Creating Custom Mac Folder Icons in Freeform

You can use the new Ventura Freeform tool to make quick custom folder icons. Add one of the many available shapes or import your own to have the folder stand out from others. With some extra work you can even color the folder something other than the default blue.

Comments: 5 Responses to “Creating Custom Mac Folder Icons in Freeform”

    Juris Ozols
    8 months ago

    Gary - very useful, thank you! Question: Is it possible to create some kind of “alias” to a specific Freeform board that can be placed on the desktop, so that when it is clicked it opens up that board without having to go through other steps?

    8 months ago

    Kris: You can try to use the same technique I show for Notes here: https://macmost.com/linking-to-notes-and-documents-on-your-mac.html

    Jun
    8 months ago

    Thanks for the great video Gary!
    If I copy this folder with customized icon from one Mac to another Mac (let's say via a flash drive etc.), will it appear same on another Mac too?
    (In other words, info related to how the folder is displayed resides in OS(in this case another Mac may display this folder in default way) or is it part of folder metadata etc.(in this case, the info will go together with it wherever it goes and it will display as customized everywhere)?

    8 months ago

    Jun: Not sure. Try it. Might depend on the format of the Flash drive, so experiment.

    Tommy
    8 months ago

    Did you really say quickly and easily "change the color of a folder" It took 20 steps to change the color. Very "Windows Like"

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