OS X: Right Click New File

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QUESTION
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I am switching to Mac from Windows, and miss the option Windows had to be able to right click inside any folder and select New …text file, word document, etc… Can you do this on a Mac?  

 

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ANSWER
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Short answer? No.

There a few pretty viable workarounds though!
1. Terminal: Open terminal, cd to whatever directory you want to create the file in and enter the command “touch NewFileName.txt” and you’re done!

2. NewDoc: Search the Mac App Store for NewDoc, and you will find a poorly reviewed app by that name. We installed it on OS X 10.8.2 and it is working very well. It is a very simple app that runs as a small icon on the menu bar. Open Finder, navigate to the folder where the new file should reside, click the menu bar icon, and select the file type you wish to create. Simple. 

3.  Neu: Search the Mac App Store for Neu and you will find a $9.99 app that does a decent job, though a bit convoluted in how it goes about it. The developer seems a bit more interested in a GUI interface than keeping thing simple. Note, you can get a demo of the app at the developer’s web site (http://www.elegantchaos.com/neu/) to try before you buy. 

   

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EXAMPLES
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APPLIES TO / KEY WORDS
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Right-Click New Text File
Right click new document 

 

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