Ordinary folders in the Mac OS X Finder are always displayed with the same boring old blue folder icon.

Sometimes you might want to liven this up. Perhaps you browse a music collection through the Finder as well as in iTunes, or have photos that you browse in the Finder as well as in iPhoto. You might create artwork, or own a collection of home movie DVD files. Whatever things you have, one thing is for sure - the standard blue folder icon doesn't give you many clues about the folder's contents.

This is where Add Folder Icons comes in. It uses any pictures found inside a given folder to create a customised icon based on a configurable icon style. There is a set of built-in icon styles and you can create your own.

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  • When building icons, very large images are skipped to avoid using too
    much memory. This is set at 64MB in version 2.1.0. In a future update,
    you'll be able to configure this to suit your computer and images.

  • What's New
  • Now supports sandboxing in Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" and 10.8 "Mountain

  • New introduction screen makes it easier to understand and use the
    application straight away.

  • Fixed icon generator stalls on Lion for large collections of folders.

  • Fixed failure to honour the filename and label related settings in the
    "Advanced" section of the Preferences.

  • Add Folder Icons ( is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/Add Folder

    Minimum OS version: 10.6

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2009, 2010, 2011 Andrew Hodgkinson. All rights reserved.