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ColorfulSidebar offers a simple but pleasing visual modification for OS X 10.7's Finder.

OS X 10.7 brought greyscale icons to the Mac OS X Finder window sidebar, but if you'd rather have some color back in your desktop window sidebars, you can get this done easily through a third party plugin.

If you've been following some of our other Lion tips, you may already have SIMBL installed, otherwise it's a small download.

Installation Instructions

  • Download and install SIMBL, which you can get here
  • Download the ColorfulSidebar SIMBL plugin (direct link) or visit the

What's New

Version 1.1.2:
  • Add the target application to Info.plist.
  • PowerboxInjector is no longer required when used in EasySIMBL1.6 or more.


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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4.4 18


Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 35,692
Version Downloads 22,649
License Free
Date 20 Dec 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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