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About QLPlugins.com

QLPlugins.com is a repository for Quick Look Plugins, which are available only for Mac OS X 10.5. In addition, I seek to provide information for developers seeking to create QuickLook Plugins and to power users looking to use QuickLook more effectively. If you have developed a QuickLook Plugin and would like for it to appear on this website or are aware of any QuickLook Plugins I have missed, send an e-mail to feedback@qlplugins.com and I will include it.

About QuickLook & QuickLook Plugins

QuickLook was introduced by Apple in the latest version of their operating system, OS X 10.5 (Leopard). By selecting a file in the Finder and pressing the space-bar, a preview of the file pops up. QuickLook Plugins, or QuickLook Generators, are files ending in .qlgenerator and are used to generate these previews. These plugins are also responsible for generating the previews in CoverFlow mode in the Finder.

While many common file formats are supported out of the box, some common and many obscure formats are not. Fortunately, Apple’s programmers made it easy for developers to create their own custom QuickLook Plugins. This site seeks to serve as a repository linking to these Plugins and as a resource for developers looking for information on developing their own QuickLook Plugins.

This blog is about online technology, a this is my passion. I have been working on the Internet for many years, and I believe this is truly the revolution of the 21st Century.

My interest is mostly on the technical side of things, to talk about how all of that works. Thanks for reading.

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