Want to peek at that video file? No problem. Want to see what content is inside a text document. Quick Look has your back.
If you have never used a Mac, or are living in a box, macOS has an amazing feature that allows you to preview files without needing to open it. By just pressing
Spacebar on your Mac, you can preview the file in QuickLook.
You’ll quickly realize that Quick Look does not support all file types. Like markdown, or
brew cask install qlcolorcode qlstephen qlmarkdown quicklook-json qlimagesize webpquicklook suspicious-package quicklookase qlvideo
QLColorCode Preview source code files with syntax highlighting
QLStephen Preview plain text files without or with unknown file extension. Example: README, CHANGELOG, index.styl, etc.
QLMarkdown Preview Markdown files
QuickLookJSON Preview JSON files
BetterZipQL Preview archives. Note: The BetterZipQL plugin was integrated with the BetterZip app.
qlImageSize Display image size and resolution
WebP Preview WebP images
Suspicious Package Preview the contents of a standard Apple installer package
QuickLookASE Preview Adobe ASE Color Swatches generated with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Color CC, Spectrum, COLOURlovers, Prisma, among many others.
QLVideo Preview most types of video files, as well as their thumbnails, cover art and metadata
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