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17 October 2019

Utility to quickly change/restore system icons.

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Vitaly
Vitaly
Feb 11 2021
4.1
0.0
Feb 11 2021
0.0
Version: 4.1
discontinued as Big Sur does not allow replacing system icons
terrijbaughman
terrijbaughman
Sep 22 2020
4.1
3.0
Sep 22 2020
3.0
Version: 4.1
It works well enough, but the claim that it will "change quickly any icons of your system" is not true. There isn't an option to update the Finder icon. OS: Catalina 10.15.6
LeandroP3311
LeandroP3311
Apr 6 2020
4.1
4.0
Apr 6 2020
4.0
Version: 4.1
I´ve bee using this app for ever, love it. The only thing I´d love is some way to reapply the same icons automatically (or just to save a group of icons and reload it with one single click). There are manu apps (chrome, firefox, whatsapp, dropbox, etc) that are constantly updating and going back to their original icons. Its pretty tedious to have to search for the custom icon of each and manually replacing them.
Hans-Luyendijk
Hans-Luyendijk
Oct 12 2019
4.0
5.0
Oct 12 2019
5.0
Version: 4.0
I think LiteIcon is fantastic! And I hope you guys will provide a update for Catalina 10.15.1, because Apple, again, made it impossible to change the icons. Bummer!
BobP2457
BobP2457
Oct 9 2019
4.0
5.0
Oct 9 2019
5.0
Version: 4.0
I like it a lot, very simple interface...and it works with macOS Catalina, now!
Vitaly
Vitaly
Jul 20 2019
3.9
0.0
Jul 20 2019
0.0
Version: 3.9
would be priceless to get a beta for Catalina...
KirkMedia
KirkMedia
Oct 1 2017
3.7.1
5.0
Oct 1 2017
5.0
Version: 3.7.1
Just released.... High Sierra update is available 3.8... https://freemacsoft.net/liteicon/
crusher82
crusher82
Sep 17 2016
3.6.3
5.0
Sep 17 2016
5.0
Version: 3.6.3
Please add support for Sierra in IconData.plist. This is error message: The file IconData.plist could not be found. Please try reinstalling the app.
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
Jul 8 2016
3.6.3
5.0
Jul 8 2016
5.0
Version: 3.6.3
Hopefully the developer will update soon for MacOS Sierra......Great Program!
Moique
Moique
Oct 4 2015
3.6
5.0
Oct 4 2015
5.0
Version: 3.6
Don't know what I did, but I did it before to read the rewiews.... I click on something asking me if I wanted to bypass El Capitan limitation. And now, I can (at my own risk, with the little danger icon) only change the computer icons and don't have any access to the system icons. Do you think a reinstallation and the following Remi instructions could help ?
Mcr
Mcr
Oct 1 2015
3.6
5.0
Oct 1 2015
5.0
Version: 3.6
note, you can disable SIP, make your changes, then re-enable SIP. It doesn't have to be left off all the time. The changes made by LiteIcon appear to 'stick' and El Capitan does not complain. A bit tedious if you want to change icons constantly, but for those us like myself, who change it once in awhile, it's fine. Also, note that in the shipping version of El Capitan, using this command: sudo nvram boot-args="rootless=0" no longer works. you can set it, but it is ignored. The new method is using the CSRUTIL from Terminal WHILE BOOTED INTO THE RECOVERY PARTITION. > csrutil enable > csrutil disable (turn off SIP)
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
Sep 16 2015
3.5.6
5.0
Sep 16 2015
5.0
Version: 3.5.6
Thanks for version 3.6 beta I was able to change the Bootcamp icon from the generic Apple hard drive icon, and the Finder and Dashboard icons without a problem. Thanks for the continued effort!
Steinar-Helgesen
Steinar-Helgesen
Aug 7 2015
3.5.6
2.5
Aug 7 2015
2.5
Version: 3.5.6
This don't work for me: Boot into Recovery (start up holding down down Command-R until the Apple logo appears), and select "Security Configuration" from "Utilities" on the menu bar. Uncheck "Enforce System Integrity Protection", click "Apply Configuration", click "Apply" on the resulting prompt, and restart. Rootless will now be disabled. Get the message the program This version of Mac OSX is not supported.
Mcoyle
Mcoyle
Aug 5 2015
3.5.6
0.0
Aug 5 2015
0.0
Version: 3.5.6
It's really important that we let Apple know that System Integrity Protection is limiting the way we have enjoyed using our computers. If you're beta testing El Capitan, file a bug report. It takes 30 seconds. So far, I've done it for LiteIcon, TotalFinder and cDock. These are all utilities that I love using to customize my Mac and I want them back!
maxtonrae
maxtonrae
Jul 3 2015
3.5.6
0.0
Jul 3 2015
0.0
Version: 3.5.6
Been a long time user now and it has just become vital - makes it so much easier to change icons and all of them! Although now I am wondering if it's possible to make LiteIcon to apply an app icon automatically when an app is updated? Everytime eg. Chrome or Spotify updates their icons jumps back to normal and it kinda a repetitive process to apply the same icons every now and then. I keep custom icons the same location and it would be neat if LiteIcon could "drag and drop" it by itself. If not possible now, its a suggestion :) Cheers and keep it up!
Remi
Remi
Jun 24 2015
3.5.6
5.0
Jun 24 2015
5.0
Version: 3.5.6
Tested on ElCapitan
Hand by hand. Work fine.

1: sudo nvram boot-args="rootless=0"
2: You can also disable rootless through Recovery, and this may prove to be a more reliable method:

Boot into Recovery (start up holding down down Command-R until the Apple logo appears), and select "Security Configuration" from "Utilities" on the menu bar. Uncheck "Enforce System Integrity Protection", click "Apply Configuration", click "Apply" on the resulting prompt, and restart. Rootless will now be disabled.

I hope now, that update come quick for us :)
King Regards
Kzx72
Kzx72
Jun 11 2015
3.5.6
1.5
Jun 11 2015
1.5
Version: 3.5.6
I have been able to alter folder icons on El Capitan but I'm not sure how it works. Copy and pasted an icon from one folder to the next checked back a few hours later and it had changed.
Humiston
Humiston
Jun 11 2015
3.5.6
5.0
Jun 11 2015
5.0
Version: 3.5.6
Absolutely great program!!! Highly recommended. Wouldn't want to be without it and hope that the developer can get it to function with El Crapitan. Apple, please stop being such a "nanny state".
Vitaly
Vitaly
Jun 10 2015
3.5.6
0.0
Jun 10 2015
0.0
Version: 3.5.6
yes!!! thank you so much. i needed it for 10.11 oops! downloaded, tried to open but it says system not supported and does not open. i am on OS X 10.11 (15A178w)
Vitaly
Vitaly
Jun 9 2015
3.5.5
0.0
Jun 9 2015
0.0
Version: 3.5.5
crashes on 10.11. hopefully a fix will be released
Wts
Wts
May 27 2015
3.5.5
0.0
May 27 2015
0.0
Version: 3.5.5
This app seems simple enough to use however can anyone point to an easy one-stop collection of icons to use with this in Mavericks and Yosemite ?
BradleyW5585
BradleyW5585
Feb 3 2015
3.5.4
0.0
Feb 3 2015
0.0
Version: 3.5.4
I am getting a "This System is not Supported!" warning on OS X 10.10.2, is it safe enough, or should I wait for an update?
N8S
N8S
Jan 5 2015
3.5.4
2.0
Jan 5 2015
2.0
Version: 3.5.4
I downloaded this but I don't understand it. Is this a push-button one click installation or do I have to install each and every icon separately?
Kenbotwinick
Kenbotwinick
Nov 22 2014
3.5.4
0.0
Nov 22 2014
0.0
Version: 3.5.4
Can anyone point us to an easy one-stop collection of all Mavericks icons to use with this?
Uniquepito
Uniquepito
Nov 21 2014
3.5.4
5.0
Nov 21 2014
5.0
Version: 3.5.4
Finally something usable to easily replace the finder icon! In 10.10 the icon had to be designed by kindergarten kid or somebody who's mentally similar.
josefssonrasmus
josefssonrasmus
Nov 11 2014
3.5.3
0.5
Nov 11 2014
0.5
Version: 3.5.3
Im getting this message when trying to change the finder icon: couldn't communicate with a helper application
rik-1
rik-1
Oct 21 2014
3.5.3
5.0
Oct 21 2014
5.0
Version: 3.5.3
It's amazing how few programmes are available for changing icons for the Mac. Yes, it's dead easy to change the normal folder and programme icons, but it's not so easy to change the dock icons. There are manual methods, but, surely it easier with a programme such as LiteIcon. I now have the Finder icon, I want. So. A personal thank you to the developers. Well done, indeed.
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
Sep 27 2014
3.5.1
5.0
Sep 27 2014
5.0
Version: 3.5.1
Worked flawlessly on Yosemite....just want to thank the developers for their efforts.
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
Jul 28 2014
3.2
5.0
Jul 28 2014
5.0
Version: 3.2
Sent the developer an e-mail requesting an update; I really like this program....hopefully an update is on the way. Though, if anyone else thinks this program is substandard and thinks they can do better show me:)
Kzx72
Kzx72
Jul 25 2014
3.2
1.5
Jul 25 2014
1.5
Version: 3.2
There's so many things wrong with this program compared to the former reigning champ, Candybar. There's no place to store your icons (you have to keep them all on your hard drive), you can't import folders or application icons all at one (you have to do it manually). It's free because it's junk.
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
Jul 24 2014
3.2
5.0
Jul 24 2014
5.0
Version: 3.2
I hope that this is updated for both Mavericks 10.9.4 and Yosemite...very helpful program.
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
Dec 25 2013
3.0.2
5.0
Dec 25 2013
5.0
Version: 3.0.2
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.
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
Dec 18 2013
3.0.1
5.0
Dec 18 2013
5.0
Version: 3.0.1
LiteIcon already updated to 3.0.2--great program!
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
Dec 17 2013
3.0.1
5.0
Dec 17 2013
5.0
Version: 3.0.1
After upgrading to Mavericks 10.9.1 LiteIcon states system is not supported? Is an update imminent?
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
Dec 11 2013
3.0
5.0
Dec 11 2013
5.0
Version: 3.0
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!
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
Nov 19 2013
3.0b
5.0
Nov 19 2013
5.0
Version: 3.0b
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.
Psychiatry
Psychiatry
Nov 19 2013
3.0b
4.5
Nov 19 2013
4.5
Version: 3.0b
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.
Albabe
Albabe
Jul 15 2011
2.0 Beta
0.0
Jul 15 2011
0.0
Version: 2.0 Beta
When I use this client to change my Finder Icon, the Icon is Low Rez. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
xXAkumuXx
xXAkumuXx
Mar 23 2011
1.3.1
4.0
Mar 23 2011
4.0
Version: 1.3.1
Simple, easy to use, and gets the job done. =]
xati-ba
xati-ba
Feb 25 2011
1.3.1
4.5
Feb 25 2011
4.5
Version: 1.3.1
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.
Wcitymike
Wcitymike
Dec 3 2009
1.3.1
0.0
Dec 3 2009
0.0
Version: 1.3.1
Do not use in Snow Leopard.
Bruce5873
Bruce5873
Nov 2 2008
1.3.1
0.0
Nov 2 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3.1
I too am unable to get the file to download ???
Branjmb
Branjmb
Oct 18 2008
1.3.1
0.0
Oct 18 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3.1
doesnt let me download it!!!
Pehpsi-3
Pehpsi-3
Aug 15 2008
1.3.1
5.0
Aug 15 2008
5.0
Version: 1.3.1
Excellent app. Works great, looks great, and very easy to use.. Thanks to all involved.
Stuzy
Stuzy
Jul 2 2008
1.3.1
0.0
Jul 2 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3.1
This is a great little app. My only query is, I can't find any option to change the System Preferences icon, maybe I've just missed it or am being dumb (no surprise).
Jurima
Jurima
Apr 1 2008
1.3.1
0.0
Apr 1 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3.1
In reply to dettos comment: "I can understand your statement. But don't you think its a bit of kinda unfair if the developer after 6 months (!) switches to the current platform developing his freeware(!) to shout out for a tiger version? Thanks to the developer from my side and keep it up! Its a damn fine tool." ---- First, many thanks for your replay, detto. You say 6 month with an added exclamation mark, I say just (only) 6 month... I'm absolutely sure that Tiger will be in widely use for many many years, think of all the hardware that our good old grandmother Apple decided to not support with Leopard anymore. - Buy new, throw away everything under 867 Mhz - we tried our best to support such old hardware with the absolutely groundbreaking Leopard, but sorry, no luck. Environmental pollution enforced by software (companies). Why follow them? Hundred thousands of Mac-Users won't do, I'm sure, the golddigger-times in PC-industry will be gone shortly. Well well, back to LiteIcon ;-) It' just about icons here and I don't understand why bigger, now 512 pixel icons, are seen as that trailblazing ubergood innovation. Why not let the Tiger-Users get that part of all the new icon-creations around there, that they need - let them extract/use the 128 pix and lower versions versions for their needs. That would be very friendly. I'm absolutely not against real innovations, but simply four times bigger icons in Leopard? Come one, where's the beef? Why should that block my use of new icon-creations, they are available all around the web, but now - how inventive - often in iconcontainer version 3 format (Leopard only...)? They all have the needed 128 pix resources integrated, it's just about beeing pseudo-up-to-date, for me it seems just a bit ignorant. Up to date to what? - Apples businessplans and marketing strategies? I think exactly here it comes to no-profit orientated freeware developers, circumvent marketing decissions of the big players that are always leeded by their insatiable money hunger. Many words for an icon-tool... Anyway, of course thanks for this beeing freeware. Please Tiger it.
Jurima
Jurima
Apr 1 2008
1.3.1
0.0
Apr 1 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3.1
No, it's NOT fantastic, the new version is only for Leopard BUT I think the most Mac-Users today still use another X-Version, mostly Tiger, I think. Why let them all stand in the rain? Is it that hard to compile the new features for use under Tiger? Leo is just 6 month old, do we all have to upgrade immediately to use new versions of software? Why is it needed to feed the hardware and software/OS-Orks every couple of months? Is Tiger/Panther etc. so bad since/because Leo came out? Of course Apple and Adobe (and the Iconfactory guys) always generate their new income that way, their hunger for money rules, but why that for freeware? In short: Thanks for freeware but a TIGER-Version would be very nice, thank you.
Steve K
Steve K
Jan 19 2008
1.3b3
4.0
Jan 19 2008
4.0
Version: 1.3b3
Fantastic. Works as advertised, no problems whatsoever. UI is clutter-free and very attractive. Thanks to the developer for making this free!
Mattly
Mattly
Jan 1 2008
1.3b2
0.0
Jan 1 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3b2
decent and simple replacement for candybar; now if only i had one for pixadex
Hendo
Hendo
Dec 2 2007
1.3b2
0.0
Dec 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3b2
I tried changing the generic folder icon, and it didn't change...disappointing