I’ve recently reinstalled OS X in an attempt to better organize my system. I’m notorious for letting things fall wherever they download, then using Spotlight to find things. Photoshop Brushes are one of those things that mainly reside in my downloads folder. Finding and managing them is a giant pain for me, and I often find myself wishing that there was an application like Font Book, but for brushes. Turns out there is, and it’s called Brush Pilot.
Brush Pilot lets you install and manage your brushes, obviously, but it also lets you get a quick visual representation of what the brushes look like in a nice preview format. For instance, if I have several grunge related brush packs, I can quickly navigate through the different .ABR files and then install the one I’m looking to use with the click of a button.
If you spend a lot of time managing your brushes and working in Photoshop, Brush Pilot might be something that helps keep your brushes tidy, while increasing your productivity. Any time saved digging through folders to track down brushes is a major plus if you ask me.
The application is not available on the Mac App Store, but you can download it online for $25 USD.