Tuesday, 11 December 2007

quick highlight


It occurred to me the other day that colouring a file or folder in Mac OSX isn't as quick and straightforward as it might be. First you have to select the objects you want to label, then go to the Finder's File menu, then go right to the bottom to pick the colour label you want. There are alternative ways of doing it, of course, but all require a similar amount of user interaction. Wouldn't it be great, I thought, if you could select the colour labels from the Finder window toolbar?

'quick highlight' lets you do just that. The installation procedure copies a folder of Applescript 'apps' to your Applications folder from where you can drag some or all of them into the toolbar. That's it. Just select the object you want to label, and click the coloured button in the toolbar. Less clickage.

You can download quick highlight here: