Bring macOS Quick Look feature to your Windows



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  • Latest Version

    QuickLook 3.7.3 LATEST

  • Review by

    Michael Reynolds

  • Operating System

    Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Paddy Xu / External Link

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If you are switching from a Mac computer to a Windows personal computer, then you won’t have the Quick Look feature anymore. This is the feature that gives you a preview of all the content in the files before you double click to open them.

Fortunately, Windows users now have a way to get this feature too. QuickLook is a specialized developed application which gives you a similar quick look ability on your Windows computer. It lets you preview the content of several different file types and provides an overall better user experience.

One Key to Preview Content

When you want to see the content of a particular file without using its default program to open it up, you choose the file with your cursor and then hit the Space key on your keyboard. That will cause a small window to pop up on the screen and show the content that is in the file.

QuickLook for PC lets you preview files that contain text, archives, videos, and images. The types of documents include PDFs and word processing documents like Microsoft Word. In the preview window, you’ll be able to play videos, read text content, see images, and zoom in and out.

Search and Open Files

During a file preview, you can choose to open the file with its default program. In the upper-right section of the window, you’ll see the name of the application. If you’re experienced with Quick Look on Mac computers, then you can cycle through the files and content in the same way by hitting the arrow keys. As you have an active preview, you can go to a new folder.

  • Quick preview with Spacebar
  • Supports various file types
  • HiDPI compatibility
  • Works with 3rd-party file managers
  • Free with strict GPL license
  • Limited system requirements

You can do several things with QuickLook for Windows 11/10, especially since a lot of different formats are supported. When you make the switch from macOS to Windows, or you simply want to have this cool feature on Windows, then you’ll definitely need to get this application.

What's new in this version:

- Fixed an issue where syntax highlighting does not work when previewing texts