Cut With Drag & Drop Brings Cut And Paste To OS X (Sort Of)

Macs still don't have the ability to cut and paste folders and files in the Finder, but Cut with Drag & Drop brings an easy way to move your files without copying them first.

While you could always open up both folders and then drag the files yourself, Cut with Drag & Drop makes it easy to do so from whatever folder you're in right now. Just open it up, drag your files to its dock icon to cut them, and then drag the destination folder to the dock icon to paste the files. It's not as easy as just pressing Cmd+X (which the $US8 MoveAddict will let you do), but Cut with Drag & Drop is free and will do the trick in a pinch if you don't want to open multiple Finder windows.

Cut with Drag & Drop is a free download for OS X, available in the Mac App Store.

Cut with Drag *& Drop [Mac App Store]


    Confused, what would Mac users do without cut and paste files and folders? What about iOS?? How have I not heard this absurdity before?

      Hold Command to turn it into a move (such as across drives, will still copy if you only have read access to a file).
      Hold Option to force a copy (like on the same drive)
      Hold Command AND Option to create an alias at the destination.

      There are some things on Mac that you just have to use a mouse for. Makes sense with a GUI. If you want full keyboard navigation, use the terminal. It's far quicker.

    you can cut and paste. copy as per usual using Cmmd C, then when pasting with Cmmd V also press Alt/Option to modify to cut operation

      I still don't understand how people don't know this...

      Correct. This feature came in OSX Lion. Article is wrong - researching using google for 5 seconds must be harder than churnalism for ad hits...

    An application called total finder is handy software that adds extra features to the finder, without being intrusive. It adds useful features such as cut, and chrome style finder window tabs, amongst other things

    I agree with j-bone,Yes total finder makes osx usable

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