FolderTeint Review

Written by Lisa in Apps

So far, for weeks now, I have been telling you guys some of my favorite applications, but I don’t know yours! I am open to new application suggestions, shareware or freeware, and I would love if you guys leave a comment or email me ([email protected]) with a suggestion! Also, Thomas Gundel, one of our contest winners, has not emailed us. Thomas, in order to get your free copy of Things, you need to email me ([email protected]). If you don’t email soon, we’ll have to give away your license key to someone else.  So now, without further ado, this weeks application review…

Hey guys!  I’m sorry for the late post, but I promise it is worth it.  Has anyone heard of an application called FolderTeint by Sauce Software?  FolderTeint is an application that allows you to change the appearance of the default Leopard folder icons.  FolderTeint is similar to CandyBar except it’s free and you can only change folders.

Do you guys want to hear the features of FolderTeint?  FolderTeint offers an easy way to adjust the appearance of Leopard’s boring folder icons with tools for changing the color of your folder, like contrast, saturation and brightness.  You can quickly edit the style of any folder icon, adjusting different things.  You can also choose any color you want. Editing features are not highly advanced but they’ll still let you make a great deal of changes. They’re also really easy to work with and pretty much anybody can achieve some nice results with them. You can also backup existing icons. Another great feature is that you can quickly apply changes to multiple icons and immediately see the results.

So what do I think?  FolderTeint seems like a nice application, easy to use, and has a great UI.  The only thing I don’t like is that if you don’t have a good understanding of how to use the  contrast, saturation, and brightness features, your folder may not turn out too nice.  All in all, I would give this application a four out of five.

In case you guys don’t feel like reading the whole article, here’s a quick summary.  FolderTeint is an application that allows you to mess around with your folder icons.  You can change the brightness, saturation, and contrast.  It’s a nice application, but only getting four out five.



  1. I had no idea this was even possible! What a cool mod idea. Thanks for the great write-up.

  2. Cerise says:

    ^ I is a great mod idea! I’m going to try this out right now. Going to see what kinda effects I can come up with.

  3. That’s pretty slick, my only question is if you can change the icons as a whole instead of just the hue/saturation/contrast. Even still I bet there can be some pretty clean results. Will be checking this app out when I get home.

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