All folder icons in Windows are typically the same, except several system folders like My Documents. Despite Windows Vista permitted users to change folder icons back in 2007 via the custom libraries mechanism, the default way to do this remains unobvious for an average user even in Windows 8.
FolderIco offers a simpler option. Instead of worming through Windows dialogs, a user simply right-clicks a folder he wants to change the icon for and instantly assigns the desired glyph. The whole thing takes literally three seconds, which is a huge improvement comparing to the standard Windows functionality.
The variety of icons available in the program allows a user to sort and arrange documents the way he wants and then quickly locate the desired folder when needed. Icons work as tags of specific features of documents inside the folder: approved, private, high or low priority, important, games, music and many more. FolderIco can also colorize chosen folder icons producing a very simple way to categorize and group folders by specific signs.
The new version of FolderIco implements custom icons a user can apply to any folder and provides support for network folders. The update can also change icons of multiple folders at once.
With FolderIco efficiency of typical office work increases a lot. Just by casting a glance to a folder icon, the user can see what´s inside, what documents need attention, and what types of files the folder keeps. Simply to install and to use, FolderIco is a true software gem.
Pricing and availability
FolderIco is a free-to-try tool available for Windows XP and higher for $9.99.
TeoreX is a software development company founded in 2008 and focusing on building simple yet extremely helpful graphics, multimedia and productivity tools. The product line includes Inpaint, Batch Inpaint, iResizer, PhotoStitcher and FolderIco tools.