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Better Software for Apple Mac osx

This product has been discontinued.

Its functionality has been integrated into our A Better Finder Attributes product.

All users with a license to A Better Finder Creators & Types version 3 and later may obtain a free upgrade to A Better Finder Attributes version 4.

A Better Finder Creators & Types was created in the old Mac OS 9 days well before Mac OS X appeared on the horizon. It was a useful tool in its day.

A Better Finder Creators & Types allows you to change the four character creator and type codes of a file to associate it to an application and/or a document type. Mac OS X still supports this scheme for legacy reasons and many "Carbon" applications still use creators and type codes.

In recent years, however, creators and types have been replaced with file extensions and the Mac OS X Finder does a perfectly adequate job associating files with applications.

The case for a separate tool for dealing with creators & types has thus become tenuous at best. We have therefore decided to maintain the same level of functionality, but to integrate these features into another far more relevant product.

For you as a A Better Finder Creator & Types user this changes very little, you can either:

  1. continue using A Better Finder Creators & Types v 3.2.6
  2. migrate to A Better Finder Attributes v 4.2 or later

You can still to download the last A Better Finder Creators & Types release from the download page.

Or you can claim your free upgrade to A Better Finder Attributes, via the unlock code database.