IconBox
IconBox
2.6.6

3.4

IconBox free download for Mac

IconBox2.6.6

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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62 Reviews of IconBox

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md828
08 July 2010
Version: 2.0.0

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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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JamesHarrisPhoto
18 November 2019
Version: 2.6.6
Still works fine on Catalina even though development has stopped.
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Psychiatry
18 August 2017
Version: 2.6.6
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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Maclover1-1
07 June 2017
Version: 2.6.6
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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M-Prewitt
21 April 2017
Version: 2.6.6
Software cannot be registered (using previously purchased license codes). Software registration process is broken, developer website has been shut down.
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MikeyBlueEyes
19 January 2017
Version: 2.6.6
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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Dee4
24 October 2016
Version: 2.6.6
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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marnold2000
21 August 2016
Version: 2.6.6
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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skyeword
28 June 2016
Version: 2.6.6
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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Luxury820511
30 January 2016
Version: 2.6.6
"Invalid License Key"......... What should I do???
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Raro
27 January 2016
Version: 2.6.6
Why is this app so heavy (305.8 MB)?
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James-Learner
22 January 2016
Version: 2.6.6
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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Eviandem
09 January 2016
Version: 2.6.6
Developer does not respond at all to questions, after upgrade to El Capitan (license problems)
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Nicksloan
07 January 2016
Version: 2.6.6
Why 308 MB? Previous versions, as far as I can tell, were 20 to 30 MB.
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lursay
18 December 2015
Version: 2.6.5
NOT working under el Capitan and have lost my money since purchasing via Appstore which is no more linked to the soft and these hooligans do not answer to any of my mails. Keep away
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Nimai-pandit
25 May 2015
Version: 2.6.0
Is this still under development? Would be grateful if we were told to pull out before losing data. It's just decent etiquette to let us know what's going on.

Thank you,
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spider916
03 April 2015
Version: 2.6.0
No Yosemite support :(
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Caiyne
30 March 2015
Version: 2.6.0
No development..Did this kind of app die for Mac OS? I don't see any kind of apps in development that are like IconBox (or CandyBar). I used to love this app and used it a lot. I love icons and being able to organize them and sort them into custom categories and easily be able to use them to change an icon or export them for other uses. Anyone find or use another app in place of this one? Also one that works with Yosemite?
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Kzx72
26 November 2014
Version: 2.6.0
Not working with Yosemite 10.X for me.
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macupdatefturpin
20 November 2014
Version: 2.6.0
I need to download the 2.5 v I can not find it following the email instructions.
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macupdatefturpin
20 November 2014
Version: 2.6.0
How can I download the 2.5 version that I bought? I can not use the same license.
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gluhring
01 November 2014
Version: 2.6.0
IconBox has been my preferred icon changer and librarian for many years. Even when CandyBar was still alive, as soon as I tried IconBox I switched over. It is a little slow at times but only when searching for icons in the apps on your Mac. It's not like you change your app icons every day. Import/Export functions are great. I just stopped by here to check on Yosemite compatability & saw the previous 2 comments. 5 Stars to help counteract the last reviewer (obviously dealing with limitations not pertaining to IconBox) Your note to the previous reviewer stating that you needed some encouragement to continue development. Keep it up Florian! It's a very good app. Now, one of a kind.
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Maclover1-1
15 August 2014
Version: 2.6.0
Good app to organize all my icons since Candybar passed away.. but extremely slow as in "not quite compatible" with Yosemite. I hope the dev will keep developing it.. or I'll be an IconManagementApp orphan again :0( I'm not using this to customize my Mac but to organize my icons collections. We really need an app like this and at this point it is the only one I'm aware of. This is 4 stars for encouragement, make it stable and faster with Yosemite soon and you get 5 stars.
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Iaian7
29 January 2014
Version: 2.6.0
Helper app installation (to enable changing icons of Mac App Store purchases) is broken in the app preferences, and the only way I could get it working was to download a separate installer from the website. Not a good start. Unfortunately, I'm also entirely unable to license the app! No matter what information I enter (following instructions elsewhere on MacUpdate including registered email, purchase email, or full name) my valid license is refused. I emailed support 6 days ago and still haven't heard back. No resolution.
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Xevious-Mann
14 January 2014
Version: 2.6.0
Developer site returns page not found on download link. The main site loads blank. An app you can't even get is pretty useless.
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4.5
mdbl
16 December 2013
Version: 2.6.0
Works great for adding missing icons for WINE apps or X Window applications on my mac. I am pleased overall with this app. Tech support reached me within one business day regarding a Licence Key Issue. (btw if your macbundle Licence key doesn't work enter your email as your name.) Other people prolly know that trick but this was my first macbundle purchase and I'm mostly pleased. Cons: Hangs when accessing folders with a huge amount of icons.
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Enzan
14 December 2013
Version: 2.6.0
Still installs and runs on 10.6.8.
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Shmk
13 December 2013
Version: 2.6.0
Doesn't work in Mavericks, it won't even install the icon helper tool so I can't really do anything with it. Until these issues are addressed I think it is misleading to say it works with mavericks.
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n@ncy
12 December 2013
Version: 2.6.0
Was happy to see this app was updated, because CandyBar is abandoned. However: this only works half. I have logged out several times, relaunched finder and dock and there are still icons that simply won't change. It says it's compatible with Mavericks, but I guess not? Such a shame because I've used both this app and CandyBar so much in the past and really need it, still. Hope things will get fixed otherwise I'll have to restore to the painful manual changes...
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AndreHuertas6607
08 December 2013
Version: 2.6.0
Does Not work with Mavericks... Tried everything!!
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Maclover1-1
05 December 2013
Version: 2.6.0
I was able to import all my Candybar and iCOntainers and folders of .icns but not any icons in png's (have loads of those..). Also I wish it'd import .svg icons.. I actually "only" need this tool as a place/hub to keep my web design icons, not to toy around customizing the OS appearance (which I could not care less about). SO I'm not yet impressed.. I was hoping this would be much better.. I can just hope this evolves into this direction.
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IzacWylde
04 December 2013
Version: 2.6.0
Current Issues: 1. IconBox Helper Tool - I was unable to properly install this from the application preferences; It would prompt for my admin password, but never install. I was able to download the standalone helper from the website, which did install. 2. Changing Volume Icons and Home Folder Icons - I found some icons, copied them to their desired locations, clicked the checkmark, logged out via the prompt, then when I logged back in, nothing changed for the Home Folder or Macintosh HD volume. Restarting also failed to apply the icons. I was able to manually change them with the same icons following http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2493 . 3. Online Icon Finder - Every time I use the search tool, I'm able to find tons of great icons, that when I drag to the download box, downloads a blank file.
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0.5
HarrijM
04 December 2013
Version: 2.6.0
Uhh...... this doesn't work on my mavericks ?? Try to import Candybar stuff and yes I see the icons being converted on the go, but when its finished.....yep NOTHING ?? Create a new box , smart box..... and yep... NOTHING happens..... beats me but its crap and cost me money
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0.5
Kenbotwinick
13 November 2013
Version: 2.5.9
When is this going to be updated? You say it has "active development" unlike Candybar, yet the last version of Candybar is actually more recent than the last version of this "actively developed" app... Which is over 1.5 years old... Also, I just downloaded and tried the trial. I went to the "Icon of the Day" and downloaded it into my empty "My Box". Then I went to My Box to look at it. Nothing there. So then I went to Downloaded and there it was at 16 px, even though the default icon size is set to 128 px. Then I went back to My Box, and lo and behold it was now there... Buggy. Then I wanted to try and import my CandyBar Collection. I know the trial is limited to 250 (or something like that) and I have more than that in CandyBar. But I figured it would import the first 250. Nope. Didn't do anything. At all. Except tell me how long it was going to take to import. And then immediately returned as if it was done. No icons imported. I'd like to support this as my CandyBar replacement. But considering it's over 1.5 years since it was updated, and I ran into 2 really noticeable bugs right away, I'm steering clear until the next update...
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Psychiatry
27 October 2013
Version: 2.5.9
IconBox is a replacement for CandyBar. And it has a developer who is interested in updating it, unlike CandyBar, which was abandoned by its developer Panic and IconFactory. It literally does everything CandyBar can do including storing and organizing icons. Unfortunately, it currently cannot replace the system icons such as the default folder icon in Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. This is a key feature for this software. Certainly, there are constraints imposed by selling it in the Mac App Store. But I would gladly pay for it again on the developer's site.
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1.5
hugelshofer
16 February 2013
Version: 2.5.9
I dont believe it. testing it again under Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8) with a fresh install. searching for some icons in the search tab and I am looking at icons without a picture. kinda Ghost icons. What is it useful for? :wondering: Then I drop an icon and another down left in the download area. Even dropping an icon that has no (picture) preview. Afterwards I want to look at my new icons and change to the Organize tab. I dont when exactly, but this d..mn App crashes (again). Are you kidding me? I definitely lost my trust in this Developer. They should go out and work in the gardening business or i dot now where, BUT please let us alone the Apple world with this crappy Software Code. Fazit: those $ 20. I spent are the most wasteful dollars I spent in my whole life. Shame on the Developers.
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Mark-Lee
07 February 2013
Version: 2.5.9
"Arrange Icons by" thingy needs to have Ascending/Descending option.
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pl-svn
11 January 2012
Version: 2.5.4
... v2.5.4 fixes a "potential" crash? a *guaranteed* crash sounds more appropriate :-p oh... and each time I update through sparkle the app, instead of relaunching, crashes (but update succeeds). always did since v2.0! v.1, years ago, was pretty good but since development stopped for years and CandyBar became such a great, flawless, product... this is the last crash I'll tolerate: bye-bye, IconBox!
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hugelshofer
04 January 2012
Version: 2.5.3
since you dropped PPC Support (now Intel only), would you please update the specs! that's the least you can do ;-)
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1.5
Andrew-Rosenblum
21 December 2011
Version: 2.5.3
Overall a pretty bad app. I bought it because I thought it would be cool to customize some of my icons, but I can't seem to get it to do that. The most useful feature I've found is it provides me links to websites where I can get icons. Most of those websites I've been on before - didn't need to spend money to get a list of already free websites. Besides that, the app seems to do nothing else. Not worth the money.
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Frfra
06 December 2011
Version: 2.5.1
help me!! today i've bought the winter bundle but iconbox says that the key is invalid.. what i've to do now? thanks
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jpfernandez
06 December 2011
Version: 2.5.1
Perfect, that's all.
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Tim27
04 December 2011
Version: 2.5.1
Is 2.5 a paid update? When I open IconBox 2.1.3 the Check for Updates menu item is grayed out.
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Junglerolf
01 December 2011
Version: 2.5.0
finally 2.5, thanks. i downloaded 2.5. it does improve on the 2.0. what was the best OSX icon organizer is now even better. the simple GUI is even simpler, more obvious, more intuitive. it's quite a flexible app. no competitor comes close to its 4 modes. it does not just organize like CandyBar, but does it better, faster. you can also customize the OS directly + has icon tools built-in i.e. X-ray app icons : ) not to mention it's the only icon app that links to icon sources online + allows you to directly download icons on the web within the app! quite powerful. it's much more practical & powerful than CandyBar, plus has much slicker GUI vs. CandyBard which has not been updated for features or UI, just bugs. i used to like & use CB, but iB is so much more. honestly, IconBox 2.5 has a little glitch left, with sorting but it should be ironed out. Apart from that, IB is my favorite OSX app. i recommend it without a problem. i do hope the developer keeps up the development efforts to the benefit of us users - otherwise it looks meagre on Mac for icon apps. good job so far, thanks!
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zx
01 December 2011
Version: 2.5.0
I really wanted to switch from Candybar but the app is full of bugs! disappearing icons, hangs etc. The developer got the right idea but the programing is very poor. ★ It's really a shame since Panic aren't into improving Candybar.
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hugelshofer
02 November 2011
Version: 2.1.3
it keeps crashing I just searched for som pics in the online search section (iconfinder.com) in IconBox. when I download an icon it keeps crashing. and BTW it crashed even during update process (I did delete Cache files)
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Randy-Crawford
28 September 2011
Version: 2.1.3
My use for IconBxo is really pretty simple. I need a way to store and organize a large number of icons and then visualize them or search them. This does that perfectly. It also converts the icons to pngs for me whenever I need that. Everything I've needed so far, this app has done very nicely. I would not hesitate to recommend it, especially considering there are very few other apps out there that do what this does.
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BearTracks
12 June 2011
Version: 2.1.2
Well, I really like this app. I wanted an alternative to Candy Bar mostly because Candy Bar can't search for apps and it takes ages to scroll through my list of apps looking for the one I want to change. When I was using it seemed to work well, and didn't crash like others were saying. However, when I went to restore a lot of icons, the app hung for a while then crashed, and after I launched it again and hit restore it only did a partial job, leaving quite a number of my apps (including system ones!) with botched icons. Unfortunately it's gonna have to remain that way because it crashed during the restore process. :/ Waiting for Lion so I can get a fresh reinstall of my apps so they look decent at least. Please, dev, if you can see this try to make your restore process stable or something! It really is a hassle to fix this mess. =)
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dabcca
30 April 2011
Version: 2.1.1
This program simply does not work. I can not add any icons and it crashes when I try use it. Absolutely ridiculous that they would ask for money for this.
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P=NP
04 April 2011
Version: 2.1.0
I like the concept of the application, although it's not very stable and seems to be riddled with bugs. It crashes every time I'm using it, whether it be simply clicking the preview button or just scrolling through icons. Hopefully the developer will fix the issues soon - otherwise I would definitely recommend finding something else.
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Gregorgy
28 March 2011
Version: 2.1.0
I bought this because I thought I needed it. I didn't - it was play-play. So I changed a whole lotta icons to Wall E and then I clean forgot about it. Time passes. So, the other day, I need to change an icon on something I rolled myself and figured what Icon software do I have and I remembered this. Can it do the job, I wondered. Dragged the 512 PNG, clicked export and DONE. The 512 down to the 16x16 icons - created ICNS without issue. Thank you IB! Just one thing - the four modes and the things they do are not that intuitive.
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BobbyThompsonRocks
18 March 2011
Version: 2.0.9
I'm going to rate the app a bit higher now than my previous post, as my primary problem appears to be fixed. While I do still find some stability issues there have been enough releases recently that I do get the feeling they are making a genuine effort to correct issues. I've not been able to reproduce my issue of icons vanishing which was the most serious issue in my opinion. I'm now a bit more optimistic that the app will become a reliable choice for icon collecting...
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n@ncy
23 February 2011
Version: 2.0.7
I tried IconBox because CandyBar just wouldn't update the icons anymore by simply relaunching the dock. A hard restart was often needed. IconBox works just fine. It does what is says it does. Some things I'd like to see in future releases: - When I update, I always have to dig up my serial because it somehow got reset? Kinda annoying. Other programs don't have this issue. - I'd like IconBox to remember my settings for screen appearance. CandyBar does it, IconBox not. Small issue, but still would be nice if it got fixed.
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0.5
sethjaygoldberg
20 February 2011
Version: 2.0.7
I bought this application a while ago. It simply does not work, multiple times my icons went poof. I can not change back a mistake i made so my desktop icon now is the facebook icon. No matter what I do, nothing changes it back... Support has never EVER responsed to at least 3 email messages. Stay away from this application. The funny part is if the coders put some time into it, it would be great, but its been quite some time and quite some updates. Currently it does not work at all, wont even import icons.
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Grfx-Guru
07 February 2011
Version: 2.0.7
Like many I so badly want to like this application. But every time I try I end up going right back to CandyBar. I bought the app when it hit 2.0 and patiently waited for bugs to be fixed for things that were so obvious it defies belief that they even test the app before releasing updates. I've come across so many obvious UI bugs and weird behavior that I regret buying it and have no faith that they will ever fix them at this point. It is a great idea, but poorly executed and questionable quality control.
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Mlbkxbx
24 December 2010
Version: 2.0.5
I've tried to like iconbox, gave it plenty time to be updated enough to become a stable product before i cast my final verdict of it. It has too many interface glitches, both visual ones, and quite a few that impact functionality directly. It's quirky (things don't work the way you think they do), and i've managed to make it crash now to the point that i can't get it to run again, even after purging settings and library files from /Library. You may argue that i shall contact the developer, and normally i would. But even before i made it crash ( to the point it can't start up again), i had made up my mind - this app doesn't float *my* boat. I do hope others have better luck than me with this app though.
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BobbyThompsonRocks
21 December 2010
Version: 2.0.5
I found some problems leading me to believe this app has some issues and isn't ready for prime time. I have managed to create a circumstance where icons no longer show in the main box but show in collections (I have several icons that now do this). If I happen to try to remove these icons from the collection box they vanish from the program all together (since they do NOT come up in the main collection any more)... They don't even appear in the trash since I didn't delete them from the main box... I've emailed for support but creating a circumstance where icons can vanish completely from the program without having to actually delete them leaves me feeling I can't trust the program I just bought...
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Tim27
14 November 2010
Version: 2.0.4
I love how this app looks and feels, however, I cannot recommend using it to change any system or app icons. I have tried with the latest version and Mac OS 10.6.4 to change icons for my system and it screwed things up. Some icons disappeared entirely. Some app icons were made into a generic icon. It cannot change the Adobe InDesign icon at all. It made several Adobe apps generic and others it changed fine. All my folder icons disappeared, leaving only the names. Seems like right now Candybar is still the way to go.
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Mlbkxbx
05 September 2010
Version: 2.0.2
I must say i'm a little disappointed that it's now been 3 days since i emailed the developer about my serial not working, without a reply. Other than that, i cant seem open up the icontainers for some dock's i downloaded from deviantart, which according to the advertising of iconbox 2, should be possible. Not sure what to make of all this just yet. I will reserve my judgement for a bit. Let's hope things get better from here.
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Anon-Bud
24 August 2010
Version: 2.0.1
After a month and a half, the only response I got from the developer is that one other person besides me indicated a problem migrating earlier IconBox icons. I've heard nothing about what they might be doing to correct the problem. I'm giving up on this and will look for something else....
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Px9-855
19 August 2010
Version: 2.0.1
Things to be fixed: - Suppressing the 'Empty Trash'-warning/dialog makes empty trash stop working completely. - Can't set 48px icon size on main slider. It's either 47px or 49px?? - Info sidebar doesn't stay hidden when next time IconBox is launched. Things to appreciate: - Possible to organize icons into groups and collapse them in the sidebar. People with many containers will love this. - Online functionality. - Much better value than the competition. - Seems snappier than the competition. - Still being developed. Things to ponder: - Why all icon apps made to beautify the user-interface suffer from small quirky and senseless bugs; in their own interface? - Why is the selection of icon size always jinxed in one way or another?
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Irishrg
10 July 2010
Version: 2.0.0
Great app, glad to finally have an alternative to Candybar.. Would be really great though if the Keyword section was changed to some form of managed Tags system however, as this would great ease the process of adding multiple entries for different icons. The way the program handles an deals with iContainers also needs some serious improvement as there needs to be an easy way to locate and track items from an icontainer after they are added, at present all the details of the icontainer are lost after import so its not easy to find items that were once bunched together. Another great improvement would be the grouping together of the Smart Boxes and Organize sections on the sidebar as it would be more user friendly and useful to be able to keep smart boxes in folders alongside normal boxes rather than in their own section which for some reason doesn't allow folders! Overall its a great first release and has the possibility to develop into a fantastic and superior product.
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md828
08 July 2010
Version: 2.0.0
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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$14.99

3.4

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