It’s been decades since the launching of Mac, yet users are still using the conventional ways of organising files and folders in it. Like most people, the method of dragging and dropping files has never gone old, it’s something users only know and think the easiest. As its OS evolves, so should the process of how users manage their files in the system.

Noodlesoft’s Hazel, with its new version Hazel 3.3, is a prized tool for many Mac users, mainly because it smartly does what it’s designed for- to automatically organise files for Mac.

Hazel- an Intuitive and Smart Organising Tool

Hazel is a utility that tracks down folders on your Mac for files you add or modify. When the events that you’ve defined happen, Hazel automatically initiates actions that you’ve already defined, like moving the file to another folder and renaming its label. It works according to what you want it to do with its rule interface.

The app can also do more than filing such as opening, archiving, setting color labels, and adding Spotlight comments. You can also sort and manage files into subfolders based on the attributes you pick. Through its rule-based system, you’re the one who creates the workflow and its end product.

Hazel 3.3.1, Latest Version

The latest release of Hazel comprises of new and useful features. Some of which are its capability to match multiple rules with the “Continue” action for evaluation of actions, usage of custom attributes appearing in attribute pop-ups, the addition of the “did change” operator, and much more.

There are also a few changes in its user interface including new graphics and icons, aesthetic changes for Yosemite, fixed tag fields, various VoiceOver fixes, and other tweaks and fixes.

Integration of Custom Scripts

The new released version of Hazel integrates custom scripts so it will be open up to workflows. As Yosemite introduced JavaScript alongside AppleScript, it has now the ability to automate apps, so JavaScript has become an option in the new version for Hazel, too. JavaScript is a great alternative for those who aren’t quite happy with AppleScript.