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FolderGlance allows you to control- or right-click folders in the Finder to see and open their contents directly from the Finder's contextual menu, as well as examine the contents of sub-folders down an unlimited number of levels. Using the new menu extra, you can also navigate your folders from the menu bar. FolderGlance also has the following features:
  • Adding your own custom folders to the contextual menu, enabling FolderGlance to act as a very versatile launcher
  • Moving, copying and making aliases of the currently selected files in a folder you browse to
  • Control-free popups: Open the contextual more...

What's New

Version 3.0.3:
  • FolderGlance is now code signed to work with GateKeeper in Lion and Mountain Lion.
  • FolderGlance now loads properly on Mountain Lion, and no longer causes System Preferences to hang.
  • An issue where long file names would be abbreviated with an ampersand character has been fixed.
  • Automatic versions checks from the preference pane now work again.


OS X 10.6 or later

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Drdul Member IconReview+449

I've been using FolderGlance for a few years, and it's gotten to the point that I can't use a Mac without it (my wife doesn't have it on her machine, and when I have to use her Mac it drives me nuts -- maybe I'll install it for her when she's not looking!).

Things I like abut FolderGlance include the ability to move and copy files from the contextual menu, the ability to quickly create aliases in a different location than the source file, and fast access to favourite folders and custom folders (in which I place aliases of frequently-used apps). FolderGlance makes right-clicking (control-clicking) fun!

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Version 3.0.3
Fking Member IconReview+32

i used this for several years on my previous mac, but never installed it on my new one (running ML)...until last night.

forgot how useful, and elegant this is. along with launchpad, makes working on my macbook pro a seamless, and intuitive experience.

great app!

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Version 3.0.3
Ront Member IconReview-1

Essential app. Love it!

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Version 3.0.2
Corpsecorps Member IconComment+761

Infrequently when I bring up the menu, "Finder" will be the only thing at the bottom, after which I get approximately 2 seconds of pinwheel, and Finder crashes.

(Mac Pro, 10.6.8)

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Version 3.0.2
Eric-Woehler Member IconReview+418

Can highly recommend this app. Have been using it for a while and am a happy user. I have identified a couple of minor bugs (predominantly GUI) over the time I have used it and the developer has responded within hours, either offering update or working with me to look at logs to solve the problem. Worth the money in increased productivity and ease of use.

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Version 3.0.2
Jo* Member IconComment+123

Is version 3 a paid upgrade?

I can't find any info on the developers site.

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Version 3.0.1
Yellow Lemon Software (Developer)

Version 3 is a free upgrade to registered users of version 2.5 or later.


Thanks for the quick heads-up!

And thanks for the free upgrade-path :-)

Djefis Member IconReview+156

Great App.

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Version 3.0.0
Zo219 Member IconReview+506

FolderGlance in 10.6.7 has simply stopped working for me. It sites there. It does nothing.

I've owned it for years. Too bad.

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Version 3.0.0

You have to reinstall FG, probably for a problem with the file: loginitems.pls.
I hope this help you.

Yellow Lemon Software (Developer)


First, apologies for not responding sooner. It sounds like the login item isn't loading anymore. You can fix this by reinstalling, or manually as follows:

1) Open System Preferences, select the Accounts pref pane, click your account and then select the Login Items tab. If you see an item called FolderGlance Loader in the list, remove it. Keep this window open.

2) Open a Finder window, and open your Library folder. In the Library folder, open the folder called PreferencePanes, then right-click the item called FolderGlancePrefs.prefPane. Select Show Package Contents from the context menu, and dig into Contents/Resources.

3) In the Resources folder, you should see an item called FolderGlance Loader. Launch this application, and then drag it to the list of login items.

This should resolve your problem; if not, feel free to get in touch either here or via e-mail (you can find the email address in the FolderGlance preference pane, in the Help section).

Hachepunto Member IconReview+13

FolderGlance is a "must have" tool for Mac.

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Version 3.0.0
Brighton-Pete Member IconReview+57

This app is awesome! It is worth the money just to clear out the "Open with..." pop out menu. I have always wanted to clean out the frivolous app's that I would never open a photo or text file with. This has pared down my menu to about a dozen apps. Plus, it opens instantaneously - no more waiting for it any more.

As for moving files around, this makes it easy. I did use QuickAccessCM before it died when CM's were banished. Now, I have an easy way to move files around without opening windows, or waiting for them to pop open.

I tested it, and had downloaded another app with similar leanings, but this one is now in my stable of must-have apps!

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Version 2.6.11
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Version 3.0.2
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Downloads 28,095
Version Downloads 2,274
License Shareware
Date 13 Nov 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $20.00
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