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FolderGlance
FolderGlance
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FolderGlance free download for Mac

FolderGlance

Version 3.0.6

Contextual menu plugin, view/open folder contents.

FolderGlance overview

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 menu without holding down the control-key or using a two-button mouse
  • In-menu Hover Previews of arbitrary files
  • Custom context-sensitive scripts that can act on the selection or folders you browse to
  • Opening files with an application different than the default by using an "Open with..." menu you can tailor to suit your own taste
  • Changing the font size used in contextual menus
  • Browsing into package contents
  • Customizable sorting and customizable display of hidden files and folders

What’s new in version 3.0.6

Updated on Apr 19 2016

Version 3.0.6:
  • FolderGlance now comes as a standard Mac OS X installer package. The default install location has been changed to work properly with Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan. Using FolderGlance on El Capitan requires that System Integrity Protection is disabled.
  • Graphics are finally good to go on retina display-equipped Macs, and have gotten a minor makeover.
  • FolderGlance no longer relies on login items for launching its helper apps, but instead uses launchd to handle this task.
  • FolderGlance is now installed in such a way that it is available for all users of the computer.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

3.9 MB

Downloads

30926

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Aug 11 2018
3.0.6
4.0
Aug 11 2018
4.0
Version: 3.0.6
Working under High Sierra on MBPro. FinderPop is now offically retired so FolderGlance the only real option for intelligent contextual menu. Shame Apple doesn't offer something like this instead of stupid Dock - not practical on 4k screen to go hunting to the Dock every time I want to do something. Having FG as option by opt-click increases my productivity - no question/no doubt! Recommended by long-time user.
anonymous-lynx-5546
anonymous-lynx-5546
Feb 12 2017
3.0.6
2.5
Feb 12 2017
2.5
Version: 3.0.6
Has the same annoying flaw as FinderPop. First you have to click and select a folder, then you can right-click and view the folder contents. FinderPop is faster however in showing folder contents.
Rjmorita
Rjmorita
Apr 20 2016
3.0.6
5.0
Apr 20 2016
5.0
Version: 3.0.6
I thought it was a bit expensive, but I bought it anyway. I really like what it can do. It does a lot more than just showing folder contents.
Anthony1947
Anthony1947
Apr 19 2016
3.0.6
0.0
Apr 19 2016
0.0
Version: 3.0.6
I can't help but ask - why would you pay $20 for the same functionality that FinderPop provides FREE?
Drdul
Drdul
Oct 5 2015
3.0.5
5.0
Oct 5 2015
5.0
Version: 3.0.5
FolderGlance works great on El Capitan (and it's still a 5-star app). The thing is, you have to temporarily disable System Integrity Protection (SIP), move a file and run a Terminal command, then re-enable SIP, which takes a few minutes and several restarts, but it's worth it. Here's what to do (these instructions come from the dev):

1. To disable SIP, restart into Recovery Mode by holding Cmd+R at startup. Go to Utilities > Terminal in the menu. In Terminal, type "csrutil disable" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Restart normally.

2. Move the FolderGlance.osax file from your ~/Library/ScriptingAdditions folder to the /System/Library/ScriptingAdditions folder (creating the folder if it doesn't exist). Make sure there are no other copies of FolderGlance.osax on your Mac (check /Library/ScriptingAdditions, too).

3. Open Terminal, enter "sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/ScriptingAdditions/FolderGlance.osax" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Provide your admin password when prompted.

4. Re-enable SIP by restarting into Recovery Mode as in 1. above, but instead type "csrutil enable" (without the quotes) in Terminal, and then restart normally.
Ront
Ront
Oct 3 2015
3.0.5
5.0
Oct 3 2015
5.0
Version: 3.0.5
Not working on El Capitan, sorry to say. That is too bad. It has been a great little utility so I am still giving it 5 stars. Hopefully the developer will see if it can be made to work on El Capitan OS 10.11.
mikokim
mikokim
May 20 2015
3.0.5
0.0
May 20 2015
0.0
Version: 3.0.5
Overall, I found this useful (mostly for quickly moving files to favorite folders), but I had to uninstall it because it messed with the context menu; more specifically, it messed with tagging via the context menu (Yosemite 10.10.3).

Here's what happened: if I assigned a "red" tag via the context menu, it would actually assign the color purple; choose purple, it would assign orange etc.

When I used the Action button in the Finder to assign color tags, everything worked as expected (i.e., red -> red etc). After disabling FolderGlance, everything worked as expected again as well; so it must be a bug in FolderGlance.

Using Dropzone for now to quickly whisk files to specified favorite folders (granted, not as convenient, but as is, FolderGlance is messing with my tagging and I can't use it).
polocanada
polocanada
Mar 4 2015
3.0.5
0.0
Mar 4 2015
0.0
Version: 3.0.5
Had to uninstall. Causing hags of contextual menu on Mavericks.
Manu-V
Manu-V
Nov 1 2014
3.0.5
4.5
Nov 1 2014
4.5
Version: 3.0.5
As Maclover1.1 says, tis software in like FinderPop on steroïds. Used with Default Folder and Total Finder, it's enormous ! Just one thing : the color tags doesn't work correctly with Yosemite. When you choose the yellow color, the green one is selected ! And so on… Otherwise, this is a perfect soft, very helpful. Anyway, used recently, I could not do without it now ! So, grat app !
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Aug 15 2014
3.0.3
4.5
Aug 15 2014
4.5
Version: 3.0.3
This is FinderPop on steroids. It still works flawlessly in Yosemite Preview/Beta. Hope the dev will continue to develop. It' s the best in this category. IMO if the dev would show some "action" it could have become as sort of "front office" DefautlFolder. It actually can inline in the Finder and display previews of files (QuickLook), making it faster to review files than the regular Finder and its bag of tricks (ie. gimmicky CoverFlow). Oh.. and the icon is horrendous.. still.. GREAT APP. Dev: Do not let this one die away.. please. 5 stars when you show some "updating action." :0)
Drdul
Drdul
Nov 19 2012
3.0.3
5.0
Nov 19 2012
5.0
Version: 3.0.3
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!
Fking
Fking
Nov 14 2012
3.0.3
5.0
Nov 14 2012
5.0
Version: 3.0.3
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!
Ront
Ront
Oct 12 2012
3.0.2
5.0
Oct 12 2012
5.0
Version: 3.0.2
Essential app. Love it!
Corpsecorps
Corpsecorps
Nov 19 2011
3.0.2
4.0
Nov 19 2011
4.0
Version: 3.0.2
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. 8^/ (Mac Pro, 10.6.8)
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Jul 25 2011
3.0.2
4.0
Jul 25 2011
4.0
Version: 3.0.2
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.
Jo*
Jo*
Jul 20 2011
3.0.1
0.0
Jul 20 2011
0.0
Version: 3.0.1
Is version 3 a paid upgrade? I can't find any info on the developers site.
Djefis
Djefis
Jun 23 2011
3.0.0
5.0
Jun 23 2011
5.0
Version: 3.0.0
Great App.
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Jun 11 2011
3.0.0
1.0
Jun 11 2011
1.0
Version: 3.0.0
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.
Hachepunto
Hachepunto
Mar 8 2011
3.0.0
4.5
Mar 8 2011
4.5
Version: 3.0.0
FolderGlance is a "must have" tool for Mac.
brightonpete
brightonpete
Oct 7 2010
2.6.11
5.0
Oct 7 2010
5.0
Version: 2.6.11
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!
$20.00
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