IconBox
IconBox
2.6.6

3.4

IconBox free download for Mac

IconBox

2.6.6
06 January 2016

Customize and organize icons across your Mac.

Overview

Note: this app is still available for download but development for this app has stopped.

IconBox is a helpful organizational tool for Macs. When the first version of IconBox was released 8 years ago, it was the first icon organizer running on OS X, allowing users to conveniently organize their collection of icons in an iPhoto-like way. With version 2.5, IconBox has been completely rewritten and features a brand new interface.

IconBox is one app featuring 4 modes!

Mode 1: Organize
We have the same convenient organization features with a couple of additions. The libraries are now called "Boxes". Drag icons from the finder into a box, create as many boxes as you like. Furthermore Boxes can be arranged in folders and subfolders and you can re-drag Boxes and folders to change their order. We also created "Smart Boxes", like iTunes Smart Playlists, these folders are constantly updated based on given criteria. The search feature has been revamped to search for different criteria and the speed has been improved a lot. Besides organizing, you can export icons to different formats like ICNS, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PDF, even the iContainer format and last but not least as a convenient .zip package, ready to share with others.

Mode 2: Customize
Since version 2, IconBox features full icon customization. Users can customize their system icons, dock icons, application icons, volume icons and even their dock in an easy to use drag-and drop way. This means that one can download the well know "iContainers" from different sites all over the web, having them change the look of your system with the click of a single button!

Mode 3: Tools
IconBox also features a "Tools" mode. The purpose of this mode is to host different icon related tools. The first tool available for now is "X-Ray Applications". X-Ray scans your application folder for the apps within and by clicking an app, it shows all the available icons and images within the application package, letting you have a look at them (Even with Preview.app), export them. etc....

Mode 4: Online
The Online mode contains 3 features:

  1. Icon-Of-The-Day: A new icon from a particular icon designer every day, downloadable directly into IconBox, straight into the "Downloaded" Box, ready to share or customize.
  2. Icon Sites: A convenient list of major icon sites on the web, more sites will be added on the go. Double-Clicking a site opens it up in your default Web browser.
  3. IconFinder: Perhaps the most underestimated section in IconBox. It uses the iconfinder.com API which let's you search trough over 155.000 icons and allows you to instantly download them into IconBox by drag 'n drop, conveniently creating all Icon Sizes as needed.

What's new in IconBox

Version 2.6.6:
  • Support for Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
  • Fixed an issues with invalid serial numbers

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61 IconBox Reviews

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md828
08 July 2010

Most helpful

Wow well done. This app is very close to CandyBar, but the interface offers several improvements and there is integration for icon downloads. I have to admit, the resemblance to CandyBar is quite striking, even the quirky icon transitions when switching collections is the same, I wonder if there is any connection from the developers? One huge request: please allow us to import our entire CandyBar libraries. I'd love to easily move my collection over to IconBox, but I'm not able to. Pros: • Get info window is integrated as a sidebar. Selecting an icon automatically shows its info. CandyBar, on the other hand, has a separate window which needs to be brought up manually for every icon and adds window clutter. • Exporting to PNG correctly shows 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 sizes. CandyBar is broken here and will not allow the user to export to 256, it only shows 255. Cons: • When importing an icontainer, the icons are imported individually not as a collection. This is horrible design/bug. If I import a Star Trek set, I want the set to be imported as a collection with its icon, and author info etc. • I can't drag icons, or icontainers to the IconBox icon to import. • The groups, boxes and library for organization seem confusing. I imported an icontainer and it asked me to create a library. The "library" seems to act like a box, I can put a box and a "library" inside of a group. What's a library for? I'm confused. • Delete key doesn't work when trying to delete a group or box. • When searching for icons, when selecting an icon in search results, it's not possible to find out which collection the icon belongs to. Finally some serious competition to CandyBar. I'm looking forward to fixes and new features. The challenge now is whether there will be significant progress periodically, or whether it will fall into life support like candybar and keep design flaws and bugs for eternity. Let hope it's the former.
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Version 2.0.0
Psychiatry
18 August 2017
It is dead. It is abandoned. The developer did not have the decency to keep a website where we can download it. Nor did he even announced he had abandoned the app. Sad. I can't rely on it since IconBox ERASED all of the icons I had stored in it. So I don't recommend it for storing your icon collections. Luckily, Candy Bar still works. Yes, you cannot replace system icons since that function can no longer be updated. But for icon storage, organization, and for applying icons to non-system files, it works great. Panic, the company that developed CandyBar, has great software engineers so I expect Candy Bar to work for a while longer, particularly since it is a 64-bit app.
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Version 2.6.6
1 answer(s)
Psychiatry
Psychiatry
02 April 2018
LiteIcon can allow you to replace system icons.
Continue to use CandyBar.
DO NOT use IconBox. Sad.
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Maclover1-1
07 June 2017
NOT DEVELOPED ANYMORE, SAD. I moved from Candybar to this.. and am left an Orphan again. Dev should at least sell it or give it to some other dev happy to maintain it.
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Version 2.6.6
1 answer(s)
Wonderwarthog
Wonderwarthog
06 July 2017
Same here. Candybar was awesome even for organizing icons only. I don't need any fancy system icon replacement automation suite. Just a nice app that'll let me organize my icons… Now I wanted to reinstall it on my new Mac and although I paid for this software now it's just gone. Just like that.
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M-Prewitt
21 April 2017
Software cannot be registered (using previously purchased license codes). Software registration process is broken, developer website has been shut down.
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Version 2.6.6
MikeyBlueEyes
19 January 2017
DANGER WILL ROBINSON! The developer site link is dead-ended and there is no access to support. Approach this purchase with caution.
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Version 2.6.6
Dee4
24 October 2016
Developer's website no longer appears to exist. Keep being routed to a generic website and cannot locate on worldwide web. Has it been discontinued?
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Version 2.6.6
1 answer(s)
MikeyBlueEyes
MikeyBlueEyes
19 January 2017
as of today the situation seems the same-Hey MacUpdate...should you be selling unsupported software?
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marnold2000
21 August 2016
I'm thinking about buying this software but need to know if it works in Sierra or not. Does anyone know? Thanks!
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Version 2.6.6
1 answer(s)
Wonderwarthog
Wonderwarthog
19 November 2016
It works on sierra just fine, but the developer's website is no more and it looks like it has been discontinued.
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skyeword
28 June 2016
Why is the developer answering questions as if the app is still active and not clarifying the true state of this software? Still getting the daily sucker to pay for it perhaps? An exceptional app. Why the poor attitude?
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Version 2.6.6
Luxury820511
30 January 2016
"Invalid License Key"......... What should I do???
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Version 2.6.6
3 answer(s)
Jlock
Jlock
01 February 2016
Hi Luxury820511,

If you're having issues with your license key, please contact us at support. You can do this by clicking on this link: http://support.macupdate.com/contact/
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theqse
theqse
14 January 2017
Jlock, I want to migrate my icons to IconJar, but have not found a way to do it. It does not read iContainers and even if I export as a zip, it saves the icons as folders, which iconJar can't read. Do you know a way to export the library, in categories included? Thanks!
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tmo1138
tmo1138
27 November 2017
"What should I do???"

Move to another product.
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Raro
27 January 2016
Why is this app so heavy (305.8 MB)?
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Version 2.6.6
1 answer(s)
Soenens
Soenens
29 January 2016
Because it contains all the backup system icons i case you need a restore...
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James-Learner
22 January 2016
Valid license "invalid"; "won't take same license twice online " messageWhat can I do to use the license I paid for?
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Version 2.6.6
4 answer(s)
Soenens
Soenens
23 January 2016
Hi James, this is surely not a message coming from IconBox. Can you send me a screenshot? Thanks in advance, Florian.
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James-Learner
James-Learner
24 January 2016
Hi Florian, this IS a message from IconBox.. I changed my email and license number but the message is the same than with the correct info :Screen shot Icon Box 2016-01-23 à 23.04.12
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Soenens
Soenens
25 January 2016
Hi James, replied via email. However, i don't see the message "won't take same license twice online" in your screenshot... ;-)
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James-Learner
James-Learner
27 January 2016
Thanks Florian, the problem was in the name I used to register. Now everything is solved: I am registered.
Looking forward to using your nice software. Thanks.
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$14.99

3.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

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