File Helper

File Helper 1.5

Free
Get detailed information about your files and folders.
 
1.5.1 (See all)

File Helper is a program that comes as an alternative to using the Get Info tool, a built-in Finder utility that gives you access to details regarding files and folders on your Mac. This application might prove to be of good use to people who need to learn detailed information about their documents and directories with just a few clicks.

The utility comes with a straightforward interface where all you need to do is to drag-and-drop the file or folder you wish to analyze over the app's interface. Then, in a matter of moments, the program will give you access to the detailed info you need.

I tested the application by importing a PSD file and a folder containing music files. The directory report didn't offer me much info (only its size and creation and modification dates). However, when I imported the PSD file, the program provided me with a wide range of details, such as size, creation date, its unique identifiers (SHA_1, MD5, etc.), Hex Dump, etc.

What's more, if you load a document, the utility lets you know which app you could use to open the file in question. This feature might prove to be of good use if a file extension isn't familiar to you and wish to learn how to open the file.

Another thing I like is that the program features a menu on your status bar. You can drag-and-drop files and folders over that menu and immediately check their detailed information.

All in all, I think File Helper is a great solution for learning more about the files and folders within your Mac. In addition, you don't have to spend a buck to use it on your computer.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary

Pros

  • User-friendly interface
  • Supports drag-and-drop actions
  • Immediately provides you with the detailed info you need
  • Features a menu on your status bar
  • Free of charge

Cons

  • Couldn't find any disadvantages
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