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CandyBar allows you to change the system icons in Mac OS X that you normally can't, including including the trash can, volumes, default folder, and more!

CandyBar 3 also now includes a full-featured icon organizer (formerly called Pixadex) that acts like an iPhoto for your icons: collect and store your icons in the same application you use to change them!

Of course, there's more: CandyBar also now lets you customize the look of Leopard's dock. Too shiny? Too flashy? Make it look the way you want by simply dragging images in to replace. Nice.

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What's New

Version 3.3.4:

Note: CandyBar is now free, but unsupported. Panic has provided the following Universal serial number: PPQA-YAMA-E3KP-VHXG-B6AL-L

  • First, we've updated CandyBar for Mac OS X 10.8! You can now customize the 10.8 system icons. Just launch the app and click the big "Update" button to get the latest IconData.
  • But there's a catch, or two: in Mountain Lion, Apple more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Mudflapper Member IconReview+260
Mudflapper
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I included this info in a reply but I'm including it here in a new review so hopefully people will see it and resurrect their copy of CandyBar. Still the best. :)

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I used Update #2 (scroll down a bit) found on this page to update CandyBar so it works with 10.9 and 10.9.1. Works perfectly.

http://idevicedailys.com/os-x/howto-use-candybar-os-x-mavericks/

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Version 3.3.4
Brooklyn_Al
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Mudflapper,

Thanks for the heads up! I to used Update #2 and had to run Onyx for CandyBar to be fully functional but now this has breathed new life into a useful program. I don't know if you use LiteIcon but it works perfectly on Mavericks as well.

Brooklyn_Al
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Addendum:
This fix worked on my 2010 iMac but not on my late 2012 iMac.....Repeated the steps X2 to include Onyx but no luck on the 2012 iMac. Not sure what the problem is.....

Brooklyn_Al Member IconComment+182
Brooklyn_Al
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Any hope that this would be updated to work with Mavericks?

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Version 3.3.4
Psychiatry
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So far, it doesn't work with Mavericks. Such a big loss. I can't stand the plain blue folders in OS X.

Edu_mac
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It seems working but when I can't apply changes because "Apply button" is unreachable (top of screen)

Edu_mac
+0

LiteIcon 2.0.0 can changed some icons of Mavericks. An update is planned. Be Patient.

Psychiatry
+0

IconBox can do everything CandyBar can do and it has an active developer unlike CandyBar which was abandoned by its developer. But, IconBox cannot yet customize system icons in Mavericks. So we will need to wait.

Charnk
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Thanks Edu_mac. LiteIcon does work! I've banashed my blue folders and now I'm in a better mood. Note: I needed to restart for changes to work instead of the app only requesting a log out, but thats no big deal. Again, thx

Leoofborg
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CandyBar *can* work on folders and volumes but the 'integration' isn't there. Cntl-Click, 'Copy' the icon, then get info on the folder or volume and 'Paste'...

Too many things have changed on the System side (like fundamental changes to the Dock) that other tweaks previous to Mavericks just do not work anymore.

It WOULD be nice if Panic updated Candybar for Mavericks.. but if they do, I expect to dropped or disabled features.

Brooklyn_Al
+1

All....LiteIcon has been updated for Mavericks with the new version I have changed the icons flawlessly.

Mudflapper
+0

I used Update #2 (scroll down a bit) found on this page to update CandyBar so it works with 10.9 and 10.9.1. Works perfectly!

http://idevicedailys.com/os-x/howto-use-candybar-os-x-mavericks/

Kenbotwinick Member IconComment+91
Kenbotwinick
+0

Can anyone confirm how well this works on 10.8.3? I can't afford to upgrade and have tools I depend on break...

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Version 3.3.4
Magentis
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I've changed app and system icons but not without some glitches. The blurry icons are still around, search doesn't seem to work, it's crashed twice, when I drag and drop icons sometimes they won't appear, when I'm browsing a large folder some icons are temporarily invisible, etc. A restart fixes most of the issues but it can be a pain.

Majesty30 Member IconReview-1
Majesty30
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I can't ever decide between this app and IconBox.

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Version 3.3.4
NarcolepticSceptic Member IconReview+3
NarcolepticSceptic
+2

I love this app and have been using it for years.
It's a shame what Apple is doing now to the freedom of the user.
I am sure that Mac users want to customize all their icons.
There is also a bug since 10.5 with blurry/pixelated icons which is clearly a OSX bug !!
Apple didn't fix this bug in 10.8 and now even doesn't allow to change icons???
I can't believe this is happening!

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Version 3.3.4
Kentr Member IconComment+112
Kentr
+0

Thanks for releasing this cool program already updated for Mountain Lion. I'm having a lot of fun with it.

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Version 3.3.4
Mac-Mail Member IconComment+134
Mac-Mail
+0

It's not 'FREE'. It's 'FREE DOWNLOAD'. Be more specific!!!

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Version 3.3.4
MacUpdate-Nick
+9

Mac-Mail,
The Iconfactory has stated that they're unsure of the future of being able to customize icons in OS X, and have thus provided a serial number for everyone to use: PPQA-YAMA-E3KP-VHXG-B6AL-L. Additionally, CandyBar is now unsupported.

Aanhorn Member IconComment+22
Aanhorn
+8

I find the recent direction Apple is heading with OS X to be very troubling. Taking choices and power out of the customer's hands and locking down their software. It's a very sad thing to watch for someone who's been a faithful Apple customer for more than 20 years.

I have nothing but respect for Cabel and Panic for supporting an excellent product like CandyBar as long as they have, but at this point, Apple has made their decision for them.

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Version 3.3.4
Khadrelt Member IconComment+49
Khadrelt
+3

One of my favorite apps ever. I've had it for years. It's understandable that they decided to stop maintaining it, though, with Apple continually making it harder and harder to customize OS X. I still intend to keep CandyBar around as long as possible, though, for the icon storage part if not the icon replacement features.

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Version 3.3.4
Mr.-Zark Member IconComment+4
Mr.-Zark
+1

That's a bummer. I was about to buy this app after my trial ended since it's a much quicker way to change icons. I haven't had any problems changing the App Store icon because it never reverted back to the original icon on launch. Same goes for the other system icons so it's sad to see this will no longer be supported.

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Version 3.3.4
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Eat_A_Peach
Version 3.3.4
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Olligarski
Version 3.3.4
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Hal Itosis
Version 3.3.4
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MacUpdate-Nick
Version 3.3.4
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Cgc
Version 3.3.4
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Elgaard
Version 3.3.3
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UntilGravity
Version 3.3.3
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Version 3.3.3
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kristinks
Version 3.3.3
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Version 3.3.3
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Downloads 396,252
Version Downloads 109,847
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Date 03 Aug 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
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