Telling Folders
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Customize folder icons to make them more distinguishable.   Commercial ($3.99)
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Telling Folders... Easily customize individual folder icons to make them more distinguishable.

You can put a QuickLook preview of any file as an overlay on a folder's icon to visually represent the folder's contents.

Undo is supported, in case you accidentally change a folder's icon.
What's New
Version 1.4:
  • Fixes an issue that caused customized folder icons to appear brighter than the default ones
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Telling Folders User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+15

Maeric reviewed on 14 Mar 2013
This is a simple app but is indispensable for me. As a designer, I'm visual when it comes to organizing my graphic files, fonts, stock photos, etc. The containing folders serve me better by a visual icon rather than text and while I use FolderBrander for client/job names on folders, I use Telling Folders for much of the rest.
- Drag a Font file preview on top of the app and it will show as icon for that font family's folder.
- Pull a logo from a site as the folder icon for files from that company or client.
- Make a marquee screen shot of whatever and use it as folder icon.
- Album folders in my music collection will get the cover art on them.
Lastly, it handles transparency so png's will work and not be stuck with a square border icon.
[Version 1.4]


burypromote
+1

+115

Y-Guy reviewed on 06 Jul 2009
Its been over a year since I picked up this app and I still find myself using it and appreciative that its quick, easy and free.

I've never had it lock up or cause any problems.

Having changed my folder appearances a couple of time this app made it easy to make those changes. About the only thing I wish it would do is export the image into an icon for use with CandyBar.
[Version 1.0]


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+2

+128

morannon reviewed on 01 Nov 2008
I forgot my rating ...
[Version 1.0]


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+2

+128
morannon commented on 01 Nov 2008
Great application that I really appreciate! Fast, easy to understand and easy to use - in one word, it's perfect.
[Version 1.0]


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+2

+70

Matthew Green reviewed on 15 Jun 2008
fantastic little application, i've been looking for something like this for ages. so SIMPLE! i've been snagging a few images here and there and using instant alpha in preview to clean up the backgrounds

i think the only way you could improve on this is to add some kind of masking feature to make images like the os original folder icons
[Version 1.0]


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+1

+1

nanotron reviewed on 15 Jun 2008
This little application is perfect!

Excellent when wanting to identify your folder with its respective Application. For instance, I used it to to attach the Garageband icon to my Garageband folder.

It also works with Finder generated previews for a given file, which for me becomes the most useful part.

Thanks!
[Version 1.0]


burypromote

+115
Y-Guy commented on 15 Jun 2008
Works great, I've been wanting a few custom folders and this did the trick, quick easy and most of all it just works!

Even snagged the MU logo, cut it down, removed the background and applied to the folder I kept with all the software from the last MU Promo!

Thanks!
[Version 1.0]


burypromote

+19
Eakster had trouble on 31 Aug 2009
Does not seem to work with 10.6 snow leopard.
The "folder" icon does not show up, just the application icon only.
Also can we get this automated so that when you drop an application onto it will automatically change the parent folder to the new folder icon?

Thanks, great app
[Version 1.0]

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+2

+6
foobaz replied on 07 Sep 2009
It works for me on 10.6.
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Downloads:17,412
Version Downloads:8,033
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Commercial
Date:21 Dec 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $3.99
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Telling Folders... Easily customize individual folder icons to make them more distinguishable.

You can put a QuickLook preview of any file as an overlay on a folder's icon to visually represent the folder's contents.

Undo is supported, in case you accidentally change a folder's icon.


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