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iconXprit is basically a background icon tool to provide a Finder service. It makes it easy to attach custom icons to desktop items such as folder. Three sorts of add-ons - image, color and text - can be added as layers and removed separately.

Main features:

  • Define group colors or use any color freely.
  • Strings added via the text panel are editable and searchable.
  • The editor panel contains various tools to modify combined images: resize, relocate, transform, apply several effects, add text and clip.
  • Edit-settings can be saved as templates accessible from the more...

What's New

Version 3.3:
  • 2 new options in the Preferences / Colors to adjust coloring intensity and to switch off grayscale area exclusion.
  • Internal updates by Finder selection retrieval and a few others.


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Rednail Member IconReview+22

Easily the best icon editor by a country mile.
Mate you need to turn this into a stand alone app. Rename it, update the icon and put it in the app store. Watch the money role in.

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Version 3.1.2
Sgginc Member IconComment+226

Still no way to change sidebar icons color in Lion.

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Version 3
Trollin (Developer)

Hello Sgginc, Lion's sidebar is my concern as well. I submitted a bug report in May but its state is still "open". Meanwhile I tried for myself and also asked Apple for a workaround but was advised to submit a bug report… So I have decided to wait for the next OSX release, keeping my fingers crossed. Sorry for this helplessness. Regards, Trollin


I hope that you solved both this problem now.
I did, and probably this post being of August last year, you also.

Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3664

I meant this for FinderIconCM but I guess it applies to this app as well.

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Version 2.5
Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3664

This the way it should have been but "progress" stood in the way and now we have Leopard,and SnowLeopard and soon Lion. I wonder when GORILLA will come through! http://www.pixture.com/software/mac.php

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Version 2.5
md828 Member IconComment+42


There is a problem with the shadow feature, it looks bright on a dark background:


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Version 2.1.3

Hi Miguel,
Thanks for pointing out the problem.
Having not seen the site for a while, sorry to reply you so late (just after releasing v.2.1.4).
I need to take a better look, but changing shadow settings on the Effects panel seems to generate a little better result.
That is, I have tried with
color: black with alpha 50% + blur slider: at the rightmost position.
I will most probably modify default settings in the next release.

Ststephen Member IconComment+1

As a recent Mac convert the geek side of me always is looking for a way to personalize my computing experience. I'm out of town this weekend but based on the reviews and the quick responses by the developer I'll buy this puppy on Tuesday. I truly appreciate this type of interaction between end users and developers. If MS could do something like this their product would show substantial improvement but sadly they never will. Instead they push a 20 year Windows user to the Mac platform and this user isn't looking back.

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Version 2.1.1
md828 Member IconReview+42

I've been waiting for such utility for a long time, since it's a must-have for any icon lover. Back in the day (classic Mac OS) we used to have the app "Icon Tools" by Riccisoft, which let users apply an icon stamp to a folder easily via right click. Ever since OSX, such utilities have been scarce. Enter Iconxprit. This app has many features and potential to grow. However I found several issues. My main use of applying a stamp to a plain folder was frustrating and unintuitive. Furthermore the interfaces are awkward especially the editor. Outline of issues follows:

• Editor is horrible. The GUI looks like old C code. Manipulation of sizing, position and importing of base icon and stamp icon is hard.
• Redo doesn't work (undo works)
• GUI controls in editor are too small, less than 16x16.
• Not intuitive: user should be able to right-click a plain folder, select icon stamp, and the result should be folder + icon stamp. Iconxprit does the opposite, it pastes the folder into the stamp. Awkward design.
• The main menu can't be dragged, it's fixed nonstandard UI.
• Adding text via the "Add text..." menu has a horrible UI. As you type, you can't drag to reposition text. It has a nonstandard UI controls such as the close button and apply button which can be confusing to first time users.

This utility has potential to become much better, but it will need a GUI revamp to expose all the functionality in a user-friendly package.

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Version 2.0.1

Hello Miguel,
Thanks for your comments.
I hope you find v.2.1 is getting closer to your expectations.
In principle I, being technical-oriented, never insist on my sense of design. Well, this is why I am happy to see the others' nice icons on my desktop :-) .
As to "Redo" I will think about for a future version, but as to a few other points, I may be able to add some explanations here.
As to your 4th point, I am wondering when such a situation happened...
If on the editor, the selected object might be a folder instead of a main image when a new image was dropped ("main image" is a placeholder to be replaced when a template is used on the desktop). If on the desktop, you might have used a template created in an opposite way.
It is indeed possible to create a template where the larger image is a placeholder to be replaced and the smaller one such as logo is placed on top, or further, the placeholder may be between a few other images. In iconXprit, it is not fixed with how many objects a template should be created.
As to the 5th, iconXprit is a background app and it does not have a main menu as default.
If you like to use it as a normal app, you can select the option "Show iconXprit in Dock" in the Preferences.
As to the 6th, the text view is just like the one in "TextEdit", so that the text written there remains editable and searchable. It is not a drawing area (like the one in the editor) where you can reposition objects with a mouse.
Hope I have caught your points properly. Kindly, Trollin

Blitzlicht Member IconReview+1

Wonderful tool. I use it every day. Excellent update service!

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Version 2.0.1
apmatarasso Member IconComment+2

Great response - one day after Snow Leopard the developer supplies compatibility. A can't do without application.

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Version 2.0
Rednail Member IconReview+22

Very nice indeed! This program just keeps getting better.

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Version 2.0
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License Shareware
Date 12 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $11.00
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