In OS X, you can select a file and press Space for a quick
preview of it, just like how you can preview app window in
Windows 10. While you can also preview a file in File Explorer
with Alt+P keyboard shortcut, there’s a better solution.
Quicklook is a free app available in the Microsoft Store and it
gives you the same feature but its slightly better.
The ability to preview files such as photos and videos on Macs
is one of the popular features, and you can easily get it on
your Windows 10 PC using Quicklook app, which provides a
Seer is indeed a better solution than Quicklook, but the
latter is available for free on the Microsoft Store, and on the
other hand, Seer is available for download from a website.
Quicklook has an elegant design and it also works with the UWP
apps, such as Microsoft Photos and MS Paint. It’s one of the
best ways to quickly preview files on Windows 10.
If you select a photo and press spacebar, you can see a quick
preview of the photo without having to open the photos app.
There’s also an option to open the previewed photo in the
official Photos app.
It’s a third party app but surprisingly it worked well enough
in Windows 10 when I tried it out. The animation is indeed
slow, and you can expect some bugs here and there.
Quicklook is an experimental app but still, it works really
well with common files such as photos.
If you preview a PDF file, it will let you open Microsoft Edge
as well. It’s worth noting that the app support tons of
different file types. You can download it from the
If you’re looking for a better solution, you might want to try
Seer, a Win32 app, that works just like Quicklook but it has
the ability to copy photos or frames of videos to your
The main design difference is how previews appear on your
Inspired by Mac, Seer is a powerful and innovative solution
that delivers a better experience on Windows 10. You can
download it from here.