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Sep 24, 2021


Peek 馃挵

Peek allows you to copy and find text, jump to line numbers, render Github-flavored Markdown with a generated table of contents, restore scroll positions, highlight syntax, & more in the Quick Look previews of over 300 file extensions.

Purchase on the Mac App Store

Dec 17, 2020



Preview archives

Note: The BetterZipQL plugin was integrated with the BetterZip app.

Run brew install betterzip to install the BetterZip app and its Quick Look plugin or download manually

The legacy BetterZipQL plugin can be downloaded here.

Suspicious Package

Preview the contents of a standard Apple installer package

Run brew install suspicious-package or download manually


Preview the contents of a macOS app

Run brew install apparency or download manually


SourceCodeSyntaxHighlight (猸1.6k)

Preview many different source code files

Run brew install --cask --no-quarantine syntax-highlight or download manually (猸1.6k)

Note: This might overwrite some other Quick Look plugins.


To the extent possible under law, Sindre Sorhus has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.

Jan 21, 2020


Using Homebrew

Install all

brew install qlcolorcode qlstephen qlmarkdown quicklook-json qlimagesize suspicious-package apparency quicklookase qlvideo
Catalina notes

To get plugins working in Catalina, you will need to remove the quarantine attribute.

Run this to see the attributes:

xattr -r ~/Library/QuickLook

And run this to remove the attributes:

xattr -d -r ~/Library/QuickLook

Jul 18, 2019


WebP (猸279)

Preview WebP images

NOTE: This is already covered by qlImageSize, so this plugin is listed here only in case you do not like qlImageSize.

Run brew install webpquicklook or download manually (猸279)

Jan 12, 2017


quicklook-pat (猸29)

Preview Adobe Photoshop pattern files

Run brew install quicklook-pat or download manually (猸29)

Nov 24, 2016


QuickLookAPK (猸137)

Preview Android APK files

Run brew install quicklookapk or download manually (猸137)

Nov 05, 2016


QuickLookASE (猸35)

Preview Adobe ASE Color Swatches generated with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Color CC, Spectrum, COLOURlovers, Prisma, among many others.

Run brew install quicklookase or download manually (猸35)

May 31, 2016


QLColorCode (猸608)

Preview source code files with syntax highlighting

Run brew install qlcolorcode or download manually (猸608)

Dec 29, 2014


qlImageSize (猸1.1k)

Display image size and resolution

Run brew install qlimagesize or download manually (猸1.1k)

Aug 01, 2014


QLStephen (猸2.6k)

Preview plain text files without or with unknown file extension. Example: README, CHANGELOG, index.styl, etc.

Run brew install qlstephen or download manually (猸2.6k)

QLMarkdown (猸3.1k)

Preview Markdown files

Run brew install qlmarkdown or download manually


Preview JSON files

Run brew install quicklook-json or download manually


ProvisionQL (猸2.1k)

Preview iOS / macOS app and provision information

Run brew install provisionql or download manually (猸2.1k)

May 07, 2014


QLVideo (猸2.1k)

Preview most types of video files, as well as their thumbnails, cover art and metadata

Run brew install qlvideo or download manually (猸2.1k)

These are not included in Install all.

Dec 07, 2013