Some may argue that the Mac is the most personal of personal computers. True, the Mac seems to have a personality. I know many Mac users who’ve named their Macs. Max seems to be popular. But personal and personality mean different things to different folks.
Windows PCs actually lead when it comes to visual personalization and customization, though. Apple gives Mac users options for Desktop photos, Dock location, screensaver, Menubar transparency, and little else. However, hidden in Get Info is a way to change a file or folder’s icon but it’s a convoluted process. Here’s an easier way to change a folder icon into something that fits your needs and personality.
Folder Color By Marker
Everyone knows about colored markers which act as highlight pens. FolderMarker is an inexpensive Mac utility which has a single aim in life– change folder colors and icons. I’ve tried half a dozen such utilities through the years. This is the easiest and fastest way. Select what you want, then drag and drop. That’s it. Select a color or a preset color and icon, then drag and drop and, Voila! Custom colored folders. FolderMarker seems to specialize in the bright neon-like colors famous for highlight markers, but any color can be added to a folder.
FolderMarker makes folder color customization easy. Select a specific color from the color wheel to apply to a folder. The app comes with a number of preset folder icons which can also be used. Drag the color you want onto a folder and the deed is done.
For Mac users who love multi-colored folders, or who disdain Apple’s penchant for the boring eggshell blue folder color, FolderMaker is a godsend. Use the app from the Mac’s Menubar to make folder colorizing simpler than simple.
Wait. There’s more! FolderMarker can do multiple folder colorizing as the same time. Again, drag and drop simple. Other apps do much the same thing, but some have more options, especially when adding icons. Try iconXprit or the classy ColoFolXS for more functionality.
But for sheer simplicity with more options than most of us need, FolderMarker does the deed. It’s not complicated to use. It’s not expensive. It’s actually fun.