Post Haste is a Mac and Windows app to organize your projects from customizable templates. You can setup various parameters to include in the folder name such as project name, client, date, etc.
In the recent rewrite of Post Haste we added a new feature called folder breaks. Folder breaks can be set on a per-parameter basis and tell Post Haste to create a new folder at the start of that parameter. This allows you to create folder hierarchies and is best explained through example.
Folder breaks can be added by ticking the relevant checkbox next to a parameter in the preferences window.
Here are some examples of how folder breaks affect the destination path of the project, using the parameter values shown in the screenshot below.
If all folder breaks are switched off, Post Haste will create a single folder with each parameter separated by an underscore (or whatever separator character you have chosen).
If a folder break is added for the Project parameter, Post Haste will create a new folder and all subsequent parameters will be appended to the project name with an underscore.
If a folder break is added for the Project parameter but the parameter value is left blank, Post Haste is smart enough to apply the folder break to the next valid parameter value.
If a folder break is added for Project and Editor, Date is appended to Project and Editor becomes a new folder.
If a folder break is added to all of the parameters, it looks like the following:
Post Haste allows filename conventions and project organization to be largely invisible to the end-user. Folder breaks make it easier to fit the app into existing naming conventions and are very useful for corporate environments.
Post Haste is a free app for Mac and Windows and is available here.