Focus on Ease of Use
Client Folder Maker utilizes a very simple approach to building custom folder sets for any job. Easily add, rename, or delete folders in the hierarchy and create new files under the folder tree. You can use any other variables in addition to, or in place of the Client Name or Job Number, so the possibilities for personal customization are endless.
When CFM is invoked, simply enter the Client Name, the Job Number, and hit the Build button. Client Folder Maker will faithfully create the folder hierarchy based on the client's name and the number associated with that job - with all the support folders inside.
The hidden gem in CFM is its limitless customization of tag variables, so the possibilities for personal customization are endless. Despite its namesake, Client Folder Maker's default presets aren't limited to simply a "client name" or a "job number." As long as the chosen words or phrases are surrounded in braces, you can create and use any tags you wish.
Among Client Folder Maker's most useful features is its ability to import and export Presets via Drag & Drop. You can drag any Preset to the Desktop for setting up another machine, to save and archive, or even to email friends and colleagues. Existing Presets may also be sorted in any way in the list. You can also add useful descriptions for each Preset to better describe its use under different conditions.
Client Folder Maker ships with default Presents for the design or prepress minded, as well as a simple website structure for web developers. Both have their own unique tag variables, but can easily be customized for any working environment.
Auto Import Content
You can also auto-import content from existing source files. This feature makes it easy to copy the contents from any text file into a newly created file at the time a hierarchy is created. Effortlessly create custom HTML markup, jQuery or CSS files, and insert that content info newly created folder/file hierarchies on-the-fly.
File and Folder Permissions
CFM users can set permissions on files and folders too. This is a boon for web designers who often build very structured folder directories for new clients, which have repeatable content and file/folder permissions.
Auto-Incrementing Tag Variables
Client Folder Maker offers support for auto-incrementing tag variables. Once the auto flag has been inserted, invoking the Contextual Menu will have CFM automatically increment numbers, starting at any number the userdesignates. This feature is handy for creating hierarchies specifically for new customers or billing.
CFM is semi-scriptable. You can attach a PHP, Bash, Shell to a Preset. When Client Folder Maker is invoked, it will run the selected script once the hierarchy is created. Client Folder Maker ships with starter scripts for those who wish to tinker. The end uses of this semi-scriptability are only limited to the user's imagination.
To fill out the existing list of new features, Client Folder Maker now supports colored labels. When setting up hierarchies, simply choose any OS X default (or custom) colors for folders and files.
A Hierarchy By Any Other Name
Design professionals know that adhering to a strict folder hierarchy is paramount when setting up new clients, backing up customer files, and inensuring the ability to search them for repeat jobs. Graphic Designers, Prepress Operators and Web Developers alike will immediately appreciate the convenience and time-savings Client Folder Maker offers.
But it doesn't stop there. As extensible as CFM is, it offers a myriad of different uses. Photographers, Photoshop wizards, programmers, teachers and professors (for Quizzes, Homework, Solutions, Student Records), writers: anyone can leverage and enjoy its benefits.