08 October 2015

It’s cleanup time on my Mac, and the Quick Look <Spacebar> feature in Finder is essential for sorting the keep from the delete. The default set of supported file-types is a little lacking, but there’s plenty of extensions to fill the gaps. Here’s a list of what I use.


For all your text based tabular data viewing needs.

brew cask install quicklook-csv


brew cask install qlmarkdown


An odd name, but this one is handy for viewing text files like README and LICENCE files that have no extension.

brew cask install qlstephen

QuickLook JSON

brew cask install quicklook-json


brew cask install quicknfo

BetterZip Quick Look Generator

Preview inside zip files without needing to extract them.

brew cask install betterzipql