LiteIcon
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Utility to quickly change/restore system icons.   Free
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LiteIcon is a simple app which allows you to change your system icons quickly and easily.

Simply drag an icon onto the one you want to change, and click the Apply Changes button. That's it. To restore an icon by the original, just drag it out.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.
What's New
Version 3.1:
  • Supports OS X 10.9.2
  • Fix Dock icons resolution on Retina Macs.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.9 or later



MacUpdate - LiteIcon




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    +4

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    +2

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    +2

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    +2

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    +1

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    +1
LiteIcon User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
(5)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(17)

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Dana Sutton commented on 25 Dec 2013
Having used LIteicon more, I have to say it has some shortcomings. 1.) Its Application range only "sees" applications stored in MacOS>Applications, not those stored in User>Home>Applications. 2.) It fails to "see" applications (such as the individual ones in the MS Office suite) which are stored within folders in MacOS>Applications. 3.) It doesn't have a way of customizing generic special-purpose icons such as webloc ones, Web Clipping, and all the rest. So it's limited and not a full replacement for Candy Bar. Let's hope that it author continues to develop it and make it a full-service substitute.
[Version 3.0.2]

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Iaian7 replied on 29 Jan 2014
Yep, the folder issue is especially frustrating; all Adobe products are installed within folders, for example, and without an option to manually select an application there's simply no way to access them. I had to use a different program entirely (which is, based on my experience last week, broken, unsupported, and still $15!).

The lack of an icon library in LiteIcon is also rather limiting, as there's no easy way to apply sets of icons, just one at a time from a folder in Finder.

But...LiteIcon is also free. And, within limitations, it works. Which is a lot more than can be said of the competition in OSX Mavericks. :D So thank you to the developer! I do hope development continues, it's awesome to have options. :)
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+135

Brooklyn_Al reviewed on 18 Dec 2013
LiteIcon already updated to 3.0.2--great program!
[Version 3.0.1]


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Brooklyn_Al commented on 17 Dec 2013
After upgrading to Mavericks 10.9.1 LiteIcon states system is not supported? Is an update imminent?
[Version 3.0.1]


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Dana Sutton reviewed on 10 Dec 2013
We appear to have a winner here. This makes up for the loss of Candybar and appears to do work just as advertised. Thanks, developer! Now if only somebody would come up with a similar utility to de-uglify the Mavericks Dock!
[Version 3.0]

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Cattus-Thraex replied on 11 Dec 2013
De-uglify? Hm... why is it so, so ugly as compared to the preceding Docks? Can you justify?
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Dana Sutton replied on 11 Dec 2013
Well, Cattus, a lot of people would like to have a transparent Dock and to control whether the Dock is 2-D or 3_D. And in saying this I'm not an isolated crank. Read http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/11/five-complaints-ars-readers-have-about-os-x-mavericks/
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Cattus-Thraex replied on 11 Dec 2013
I see. Well, yes, this may be a point, but there are some other points here to talk about.
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Brooklyn_Al reviewed on 19 Nov 2013
Wow....Thank you.... Thank you very much to the developer of LiteIcon (FreeMacSoft); able to change the Finder icon and Dashboard icon effortlessly in Mavericks. Had used the earlier version to change many of the the other Maverick icons and finally was able to change Finder and Dashboard.
[Version 3.0b]


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+43

Psychiatry reviewed on 19 Nov 2013
Yay. Now that CandyBar is DEAD, it is nice that someone is working on a utility to customize system icons.

I am waiting for the official release version before I use it.
[Version 3.0b]


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Albabe commented on 14 Jul 2011
When I use this client to change my Finder Icon, the Icon is Low Rez. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
[Version 2.0 Beta]

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Free Mac Soft (developer) replied on 16 Jul 2011
Which kind of icon are you using as replacement?
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Albabe replied on 18 Jul 2011
Hiya:

I'm using this (and a few others). The Low Rez look seems to only affect the Finder Icon.

http://iconfactory.com/freeware/preview/fren
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xXAkumuXx reviewed on 23 Mar 2011
Simple, easy to use, and gets the job done. =]
[Version 1.3.1]

1 Reply

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xXAkumuXx replied on 23 Mar 2011
Oh yeah... and the price is nice too. =P
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xati-ba reviewed on 24 Feb 2011
Pros : Excellent design and usability. Accomplishes the essential functions of CandyBar for free.

Cons : cannot change icons for some applications, so you have to do those manually. A panel displays icons for folders that do not exist in Snow Leopard.

Summary : only a few minor cons that can easily be ignored. definitely try this app out, it's free anyway.
[Version 1.3.1]


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+105
Wcitymike tipped on 03 Dec 2009
Do not use in Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.3.1]


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mcoyle had trouble on 01 Dec 2007
Ummm... yeah. Is that a problem? :)


UGH! I'm such a dork.

Sorry. While I did have 1.3 on my drive I was inadvertently still launching the old one.

Thanks,
MC
[Version 1.3b2]


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Chadwithuhc had trouble on 27 Nov 2007
im getting errors with the new version for leopard. whenever i try to apply the icons i get a message "an error occured, Unable to save the new icon."

everything else seems to be working, before it wouldnt load cause of the error the previous person had but now i loaded and got all the icons i wanted in.

im so excited to change my icons in leopard thanks for the update!
[Version 1.3b]

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Free Mac Soft (developer) replied on 27 Nov 2007
Have you tried with different icons?
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Chadwithuhc replied on 05 Dec 2007
hello, im sorry for not responding.. its been a while since i posted that and there is already a new release out so i will try that and see how its working. thank you for your response!
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mcoyle had trouble on 26 Nov 2007
Bummer. I've been waiting for this update and I can' tget it to launch. It puts up a dialog saying "Index: 78: InternetLocationMAILTO.icns"

I cleaned all the caches as the prevous reader suggested, but no luck.


Michael
[Version 1.3b]

1 Reply

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Free Mac Soft (developer) replied on 27 Nov 2007
Are you sure you are running the latest version (1.3b) and not the previous version (1.2.2) ?
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brock samson had trouble on 26 Nov 2007
I wasn't able to see changes to any of the dock icons until I deleted the iconcache. You can find it like so:

sudo find /private/var -name *iconcache*
[Version 1.3b]

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Free Mac Soft (developer) replied on 27 Nov 2007
This command is runned if you click on "Relaunch Finder" in the toolbar, and the icon cache is removed.
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brock samson replied on 27 Nov 2007
That didn't work for me (for the dock icons).

deputat rated on 11 Dec 2013

[Version 3.0]



Applelizzer rated on 07 Jun 2012

[Version 2.0 Beta]



Davidmatus rated on 30 Jul 2011

[Version 2.0 Beta]



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widethtripp rated on 21 Jun 2011

[Version 1.3.1]


Downloads:111,644
Version Downloads:3,230
Type:Utilities : Icon Tools
License:Free
Date:26 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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LiteIcon is a simple app which allows you to change your system icons quickly and easily.

Simply drag an icon onto the one you want to change, and click the Apply Changes button. That's it. To restore an icon by the original, just drag it out.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.


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