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Review: Folder Factory for Mac makes folder customization as easy as drag and drop

Choose an image and a folder and customize the latter, instantly.

Folder Factory for Mac allows you to drag and drop images and folders onto the app screen to customize the folder almost instantly on your desktop or in your file folders. While the app doesn't offer a lot of options or features beyond the image customization, it makes up for the lack of variety with sheer speed. This is a very quick app, allowing you to customize nearly any folder on your computer in just seconds.

After installation, open the app and you can immediately start customizing folders. There will be three empty spots onscreen. One is for the folder, one is for the image that will be placed on the folder, and the third, largest spot, is for the new folder once the two are combined. Drag and drop the folder and image in, click the "Apply" button, and voila, you have a new folder with an image on it. This allows you to customize standard Finder folders in just seconds and distinguish them for when you cannot read the text or want to make your desktop that much more personalized. You can also change the color of the folder and the intensity of that folder -- another great way to alter the overall look and feel of your computer and make it easier to find what you need.

If you want to change how your folders look and want something that doesn't overload you with too many bells and whistles, this is the app for you. The free version has all of these features and no limitations, though in the paid edition you can also add things like text and clipart that will even further customize your folders.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Folder Factory for Mac 1.2.

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