One of the long-standing features in the OS X Finder is the information window, where you can select one or more items and press Command-i to see details such as file size, location on disk, dates created and modified, among others. In addition, you can use the info window to set file access permissions, the default handling application, and lock the file, if needed.
These features in the info window make it quite convenient, and for some people a popular option to use for managing files on disk; however, its design has not changed for years, and as it was in earlier versions of the Mac OS, the window shows a basic listing of attributes. Given that Apple is revamping its user interface in OS X Yosemite, is it time we see a change in the information window?
In essence, it appears Ramotion is looking for a blend of Apple’s QuickLook services in the information window. As with the addition of widgets in Apple’s Notification center that directly compete with (and perhaps suggest the demise of) the Dashboard, is it time Apple revamps the info window and either does away with it in favor of an enhanced QuickLook option, or otherwise blends the two? We will have to wait and see, but I for one, who uses both QuickLook and the info window regularly, would find it exceptionally useful to see both of their services blended.