New Folder from selected items in Finder - does this exist?

in macOS edited January 2014
I frequently want to grab a ton of junk on say my desktop and sort them into folders. Process is "make new folder, select all the items I want to go in it, drag them to it, name folder, move folder to where I want".

What I want it to be able to do is select all those items and have a contextual menu command "Make New folder from selected". Ideally, popping up an Open/Save dialog letting me choose where to put the new folder and allowing me to name it. On closing dialog, I have my new renamed folder with all my selected stuff in it, wherever I want on my HD with no extra dragging and clicking.

Does this sound worthwhile to anyone else? Am I missing some way that this can be done? Seemed like an obvious thing to me, was kind of puzzled to discover (AFAIK) no way to do it.

If someone knows of a plug-in, app or add-on that enables this, shoot.


  • Reply 1 of 2
    bbwibbwi Posts: 812member
    try automator
  • Reply 2 of 2
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,209moderator
    OnMyCommand should let you do this. It actually allows you to run any kind of script from a contextual menu. Very handy. It also has commands like make a plain text file in the folder you right click.
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