We all are aware about the cold war between Mac and Windows. Despite knowing all the differences between two companies, every user knows what is more suitable for them. Since today, when Macs are fewer than Windows PCs out in the market, there are probably some macOS features which people want for Windows.
Microsoft’s Windows is undoubtedly the number one desktop operating system, whereas Apple’s Mac operating system has its own strong features.
So, without any further discussion, let’s check the process to get Apple’s convenient feature “Quick Look” for your Windows!
For those who are unaware of Apple’s Quick Look feature, here’s a gist for you!
What does Apple’s Quick Look feature do?
Mac’s Quick Look feature gives a clever way to peek at the contents of file on your system without launching the application. As the name suggests, Quick Look helps to view documents, images, files or folders without opening them and shows you into a decent-size thumbnail.
This pretty convenient feature is really a great time saver for quickly previewing images and documents. The feature works will all common sort of files- Want to listen music, watch movie, read PDF, documents, while doing something else. Quick Look does this for you to make your work more effective.
How to add Apple’s Quick Look on Windows 10?
Quick Look allows you to peek at something without loading an app. Sadly, in Microsoft Land you lack this type of features. But not anymore!
So, now you want to have this effective & practical tool for your Windows 10? Just follow the steps below:
Step 1- To get started, first of all you need to update your operating system already. Launch your default browser, head over to the Microsoft Store to download Quick Look app! Yes, there’s a not-infringing app to have a similar feature like Mac.
Step 2- Tap on ‘Get’ button to download the app on your Windows. Using the Quick Look app at windows, clearly reminds of the original feature on macOS.
Step 3- Now head over to File Explorer, to check if the new tool is working.
Step 4- Just navigate to a Folder with Images.
Step 5- Select any picture/movie/document to have a Quick preview. Just like macOS, press space bar to active the Quick Look feature. To close your preview, again hit space bar!
That’s it, you have entered Quick Look on Windows 10!
This Quick Look app will definitely give an extremely functional experience right inside your Windows, but as it’s a free app it doesn’t include all the options as Mac’s Quick Look have. Handling large files may seem a challenge, but only SOMETIMES!
Contrarily, just like Apple’s Quick Look it supports all the possible file formats & also offers HiDPI support. We hope more upgradations will be made in the coming months, to make it more practical and handy for users. Or Microsoft could come with its own feature similar to this!