Folders Factory

Developer: George Lyakhov

Current Version: 1.8

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 13.6 MB - Download

Description:

Are you fed up with common boring blue folders? With Folders Factory, you can easily change their colour, add pictures, include text, assign textures or even make them look like "embossed" system folders.

Doing this will improve your performance and your system’s appearance. You’ll no longer have to read folder names as you can now easily identify the one you need.

The application is very user-friendly. All you have to do is: drag the image you want into the application’s window, configure the way it looks, and then drag the folder you want to modify there too. Done.

For users with new retina display:
Until update, you need select Folders Factory.app in Finder and press cmd+i (or in context menu select "Get Info"). You will see new window, make sure that the "Open in Low Resolution" box is checked in it.

Tips:
- To reposition an object, move your pointer over the object, and then drag the pointer.
- To rotate an object, put your pointer outside any corner of the bounding outline around the object and drag.

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Release Notes:

• Retina support
• Support of new icons sizes (256x256 and 1024x1024)
• Added support of upcoming OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
• Added Brazilian Portuguese localization.
• Sorting icons in Library
• Now image always stay clear after moving object
• Ability to scale up images
• Moving object with arrow keys

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.8
Review by -Lyss

Amazing for Organizing and Style - I love organizing my computer, so I have a bunch of folders! I always hated the blue folders, especially the shade, and wished I could change it. I don't buy apps that often, so when I do I expect it to work great, and get my money's worth, and within an hour of use, I already feel like my money was well spent. All four modes are great, and I don't mind not being able to use them all together. If I want text on a picture I edit it, and then use it in the texture or picture style. I'm also very much into fashion, so I love making everything look as pretty as possible, which was something I loved about macs. With this program I have everything I need to change the style of my folders, easily! It's simple to use, but the options are endless, and if you change your mind about the new design on a folder, you can always take it back to the default. I highly recommend this app for anyone who is sick of their blue folders!

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
1/5
Version 1.8
Review by DeliciousPickle

Doesn’t Work With Mavericks! - Great app, but too bad it doesn’t work with Mavericks. There is a big bug when you try to do stamps, you get a lot of unwanted artifacts around the edge of the image. Please update this app to fix this bug!

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people

More Reviews for Current Version

3/5
Version 1.8
Review by cessnadude

Gorgeous but has signficant flaws - This app looks great and CAN make very unique folders, but the total lack of any meaningful directions really limit its usefulness. The only thing that somewhat explains how it works is the simplistic video that plays on opening. There is virtually no other way to figure out some of the quirks with working with Folders Factory. For instance, how does it work with folder aliases? after I add a picture to the inspector, it won’t take a folder alias. Why? If I want to use an image in “image” or “texture” mode, what is the difference? (I finally figured out that one for myself, but that is the kind of thing that should be addressed in a users manual). I want to give it a 5-star rating, but instead of making nice folder icons I spend way too much time trying to understand its hidden rules and limitations, all things that should not be learned through brute trial-and-error!

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
5/5
Version 1.8
Review by -Lyss

Amazing for Organizing and Style - I love organizing my computer, so I have a bunch of folders! I always hated the blue folders, especially the shade, and wished I could change it. I don't buy apps that often, so when I do I expect it to work great, and get my money's worth, and within an hour of use, I already feel like my money was well spent. All four modes are great, and I don't mind not being able to use them all together. If I want text on a picture I edit it, and then use it in the texture or picture style. I'm also very much into fashion, so I love making everything look as pretty as possible, which was something I loved about macs. With this program I have everything I need to change the style of my folders, easily! It's simple to use, but the options are endless, and if you change your mind about the new design on a folder, you can always take it back to the default. I highly recommend this app for anyone who is sick of their blue folders!

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
5/5
Version 1.8
Review by w.chern

Amazing! - This is a great way to customize your Mac. I impressed all my friends! It's great! The update was great! I love all the new folder options as well as support for custom icons. Folders Factory already made your folders unique, but now, with new folder options, there is even more uniqueness in your folders. Your folders are no longer just generic blue folders anymore! Believe me, the money is worth it! Folders Factory is the best! It's almost like this should a built-in system app! UPDATE: It works extremely well with Mountain Lion! Well done, developer!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
5/5
Version 1.8
Review by GRAND CASO

It just works! - I wanted a simple-to-use program that would let me customize the folder icons (especially the ones I have pinned to my dock). And this software does simply that and offers me more options than I could imagine.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
5/5
Version 1.8
Review by klawhi

Wonderful App - This application just keeps getting better and better. It is like a wonderful canvas to help you create beautiful folders and along the way help you get more organized.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
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