FolderGlance turbocharges folder management. Efficiency increases and anxiety decreases – at a glance.
Watching INCEPTION_FOLDER, the :60 summation of Inception as told through folder management, is an uneasy journey down the carpal tunnel.
My palms get sweaty and my throat gets dry, remembering all the organization-challenged projects I’ve been brought into as a freelance video editor.
Clearly Daniel Stødle, the Norwegian developer of FolderGlance can relate. This folder navigation tool for Mac OS X Finder really extends its functionality.
FolderGlance installs as a preference pane and enables you to browse folder content from the Finder’s context menu.
According to Stødle:
FolderGlance allows you to control-click or right-click on folders to see and open their contents, as well as examine the contents of sub-folders down an unlimited number of levels.
Being able to control-click and then just hover to navigate through an infinite stair-step of folders would be cool enough. But while browsing your hierarchy, you can open files, reveal them, or move/copy the current selection to the folder you browse to.
Yup. That floating HUD hovering next to IMG_4417 is a preview of that image. But this app does much more, including scripting supporting that allows you to:
- customize your context menu with your own menu hierarchies.
- write your own custom actions to apply to the selection or folders you browse to.
- do even more scripting with the help of the FolderGlance Scripting Guide (PDF link).