Go to the Finder. Browse around and select the folder. Double-click the folder to open it. View the files inside (don’t forget to choose Icon, Cover Flow, List or Column View as needed). Seriously? That many steps? There must be a better, faster, easier way. How about right-click? Or, with a click to the Mac’s Menubar?
Glance Inside A Folder
Mac users can rest easy tonight, rejoice and bask in the glory that someone, somewhere is watching over us, giving us options we never thought we had. Enter FolderGlance, a Mac app which has not a single purpose in life, but a dual purpose. The first is to bring you the comfort and warmth that comes from a Mac which improves your life.
The second is to let you see what’s inside a folder– examine the contents thereof– without bothering to double-click the folder to inspect the contents. Is that worthy of woot or what?
FolderGlance performs this magic rather simply. Control or right-click the folder in the Finder and you get a pop-up window so you can navigate to all the gory file details, even down to viewing a photo at the end of your click.
Wait! There’s more!
FolderGlance lets you view what’s inside a folder, yes, but by adding custom folders it becomes a right-click app or file launcher, and that’s just the beginning of the customization functions available. Can you say ‘Hover Preview?’
You’re able to view files in a folder within a folder within a folder and so on, mostly ad nauseam after five or six folders deep. And, because you were so nice to think your Mac could be improved, FolderGlance also comes with a handy dandy Menubar access to navigate through your folders from within any Mac app.
Wait! There’s even more!
FolderGlance also has a built-in function to move, copy, and even make an alias of a file in a folder or on the Mac’s Desktop (which is, more or less, a folder, too). Mac users with a certified geek gene will appreciate the custom scripting option to extend the app with custom actions.
FolderGlance can help improve your efficiency and productivity because it lessens the number of steps or clicks to get to files or apps. As utilities go, this one is a bit pricey and highly reminiscent of the famous FinderPop app, which is free but hasn’t been upgraded in a couple of years and requires a few hoops to jump through to run on OS X El Capitan.