If you right-click a file in the Finder, you are presented with a contextual menu, and the top 2 items are to “Open” the file or “Open With ►” with opens another sub menu off to the side with selections for different apps that the Finder thinks can handle that sort of file.
Folders are a little different. They are the Finder’s bread & butter, yet the Finder only presents you with a single way to open it (in the Finder).
There are some apps which can open folders and do things with them, so it would be nice to be able to open a folder from the Finder in the app of our choice, just like we can do with files.
Well, there is a way we can do that, albeit with a little more movement of the cursor. To do this, we’ll take advantage of a Finder feature known as services. Continue reading