Create Custom Folders for Your Mac with Folder Magic

Create Custom Folders for Your Mac with Folder Magic

Are you bored with the folders on your Mac? Even though some folders may have different icons on them, they’re all the same boring blue. Are you looking for a quick and easy way to create custom folders for your Mac to make the important folders stand out? If so, Folder Magic is the perfect application for you.

While Mac OS X has the ability to add color labels to your folders (right-click a folder and choose a label), there’s no internal way to change the actual color of your folders. However, the Folder Magic app changes all of that in a snap; it’s the perfect tool to help you make custom folders for your Mac to change and brighten up the more traditional folders.

Using Folder Magic

1. Download Folder Magic from the Mac App Store. While the app is free, there are some available in-app purchases that will add some useful features. Without these in-app purchases, you’ll only be able to apply the free “Glass” collection to your folders.

Folder Magic includes vital in-app purchases such as for a useful Creator Tool.

For instance, you can unlock a photo collection that includes over 200 unique photo folders (for $0.99). You can also unlock the creator tool (pictured above) so that you can create your own personalized folders in a simple image editing interface (for $1.99).

2. When you first open the app, you’ll see the main Folder Magic window, along with the colorful Glass folder collection. When you click on a folder you’ll see the folder creation options pop-up which will let you delete that specific folder or apply it to any folder(s) on your computer.

Folder creation options for Folder Magic.

3. To apply a custom folder to folders on your computer, click “Select items” and browse to the desired folder(s) on your Mac. Once you select the folder(s), click “Open” and the custom folder will be applied immediately. The next time you go to the folder in Finder, you should see your custom folder.

Pictured, a custom folder applied to a system folder.

4. You’re all done. Following these instructions, you can apply custom folders to as many folders as you’d like in minutes.


As you can see, creating custom folders with Folder Magic is as simple as 1-2-3. The app is a breeze to use and has a user-friendly interface. Even though you can’t apply photos, animals or flags to your folders for free, you can easily unlock these collections for an affordable price.

Have you used Folder Magic to create custom folders for your Mac, or do you plan on using it? We’d like your input. Let us know below in the comments area.

Charnita Fance
Charnita Fance

Charnita has been a Freelance Writer & Professional Blogger since 2008. As an early adopter she loves trying out new apps and services. As a Windows, Mac, Linux and iOS user, she has a great love for bleeding edge technology. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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