IconBox
IconBox 2.6.0
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Customize and organize icons across your Mac.   Shareware ($14.99)
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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 Mac 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
What's New
Version 2.6.0:
  • Support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Additional support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
  • New iconfinder.com API implementation.
  • Minor bugfixes and improvements.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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IconBox User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Iaian7 reviewed on 29 Jan 2014
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.
[Version 2.6.0]

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Iaian7 replied on 29 Jan 2014
I finally got the registration to work, but still no help from the developer...not sure what's going on there. :(
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jbert38 replied on 21 Feb 2014
I have the same problem and support does not respond. How did you do?
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Iaian7 replied on 21 Feb 2014
Have you tried using your email address instead of your name? I'd originally used my payment email (via paypal), but it was a different address that I'd registered with when signing up for an app bundle. Confusing. :(
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Xevious Mann reviewed on 14 Jan 2014
Developer site returns page not found on download link. The main site loads blank. An app you can't even get is pretty useless.
[Version 2.6.0]


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mdbl reviewed on 16 Dec 2013
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.
[Version 2.6.0]

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mdbl replied on 16 Dec 2013
P.S. Runs fine under Mavericks for me as of the date of review.
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Franceg replied on 17 Dec 2013
Many thanks for License trick !!
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Enzan reviewed on 13 Dec 2013
Still installs and runs on 10.6.8.
[Version 2.6.0]


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Shmk commented on 13 Dec 2013
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.
[Version 2.6.0]


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n@ncy reviewed on 12 Dec 2013
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...
[Version 2.6.0]

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n@ncy replied on 12 Dec 2013
Also, after using Iconbox to change some systemicons, I now get this error when I insert a CD: "The system extension “/System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext” was installed improperly and cannot be used. Please try reinstalling it, or contact the product’s vendor for an update." which results in me not being able to see/open te cd since it won't show on the desktop or any app. Not good! (I have not tested this with dvd's or usb drives, but might be the same issue)
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n@ncy replied on 14 Dec 2013
It turns out USB drives are not recognised either anymore, due to this. IconBox basically ruined my Mac and this is NOT acceptable. Turns out the Mavericks update is basically still in Beta testing and this should have been mentioned. Be warned: using IconBox under Mavericks will mess with your system up to the point you won't be able to use USB drives and/or CD's/DVD's anymore, because 'IOStorageFamily.kext' is being edited and displaying errors. I can't even manually open my TimeMachine sparsebundle anymore for the same reasons. Hope to hear from the developer about this.
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n@ncy replied on 17 Dec 2013
Still replying to my own review. Anyway, UPDATE: repairing permissions seems to solve the issue concerning system icons. I still think this should be mentioned somewhere since it took an entire system install for me to discover where the problem came from. Not needed.
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Bdikkat commented on 08 Dec 2013
What's with the $397.00 price tag? Says $14.99 on the website.
[Version 2.6.0]

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Fightingcat replied on 11 Dec 2013
Thats because the bundle of MU. The regular price you can still found in the right box of this comment area --->
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AndreHuertas6607 reviewed on 08 Dec 2013
Does Not work with Mavericks... Tried everything!!
[Version 2.6.0]

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AndreHuertas6607 replied on 08 Dec 2013
Wasted $15.00 dollars.. False advertising, says it supports Mav 10.9!!
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Florian Soenens (developer) replied on 09 Dec 2013
Hi, what exactly doesn't work?
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AndreHuertas6607 replied on 09 Dec 2013
When I attempt to swap an icon out for sets I have in my library, they don't load, the program asks me to logout, but when I log back in, the icons don't change into the new ones I've assigned. The dock section is also non functional as well..

Please advise.
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HarrijM replied on 11 Dec 2013
Nothing works !! Create new box NO add smart box NO import icons NO import icontainer NO Simply said absolutely nothing happens when using the menu. How simple explanation is this .. Really nothing works ... Well the program opens.. so thats something...
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Maclover1.1 commented on 05 Dec 2013
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.
[Version 2.6.0]

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Florian Soenens (developer) replied on 06 Dec 2013
Hi,

png's shouldn't be any problem. Do you get an error message when importing png's?
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HarrijM reviewed on 04 Dec 2013
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
[Version 2.6.0]

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Misha replied on 04 Dec 2013
Are you using 2.6?
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HarrijM replied on 04 Dec 2013
Ofcourse
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Pl_svn replied on 04 Dec 2013
almost the same here: progress bar shows for less than a second (7000+ icons in CandyBar) but nothing is imported

contacted support via email and so far (24+ hours) no answer

:-/
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Soenens replied on 05 Dec 2013
Hi HarrijM, have you sent an email describing the problem? We are answering all emails in the best possible way. Also, it has been tested with a 10000+ CandyBar collection with no problems so we need to e able to isolate the problem in order to fix it.

Looking forward to your email,
Best regards,
Florian.
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HarrijM replied on 05 Dec 2013
Hello Florian, thanks for your reply. do you have an email so i can sent you some sreendumps ?
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Florian Soenens (developer) replied on 05 Dec 2013
Hi HarrijM,

that'll be info@iconboxapp.com
More info on our website www.iconboxapp.com

Cheers,
Florian.
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IzacWylde had trouble on 04 Dec 2013
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.
[Version 2.6.0]

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Brianng88 replied on 23 Dec 2013
Same here!
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Frfra had trouble on 06 Dec 2011
help me!! today i've bought the winter bundle but iconbox says that the key is invalid.. what i've to do now? thanks
[Version 2.5.1]

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Stefonline replied on 07 Dec 2011
Same behavior for me !
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Florian Soenens (developer) replied on 07 Dec 2011
Hi,

please be sure to enter your email address in both the name and the email field.

hope this helps,
Florian.
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Monzterdk replied on 28 Aug 2012
HMM are any of you using names that contains æøå etc.

maybe they cant handle ie. danish letters !!

my serial also don't work either. !!!

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HarrijM rated on 11 Dec 2013

[Version 2.6.0]



Cheesus rated on 05 Dec 2013

[Version 2.6.0]



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klampert rated on 07 Mar 2013

[Version 2.5.9]



praj rated on 06 Mar 2013

[Version 2.5.9]



Rprokopowicz rated on 26 Oct 2012

[Version 2.5.9]



redCasval rated on 07 Aug 2012

[Version 2.5.9]



i®ipa rated on 11 Apr 2012

[Version 2.5.8]



ReelSense rated on 09 Apr 2012

[Version 2.5.8]



Marcel Kröker rated on 14 Feb 2012

[Version 2.5.7]



Centeno Dr. Ramon rated on 13 Feb 2012

[Version 2.5.7]


Downloads:50,270
Version Downloads:5,084
Type:Utilities : Icon Tools
License:Shareware
Date:04 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $14.99
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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 Mac 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.


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