Apps Windows 10

Get Mac-like File Previews With Seer For Windows 10

One of the most amazing little features of Mac OS X is the preview tool in Finder. Just tap the spacebar to preview any file immediately. There is now an alternative for it on Windows 10. Check it out after the bump!

OS X and Windows

While Windows 10 continues to dazzle us with its beauty, it still doesn’t quite come close to the visual appeal that Mac OS X has to offer on their systems.

We have seen certain apps such as Notes give a near OS X-like experience, but it still isn’t the same thing in terms of using the actual OS, of course.

Seer [SourceForge] is an alternative to the built-in feature that is offered in the Mac where in pressing spacebar lets you preview the file before opening it, which is commonly used for previewing images, videos, documents and audio files.

Seer currently lacks the ability to let you preview most other file formats such as documents or e-books, but it works very well with video, audio, images, etc. file formats.

Mac-like Preview for Windows when playing videos

The preview working for images.

When you install the application, you just have to run the application and press space bar on the desired file you want to preview!

If for some reason you face an issue of not being able to preview it and instead are taken to the search menu, simply do the following and rectify the issue.

Press Windows Key + S and search for Folder Options. Head into the view tab and look for the following button and toggle it to “Select the typed item in the view

How to disable search in explorer.

Seer is indeed a fantastic alternative for getting Mac-like Preview for Windows and is definitely better for people who handle images or videos on on a daily basis. 

This is currently an experimental app, and as such a bug or two is expected but shouldn’t necessarily be something that hinders system performance. If you do encounter such bugs, it is advised to contact the developer and telling them your issues.

It is a good change of pace to see third party apps steadily giving us a hybrid experience of two different OSes for free.

If you do know any better applications or similar ones, let us know in the comments section below!