarantee that Trickster can make life a lot easier and less stressful.

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