Since Windows Vista folders can display their actual content as thumbnails. However in many cases few little thumbnails of documents inside are simply not enough to understand whether or not those files are important, if they are urgent or not, and often even what these documents are.
FolderIco delivers a quick way to make your everyday document work much more efficient by adding color marks and distinctive icons telling you what lies inside the folder. A number of easily recognizable glyphs bestow unique features to the folder and thus makes it much easier to find, especially when time is short.
Here are some examples when FolderIco can drastically increase your productivity:
Some documents you work with can be more important than others, some of them may require approval or editing, some are waiting to be transferred to an external storage like a USB stick. Changing the default folder icon to a custom one will immediately tell you how you should treat the contents of this folder. Assign a high priority icon to the folder with crucial files you need to process ASAP. Change the color of the archive folder to gray and current document folder to green to momentarily locate the most up-to-date documents in a glance.
While changing the icon of a folder using standard ways is quite cumbersome, FolderIco does the same job in an elegant and absolutely intuitive way. This opens a wide range of applications beyond typical office routine jobs. For instance, what would you say about sorting of photos? Purple folder icon for personal photos, green for nature and landscapes, red for family ones and so on. This way you can instantly recognize the type of photos inside with merely one look! Or may be you prefer to sort your music playlist by genre or by artist? That’s possible too!
Instead of just representing a file container you can turn folder icons to be more informative. They can carry out a job of showing you what’s inside folders. They can save a lot of time too. Maybe you already knew that, but wasn’t able to change folder icons easily using Windows built-in capabilities. Indeed, the steps you need to follow to change the icon of a folder are pretty much unobvious, and changing folder color is not possible at all in vanilla Windows.
Now custom folder icons are available to anyone! With just two clicks you can make your folders speak by replacing boring and non-informative default icons with bright and meaningful icons FolderIco offers.