Quick Look Plugins
Quick Look plugins ¶
List of useful Quick Look plugins for developers
brew install <package>
brew install qlcolorcode qlstephen qlmarkdown quicklook-json qlimagesize suspicious-package apparency quicklookase qlvideo
To get plugins working in Catalina, you will need to remove the quarantine attribute.
Run this to see the attributes:
xattr -r ~/Library/QuickLook
And run this to remove the attributes:
xattr -d -r com.apple.quarantine ~/Library/QuickLook
- Click "download manually"
- Move the downloaded .qlgenerator file to
Preview source code files with syntax highlighting
brew install qlcolorcode or download manually
Preview plain text files without or with unknown file extension. Example: README, CHANGELOG, index.styl, etc.
brew install qlstephen or download manually
Preview Markdown files
brew install qlmarkdown or download manually
Preview JSON files
brew install quicklook-json or download manually
Note: The BetterZipQL plugin was integrated with the BetterZip app.
brew install betterzip to install the BetterZip app and its Quick Look plugin or download manually
The legacy BetterZipQL plugin can be downloaded here.
Display image size and resolution
brew install qlimagesize or download manually
Preview the contents of a standard Apple installer package
brew install suspicious-package or download manually
Preview the contents of a macOS app
brew install apparency or download manually
brew install quicklookase or download manually
Preview most types of video files, as well as their thumbnails, cover art and metadata
brew install qlvideo or download manually
These are not included in Install all.
Preview iOS / macOS app and provision information
brew install provisionql or download manually
Preview Android APK files
brew install quicklookapk or download manually
Preview Adobe Photoshop pattern files
brew install quicklook-pat or download manually
Preview WebP images
NOTE: This is already covered by
qlImageSize, so this plugin is listed here only in case you do not like
brew install webpquicklook or download manually
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