Folder Icon Maker
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(5) 4.4

Combine icons and export to different formats.   Shareware ($25.00)
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Folder Icon Maker is a Shareware icon utility application that can be used to combine Mac OS X Finder icons.
What's New
Version 2.0:
  • Removed "X" from file name.
  • Added background icon and foreground icon rotational sliders.
  • Added audio feedback to "Copy to Clipboard" button.
  • Minor code tweaks for improved performance.
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later

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Folder Icon Maker User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Cowicide reviewed on 10 Dec 2009
Every time I reopen it, it forgets where the last window was. Also, be default it uses the old-style folder icon from Tiger instead of Leapard. You can change it by selecting a Leopard icon in the finder for the folder background, but it forgets that every time you close and reopen it even if you click that default button afterwards.

Also, the sound it makes when you copy to clipboard is REALLY annoying and there's no option to turn it off. Speaking of options, there are no preferences for these sort of things so you are pretty much stuck with this. There should be more options for these sort of things.

It would be great if it also could create icons from jpeg files and stuff. The interface is lacking somewhat for options, but otherwise I really like how simple it is.

What I do like about it is you can drag icons around, but I don't like that you can only make them smaller, I wish you could enlarge the icons you put on the folders.

The huge problem though is it doesn't remember how you last set up the background folder and stuff. If those glaring problems, plus a way to turn off that awful copy sound, etc. were done I'd rate this much higher.
[Version 2.0]


RAM5 commented on 15 Nov 2007
Folder Icon Maker is listed here as $10.00 shareware. ...but when you go to the Kagi link to pay for it, it costs $15.00.

The "Copy to Clipboard" function doesn't appear to work on my machine running 10.5.1.

Not real impressed
[Version 2.0]

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Apple Acolyte replied on 13 Feb 2008
1. It's worth the registration fee, IMO.

2. Copy to clipboard works fine for me on 10.5.2.

Anonymous reviewed on 07 May 2005
I have been using FIM for years, and I was really pleased to see a while ago that it was still alive and kicking for OS X. The current release is great, and if you're troubled by generic folders populating your hard drive too, you'll want to download this application immediately.
[Version 2.0]

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bobocat replied on 04 Apr 2007
I have used this program in the past and really loved it. I agree with other poster here that it is good to see the program "is still alive."

Thank you!
rberry88 commented on 16 Jan 2005
I purchased Folder Icon Maker on 12/8/04 and paid the shareware price. Now I can only use the program in demo mode because of the update. You mean I am supposed to pay again (a month later) for the same program????? This doesn't seem right.
[Version 2.0]


Anonymous reviewed on 21 Dec 2004
Awesome Program. I use it also to make icns files out of icons already on things.
[Version 2.0]


Anonymous reviewed on 15 Mar 2004
No problems with it. Decent price I suppose.
[Version 1.1.1]


Anonymous reviewed on 29 Oct 2003
Seems to work well, however, it *only* works if you drag *icons* onto it. I was really hoping I could just grab a jpg, gif, whatever and drag that onto it - but it doesn't work.

In order to get around this shortcoming, you can open the jpeg, copy it to the clipboard, get info on a generic folder icon, paste the copied picture onto that icon, and *then* finally drag that icon into Folder Icon Maker.

I really think the author should add this feature if he wants to charge people $5 for it. Also, what's up with the Help menu saying "New Application Help"? Sloppy. Fix it.

I *do* like the rotation/transparency/moving tools. That's nice.
[Version 1.1]


Anonymous reviewed on 29 Apr 2003
This is a neat little application, a companion to the same developer's Folder Text Labeler X. Its greatest use for me is to create folders with icons that I can put in the Finder Toolbar for quick access. When no icon is a good fit, I use Folder Text Labeler X. Wish they were combined in one ap.
[Version 1.1]

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Mistertoad17 rated on 13 Feb 2014

[Version 2.0]

lincy2013126com7905 rated on 16 Jul 2013

[Version 2.0]

Version Downloads:29,491
Type:Utilities : Icon Tools
Date:12 Jan 2005
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $25.00
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Folder Icon Maker is a Shareware icon utility application that can be used to combine Mac OS X Finder icons.

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