Take a look at the fugly blue folders on your Mac. What color are they? Fugly blue. Boring blue. Pedestrian blue. Blue blue. Come on, Apple. That’s not understated elegance. That’s neglect. Digital anemia. So, dear Mac lovers, if you want colorful, attractive, memorable folders on your Mac, there’s a cheap app for that.
Turn Your Mac Into A Folder Icon Factory
The Mac’s boringly blue and iconless folders date back to the last century. Not much has changed except another understated design with a few embossed icons in the Applications folder, the Documents folder, the Downloads folder, et al.
No matter what, it’s the same blue since forever and so visually dead the folders remind me of Casper the Friendly Ghost.
If you’re totally bored with boring folders than add Folders Factory to your growing collection of Mac apps that do pretty much one thing; one-trick-pony apps for a few bucks each.
This is not your father’s collection of icons for Mac folders. Drag one of the images into Folder Factory’s factory window, drop it in, configure and tweak until you’re satisfied that your visual creation is better than Apple’s original, and– POOF!
Done? Nope. One more step.
Then, drag and drop the folder you want to modify to Folder Factory and drop. Again. And– POOF! Again.
The folder is miraculously transformed from the hideous digital creature that stored Mac files to one of elegance and art, a folder for the ages, a folder to write home about, a folder so creative, so special that you’ll be brought before kings and potentates who will grace your body with leaves of gold.
Or, maybe you’ll just feel good about yourself because your folder icons look better than that poor schmuck in the cubicle next to yours.
Folders Factory gives you four basic options for folder icons. Image, Stamp, Text, Texture.
Yes, Virginia, there is a better folder. Size and position textures, text, images, and stamps to pixel perfect coordinates.
Click to change the folder colors. Add shadows to images (and offset the shadow). Not only can you add text, but you can drop in font characters and resize to fit the folder.
Dropping in embossed images is a breeze and the tools, which require a little trial and error to master, are mostly self explanatory. And if you screw up something during the tweaking, never fear, because Reset To Default button is here.
I haven’t had this much fun using a Mac app in years. If I could find a way to dump my day job, sell my children, and collect insurance money for my husband’s missing body, to just to sit around all day and create custom folders, well, I’d think about it for awhile.