Being able to create plain text files easily anywhere in Finder helps with using the iCloud-backed native file system for personal knowledge management. It's my preferred alternative to third-party apps whose longevity may be uncertain.
Create an Automator service
- Open Automator.
- From Library, choose "Utilities", then "Run AppleScript" action.
- At the top of the workflow window, you'll see a few dropdown menus. Set the first one ("Workflow receives current") to "files or folders", and the second one to "Finder".
- Paste the following AppleScript code: