If there’s more than one way to skin a cat, then there’s many ways to use your Mac. I love handy little Mac utilities that are more than the sum of the parts. For example, how do you navigate all the folders on your Mac? Do you click and open a gazillion windows? Try a single click utility that does the same thing.
Glancing Inside Your Mac’s Folders
I can’t count all the ways to dig through the folders on my Mac. Column View in the Finder is handy for me because I hate to open multiple windows. The Dock can be easy to rummage through folders by putting folder aliases in the Dock. Click and hold and move around.
Or, try FolderGlance, a rather elegant Mac utility which gives you right click access to just about everything on your Mac.
You remember right-click, right? Using an appropriate mouse—one with a right button, the way God intended—often gets you a context pop up; sometimes with help or other options.
FolderGlance is a Preference Pane utility which gives you some very useful functions. Download, double-click to install, and you’re good to go. Preferences are numerous but not ominous (click the images for a pop up, close up view).
Some of the more esoteric features include showing invisible files, sorting capability, and where to show the pop-ups. FolderGlance can be set to be control-free, too. That means you don’t need to hit the Control key and click. Just click the right key on your mouse.
What’s the advantage of FolderGlance? Pop up menus show up just about everywhere, giving you a navigation tree to just about anyplace on your Mac.
Some Mac users may find the folder navigation to be unwieldy. It helps to know which folders your files are in, otherwise the look may take awhile. But FolderGlance gives you other options besides just navigating to and fro.
You can set up custom folders that pop up first, handy for quick launching apps or utilities or documents. FolderGlance also lets you move, copy, or create aliases on the fly—from one place to another place, all without having to navigate through the Finder, or open multiple windows.
Unfortunately, the Everywhere setting in FolderGlance doesn’t mean you can invoke it via the right-click key, well, everywhere. But most places. That’s the only shortcoming.