Suspicious Package

Download & Install

Download Suspicious Package Quick Look plugin

Open the downloaded package, and follow the instructions in the OS X Installer.

By default, the OS X Installer will install Suspicious Package for all users of your computer. To install it for your account only — which won't require an administrator password in the Installer — click “Change Install Location…” at the Installation Type step, and choose “Install for me only.”

Suspicious Package requires OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). For other releases of OS X, see more info here.

Want to avoid a package?

We'd prefer to distribute Suspicious Package without using an installer package — our users are naturally suspicious of the things! — but Apple makes it incredibly awkward to drag-install a Quick Look plug-in, between the hidden Library folder and Quick Look's reluctance to notice new plug-ins.

However, if you'd rather do some fiddling than install a package, here's an alternative:

  1. Download Suspicious Package as a XIP archive.
  2. Double-click the XIP archive — it will open in Apple's Archive Utility, which will extract the plug-in.
  3. To open your Library folder, go to the Finder, hold down the Option key, click on the Go menu, and then choose Library. (If you want to install for all users, go to your startup disk and open the Library folder there instead.)
  4. If the Library folder doesn't already contain a folder named QuickLook, make a new folder and rename it QuickLook (there should be no space in the folder name).
  5. Drag the Suspicious Package.qlgenerator file (extracted from the XIP archive) into the QuickLook folder.
  6. Now you have to convince Quick Look to find the new plug-in. Logging out and then back in again usually does the trick. If you want something less disruptive, you can open Terminal and use this command:
    /usr/bin/qlmanage -r

Now Suspicious Package should be working. (And you can see why we broke down and made a package to deliver it.)