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Folder Peek 


Folder Peek (com.sindresorhus.folder-peek) is a Mac OS X software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of iBoostUp.

The latest version that our iBoostUp users have reported seeing on their systems is Folder Peek 7. The most popular version of this application used by our users is version 17. Folder Peek requires macOS 12.3 or later.

Publisher Description:
Quickly access documents, files, folders, and apps from the menu bar.

Think of it as an alternative to Dock folders, just more powerful and customizable.

Each folder you add gets its own menu bar icon that you can customize and move around (drag the menu bar item while holding the Command key).

You can click on a file or folder in the menu to open it.

If you have little menu bar space, you can also show multiple folders in a single menu bar item. See the first FAQ.

Example use-cases:
- Access files relating to your current project
- Use it as an app launcher
- Add your home folder to quickly access anything
- View your most recent screenshots (see FAQ)

By taking advantage of Finder aliases, you can create a folder that contains aliases to other folders and files, making it possible to completely customize what's shown in a folder menu. See the FAQ for more.


- Add multiple folders to the menu bar
- Each folder can be individually customized
- File preview
- View and copy image & video dimensions
- Drag & drop from the file submenu.
- Global keyboard shortcut to show/hide each folder menu
- Open a folder in a specific app
- Follows aliases and symlinks
- Shortcuts support


How can I show specific files and folders from various places?

You can create a folder that contains aliases to the files and folders you want to be included in the menu.

Create a folder to put aliases in and add that folder to the app. Make aliases for the files and folders you want in the menu and move the aliases into the folder you just made.

What is an alias?

An alias is a shortcut to an app, file, or folder that you can keep anywhere on your Mac. Right-click an item in Finder and select Make Alias to make one.

How can I use this as an app launcher?

Yes. Just add the Applications folder to the app. If you want to show only specific apps, follow the first FAQ.

How can I show multiple directories at the top level in a single menu?

Follow the first FAQ.

How can I have a menu bar folder with my most recent screenshots?

Make a folder to hold the screenshots and add it to the app. Open the Screenshot app, click Options, then Other Location, and choose the folder you just made. In Folder Peek, open the folder config, and change the sort order to Date Created and set Max Items to something like 20.

You can find more info on the app's website.


You can contact me through the feedback button in the app or at sindresorhus@gmail.com

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