Marta 0.4.2 is out!

Marta 0.4.2 is here, and I’m excited to tell you about the new features!

Spotlight support

I hope you’re aware of what Spotlight is, and I don’t need to say anything about how it increases your productivity. I just say it is now seamlessly integrated into Marta.

There are two versions of the action: Look up (⌘P) searches globally, while Look up here (⌘⌥P) limits results to the current directory contents. By default, it displays all indexed directory whose name is matched by the prefix. If you want more, there’re a number of query prefixes:

Prefix Meaning
f: Include files in search results
@: Search by a substring (instead of a prefix)
^: Match by a prefix (if you enabled substring search by default)
t: Search in a document title
a: Search in a document author metadata
c: Search in a file contents

For example, if you want to search music by BEGIN (one of my favorite bands from Okinawa) just search for a:begin. Look up also supports path search: f:frameworks/appkit will display you “appkit*” files inside a Frameworks/ directory.

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Marta 0.4.1 is out!

Today I’m happy to announce the next release of Marta! In the following, I will describe some notable changes. As always, you can read the full list of them in the changelog.


Many years ago, I used WinDirStat to find huge files on my PC. Now I’m on Mac, and I really missed its simplicity. Of course, there are a number of analogs, but none of them seemed convenient to me, not mentioning the fact that some of them cost good money.

But wait, why not implement such a utility just inside Marta? It already has everything for this! So I thought, and then I made DirStat.

DirStat is a Marta plugin that calculates size of all files and directories in a particular place, including nested directories. So when your disk is running out of space, you can easily find what to delete firstly. :gem:

The good news is that you do not need to install anything – it is available out-of-the-box. Just press ⌘⇧P, type “DirStat” and here you are.

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Marta 0.4 is out!

The previous version of Marta was out quite a while ago, and today I’m happy to release the 0.4 update!

Write support for ZIP file system

Write support means you can do any mutating file operation like copying or deleting files just like you do it for the ordinary files. A single movie is worth a thousand words:

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Marta 0.3 is out!

Beep beep, the new version of Marta is here! :sparkles: The features this release brings open new horizons as Marta gradually becomes the fully functional file manager.

ZIP file support

Yes, ZIP files are now natively supported. It means that you can work with ZIP (or JAR) archives just as with directories and use almost all Marta actions including Copy, Open with and others. Of course, nested archives are also supported, and breadcrumbs will help you to figure out how deep you are.

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Marta 0.2.1 Released!

Marta 0.2.1 is out! :sparkles:

This is a maintenance release with only a few number of the new features. Much more coming soon!

This version brings the “Go to path” completion, non-sheet dialog windows, a context menu for breadcrumbs, and a number of bugfixes. As always, you can read the full list of changes in the changelog.

Path completion

“Go to path” completion was one of the mostly requested features. In Marta 0.2.1 you can press Tab to activate the completion:

The completion menu will be displayed in case if more than one variant is available. If there’s nothing to choose from, the path will be completed automatically.

By default, Marta uses the native macOS sheet dialogs. I don’t really like sheets because of the animation: it’s pretty slow and it can’t be configured or turned off (well, you can change the animation duration globally using the Terminal but nobody really does it).

So I provided a way to use the ordinary dialogs. Just change the behavior/sheetDialogs configuration value to false, and that’s it.

Context menu for breadcrumbs

Now you can copy the absolute path of any breadcrumb segment by right-clicking on a target segment and selecting “Copy path”:

Stay tuned and have a happy Marta! :sunny:

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