FolderGlance
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Contextual menu plugin, view/open folder contents.   Shareware ($20.00)
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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
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.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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FolderGlance User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Drdul reviewed on 19 Nov 2012
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!
[Version 3.0.3]


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+20

Fking reviewed on 14 Nov 2012
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!
[Version 3.0.3]


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-1

Ront reviewed on 12 Oct 2012
Essential app. Love it!
[Version 3.0.2]


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+1

+227

Eric-Woehler reviewed on 25 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 3.0.2]


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+104
Jo* commented on 20 Jul 2011
Is version 3 a paid upgrade?

I can't find any info on the developers site.
[Version 3.0.1]

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Yellow Lemon Software (developer) replied on 20 Jul 2011
Version 3 is a free upgrade to registered users of version 2.5 or later.
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Jo* replied on 21 Jul 2011
Thanks for the quick heads-up!

And thanks for the free upgrade-path :-)
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-175

Djefis reviewed on 23 Jun 2011
Great App.
[Version 3.0.0]


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+200

Zo219 reviewed on 11 Jun 2011
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.
[Version 3.0.0]

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Djefis replied on 23 Jun 2011
You have to reinstall FG, probably for a problem with the file: loginitems.pls.
I hope this help you.
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Yellow Lemon Software (developer) replied on 20 Jul 2011
Hi,

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).
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+2

Hachepunto reviewed on 08 Mar 2011
FolderGlance is a "must have" tool for Mac.
[Version 3.0.0]


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+1

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Brighton-Pete reviewed on 07 Oct 2010
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!
[Version 2.6.11]


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Corpsecorps reviewed on 03 Jun 2010
Despite ridiculous comments about this or that substitute, or this app being altogether unnecessary, the particular unique feature set of Folderglance (including customizing the contextual menu, and the Open With menu, as well as downplaying the little used Finder contextual items and previewing files at distant points in the file system) can be absolutely invaluable.

I download and/or drag a lot of images and information to the desktop which I then need to transfer to far flung locations in several drives.

Alternatives have, for me, all proven less convenient, or just slow or unreliable. Though I use this less often than I did in the past, I'm very glad it's still around and getting better with each update!
[Version 2.6.9]


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+451
Corpsecorps had trouble on 19 Nov 2011
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)
[Version 3.0.2]


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Corpsecorps had trouble on 31 Mar 2010
Since updating to 2.6.4, i very often get an error 47 or 50 when using this to move files. The files seem to get moved okay, but a dialog pops up anyway to report an error.
[Version 2.6.4]


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Andy49 had trouble on 11 Jan 2010
The developers' e-mail is no longer valid. I love the idea of this program, but when I click and hold the mouse over a folder, "spaces" engages. I do see the little icon, but when I let go it runs "spaces". Also, I needed to turn off "1 finger snap" because this program locks up finder. I'm pretty sure all the settings are right.
[Version 2.6.1]

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Fred M. replied on 12 Jan 2010
Just checked on this report about a defunct e-mail for the developer because I am about to purchase FolderGlance and wanted to make sure the program was not abandonware. It is not. See the following:

E-mail: daniel@scsc.no
New website: http://www.scsc.no/
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kuphd had trouble on 04 Jan 2008
There has been something I've been wondering for quite a while. When I pull up the contextual menu and browse my OS X System drive, I still see the invisible folders etc, home, net, tmp and var. Those don't show up when I actually open the drive, but they always have in the FolderGlance menu. I've got the "Files to include in menus:" setting set to "Only visible files" and I don't see anything else discussing that.

Can someone tell me what (if anything) I'm missing or is this normal?

Thanks in advance.
[Version 2.1]


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+451
Corpsecorps had trouble on 13 Nov 2007
Folder Glance sometimes fails to move items.

The most recent incident was from my desktop to a folder within my documents folder via an alias.

It worked when i made the move directly to the destination folder.

(Leopard)
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[Version 2.1]



DrDizasternaut rated on 20 Dec 2011

[Version 3.0.2]



D2photo rated on 18 Aug 2011

[Version 3.0.2]



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Pewy rated on 13 Jan 2011

[Version 2.6.11]


Downloads:27,969
Version Downloads:2,148
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:13 Nov 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $20.00
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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 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


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