Developer: Yellow Mug Software

Current Version: 2.4

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 3.4 MB - Download


FolderBrander lets you quickly and easily customize the look of your folder icons. This makes it much easier to visually locate a folder in the Finder. And perhaps more importantly, it makes it possible to identify folders without having to mouse over them in the Dock!


Just pick a base icon (from a variety of styles and colors) and type in a short text label. Two sliders let you rotate and skew the text to match the orientation and perspective of the base icon. Once you are happy with how it looks, click Apply and ... voila! Your folder now has a unique icon.


FolderBrander comes with several built-in sets of icons, but the cool thing is you can add your own icons to it. Create your own (skills and separate graphics app not included) or scour the web for some really cool ones and add them to FolderBrander.


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"Great App! Does exactly what it says. Very handy." 5 Stars (App Store - USA)

"This app works exactly as advertised. It not only makes my dock less boring to look at, but it increases my efficiency and productivity as well since I no longer have to hover over each folder to find the one I'm looking for! For just a couple bucks, it's totally worth the money." 5 Stars (App Store - USA)

"We have used Folder Brander on our Macs for several years. It is simple, intuitive and makes it much easier to pick out the right file on my cluttered desktop ! Colour coding and adding titles makes them easier to spot, with less "blue on blue" than the standard Mac OS file icons. For half the price of a cup of C***a coffee, it is a must for your Mac ;-)" 5 Stars (App Store - UK)

"Ordner werden unterscheidbar und individuell :-) Das Programm ist einfach zu bedienenn und die Ordner bekommen individuelle Kleider. Es macht das Leben auf dem Mac einfacher. Und ich freue mich jedesmal, wenn ich meinen Desktop betrachte." 5 Stars (App Store - Germany)

"Man braucht es nicht wirklich…aber es bringt einfach Freude in den täglichen Umgang mit dem Rechner. Alles funktioniert, nichts auszusetzen!" 5 Stars (App Store - Germany)

"Super ! Vraiment simple d'utilisation est très pratique je le conseil vivement !" 5 Stars (App Store - France)

"Ótimo! Cumpre o que promete! O app é mesmo o que diz em sua descriçao. Personalize suas pastas ao seu gosto com ícones e texto. Muito bom e recomendo!!" 5 Stars (App Store - Brazil)


Release Notes:

Bug fix: FolderBrander now works correctly on MacBook Pro with Retina Display.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.3.5
Review by eagle man

Great product - It is wicked easy to use and easy to go back if you want that boring blue again. This should be standerd on all mac's. It makes it twice as easy to find what I want. Way to go Yellow Mug.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.4
Review by dang1987

Easy and Effective at What it Does - If you want to make folders tell you more about their contents with a quick glance this might be the app for you. One thing I’d like added is the abiiity to customize document icons as well. But I’m happy with it does do and I use it regularly.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.4
Review by Milhealth

Little Workhorse - This app is always there, easy to use (even if I haven't used it for awhile), always works perfectly! I really appreciate this app! :-)

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.4
Review by Macguy918

Stable - Works Great - Handy when you need it! - This is a simple but quite useful application. It does a great job labelling folders!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.4
Review by Brock2

Great Program - Very useful to make folders with that tell what is inside them.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.4
Review by boboq

Handy, stable, highly useful - This is not a program I use frequently but it is a very handy one to have. It is particularly useful when I put folders in my dock (I currently have 6 residing there) to help me access frequently used items on my hard drive. The ability to color and label those folders is very valuable. Of course, it is also useful to be able to highlight important folders anywhere in the Finder and with this program that task is easily accomplished. Easy to use, very stable, highly recommended!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people