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Icon Maker

By Tricycle Design HB

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Description

★ Watch introductory screencast at our website! ★

Icon Maker is a design tool that lets you generate icon styles automatically. It uses a set of well-tuned heuristics to randomize layers and effects in order to create icons of unique styles.

You start by creating the logo by adding shapes, text and external images (png, vector graphics, etc.) inside Icon Maker's built-in editor. Then, sit back and click through suggestions of the finished icon until you see something you like.

Icon Maker is a way to quickly churn out ready-to-use images for designers and programmers alike. It is a great tool for anyone who often needs various buttons and icons in their projects.

• Generate unique icon styles
• Create icon logos using vector paths, or copy/paste elements from other graphics programs (such as Preview)
• Import logos from other users
• Customize style and color to fit your project
• Export to PNG or PDF, or copy/paste
• Create CSS sprites and HTML/CSS mouse-over effects
• 100+ general purpose icons
• Set the shape to iOS and quickly create an icon for your app
• Preview and create iOS tab bar icons.

Screencast can be seen at:

http://sweyla.com/icon-maker/screencast/

What's New in Version 1.2.1

• Export bug in 10.6 (Snow Leopard) fixed.
• PDF export bug fixed.

New in Version 1.2
• Add text elements to your logo.
• Copy/paste images into Icon Maker. This means that you can now create icons from external media, like a PNG/JPEG file or a shape created in a vector-based graphics editor.
• Preview and create iOS tab bar icons.
• Create frameless icons.
• Preview and create iOS tab bar icons.
• Create non-square buttons, with space for text.
• Retina display support.
• Various other updates and bug fixes.

Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Does the Job

Overall, this app has been a great value and worthwhile purchase. I'm a software developer and not a professional designer, and Icon Maker has proven to be very helpful for the creation of relatively simple, but professional looking icons. For me, it definitely fills a niche and hits the sweet spot in providing the functionality and ease of use I need.

Thus far, I've used the app for 3 different iOS apps and dozens of icons. Icon Maker has proven to be very stable and reliable - it has never crashed or lost any data. The app comes with a library of reusable icons which don't have any watermarks or restrictions; although I've used icons from this library from time to time, I now typically use the included editor to create original icons.

In the future, I'd suggest improvements to the editor, such as grouping or alignment. In so far as the app is intended for use with software development, I'd also be interested in features making the app work better side-by-side with development projects, such as multiple icon project files instead of single database, or saving icon generation settings for repeatability (e.g., seed value, size(s), or modifier). However, none of these suggested improvements have been a showstopper to date, and I can without hestiation recommend recommend Icon Maker.

never gets updated

I do not recommend paying for this app - I've gotten a lot of use out of it, but it is horribly lacking in the most obvious and basic of features. I hasn't been updated in 6 MONTHS - that's a pretty clear indication that the devs have abandoned this app so I'm currently in the market for a new icon creator. Also, image import doesn't work - they tell you it does, but it doesn't

Amazing App

Thanks for making this app! It makes it so easy to create icons.

Icon Maker
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Graphics & Design
  • Updated: Oct 24, 2012
  • Version: 1.2.1
  • Size: 1.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Tricycle Design HB

Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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