Hue Dada! is a Mac app from DouWere designed to enhance the user experience in the Finder. You can drag and drop any Finder item onto the Hue Dada icon in the color bar to colorize it, according to its tag. Any tag change will automatically adjust the color of the previously dropped item.
From huge folder icons on the Desktop, to small icons previews in popup menus, the tag color is there when you’re using Hue Dada!. The tool provides custom icons to items you could manually through the Information pane and a graphical editor. According to the folks at DouWere, Hue Dada! respects the Apple policies regarding sandboxed applications, only using documented and safe methods.
The app bans any unnecessary polling operation, relying only on Grand Central Dispatch trigger. Hue Dada! transfers its heavy operations on background threads to keep the user experience fluid.
The app respects the original design of color distribution for "standard" icons, just adapting the color hue. Documents with previews are processed differently: images are monochromized, and text is just colorized (always according to the tag color).
The latest version (1.9) offers better color and preferences management. The advantage of Hue Dada! is that it makes it easier to find Finder tags if you use them (if you don’t, this app isn’t for you). With the tool, Finder tags will show up where they previously didn’t — in Docks stacks, in men item lists, etc. However, I do wish there was the option for automatically coloring icons according to a preferred Finder tag.
Hue Dada! requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It costs $2.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.
Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★