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Am looking for a script/application to organize my Downloads folder into different directories depending on say type of file and the day when it's downloaded. The folder grows huge after a week or so and I have to move the files myself. Will be great if I can just run a script and it does this for me.

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Write it yourself (you can execute scripts whenever a folder's contents change, it's called Folder Actions). You can execute arbitrary (shell/Python/Perl/...) scripts using a simple AppleScript wrapper. You can even use Automator to write simple scripts. Here are some additional Automator extensions.

Alternatively, try Hazel.

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+1 for suggesting Hazel. Works for me. –  fideli Oct 22 '10 at 16:25
    
Like Hazel. But I think will write my own script sometime in the future. :) –  Abhinav Oct 22 '10 at 17:52

I wrote mine eventually. https://github.com/a85/File-Sorter/blob/master/sort.py

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Most of that is part of Finder's UI in OS X Lion (grouping by file types, and creating a folder with selected items). While not automatic, it's still easy to do. –  Daniel Beck Feb 7 '12 at 20:23
    
I guess. I never found out. I use Windows, Linux and OS X together, so this works for me best. :) –  Abhinav Feb 7 '12 at 20:25

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