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Refinery is a utility to help you customize the behaviors and appearance of Mac OS X. Customize the appearance of the Leopard Dock, change toolbar icons in the Finder and much, much more.

Not only can you change the appearance of Mac OS X components, but you can also set hidden options on the system and on built-in Mac OS X apps, like Mail, iCal, and Safari. And with Refinery, restoring settings to their default state is a cinch: Simply click the restore button to quickly undo changes to any part of Mac OS X.

What's New

Version 1.1.0:
  • Completely overhauled localization system, implementing a new dynamic substitution system.
  • Dramatically improved French localization.
  • Revised the completion restart notice text.


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Jimw Member IconComment+454

The website for this app is either down or dead.

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Version 1.1.0
James-D Member IconReview+189

The app itself looks beautiful. I wish the developer spent as much time making sure the app actually worked as he did on the UI. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

And I tend to agree with the previous user comments. While it's great that the developer was able to put a new face on old stuff - it really is just that... old stuff. We've had all these features (for free) for years. Another app seems a waste of time/talent.

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Version 1.0.3
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Ezasoft (Developer)

This issue has been fixed as of Refinery 1.0.2.

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Version 1.0.2
Jimw Member IconComment+454

The product seems incomplete. The only thing it currently seems to do is allow very limited changes to the Dock and restore changes to Mac OS defaults. Most of the product as described does not seem to be implemented as yet. The website and release notes are less than useless on this point.

FYI: Just how many varieties of this kind of product does the Mac OS community really need? I would estimate their are at least 20 varieties of "hidden features"/maintenance/restore/cleanup/ products currently available. Other than a different GUI I fail to see anything unique that this product adds as their are number of other products that do essentially the same thing.

I would suggest to the developer that their efforts be focused on making this product unique and different that does things the competition does not; or go in some other direction, creating something in a different category that will prove itself unique and useful to the Mac Community.

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Version 1.0.1
Neploleppard Member IconComment+23

The developer has no contact information.

I downloaded Refinery and unlike the screenshot there aren't any options showing in the sidebar.

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Version 1.0.1



email addresses seem to be on there.

Ezasoft (Developer)

The sidebar controls are for switching between the different sections of Refinery, and there seems to be a bug on some systems which causes them to disappear. We need a little more information about this bug before we can fix it, though. Try this: Before launching Refinery, open Console.app (in /Applications/Utilities). Then launch Refinery. If any message(s) with "Refinery" listed as the sender appear, please send it to our Refinery support email (refinery@ezasoft.com). Hopefully, we can use that info to fix this issue.

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Version 1.1.0
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Downloads 8,600
Version Downloads 5,123
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 28 Apr 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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