On windows, when you right click then you have option to create files.
I want to do that too on Mac, how can I do that without terminal?
I myself Always used TextEdit for this job, open TextEdit and save blank page with desire extension in desire location.
Also you can use nufile (I didn't test myself)
Or use some applescript.
What is the intention of creating an empty file? To open it? Then why not simply open the app in the first place?
If you want to have a couple of files ready to get something started, you can make them, and then use
If you have a few of those stationaries, you can put them in a folder or in the dock for easy access.
If you want to create empty files for another purpose, let us know...
This is probably a bit out of scope, but with Quicksliver you can create new text files quite easy.
Open Quicksilver with the keyboard shortcut, press period
And Quicksilver is a very handy tool in general.
There is a workaround using Automator and Applescript. I tried it out; it works. The only shortcoming is, that you have to click on a file in the folder in order to execute the script.
How to create the service
Launching Automator and select
Copy and paste the following script into the code box and compile the code clicking the hammer icon.
Below that block, insert a new object
Then, add a
Click the New Text File's
Save the service and give it a name (e.g. Create New File).
Try it out in Finder going to the folder where you want to create a new file. Control-click on an existing file within that folder and select
Here is a screenshot of the Automator job (sorry my Mac is German, but I guess you'll understand):
I've assigned this AppleScript to ⌃N in FastScripts. The second line is commented out because there's a bug on 10.7 where the