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Create an InDesign document of a catalog of all images in a folder. Use your document presets, adjust the number of frames per page. Easy post-creation customization with global style sheets. Beautiful contact sheets with the power of InDesign. Mac OS X 10.11+.

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ID Font Catalog icon ID Font Catalog scroll down

Create the easiest to see and use catalog of all your fonts. Grouped by font family, a catalog is made with each style listed in a smaller display. The ONLY font catalog app to group by family. Several beautiful templates to choose from in addition to the regular Single Line and Waterfall samples. Mac OS X 10.10+.

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PDF Bee icon Scanning Slideshow

Need to display images at a gathering, like wedding, party, or corporate event? And do you have a photographer or 2 shooting live and you want to add those images to the show? Scanning Slideshow updates it's folder of images as new images are added! Mac OS X 10.7+.

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ID Font Catalog icon Desktop Blurrifier scroll down

If you have a lot, heck, even a few icons on your Desktop, make them POP a bit more by blurring your desktop picture. A little contrast of a blurry picture and a sharp icon will keep you focussed on your work. Blur, saturation, exposure, colorize, and scale images. Even supports some EPS/PDF files (for example a logo) with a solid color background. Mac OS X 10.9+

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ID Font Catalog icon Classic Find scroll down

Inspired by the simple functionality of Mac OS 8 through 10.3's Find File, where you had a list of all drives to search, and got a new window for each search performed. Mac OSX 10.8+

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Script icon Custom Scripting & Programming

Chris can work with you on to develop a solution to your Mac workflow needs. Specializing in InDesign and Adobe apps, plus FileMaker. I can develop solutions using Applescript and Cocoa/XCode. Email Chris
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AX sticker sample Autocross Stickers

Autocross - a timed competition for automobile drivers, driven one at a time through an obstacle course made by cones. Racing, autocross, and all the imagery that goes with SCCA autocrossing. 30 images or more.

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Corvette DNA App

A group I work with on the side. Corvette DNA is the most accurate used Corvette price guide and complete data app.


On the iOS App Store - click here

Android Google Play - click here

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ID Image Catalog v4.9.1 - $20

This application will create a page(s) in InDesign with frames and titles of all the images in a folder. Once you select a folder, the application tells InDesign to make a document with the number of image frames per page you specify, places the files, and creates a text frame with the image information below it.

New options allow you to make document presets in InDesign and select one to use to make your catalog. By selecting a document preset with no page margins, no image title and no image desciptions and 1 box per page, you can create a document with 1 image per page.


  • Creates a catalog automatically in InDesign
  • Scales up, down, and centers images in the frame
  • Includes the name of the image under each image
  • Can include the full file path of the image, and the size it is placed at
  • Sub-folders inside your main folder selection can be scanned and added
  • Use one of your InDesign document presets for the page size and margins
  • Option to disable page title and image title text frames
  • Customizable margins between image frames
  • Option to disable outlines around image and text frames
  • Large text frame option for long file name or file path information
  • Option to hyperlink to folder (for exporting as PDF)
  • Increased text frame size options
  • Option to group image and text frames
  • Option to make the catalog facing pages
  • Option to keep page 1 blank
  • Compatible with InDesign CS5 / CS6 / CC
  • Drag and Drop folders into the top box area to set files or folders to catalog

Watch a Demo Movie on YouTube (5 minutes)


  • Mac OS X 10.11 and up
  • Adobe InDesign CS5 - CS5.5 - CS6 - CC
Interface (click to enlarge)
Sample Catalog (click to enlarge)

Sample Catalogs (click for PDF)

Basic Catalog

sample catalog



Book Layout


See the FAQ/Troubleshooting page.

Current version: 4.9.1, December 27, 2020


ID Font Catalog v4.0.2 - $15

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Have you ever wanted a really compact font sample for your collection of fonts? Tired of wading through hundreds of pages of samples generated by programs that can't group all fonts of a family together? ID Font Catalog is for you! IDFC uses Adobe InDesign to intelligently get the list of fonts available and creates a sample of each font family, but only of the primary font style, and makes a smaller listing of the other styles like text-bold, italic, compressed, etc!

ID Font Catalog is THE ONLY font catalog program available (that I know of) that groups fonts in their family. Every other commercial or free solution creates a new page for every style! ID Font Catalog groups fonts by their family. Look at smarter font samples, not more!


  • Creates a font sample for each font family
  • Lists the styles of each font family in that style (ie, text-bold is text-bold, italic is italic)
  • Creates a "Single Paragraph" style listing, fitting from 3 to 15 or more fonts on a page, including every style of the font
  • Creates a "Waterfall" style listing with a paragraph of text, the font styles, and sample font sentence in sizes from 8 to 72pt.
  • 3 new template styles, with new layouts for more font sample options
  • Automatically creates bookmarks and page numbers in InDesign so when exported to a PDF, specific fonts can be searched even more quickly.
  • Ability to skip non-Roman and Apple "system" fonts and the other most common system fonts
  • User definable Font Skip List
  • Import/ Export/ Append a Font Skip List using a simple text file
  • Option to create page titles & page numbers
  • Customizable character samples & sample sentences (ie, The quick brown fox, or Cozy lummox, simple ABC & abc, or your own sentence or string of letters)
  • 240 Pangrams (sentence using all 26 characters of the alphabet) built in
  • Control over look and style with applied Paragraph Styles
  • No longer makes page numbers with partial font names, easier to print now
  • IDFC does not load or activate fonts, it only catalogs them. It is not a font manager.
  • Updated for OSX 10.9 and up only!

Watch a Demo Movie on YouTube (12 minutes)

Yeah this video is rather old, but nothing significant has changed in the app's operation.


  • Mac OS X 10.10 and up
  • Adobe InDesign CS6 - CC2021
A sample of the font catalog styles IDFC creates. Notice each font name is listed only 1 time, with each style listed below Click here to see the user interface of ID Font Catalog

Single Paragraph Style
Waterfall Style
Template Style 1 Template Style 2
Template Style 3


Current version: 4.0.2, October 25, 2021


Classic Find v2.0 - $4

Classic Find is inspired by the Find File utility seen in Mac OS 8 through OS X 10.3. It features a list of all attached drives/volumes where to search upon. You can choose to search one, all, or only a select few drives. This is useful for cutting your search time down, or when you know you only need to search certain disks. Especially helpful in networked environments where you really don't want to search all connected volumes.

Classic Find uses the Spotlight search engine for default searches, so your volumes should be able to be searched by Spotlight.

You can use the File Search function to search all files individually on a disk, but this is much much slower. But unlike Spotlight which excludes certain directories from its index (like the System and Library folders), File Search will look at everything. But it can be slow.


  • One window for your find criteriea, your found results spawn a new window
  • Spotlight used for the default search method
  • Use File Search method for complete results from folders Spotlight won't index (but it's slow)
  • Open a found file by double clicking its name
  • Open the file's folder by double clicking the path show
  • Or press Command-R to show in the Finder
  • Newly attached drives or mounted volumes show up in the volume list, or are removed automatically when unmounted
  • You can search a sub folder by dragging it into the volumes list
  • Press the space bar to see a QuickLook preview of the selected file
  • NEW! Drag and drop files to the Finder to move or copy them
  • NEW! Updated for macOS 10.14 Mojave DARK MODE

  • Version 2.0.0 released October 2018


  • Mac OS X 10.9 +


Current version: 2.0.0, October 1, 2018


Desktop Blurrifier v2.0 - $5

Do you have icons on your desktop? Do you want to see them easier but still have a nice desktop picture? Don't have or want to go to Photoshop to make an adjustment to a desktop image? Use Desktop Blurrifier! Quickly put a blur on a picture and set it to your desktop picture. Add a little more flare with quick saturation, exposure, and colorize options. EPS images and PDFs are supported, you can have a logo as your desktop and blur it too!


  • Real time preview on your desktop of the final image
  • Drag and drop images into the small preview to use an image
  • Drag and drop onto the dock icon!
  • Works with multiple screens
  • EPS and PDF graphics can be used (with some limitations) and you can set a solid color background with them

Watch a short demo (3 mins)




  • Mac OS X 10.9 and up


Current version: 2.0.0, August 15, 2015

Free Scripts

Accurate Size Of Folder -drag and drop a folder to get a more accurate file size calculation, useful for burning CD/DVD becase the Finder info is hard to calculate and Toast (5/6)now doesn't give an accurate size to the megabyte.

File Type And Creator Changers -drag and drop files onto these scripts to set the file type and creators information in OS X. Many files in X rely solely on the file extension, but sometimes its helpful to set them, such as changing .jpgs to Photoshop .jpgs so a double click opens Photoshop instead of Preview.

Send BCCs -this script is for use with MS Entourage. You select a variety of email messages, then run this. This script then makes a new outgoing email with the BCC field populated by the messages you had selected. It's an easy way to send private emails out to everyone you received an email from. I use it for sending messages to everyone who's purchased a script. It's easier than trying to manage a group, plus you can be more selective.

PDF Combiner -this Applescript will combine all PDFs in a chosen folder into one file. It can combine pages that are of different sizes.

I am selling these scripts "as is" and take no responsibility for any data loss, corruptions, or system difficulty you may have. I will make every effort to ensure these applications' functionality as stated but cannot guarantee operability on all computers and any specific configuration. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE INDESIGN OR ANY OTHER REQUIRED PROGRAM DO NOT PURCHASE THESE ITEMS THEN REQUEST A REFUND. Since I can't know for sure if you are an ID user/owner, I can't offer refunds for these reasons.These apps are for Mac OS X operating system only, and will NOT work on Windows. Email questions and concerns to:app-support (at)