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Folders Factory

By George Lyakhov

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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 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.

- 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.

What's New in Version 1.8

• 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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Customer Reviews

Great application except for it’s major flaw

I got this application at least two years ago and it was amazing. It worked just how you would expect it to. I just redownloaded it a half hour ago today and it isn’t nearly as good as it was before. The text style doesn’t work when you change the color of the folder. Well, it works, but not well. There’s a black outline around the text and it looks terrible. I thought it would go away when I applied the changes to my folder but it got even weirder. There was a very thin white line that went along the folder vertically on the left-side of my text. The line extended throughout the height of the folder. To get a better look at it, I opened quick view to see a larger version of the folder. The line disappeared. No, it isn’t something wrong with my display because it happened to other folders too that were in different places on my screen. I know this is a really small problem but it’s why I gave this app 3 stars instead of the deserved 5. Although not many people may notice this, the people who are using this app want to make their folders look ‘perfect’ and that’s what this app should enable you to do. Anyways, developers if you are reading this, please scrape together an update that resolves this problem sooner rather than later. Thanks!

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!

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!

Folders Factory
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.8
  • Size: 13.6 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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