Is there a program I can download to add an option to create a new file to the contextual menu of finder? NuFile doesn't seem to work in Snow Leopard.

  • you just need to add to finder or if suggest you equivalent to finder it's ok too? – Am1rr3zA Sep 25 '10 at 17:33
  • Adding to finder is preferable – Casebash Sep 28 '10 at 21:04
  • the link is dead – Samy Bencherif Mar 8 '18 at 19:26

If you are happy using a toolbar button instead of the contextual menu, you can use New Text File Here from Jonas Wisser. Just drop it into Finder's toolbar.

Note: As of OS X 10.11.4 this program no longer seems to be working.


Path Finder also adds a contextual option for creating new files, but it's shareware. Lots of other cool feature though.


This also works pretty well if you're willing to spend a bit of money: https://langui.net/new-file-menu/


New File Applescript with Toolbar Icon

Found this open source gem. Can either use the .App or add the Applescript manually. Will add a New File widget to the Finder toolbar.

New File Toolbar Icon

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