The application that colors your icons according to their tag.

Drag and drop any Finder item into the Hue Dada icon to colorize it according to its tag.

Any tag change will adjust the color of the previously dropped item, without further intervention.

The application updates the icon based on the original preview of the item while a colored tag remains linked.

If you already use the Finder tags, you will be delighted to see them more easily now, or even to be able to identify them where they did not appear without Hue Dada ! (e.g., in the Dock stacks, in item lists in the menus, etc).

If you are not using the Finder tags, this is the opportunity to discover their features.

What's New

Version 1.9

Better color and preferences management

Ratings and Reviews

Works well, needs a few things


Color is really helpful for quickly flying through folders so it’s nice to have color in the Finder list view at the beginnig of the folder name—as opposed to the far right edge of the field. I do wish the colors could be tweaked a bit though. Multiple color tags are resolved by showing the most recently added tag--or the tags can be reordered in the Get Info window. There is no apparent way to stop Hue Dada ! from tracking a folder. One may remove all the tags so there is no added color, but the item is still tracked. I tried dragging a tracked item on to the menu bar icon to “untrack” it and got a dialog stating that the item is already tracked. Being given the option to stop tracking an item and/or edit the list of tracked items would be nice. I don’t know if performance is affected by a large number of tracked items so this may be a non-issue. Another feature I’d like to see is the ability to drag multiple items to the menu bar icon at once. For now they have to each be dragged individually. If global color tweaks become available I’ll put up with dragging items individually. If you’re not too fussy about the color and don’t have a million things to give color to this app may already fit the bill. Hue Dada ! is so much more flexible than using static colored icons if your workflows involve changing tags to visiually indicate an item status.

Cumbersome: needs tighter Finder integration

Bend person

Hue Dada partially restores very useful Finder label capabilities that Apple removed many years ago, but the implementation is awkward. Instead of needing to manually drag each item to the app’s Menu Bar icon, there should at least be the option of automatically coloring icons according to the first (or a preferred) Finder tag.

We’re working on computers whose job is to automate tasks. Hue Dada is a good start toward a manual workaround for Finder shortcomings, and hopefully the author will enable automation soon. And yes, I realize that Apple’s locked down a lot of Finder functionality, but a creative developer should be able to work something out.

Highly Recommended


Very simple and useful. This guys did what Apple should have done a long time ago. Congratulations!


Frederic Blondiau
4.4 MB
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015-2016, Frédéric Blondiau


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