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:


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 that quicklook is useful for searching through source before I installed new programs, and the first file I would want to see, the README was the only file I coudn’t. QLStephen solves that.”

More information can be found at

5 Responses to “QLStephen”

  1. GhostLyrics Says:

    Works fine on Lion for me.

  2. Fliesen Says:

    Thank you very, very much.

    This works for .srt subtitle files too, which is what i was looking for ever since Lion screwed up my .plist hack within TextEdit.

  3. MacDada Says:

    Works on Mountain Lion too 🙂

  4. BigG Says:

    Also works on Yosemite. Many thanks.

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