QuickLook plugins for Developers

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  • QLStephen – A Mac OS X QuickLook Plugin that lets you view plain text files without a file extension. It is useful for reading files like: README, INSTALL, CHANGELOG, Makefile, Rakefile, CapFile.
  • QuickNFO – A Mac OS X QuickLook Plugin for previewing NFO files.
  • QuickLook JSON – Useful QuickLook Plugin to preview JSON files. It will render files with a colorful view, and will allow to expand or compress nodes in the JSON tree.
  • BetterZip Quick Look Generator – QuickLook inside archives. The currently supported archive formats are: ZIP, TAR, GZip, BZip2, ARJ, LZH, ISO, CHM, CAB, CPIO, RAR, 7-Zip, DEB, RPM, StuffIt’s SIT, DiskDoubler, BinHex, and MacBinary.
  • QLColorCode – A QuickLook plugin for source code with syntax highlighting.
  • QLMarkdown – QLMarkdown is a simple QuickLook generator for Markdown files.

Installation tips:
Copy the .qlgenerator files to /Library/QuickLook or ~/Library/QuickLook. Reload QuickLook plugins with this terminal command: qlmanage -r.

Do you know of other handy QuickLook Plugins? Please do share in the comments!

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