Coding Turtle


a file organizer for the Mac

Update (December 2021): Made free and dropped maintenance

Does not work on macOS 11 Big Sur and macOS 12 Monterey

On older systems where it works, use the license key 8210dff96e362132

Version 1.1 (9.1 MB)

Requires OS X 10.10 or later

Support email: “support” at our domain name

Multiple libraries

Create as many libraries as you want and organize whatever files you want in each. For example, organize your articles in one library and movies in another.

Custom attributes

Chikoo does not limit you to a fixed set of hardcoded attributes. For example, organize your articles with respect to the author’s father’s name, or your movies with respect to the director’s pet’s date of birth. It’s all up to you.

Type groups

Organize the file extensions of your files into groups of your choice. For example, put the file extensions “mov” and “mp4” into the “Movies” group, and “jpg” and “png” into the “Images” group. This feature can be useful when organizing multiple types of file within a single Chikoo library.

Lists, smart lists, and list folders

Chikoo libraries have a sidebar in which you can add regular lists, smart lists, and list folders—much like playlists in iTunes.

Library folders

By default, Chikoo leaves files at their existing locations when importing them into a library. But you can also associate folders of your choice with a library, and have Chikoo automatically move or copy files into any of them upon import. With Chikoo, you have complete control over where your files are located on the filesystem.

Quick Look

Press the space bar to Quick Look your items, just like you do every day in the Finder.

That’s not all. Watch the screencasts and download the trial to learn more!