Personally I find Apple’s Quick Look feature in Leopard is a massive time saver. The problem however is that out-of-the-box only a few file types are supported – you know the usual documents like photos, pdfs etc. What I really wanted was the ability to take a quick look at an xml document – rather than dragging them into TextEdit. The solution was pretty simple.
As usual Apple has done a great job of making Quick Look pluggable. I was pleasantly surprised to find a Quick Look plugin site (called QuickLook Plugins) that has a bunch of useful extensions, including one for XML.
Job done. Now I can quick view almost anything.