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How-to: More Useful Quick Look Plug-ins

In my last post I explained how to install Quick Look plug-ins and showed you three of my favorites. In this post I introduce three more as well as two great sites that have dozens more.

HetimaClipping

HetimaClipping is a Quick Look plug-in for text clipping and picture clipping files. You can make a text clipping file by selecting text from an application and dragging it onto the desktop or a Finder window. Picture clippings are a rarely used file type; you can create them by dragging album artwork from iTunes or a layer from Photoshop to the Finder.

Folder Quick Look Plug-in

The Folder Quick Look Plug-in, which Mike has already written a good description of here, is a very straightforward but useful plug-in. When this plug-in is installed, instead of seeing the useless blue folder icon that you normally do when using Quick Look on a folder, you will see a list of files contained in the folder. You also get to see the time you created each file, the time you last edited it and the size of the file.

FJNWebArchive

A convenient way to save a web page in Safari is as a WebArchive file, which is an exact copy of a webpage and any embedded media on it (in contrast to an HTML file which contains only text). FJNWebArchive is a Quick Look plug-in for WebArchive files.

There’s More

The plug-ins listed above and in my previous post are just a small selection of the huge variety available. For a more comprehensive list, see QuickLookPlugins.com and QLPlugins.com.

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