File Spy - View and Examine Files

Developer: Chatsworth and Whitton Limited

Current Version: 1.2

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 4.6 MB - Download


File Spy lets you view, in detail, almost any file on your Mac. All you have to do is drag and drop any file/folder into the app window and all the available information is presented to you coherently.

File Spy provides text, hexadecimal and icon views to help you inspect the contents of each file. The app supports playback of common audio and video formats, along with the ability to display many image, web and document file types.

Benefits of File Spy:
- View any file on your Mac
- Display Native, Text, Hexadecimal and icon views for each file
- Supports for over 60 file types, including most audio, video, image, web and document file types.

We've worked hard to make File Spy as simple and efficient as possible for you to use. We would love to hear your thoughts via email and make any improvements to future versions of this app. We intend to have an active development cycle powered by your feedback, love and support!


Release Notes:

- Bug fixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2
Review by cyberphilosopher

Right Click option - There should be a right click option. I don’t know why people rate this app low, it’s a preview app don’t expect it to open strange formats for you.

Found helpful by 25 out of 33 people
Version 1.2
Review by Videoalex

Takes over - It insists on trying to open EVERY file type it knows, so it becomes the jerk on your system who is always yelling “ooh I can do that!” even when you have the correct app oh, and it didn’t even open the file I downloaded it to open.

Found helpful by 30 out of 33 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2
Review by llihgdots

Steals file associations - Stealing file associations without the consent of the user is a sufficient condition for being labeled malware in my opinion. I don’t understand why Apple allows that kind of behavior in its store (or its operating system) considering the number of hoops you have to jump through—ostensibly to stop this kind of behavior—when downloading from the web.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 1.2
Review by Soxfan42

Wants to take over everything - File Spy sets itself as the default app for a variety of file types, even ones where another app might already have been set up. I didn’t see any way to make this behavior optional.

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
Version 1.2
Review by Woollentc

so far so good - so far so good. the font and layout make it a lot easier to read files than other programs i've tried

Found helpful by 8 out of 16 people
Version 1.2
Review by Super Sean F

Much Love - Much respect for the free app homies

Found helpful by 8 out of 19 people
Version 1.2
Review by Gearwhore

Works Great if you know what you’re doing - See above, whaddya want? Works fine.

Found helpful by 8 out of 17 people