Sep 21

Accelerate your workflow with the Quick Look conveniences that only Peek can deliver: copying, searching, jumping, scroll restoring, syntax highlighting, & more. Visit Peek’s home page for a list of all 325 — and counting — compatible file extensions. Learn more at: https://bigzlabs.com/peek

Nov 13

A QuickLook plugin to visualize .car files (compiled Asset Catalogs). The precompiled binary as well as the whole source code can be found here: https://blog.timac.org/2018/1112-quicklook-plugin-to-visualize-car-files/

Mar 13

A QuickLook plugin for WebVTT (Web Video Text Track, aka .vtt) files. You can see a movie demoing it at: http://www.mark-sweeney.com/?p=1833 And you can download the plugin directly here.

Feb 26

Inspired by a number of existing alternatives, the goal of this project is to provide clean, reliable, current and open source Quick Look plugin for iOS & macOS developers. Thumbnails will show app icon for .ipa/ .xcarchive or expiration status and device count for .mobileprovision. Quick Look preview will give a lot of information, including […]

Oct 29

inddPreview is the successor of inddQLgenerator – a QuickLook Plug-in from 2008 – and comes now as an app with a new version of the QL plug-in on board. The current release runs on macOS 10.8 and above and works with InDesign files from CS2 to CC2018. It’s available on the Mac App Store.

Apr 15

Phew is an open-source FLIF image viewer and QuickLook plugin for macOS. The Free Lossless Image Format or FLIF is a novel lossless image format which outperforms PNG, lossless WebP, lossless BPG, lossless JPEG2000, and lossless JPEG XR in terms of compression ratio. Thanks to Wolfgang for the recommendation.  

Mar 30

A QuickLook plugin that lets you view subtitles .srt files. Download from the project’s GitHub page. Thanks to Théo Attali for the suggestion!

Feb 17

QuickLook plug-in version 5.1 for QuarkXPress projects. It will allow you to see thumbnails of QuarkXPress Projects (.qxp) in Finder and also provide a QuickLook preview for .qxp files created with QuarkXPress 7, 8, 9, 10, 2015 and 2016. For support please visit http://forums.quark.com Download the plugin (ZIP file) here.

Feb 07

Support for MXF files is included in Canon’s free XF Utility 3.2 for Mac OS X. The other option is Adobe Bridge however it works only intermittently. Download the XF Utility here. Thanks to Paul Galvan for submitting!

Jan 13

This plugin allows you to QuickLook crossword puzzle files (PUZ). PUZ files are the most common way that crossword puzzles are distributed. The New York Times Crossword puzzle site allows you (with a subscription) to download their crosswords in that format. More details available at the PUZ project’s GitHub repo.

Oct 27

Quicklook Video allows OSX Finder to display thumbnails, previews and metadata for most types of video files. QuickLook and Spotlight on OSX 10.9 and later understand a limited number of media files – mostly only MPEG audio and video codecs within MPEG container files. This package adds support for wide range of other codecs and “non-native” […]

Sep 04

This Quick Look plug-in is a component of SixtyFour. SixtyFour can be obtained at MacUpdate, https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/40405/sixtyfour/. The Quick Look plug-in included within SixtyFour extends QuickLook’s standard functionality to display extra info: app architectures, app platform info and bundle version. It is no longer required to fire up the Terminal to get the architectures of an […]

Jul 20

ReST, or reStructuredText is a text processing system for transforming plaintext documentation into other formats. This plugin provides a reST QuickLook viewer implemented in Nimrod. Download from the project’s GitHub repo.  

Jul 08

A QuickLook plugin for Mac OS X 10.9 that creates a thumbnail of a video as an icon instead of a generic one. When you trigger QuickLook it displays the thumbnail of the video along with the video information such as its title, size, resolution, and more. The video information is obtained via mediainfo and the thumbnail […]

Jun 27

STL are “Stereolithography” files, that are 3D files commonly used in 3D printing. The plugin is available here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:376361

Mar 26

A simple QuickLook plugin to preview .strings files. Contrary to other QuickLook plugins to preview .strings files, this plugin can preview plain text .strings files as well as binary property list .strings files. More information can be found on the developer’s blog.

Feb 04

Invisor displays technical information about your video and audio files. It is based on MediaInfo library and shows detailed info about file’s container and data streams including video, audio, subtitles and chapters. More information and download from Invisor’s website. Invisor displays technical information about your video and audio files.

Feb 01

Known Gerber file extension from Altium Designer, CadSoft EAGLE and KiCAD. More information can be found here.  

Dec 26

Enables users to just select their Markdown file in Finder and through Quick Look preview them instantly. See how your Markdown file looks on web with just a hit on “Space Bar”. “As developers of InkMark, we believe that Markdown is the future of writing and we want to make it accessible for everyone. Therefore we are building […]

Dec 12

qlBitRate is a QuickLook plugin that will display the bitrate (in kbps) of an MP3 file in the title bar of the QuickLook window. This plugin has been tested to work in at least OS X 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Check out the plugin and docs on GitHub here: https://github.com/jordansaints/qlBitRate.

Dec 08

List of useful Quick Look plugins for developers, pulled together by sindresorhus.

Aug 30

Allows for previewing the content of several types of Commodore (CBM) related types of files: Disk images with file names ending with .G64, .D64, .D81, .D71 Tape images having file names ending with .T64 Program files – names ending with .PRG and .Pxy The plugin corrects all known problems other “D64” plugins have, adds several […]

Aug 11

ExactImage QuickLook with camera RAW support. Download can be found at http://rene.rebe.de/2013-08-11/exactimage-quicklook-w-camera-raw-support/.

Jul 29

  WebP is Google’s new image format and OS X doesn’t recognize the .webp files. This plugin will give you an ability to see previews and thumbnails of WebP images. More information can be found at: https://github.com/emin/WebPQuickLook

May 13

DjVu QuickLook is a QuickLook plugin for generating first page previews of djvu documents. To install, extract and move to /Library/QuickLook folder. Download here.

May 02

A plug in for QuickLook on Mac OS X for the JPEG XR file format. JPEG XR is a neat little image format with a lot of features including High quality lossy compression (comparable with jpeg2000) Lossless compression transparency support Support for just about every pixel format under the sun It’s also a free and […]

Mar 27

Supported IFF-features: * ILBM and PBM * 1-8 bitplanes * Extra halfbrite * Hold and modify * Transparency Source code available at https://github.com/dalton-tulou/ql-iff Coded by David Revelj

Oct 03

QuickLook JSON is a useful quick look plugin to preview JSON files. It will render files with a colorful view, and will allow to expand or compress nodes in the JSON tree. More information can be found at: http://www.sagtau.com/quicklookjson.html

Feb 09

A QuickLook Plugin to display images dimensions and size in the QuickLook title bar (Very handy for developer / designers). It also dynamically display iPhone’s crushed PNG files in the finder and in QuickLook. More information can be found at: http://www.cocoabyss.com/mac-os-x/images-dimensions-in-quicklook/ http://www.cocoabyss.com/quicklook/qlimagesize-iphone-crushed-png/ Thanks, Benjamin!

Jan 30

Thong is a Quick Look plugin to view your .string files with a simple touch. Thanks, Jelle Vandebeeck!  

Nov 16

A Quick Look generator to display useful information about StarCraft II replays. The current version of the plugin (v1.0.0) correctly handles all replays (which range from patch 1.0.2 to 1.4.1). Displayed information includes: Teams Player name, color, race, profile link Map preview Game duration More information and downloads for the plugin can be found here. […]

Oct 31

Code signing can be a pain, but the fact that Xcode gives very little information about a mobile provisioning file does not ease things. Let me introduce a new QuickLook plugin. This plugin allows you to get a QuickLook preview for all .mobileprovision files. It gives you the name of the profile, its creation and […]

Oct 17

cert-quicklook is a plug-in for QuickLook to easily generate previews of various unprotected certificate tokens. Currently includes support for X509 certificates, DER or PEM (ASCII-armored). Future plans includes extending for other types of data: keys, revocation lists, signing requests, e.t.c. Tested with MacOS 10.5.8/10.6.6/10.7.1 More information can be found here: http://code.google.com/p/cert-quicklook/

Sep 18

Francesco just released a beta version of an Outlook 2011 for Mac plug-in, to view header message of type olk14Message. You can download the plug-in here: http://www.germinara.it/download/fgoutlook2011.qlgenerator.zip Thanks, Francesco!          

Sep 18

It has been brought to our attention that some plug-ins do not work with OS X 10.7/Lion. Since we do not actually develop the plug-ins we list on this site, we cannot investigate each one. Instead we thought we would setup this post to allow for users to comment and allow for discussion on tips […]

Aug 22

QLStephen is an Apple OSX QuickLook plugin that lets you view plain text files without a file extension. It is useful for reading files like: README INSTALL CHANGELOG Makefile Rakefile CapFile Description from developer: “These are files that the default QuickLook plugins doesn’t handle. It was built to scratch an itch, as I was finding […]

Aug 11

MetaDesign Solutions has released a QuickLook Plug-in which has some great features and wide support for various document formats. The plugin extends QuickLook to support InDesign, QuarkXPress, InCopy, Adobe Swatch Exchange & Illustrator File Formats, with more file formats coming soon. For more details, visit: http://www.metadesignsolutions.com/products/mac-osx-quicklook-adoview.php

Nov 28

QuickLook generator for Nintendo DS ROM image files. Creates thumbnails using game logo image. In preview mode displays also game title and additional info (if any). More information can be found here.

Sep 18

A Spotlight importer and QuickLook plugin for the X3F RAW image format for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6. Download here: http://www.corpus-callosum.com/software.html

Sep 18

Max OSX QuickLook Plugin for previewing NFO files. Uses libiconv to convert the nfo text to utf8 and then lets WebKit render the output. Currently, the plugin can only generate a preview. Download here: http://github.com/planbnet/QuickNFO

Apr 05

A QuickLook plugin for CSV files. The plugin will generate Icons for csv (comma separated) and tsv (tab separated) files and show a preview, along with some information (like num rows/columns). To download, visit the project page at http://code.google.com/p/quicklook-csv/.

Oct 22

QuickLook plugin for FB2 e-book file format. Creates thumbnails using cover image. In preview mode displays some additional information like authors and title. More information available on the developer’s website: http://bluezbox.com/fb2ql.html

Oct 18

A plug-in for viewing PVR textures. This plug-in ships with atPeek, but is also available as a free download from: http://atpeek.download.atpurpose.com/PvrUncrush.zip The atPeek project page which uses this plug-in is at: http://www.atpurpose.com/atPeek/

Oct 14

A QuickLook plug-in for viewing iPhone crushed Png files (native iPhone format). From the developers, atPurpose Technologies: The direct download link to PngUncrush QuickLook plug-in, which is free to download and use, is: http://atpeek.download.atpurpose.com/PngUncrush.zip The atPeek project page which uses this plug-in is at: http://www.atpurpose.com/atPeek/

Oct 01

“This is a QuickLook plugin for MacOS-X 10.5/10.6 that allows QuickLook preview of Animated GIFs. The current GIF support in the Finder doesn’t show animations. This plugin extends the Finder to allow QuickLook to display the GIF in its animated form.” More information and download.

Sep 29

It has been brought to our attention that some plug-ins do not work with OS X 10.6/Snow Leopard. Since we do not actually develop the plug-ins we list on this site, we cannot investigate each one. Instead we thought we would setup this post to allow for users to comment and allow for discussion on […]

Sep 20

The first Quick Look Plugin geared specifically for photographers. From the plug-in’s website: “With SneakPeek Photo simply click on the unopened photo file (no matter where it is, even on your card reader) and hit the space bar. Up pops the picture into a large view that immediately gives you the detailed information you need. […]

Jul 21

ImageFolderQLGenerator is an open-source QuickLook plug-in that creates thumbnails and previews for folders that contain image files. The thumbnails and previews it generates look like the normal folder icons, only with small thumbnails of some of the contained images overlaid on top. More information and download at ImageFolderQLGenerator developer’s website.

Jul 16

QLFits 2.0 Preview FITS header+images/spectra directly inside the Finder! Released: 2009-07-16 http://www.softtenebraslux.com QLFits allows you to see FITS files right into your Finder, without opening the file! It automatically generates on-the-fly a colorized header, with images and/or spectra below! It even supports multi-extension fits files. Even better, it detects ESO keywords, and build automatic links […]

Jul 07

This Quick Look gen­er­a­tor dis­plays the con­tents of a metainfo “.torrent” file.  Useful if you ever have to sort through tor­rent files that are named by 10 year old chil­dren, but donÂ’t feel like firing up your client just to see whatÂ’s in it. More information can be found on the developer’s site. Download qltorrent-1.0.dmg here. […]

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