Icon Machine
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Create your own custom icons.   Shareware ($25.00)
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Icon Machine gives you the ability to easily use your unique and expressive ways to create custom icons, personalizing the look of your Mac.
What's New
Version 3.2 uses modern text drawing and font selection, and fixes various bugs.
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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ver. 3.x:
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Aug 2005
I've been using Icon Machine since the last version and I've absolutley happy with it.
[Version 3.2]


Anonymous reviewed on 06 Jul 2005
A 7/1/05 update?!
This is a joke, right? I hope. Or strictly maintenance for legacy or nostalgia?

This app looks like it's from the dark ages. (well perhaps as if it was just upgraded to 10.0 from OS 9)

The transparency palette is OS 9 style. The color palette displays the system colors.


It's got no facilities for reasonable use on a large monitor. Looks as if it was built for 800 x 600 and smaller. At 1920 x 1440 you need a loupe!

Tools are rudimentary drawing and basic shapes that were enough back when icons were 32 pixels square and 8 bit color. This is virtually useless in the age of sophisticated almost photorealistic icons with subtle translucencies.

Lol. $25?
That would be like paying $25 for Apple's calculator widget.
[Version 3.2]

1 Reply

Uncommonplace (developer) replied on 06 Jul 2005
Constructive criticism is a lot more useful than a list of complaints. If you think it's wrong, tell me what would be right and I'm much more likely to implement your suggestions.

I am considering removing the patterns palette, since it is rather old-fashioned. On the other hand, why remove a feature? Perhaps I'll make it optional for those who still enjoy creating pixel art.

Anonymous reviewed on 04 May 2005
All I can say after using Icon machine III since day one it came out... IT'S AWESOME!!! Super simplistic and does the job! Two thumbs up... way up!!!
[Version 3.1]


Anonymous reviewed on 01 Apr 2004
doesnt'work w panther
[Version 3.0]


rockets324 commented on 04 Jul 2001
Excellent. Great. Fantastic. So wonderful no word can describe it so I am forced to make one up. Scrumptrelescent. Absolutely Scrumptrelescent. By the way E-mail me if you want me to send you some icons I made! I'll send em' to ya! Peace everyone. and say NO! to shareware.
[Version 3.0b4]

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M-Rick rated on 04 Dec 2010

[Version 3.2]

Version Downloads:7,640
Type:Multimedia Design : Icons
Date:01 Jul 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $25.00
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Icon Machine gives you the ability to easily use your unique and expressive ways to create custom icons, personalizing the look of your Mac.

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