By Florian Soenens
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*** Search through over 160.000 icons ***
*** Download & Organize them in neat Boxes ***
*** Customize those hard to reach icons ***
*** X-ray: peek inside other Apps to reveal their icons ***
*** An icon a day keeps the doctor away. A new icon, every day ***
When the first version of IconBox was released 8 years ago, it was the first Icon Organizer running on Mac OS X, allowing users to conveniently organize their collection of icons in an iPhoto-like way. With version 2.5, IconBox has been completely rewritten and features a brand new interface.
IconBox is one App featuring 4 modes!
Mode 1: Organize
We have the same convenient organization features with a couple of additions. The libraries are now called "Boxes". Drag icons from the finder into a box, create as many boxes as you like. Furthermore Boxes can be arranged in folders and subfolders and you can re-drag Boxes and folders to change their order. We also created "Smart Boxes", like iTunes Smart Playlists, these folders are constantly updated based on given criteria. The search feature has been revamped to search for different criteria and the speed has been improved a lot.
Besides organizing, you can export icons to different formats like ICNS, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PDF, even the iContainer format and last but not least as a convenient .zip package, ready to share with others.
Mode 2: Customize
Since version 2, IconBox features full icon customization. Users can customize their system icons, dock icons, application icons, volume icons and even their dock in an easy to use drag-and drop way.
This means that one can download the well know "iContainers" from different sites all over the web, having them change the look of your system with the click of a single button!
Mode 3: Tools
IconBox also features a "Tools" mode. The purpose of this mode is to host different icon related tools. The first tool available for now is "X-Ray Applications".
X-Ray scans your application folder for the apps within and by clicking an app, it shows all the available icons and images within the application package, letting you have a look at them (Even with Preview.app), export them etc...
Mode 4: Online
The Online mode contains 3 features.
1: Icon-Of-The-Day: A new icon from a particular icon designer every day, downloadable directly into IconBox, straight into the "Downloaded" Box, ready to share or customize.
2: Icon Sites: A convenient list of major icon sites on the web, more sites will be added on the go. Double-Clicking a site opens it up in your default web browser.
3: IconFinder: Perhaps the most underestimated section in IconBox. It uses the iconfinder.com API which let's you search trough over 160.000 icons and allows you to instantly download them into IconBox by drag 'n drop, conveniently creating all Icon Sizes as needed.
What's New in Version 2.6.0
- Support for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
- Additional support for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
- New iconfinder.com API implementation.
- Minor bugfixes and improvements.
It was 5 stars but now bumped into a problem
When I first downloaded this app back in January it worked amazingly! Especially since Candybar hasn’t updated for 10.9. But recently (March) I wanted to update my dock and give it a new look and some reason its not working anymore. It says my helper tool isn’t installed and everytime I install the helper tool it doesn’t install. Help anyone?