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
    Commented Sep 25, 2010 at 17:33
  • Adding to finder is preferable
    – Casebash
    Commented Sep 28, 2010 at 21:04
  • the link is dead
    – Samie Bee
    Commented Mar 8, 2018 at 19:26

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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.


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


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

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