Folder-Factory is a basic icon tool for macOS which help you to customize, design and enhance your folder icons. With it you can combine folder icon with images, text, sketch, and shape. This will improve your system’s appearance, keep your Mac organized and improve your working productivity. You’ll no longer need to read folder names as you can now easily identify them. And at last, it has a friendly and clean UI and it's really easy to use.

Key features:
- Support retina display.
- Customize, design and enhance your folder icons.
- Support all kinds of tools. For example eyedropper, fill, line, rectangle, ellipse, pen, eraser, text, image, round rectangle and so on.
- Support curved texts.
- Config line width, pen color and fill color and so on.
- Full support for transparency.
- Support shadow, gradient and reflection.
- Add text on image.
- Full support for undo/redo, cut/copy/paste.
- Support dragging and dropping any files and folders.

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What’s New

Version 5.9.2

Fix some issues.

Recent Updates:
1. Support adding outline for texts.
2. Support feet.
3. Fix the problem which causes the app to run very slowly.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

kunphused ,

Paint 2 for folders

Folder Factory is Paint 2 In every way except I can’t find a way to save the new folder as a copy to use again if I need more than one.
Please put together a manual for those of us that stumble around in search of an answer. The time spent guessing and redoing is debilitating.
If you are going to go through the process of creating such a nice propgram take a few more days and write down how it works. please.
That said. It is a good program, not as easy as you make it sound but it is cool. Thanks

Matooba ,

Loved his app. but last 2 updates broke it.

I have used this for a long time. its one of my favorites. but since Version 5.7.4 it willno tstay open. i cannot use it at all. i will keep updating when there is update in hopes that it will get fixed. but I might be looking for an alternative.

Universe Observer ,

It is OS X High Sierra Compatible

16 Oct 2017

Once I update my MacBook Pro to OS X High Sierra, I found that the folder utility that i have been using for years no longer worked and crashd on launch. (It was also called Folders Factory) The old app has not been updated since Aug 2012 and the developers website no longer exists … so, no support, and no updates. I found many of these folder icons utilities that have not been touched since 2014 (the bulk of them) but, Folder-Factory was updated in Oct 2017 leading me to believe that it had been updated to make in High Sierra compatible.

Not one to take chances because of the no money back policy, I wrote an email to TryBest and got an immediate reply that Yong Chen’s app was compatible and got an answer back that it is compatible.. (Thanks for the immediate reply! A company with support.) I purchased it and worked with it today.

The User Interface is not very intuitive and definitely not as simple as the old Folders factory I was use to; but, after figuring it out, i conclude that it does work fairly well. This is not a polished product yet, so expect a bit of a learning curve, and some saving of folder icons someplace else because it does not store your creations in any sort of template that can be recalled. So you will need to designate a folder to send them to. Double clicking on the files in that folder will bring up the design so that it can be used to change a folder’s icon or to creat a new folder with it. (Apply) This is also a bit of an odd way of doing things as well; but, it works.

The app does track most recently used folder designs; however, it has a limit of only the 10 most recent designs used, so do not get use to thinking that this is a template library. It isn’t. Your folder that you save your designs to will be the only thing you can use to find all designs you have created especially if there are more than 10.

It does come stocked with a variety of folder icons to start with, although not as numerous and of the variety in the Folders Factory app that I use to use; but, take heart. You can import the icons and save them off in this app by opening an existing folder icon that you created by other means. At least that preseves your previous handy work.

All in all, this meets my immediate needs and hopefully the user interface and lack of the ability to store templateswill be resolved with future releases and , cross-our-fingers, Yong will cointinue to support the app with future releases of OS X. For now, it seems to be the only game in town with any ratings.

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