The ways to get more information from a file on your Mac are many and varied and range from the pedestrian Get Info in the Finder to a number of utilities which dig deeper into a file and extract information that would excite a Mac geek who knows how to spell MD5, SHA1, SHA256 and knows the benefits of a HEX dump– things that would bore the rest of us into thinking The View and The Chew were different sides of the same coin (hint: they’re not; I found out the hard way).
Enter More Info, a cleverly designed Mac utility which gives you free access to the aforementioned acronyms. For example, I clicked Get Info on a photo from Disney World.
Isn’t that everything you wanted to know about a photo?
Of course not. There’s more. Mac geeks will love what More Info does to make them feel more knowledgable than the rest of the Mac riffraff (shades of ResEdit; without the edit).
Here’s what the drag and drop function on More Info displays.
All that extra info from More Info simply staggers the mind. Why can’t Apple put all that into Get Info. If you truly, madly, deeply want to verify the integrity of your Mac’s files, More Info does that and it’s free.
What if you want to dig into a text file to see what Get Info cannot divulge? More Info works on the time honored drag and drop method. Grab the file you want to peek into from the Finder and simply drag it to the More Info icon on the Dock.
Here’s what you get.
Isn’t this much better than an income tax refund check?
More Info isn’t for every Mac user and it only divulges what Get Info does not but in an easier, faster way.
- General Mac file information
- MD5, SHA1, SHA256 checksums
- Quick HEX Dump – binary file content
- Drag and Drop files to the Dock Icon
Not bad for free, right?