Flavours2
Flavours2
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Flavours2 free download for Mac
23 June 2015

Change the look of your Mac.

Overview

Flavours Lite is an application to change the operating system's appearance in a fast, easy, and safe way. Applying a theme is only mouse-click away.

Flavours Lite was designed and built from the ground up for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. It features a completely rethought user experience through a new elegant UI, and introduces a new lightweight, fast, safe theming engine.

  • Light - Lightweight engine with overall better system performance.
  • Fast - Fast theme generation, fast theming engine, and apply themes instantly (no need to logout to see changes).
  • Safe - Seamless system integration, no system files modified on disk.
  • Themes - Bundled with a hand picked fine selection of 128 themes (+variants) for OS X Yosemite.
  • Variants - Choose from multiple artistic variations.

If you are running older OS X versions (10.7, 10.8 or 10.9), check Flavours Classic, which allows users to create, apply, and share themes (flavours-classic.interacto.net).

What's new in Flavours2

Version 224:

Note: Flavours 2 Lite is a paid upgrade. Existing Flavours 1 licensees are eligible for an upgrade at a discounted price (50% off).

  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite support
  • New UI
  • New theming engine
    • Light: lightweight engine with overall better system performance
    • Fast: fast theme generation, fast theming engine, and apply themes instantly (no need to logout to see changes)
    • Safe: seamless system integration, no system files modified on disk
  • Variants: choose from multiple artistic variations
  • Themes: bundled with a hand picked fine selection of 128 themes (+variants) for OS X 10.10 Yosemite
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99 Reviews of Flavours2

Kappe
18 June 2013
Version: 1.0.9

Most helpful

just need support for dark themes. i'll buy then.
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5
Hugo-and-Luigi
06 February 2016
Version: 224
I've missed Kaleidoscope forever, used Shapershifter, and desperately wanted something like this. I gave up looking a few years ago, so of course I missed this entirely and didn't see it until it's already dying. I don't care, I bought it anyway. Works great and has a great interface. I'm so sad about this going away, but I will almost certainly be using older OS's for a long time, I see no reason to upgrade.
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Meitnik
17 November 2015
Version: 224
To whom it may concern, (flavours Devs?) I am a legally blind, legally deaf, learning disabled person. I am a gifted artist and scholar. My Mac is really truly wheels for my mind and a large crayon for my soul. Theming had always been my plan b when Apple screwed up the UI for me, but thats been taking away now by Apple. Ive has not a clue how to design a UI thats friendly for us who are visually impaired. Apple thinks I should be using Zoom 24/7 but that only grabs a bitmap image of the display and forces a scaling that just blurs the text something awful. Voice over is not a one size fits all answer either. Apple thinks I should be forced to deal with 9/10 pt text size all over the UI set with grey background that makes for poor contrast. I should not have to buy another pair of glasses to use an UI! So who is willing to storm the UI and give me back some control of system font size and larger icon sizes, like in the toolbars? I will not wait 5 yrs like I did from ios6 to ios9 to get font relief. I want UI doctors who will repair the damage Apple/Ive has done. Apple, stop stepping into my light, preventing me from doing my work!! Feel free to contact me. and Read this: Fhttp://www.fastcodesign.com/3053406/how-apple-is-giving-design-a-bad-name
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5
iamchrislo
01 November 2015
Version: 224
This is one of the pieces of software that makes me most happy on my Mac tbh! Still clinging onto Yosemite for this reason. Has anyone else got an issue within the last week where using any dark theme, like Ninja Blue, now makes the tabs text black thus making the tabs unreadable against the black theme / background?
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5
zajizee
20 October 2015
Version: 224
Although I have upgraded to El Capitan, I have fond memories of Flavours, which was a welcomed replacement for Shapeshifter. I will miss theming for Mac. I hope someone develops something for El Capitan.
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ylluminate
04 September 2015
Version: 224
If Interacto Labs would simply implement this remarkable theme for that has been created for Linux, they would OWN the market for theme customization (especially dark) for OS X: http://cl.ly/0v3X000W1i38 Nothing close to this has been done for OS X as far as dark themes go and I'm sure every last one of us would swoon over it.
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Lvdoc
11 July 2015
Version: 224
Well, drat. I tried it on El Capitan, both with and without rootless. It simply says "Unsupported." So that really is the end of the line. Still, the developers seem to know their stuff, and I have faith that one of these days, they're going to come up with something that can free us of that dreadful grey that we used to put up with in the early days of Classic.
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Diarbyrag
22 June 2015
Version: 224
I think it is sad although I understand the reasons for Apple wanting to secure the system, like others here I don't see why Apple can't give us a few choices of gui, especially those G awful folders, the flat icons for facetime, etc. and don't get me started on that so called moronic grinning 'have a nice day' update to the finder icon !! Perhaps if enough people get together and email them something may happen even if they just get Jonny Ives a beginners guide to icon design, he may be good at the 3D stuff but the 2D sucks. Anyway I will buy F2 even if it's just to give the guys $5 for a beer.
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ylluminate
22 June 2015
Version: 224
So are the rumors true that this is the end of the line?
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5
Djefis
22 June 2015
Version: 182
Flavours Lite is very interesting to see that the program is reliable and powerful. I hope that there will be soon the version of Flavours with the ability to produce even your own themes.
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Eric•Woehler
19 June 2015
Version: 182
Flavours Lite released with 128 themes for Yosemite. As dev advises, this may well be the end of theming on Mac due to Apple's new security policy of preventing any process (including privileged processes) from modifying system files under any circumstances. So no more theming, modifying GUI, etc etc. So get used to sickening eye-candy garish GUI because you won't be able to tweak it to suit your tastes. Surely, surely, it's about time Apple supports theming or tweaking GUI as core OS function? Why do we have to use garish colours with no choice or options for colour schemes/themes etc? Kaleidascope, then Shapeshifter, now Flavours. The fact that these theming apps are developed and used suggests very strongly there is a demand for such options to tweak GUI. It's time Apple supported theming, either as core OS or allowing devs to cater to demand by users. 5 Stars for Flavors and great devs, 0 stars for Apple eye-candy garish GUI.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
28 May 2015
Version: 182
I suspect modifying the app for Yosemite has proven more difficult that the developer expected. Which means you will have to wait longer than you expected for the final product. Though he's calling this a sneak peek, what it really means is this is beta software. And it's in the nature of beta software to not be feature complete. I think the developer outsmarted himself by calling this a sneak peek. People are obviously expecting this to be a more complete product. If he had been more honest, people would know it is beta software and would be less disappointed in the missing features. They might also be more constructive in their comments. Moral for developers: don't try to be cute with your marketing. People don't take it well when they think they've been misled.
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mindandbodycodingsystems
24 May 2015
Version: 168
I contacted the makers of this program asking when they hoped to have their new Flavours 2. They sent me the link to the Sneak Peak demo version. While it looks good and works well I found it very limiting and not able to give the program a full test drive. I also noted and emailed back informing them that there was no theming creation window to make your own themes as in the earlier full licensed version and if this feature was not going to part of the Flavours 2. And if not will not be paying for the update. Given that it has taken interacto labs this long and to only come with a very limited working demo beta and no word back as to whether the new Flavours 2 will give users the ability to create their own themes as previous is poor. And what happens when the demo stops working as it has limited time use date on it to then still not have a full working version? Shame on you Interacto for fobbing us off with this poor attempt that has taken you this long to only come up with a limited working version. Not worth the download. Isn't it interesting that companies like Adobe managed to get full working updates for all their programs working on Yosemite along with other companies and their programs. They'd go out of business if treated their customers like Interacto labs do with poor communication to removing many of the previous features from their programs. Piss poor
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spider916
19 May 2015
Version: 168
Awaiting full version ASAP. Works perfect but Beta with many glitches. Anyway: hurry up guys :)
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Eric•Woehler
09 May 2015
Version: 168
Am I missing something? All I have is a non-working app that shows possible options and some are listed as DEMO only - so I can't test flavours in stor or collections etc?
Is this what everyone else is seeing?

OK - discovered how to get it working - rather than turning Flavours on from Menu Bar or from inside app by sliding on/off slider (both of which do nothing), you turn on a Flavour that turns on Flavours. Bottom-up approach rather than top-down.

All good, enjoying the tweaking to GUI! MANY thanks to dev and team for Flavours 2
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5
Djefis
09 May 2015
Version: 168
Fantastic software, the best choice to change the look of your Mac. Flavours 2 promises only good ...
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5
DerekGo31
08 May 2015
Version: 168
Flavours is back! Awesome!
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4.5
Rick6
08 May 2015
Version: 168
Awesome app to get rid of Yosamie's drop dead boring interface, keep up the good work. Can't wait to buy it
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Lvdoc
07 May 2015
Version: 168
I haven't had time to check out all the themes, but it seems very promising. In particular, one no longer has to log out for changes to take effect. Looks like I can finally move to 10.10.
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Wts
07 May 2015
Version: 168
I have the paid version for pre-Yosemite and since i have always loved to apply themes to change the appearance of OS 9 and X looking forward to try this later on this week when i boot into one of my external Yosemite hard drives. At the moment i have a huge beef with Yosemite and believe that Apple needs to address some serious behavioral issues with Yosemite. Actually there were some excellent theme changers in OS 9 and prior that i still have/use in my legacy macs operating OS 9 and prior, To bad, the developers are unable to transport those into OS X versions of Flavours. For example you could change system fonts, colour finder windows and add finder window patterns.
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Lvdoc
07 May 2015
Version: 1.1.16
Check their website. A sneak peak version is now available.
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Eric•Woehler
09 April 2015
Version: 1.1.16
Alas, I fear Flavours has gone the way of the dodo - and Shapeshifter and earlier apps. I truly hope not - it was excellent with earlier versions of 10.x (hence my 5 star rating) but with Yosemite now at 10.3 and no word, update or info from the developers, I fear the worst. I am **SO** wanting to use Flavours 2 with Yosemite!!! Devs - please be aware there is a large community of Flavours users that love your app!!! Bring it on!
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Wts
28 January 2015
Version: 1.1.16
I sure miss Flavours. Albeit preYosemite Flavours seemed to have hit the wall with not too many improvements and not as versatile as ShapeShifter was. For example in Flavours you could never set different colored windows.

I somewhat do not get what is taking the developers so long. Yosemite has been in the works for at least a year and there are many other applications that have developed Yosemite versions of their applications.

Also i don't mind paying an upgrade rate.

At the moment i dress up my desktop using programmes such as PimpYourScreen/Wallpapers plus Yosemite General Preference settings.

Having said that I doubt that there will be a Yosemite version of Flavours in the forseable future since you can tweek the General Settings in Yosemite and use a programme such as pimp your screen or wallpapers.
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Macbelwinds
12 January 2015
Version: 1.1.16
This used to be one "kick-ass" piece of software (and it still is, as long as you stay with Mavericks or older). However, since there is no progress with regard to the development of a Yosemite-compatible version I have given up hope that Flavours will ever make it back on stage... Farewell, dear friend.
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mindandbodycodingsystems
19 November 2014
Version: 1.1.16
Flavours is a great skinning theming alternative for those of us who can no longer use Stardock's Windowblinds. And yes love what these two chaps have done. Sadly since upgrading to Yosemite OS X, Flavours no longer works as is it not supported by Apple's latest operating system. My one disappointment is any real lack of support on Interacto Labs, Inc website and no user manual or any tutorials that walk you through the process of creating a theme which tends to be, as one reviewer and some others have stated, “Hit and miss.” Yes there’s an easy navigational user interface, but no information as to what each part does. Instead you’re left clicking about in the hopes of creating anything decent to then having to publish your theme. Even the best program creators like Adobe never leave their users without any real help should they wish it when using any of their products and helps with the learning curve. And you only have to look at Stardock’s Wincustomize website to find a wealth of user created themes with many great tutorials with easy to follow instructions on how to create a theme for Windowblinds, despite many people’s ease of use of the interface when creating a theme. And when it comes to using Flavours you won’t find many users able to explain or showing you how to create a theme from scratch should you wish start from scratch with your own images created in Photoshop to use in your themes. The makers of Flavours have announced a brand new stand alone upgrade called Flavours 2 with no date when this is to be expected. So for now like many who have upgraded their macs to Yosemite we're now waiting. My only hope is that IInteracto Labs, Inc will not like so many other theme makers for the Mac like Shapeshifter fall behind and into obscurity.
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cubanpete
18 November 2014
Version: 1.1.16
There are 104 pages of previews of the available flavor themes for Mac. The theme I'm using is like paper noise on page 2 but I modified it myself a little bit. Love it and couldn't go back to the standard Mac drab grey and silver. http://store.interacto.net/flavours/mostpopular?page=2 I found on Mountain Lion you must exclude iTunes 12 from being themed in flavours otherwise the borders of the iTunes window do not paint properly.
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cubanpete
26 October 2014
Version: 1.1.16
This is an easy to use app and very likely the only way to safely customize the interface of your Mac. Also the app is beautiful and a joy to use! You don't need any instruction manual to use this app. You also likely won't need any manual to modify themes. The design themes offered are beautiful (with some very rare exceptions), easy to install and easy to modify. So...you can also create your own themes based on existing themes. Or you create new themes from scratch - all within flavours. You can publish and share your themes with other users. The company's developers are very very helpful. They immediately helped me with a problem I had even though it was Sunday! (Wow - thank you flavours team!!!) This is why I am giving this app 5 stars unconditionally. This will be our only way to replace the new ugly look Apple's Joni created for Yosemite by something tasteful and beautiful with flavours....
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jose-ferreras-macias
06 October 2014
Version: 1.1.15
The only and better way to skin your Mac safely- Very recommendable since its beginning
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Dana-Sutton
19 August 2014
Version: 1.1.15
Still no instruction manual. So still no sale.
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Steinar-Helgesen
18 August 2014
Version: 1.1.15
Hmm yes fun program But.. After installing using it for sometime now i decided to go back to default style. Uninstalling the software the regular way FAQ said left still elements that wasn't normal. Was to the point reinstalling the OSX but after hours searching i found a fix software from Flavours forum support. So now i am back to the way i like it, which means normal layout.
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Maclover1-1
05 August 2014
Version: 1.1.14
If this thing can help me get awful-looking Yosemite look better, I'm buying it. I'd like my system to look like Pixelmator more or less. Dark and classy.
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Interacto-Labs-Inc-
09 May 2014
Version: 1.1.13
If you’re on Flavours 1.1.10-12 on official update channel, please download from website instead of updating in-app. Alternatively, select "Receive Beta updates" on Flavours preferences and check for updates. This issue was fixed on version 1.1.13 and we apologize for the inconvenience.
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Djefis
06 May 2014
Version: 1.1.12
I'm finding that this is a great piece of software. Great chance to make your own theme! I love it.
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Tim27
05 May 2014
Version: 1.1.12
Using Check for update within the app states that 1.1.10 is the latest version available. What gives?
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Wts
04 May 2014
Version: 1.1.12
I must admit that I'm an old ShapeShifter junkie. Since Unsanity was unable to follow OS X constant changes the developers at Flavours were able to with some very very recent dramatic results. They still have a long way to go to come close what was done by Apple's appearance and applications like Kaleidoscope or even Window Monkey. However I have notice that recently with the latest versions of Flavours something weird is going on with my graphics card right at start up. Buy then again it may not be Flavours causing me concern.
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anonymous-tapir-4715
03 May 2014
Version: 1.1.11
I love Flavours, some of them, and can take in the whole array of open windows better ... like the general calming down of the UI you can achieve with this ... But! I have serious issues come up after a while of using . .. can't put my finger on, but things start to go screwy, and I ended up twice doing clean reinstalls of Mavericks ... never had to before. Not saying to steer clear. Just a comment. Their support is great ... remains a mystery, not using, for now.
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Albabe
29 April 2014
Version: 1.1.11
So, is this like the old Unsanity ShapeShifter Haxie? (Except, I assume its not a haxie).
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3.5
Kappe
14 April 2014
Version: 1.1.10
seems the last update introduced a serious issue, after a freeze happened while updating. i had to force-restart my mac, but having automatic login enabled, i wasn't able to pass the booting process, also in verbose mode i had no useful hints about possible causes. i had to boot in single user mode and manually clean my system, deleting everything flavours-related stuff. i've tried to trash flavours cos it's the only 'odd' thing i've installed on my computer, and i was really lucky to let my mac work again after deleting the app. now i'm pretty curious about it: is it possible? is this the real problem? how deep flavours is actually working? now, the system is clean but still skinned. i'm quite scared about installing it again just to re-enable the default aqua theme.
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4.5
bobbyjune
13 April 2014
Version: 1.1.10
Imagine how many more packages you would sell if it were $5....or $1!
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Orytek
13 April 2014
Version: 1.1.10
I can't find any information about whether the upcoming new 1.2 version allows changing text color in themes.
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Dana-Sutton
12 April 2014
Version: 1.1.10
Still no decent documentation. Despite what the developer told me a while back, still no sign of decent documentation in the future, either in the blurb about v.1.2 or on the developer's website. I refuse to get involved with an app. which mucks around with my OS unless I understand exactly what it's doing and exactly how to use it.
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Djefis
12 April 2014
Version: 1.1.10
I hope that this software will be very promising. By the time I had only positive impressions. Very simple and functional, with a low consumption of resources. The themes are very striking.
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Interacto-Labs-Inc-
12 April 2014
Version: 1.1.10
We have been working hard on upcoming Flavours 1.2 (see it in action!) which will bring a lot of features! We will make a Public Beta available in a few weeks - if you wish to try, you can switch to the Beta update channel on Flavours Preferences. Stay tuned!
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3.5
Helmo-Hass
02 March 2014
Version: 1.1.9
I tried it and it seems very nice made and easy to use. Only thing i missed was the ability to change also the Fonts colour which would be useful when making dark themes I missed also since i have multiple computers the possibility to export my own themes in order to apply eventually on another machine without having to upload and re-download again otherwise really good work Dev, keep it up and thanks
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John-Sawyer-CJS
02 March 2014
Version: 1.1.9
I'm confused by the "What's New" list for version 1.1.9. Instead of being a "What's New" list, it seems to contain an odd mix of a couple new features, along with several bugs (some major), and things the developer wants to add.
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ylluminate
28 February 2014
Version: 1.1.9
I have to say that I'm disappointed here guys. I went ahead and purchased your app at the promise of dark themes and that I could beta / alpha test a dark theme engine soon and really we've never seen anything that delivers our requests. It has now been many, many months and we just aren't getting any inkling of an update for true dark themes. Everything we see so far is pretty much a light theme as there've been no steps to darken the window contents and to make dark menubar and app widgets work properly. I completely realize that this is not a trivial task. You essentially have to extract icons/bitmaps and invert them or massage them with filters and so forth. BUT I would have preferred to not get my hopes up if you were not going to be able to do it anytime soon and to be frank and honest with the community. Please tell us your plans and even problems and perhaps you'll find some talented folks among us who can help you to solve the issues that will bring for real themes that so many of us want. So far I just haven't found any themes I really want to use out of all 60+ pages on your site in each category.
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Andress
21 January 2014
Version: 1.1.6
I love this app! I have been missing Shapeshifter for so long, but Flavours is so much easier to use! Thanks to the developers for their hard work and to those who have created the nostalgic themes like Panthora and Tigris and Jion.
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WaldenGreen
21 January 2014
Version: 1.1.6
Looks promising, but without more extensive screen-shots I'm not able to tell if this will actually be a solution for us. Does this product change fundamental UI elements such as the scroll-bars and individual buttons in programs such as Mail and Safari? My school is looking for a solution to solve a host of UI problems (poor visibility, difficult-use-or-even-missing scroll bars, little differentiation between buttons which are now all grey) which were introduced with Lion and which remain to this day. Throughout our school the frustration with the Mac UI since Snow Leopard continues to grow. Regardless of how much training we have, rather than "getting used to" the changes as we expected would happen, staff and students continue to routinely struggle with a UI which is more difficult to use and frustration continues to grow rather than diminishing. Ideally, if this product could simply give us back a UI which looked liked Snow Leopard (or something else which worked just as well) I think everyone here would be happy and it could mean a site-license for our school. If it can't give us back more-functional scroll bars and color-differentiated icons in programs such as Mail and Safari then it really doesn't suit our purposes. Does anyone have screen-shots showing more than just the sample-elements on the developer's site?
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NickE2477
27 December 2013
Version: 1.1.4
I wrote a pretty comprehensive review, but it has vanished altogether, and I didn't make a backupo copy (of course). Because there are serious issues , at least for me, that I really need to see resolved before I can use it further, I have to try writing it all over again. Before I go any further, I bought the app for 20$ last week.. I don't know why it's listed for $16.. I really didn't even have to do it immediately, anyways.. the demo was extremely generous. All the themes were available, and once installed, would, I assume, stay installed forever, irrespective of whether the demo had expired or not . I would have been stuck with that theme until I'd bought it, so if you're not going to buy it within 2 weeks, pick a theme you can live with for a while. ;-) First.. the good. This app is as good as Shapeshifter ever was, at least potential wise. If any confirmation were needed, it's that the same successful themes from earlier versions of Mac OS keep popping up, by, I would assume, the same creators. I've made a few myself that that the webmaster of "Michaels Mac" considered first class, so I know that one wouldn't go to the effort of reissuing a good theme on anything but a first class theming app.. Unfortunately, I can't for the life of me figure how to creAte themes on it. With no help file whatsoever, it really sucks. Why no help file? Directions like "add topping" or "Strawberrying", Waffle coneing" or "tasteful, creamy" tell me not a dam thing.. Frankly, I want to know how to modify the drop down menus to increase transparency, seeing as this app has now cracked that nut... Same with fonts. Black fonts on black toolbars or buttons is entirely unhelpful, but I could find nothing to tell me how to alter that. Certainly a help file with more than a circle drawn around a button would go a long way to improve matters. Lastly, sometimes, the theme simply doesn't load on boot. And also, when opening up the "favorites" I have selected, gives me a blank screen and the app freezes. I'd love to give it 5 stars all around, as it is the best thing since shapeshifter, but the lack of a help file for doing mods throws it off. And dont tell me that "well, the other creators had no problems" because I assume they, in fact, did, and simply because it's possible is no excuse to make it difficult. Often the most legitimately creative artists are NOT good at deceiphering bizarre puzzles, which is what this amounts to... Plus the mentioned bugs. Still the best thing currently out there, (except for crystal clear/black, which is NOT 10.9 compatible I hope to eventually be able to give it 25 stars...)
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Huevox
21 December 2013
Version: 1.1.4
I tried this out, and found it delightful! I’m content with the price. I’m using it now as I write this. Congratulations to the developers! Again,thank you.
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UniqueNickName
04 December 2013
Version: 1.1.3
ah, why did i install this bloatware. so i installed the trial, after checking a couple of windows-like buggish and mistasteful themes i uninstalled it and all the traces along with /usr/local/lib/libflavoursui.dylib and something else in that folder and after that - guess what - App Store will not open anymore. HA HA! a message from the App Store crash log: Application Specific Information: dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries Dyld Error Message: could not load inserted library: /usr/local/lib/libflavoursui.dylib after checking out dyld itself - it is modified! so what do you call an app that modifies system files? anyone?
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Kappe
03 December 2013
Version: 1.1.3
quite good. still missing dark theme support. font change is something i'd like to see. xtrafinder not themed. safari tabs need more love. paid, but switched off for now.
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Orytek
01 November 2013
Version: 1.1.0
I'm still waiting for the ability to change text color. Without this themes are extremely limited.
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Tlance
01 November 2013
Version: 1.0.14
v1.1 for Mavericks is available on their site. YMMV. It's making Safari a bit active and a couple other apps which I admit haven't been updated yet.
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Mac007
23 October 2013
Version: 1.0.14
Doesn't work under Mac OSX 10.9. Hopefully they can fix this soon.
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El-Duderino
22 September 2013
Version: 1.0.12
The obvious elephant in the room here is the color scheme most people would think most cool - light/white text on dark/black background - is apparently no can do. Wonder why OS X dark theming (with default non-black text) is seemingly so programatically insurmountable. Well actually we know it is not because Crystal Black does it, though that application really seems to have to inelegantly struggle and fight to kill all that cursed proprietary gray.
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Gustavo-Reis
18 September 2013
Version: 1.0.12
I purchased this marvelous and elegant themes app. It's delicious like an ice-cream and pleasant to the eyes of anyone. But I migrated to OS X Mavericks 10.9, I have to wait for the official and new release of new version. On my OS X Mavericks DP 9, OS X didn't load the Flavour's theme. :-( And I suggest you developers to add a new feature of modifying and changing Finder sidebar. I'm tired of blue, blue, blue. Don't think it doesn't support. Look at CrystalClear and they were able to change the Finder sidebar. Try to discover. I'm really happy with this app, but waiting for the official release for OS X 10.9 and new feature.s :-(
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ryan-ragle
07 August 2013
Version: 1.0.12
Super easy to use. Lots of good themes to choose from. Really good stability. In previous versions noticed some UI glitches on certain themes, but has been much improved lately. It's about time we can safely skin our cats again!
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DerekGotzen8687
01 August 2013
Version: 1.0.12
Hi, I saw this software, tried it and bought it. I think it's awesome. Remember me on those days where i used shapeshifter from unsanity. Some themes are very very similar ... ;o) One Questions to the developer: What's about flavours if mac os x maverick is reaching us?
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Kentr
15 July 2013
Version: 1.0.10
Makes your Mac feel new again. Fun to use and works with everything on my system so far. You can even turn off specific programs. Kaleidoscope is gone and it's been years, but thankfully "theming" has returned to the Mac. Very happy with it!
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cubanpete
22 June 2013
Version: 1.0.9
Thanks for this beautifully designed app - it's a joy to use and change the appearance of the Mac UI, which I have been wanting to do for a long time. Also, lots of templates to go. Its a good thing too that the developer participates here.
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jose-ferreras-macias
19 June 2013
Version: 1.0.9
Hi, I am writing because I've bought the app through MacUpdate and the license code that I have got is not working and keeps me stuck in the demo mode. Where should I contact the programmer personally?
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Eric•Woehler
18 June 2013
Version: 1.0.9
For all those users who are looking to change the GUI - buy Flavours! Rock solid, more than 130+ themes to chose from, and the ability to create your own or modify an existing theme. Promised support for 1.9 Mavericks so all is good with the universe! Can't go wrong at 50% off!
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ylluminate
18 June 2013
Version: 1.0.9
You know guys, you're running a great 50% off promo right now, but give us something to buy it on. If you can tell us "Flavours will have true dark themes within 4 weeks." You'll have us falling out of our chairs to buy this right now in preparation for your landing. At least give us some feedback here and let us know where this is in your priorities. If you don't care, let us know and we'll put our dollars behind Crystal Black and CrystalClear. He at least replies to us.
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Kappe
18 June 2013
Version: 1.0.9
just need support for dark themes. i'll buy then.
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Josue64
24 May 2013
Version: 1.0.8
I have been a GUI fan since the days of Kaleidoscope and ShapeShifter. Loved Candy Bar and was sad, when they discontinued development. It's sad that Apple locked the Mac so you couldn't use these programs. Now we have Flavours, and I've just been using the demo version for a few minutes and I'm already excited about customizing my Mac again. I hope a lot of old themers use this again and recreate some of the wonderful Shapeshifter themes. I think the price could be in the $12.00-$15.00 but I know that this wasn't easy to develop. I'm still going to buy it. I'm having some fun with the Mac again.
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Mattstrete
24 May 2013
Version: 1.0.8
Here's a suggestion for all the guys that want a dark theme: 1. Use Flavours and apply the "Calcium" theme; 2. Run Nocturne, switch to night mode, invert screen, tint colours and adjust white to blue-black and black to white (according to your preference), "invert hue", and disable shadows 3. use the "Nocturne" extension for chrome (although this makes all images black and white instead of properly inverting their colours) 4. and a final cool effect - use Isolator to fade out background windows (using an inverted background colour to make windows in the background fade into the shadows).
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Eric•Woehler
23 May 2013
Version: 1.0.7
For everyone who dislikes (or worse..) the Apple GUI, download Flavours and try it out - youll buy it soon after, just like I did. There are 130 themes available, including some dark(er) themes. Customise as much/as little as you want. Many themes derived from, or inspired by Shapeshifter themes. I am looking through my archives to see if I have any screen grabs from the old days to see if I can recreate some earlier Shapeshifter themes. I have been in touch with dev about a couple of queries, and the response comes back immediately. App under active, on-going devt, so will see more features in the future. Can recommend to all - download the free trial - you have 12 days to decide if Flavours is for you. It took me less than an hour!
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ylluminate
17 May 2013
Version: 1.0.7
Thanks @Clakes. I was just coming here again to throw my voice into the ring again today and saw your remark yesterday. Flavours just isn't anything many of us want until PRO DARK THEME support is put in place. We need it. We want it. And we won't stop asking for it unless you refuse us outright... :) We realize that it's not trivial, but it is the most important thing that can be offered and would be the #1 most valuable feature for you to have, leading to a very high buy in and evangelical rate for your software.
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clakes
16 May 2013
Version: 1.0.6
I'm 120% with our friend ylluminate, dozen of posts down below: as soon as I'll be sure to be able to obtain a pro dark theme (à-la Linux: http://screencloud.net/v/zey3), Flavours is getting my /fav and my money.
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Tlance
12 May 2013
Version: 1.0.5
Updating my earlier review. This now deserves 5 stars. Sure, it doesn't do everything Shapeshifter did but it's still early. With the current effort everything is working as it should. The developers continue to be most responsive AND effective. Themes are being cranked out steadily.
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Eric•Woehler
04 May 2013
Version: 1.0.5
A question to the developers - what are the chances Flavours will work with 10.9 given the various stories circulating of fundamental change to OSX GUI? Do I buy the app that will only work with 10.8?
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Antoinesynopsis
01 May 2013
Version: 1.0.5
Hi ! I'm seduced by this application. But there's a problem with some of my software at startup : BetterTouchTool, Typinator and XtraFinder. They are delayed and don't work as expected. Now, I can't buy Flavours until these issues are not solved.
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Eric•Woehler
30 April 2013
Version: 1.0.5
Ok, so I am thinking about buying this app. I am keen to get rid of the garish Apple GUI. I too remember Kaleidoscope on Classic and Shapeshifter on X, plus a host of other small, short-lived attempts along the way. Looking at the dev's webpages and various screen grabs, it looks promising. One thing I can't discover is if Flavours can change the horrendous traffic lights for windows? Is this possible? Any other tips or info on what is/is not/can/can not be modified will be very useful
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Lvdoc
18 April 2013
Version: 1.0.4
Having now played with Flavours for a few weeks, I feel comfortable with giving it a rating and review. I've used Macs since 1987 and have played with a range of theme programs starting with Kaleidoscope from the Classic days. Most of us remember Shapeshifter as the flagship program. And most of us know that the ability to theme after Snow Leopard pretty much was reduced to hunting for various resource files, messing with Theme Park, etc. (Let me be clear, though: Musings from Mars, which makes Crystal Clear Interface, has been carrying the post-Shapeshifter theming burden for a very long time. No one else was even trying, and you still offer a very viable addition to the theming world. What CCI and Flavours do are, to me, very complementary. I hope that nothing I say here is deemed a slam against your or CCI. You've more than earned our respect and support.) What we have now with Flavours is an option that's letting us regain a lot of our beloved Shapeshifter themes (and new ones along those lines). And these developers have their act together. Indeed, my early encounters with Flavours were anything but successful. I couldn't even get the thing to boot. But these guys acted fast, gave me solid direction on how to help them diagnose the problem, and provided a fast solution. Every step of the way, their customer service has been exemplary. I've been privy to some of what they're working on with future versions, and out of respect I will not reveal that. But I can say that this may well be the Shapeshifter-style theming program many of us have waited for, for a very long time. I honestly think it will surpass Shapeshifter; these developers seem very open to suggestions and are clearly highly motivated. Hey, you have to be, to do theming in this era of the Mac. If you're into this kind of thing, I think you'll find the price to be fair and reasonable. If you're uncertain, well, keep checking back. As I said, I think you'll see that this program is going to continue to evolve.
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Yuzver'
13 April 2013
Version: 1.0.4
Is it possible to change scrollbar color?
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Nicky-Maddison
13 April 2013
Version: 1.0.4
Now the version 1.0.4 is stable and brings more fun to you Mac graphic interface. I am very happy to use the Old OS X theme on M Lion.
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ylluminate
12 April 2013
Version: 1.0.4
Are we close to being able to have comprehensive dark pro themes? Our studio would love you and pay 2x the price for this if you can do that.
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4.5
Fb-eye71
08 April 2013
Version: 1.0.3
I think Flavours is great, at 1.0 it's already very impressive. It can only get better as new features will be added in the future. But the theme editor with live preview is worth the price alone. It finally takes the hardship out of figuring terminal encoding/decoding and individual/complex resource editing. We experienced minor stability issue at release time, but they take care of bugs rapidly and with a professional attitude.
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Dana-Sutton
08 April 2013
Version: 1.0.3
Does "Download more flavours from the online store" mean you gotta pay for these?
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F451
07 April 2013
Version: 1.0.2
I'm now a licensed user and happily theming again! Minor issues were a setback, but the support is above par and resolutions quickly achieved. I can only see this team of developers steadily improving. The app itself is clever in how it addresses themes, publishing of your own theme creation, and the store—all within the app. It is such a pleasure to use my Mac OS under "my" theming and not Apple's—walled garden be damned! Users want customization; users want choice.
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Lvdoc
06 April 2013
Version: 1.0.2
I'm still holding off on a rating until this program has had a chance to develop. However, as others here have done, I went ahead and bought a license. The developers have been fast in their e-mails to me and in addressing various issues. I think that if you're going to try to theme a Mac in this era, it's quite the challenge. I had pretty much given up on it entirely. So this is a nice, welcome surprise. Overall, it's running well on my system; 10.8.3 MBPR. Some themes seem to slow my system down more than others. That was true even in the days of Shapeshifter; so be careful that any criticisms you offer are directly related to Flavours and not to specific themes. Anyway, here's hoping this program really takes off.
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Interacto-Labs-Inc-
05 April 2013
Version: 1.0.2
All the connections issues experienced on some US areas have been fixed. If you was affected by this issue, please accept our apologizes for the inconvenience caused.
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Interacto-Labs-Inc-
05 April 2013
Version: 1.0.2
We have detected a communication issue which is affecting our users from some US areas, and are working hard to fix this with our NetDNA partners which distributes our content worldwide. This is a temporary issue and should be fixed later today. We really apologize for the inconvenience caused. We kindly ask you to please try again later.
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F451
05 April 2013
Version: 1.0.2
I am all about supporting this project, but I have to mention one of the pioneers in Mac theming: Jason Harris (smeger) and his now defunct but wonderful ShapeShifter. Jason was ahead of the curve and allowed what Apple has been progressively taking away from us: customization options. It's great to see others, once again, carrying the torch. Please post up your app.net name. Thank you.
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Lvdoc
05 April 2013
Version: 1.0.2
When I click on the icon that finds themes, I keep getting a message saying "unable to complete your request." It appears to be a "502" error message, whatever that is. I am not happy with this program. 10.8.3, MBPR.
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ylluminate
05 April 2013
Version: 1.0.2
Can you make dark themes work properly yet? If you can give us a pro dark feel for these bright burning monitors you've found your calling in life! I have yet to find a solid solution yet in recent years for this... :(
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Tlance
04 April 2013
Version: 1.0.1
Comments and stars for v1.0.2. Fixed my continued issues with buttons, app crashes, failure to restore. They sure as shootin' needed to do more beta testing but are also dang clever and industrious in attacking/fixing stuff. Paying up to support. Themeing on the Mac may really be back. can't wait to give it 5 stars all around. Some issues I did have to deal with: I use LittleSnitch and SO many settings had to be re-approved, but just once - decision held to other theme changes. Desktop Picture preference needed to be reset upon each theme change, probably due to some themes having their own default image.
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Interacto-Labs-Inc-
04 April 2013
Version: 1.0.1
We are aware that the missing buttons issue persists for a small subset of users. We are working hard on it and kindly ask for your collaboration by participating on the thread linked below, which will help to fix the issue. https://interacto.zendesk.com/entries/23525003-Window-buttons-icons-are-missing-after-applying-a-flavour Thank you.
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Lvdoc
04 April 2013
Version: 1.0.1
I can't even tell if my system was hosed. I did a restart, and after entering my password, I had an eternally spinning wheel. It simply never booted. I didn't read about the fail safe thing, so my fault; that's why I'm not giving a rating. Nonetheless, I'm with the person who said they're waiting for version 5. Believe me, I'd love it if this thing worked.
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Macdan2004
04 April 2013
Version: 1.0.1
I installed version 1.0.1 for the first time. It hosed my system. I have no buttons and no icons in the upper left corner of any of my windows. I have uninstalled and rebooted as the app said and still my system is now broken. How can I get my system back??
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Spudboy
03 April 2013
Version: 1.0.1
Well 1.0 version hosed my computer. After about 6 hours of work my computer is back to normal. I would avoid this program until about version 5.0
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Tlance
03 April 2013
Version: 1.0.1
Not fixed for everyone. I still have the missing buttons, the crashing, the inability to restore. Only hope was SuperDuper! to the rescue. Still, I am very hopeful! And, yes, I am going to communicate with the developers.
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Screentom
03 April 2013
Version: 1.0.1
Old times are coming back ...... I love it. Working very well so far. Thank you very much. I paid :-)
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Nassifer
03 April 2013
Version: 1.0.1
The idea is great, I like the app, but it is way too much money for what it can do. At most to me it is a 1.99 app store app.
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Interacto-Labs-Inc-
03 April 2013
Version: 1.0.0
Dear Sirs, Thank you for your interest in Flavours. We were able to reproduce the issue and fixed it. If you are still experiencing the issue, please open the Terminal application and type: sudo chmod aog+r /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreUI.framework/Resources/* (you will need to enter your password, when prompted) We are working on incorporating the fix on the application. This will be fixed on 1.0.1, to be released later today. We really appreciate your feedback. Best regards.
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Macintosh-Sauce
03 April 2013
Version: 1.0.0
I'd love to try this application, because the idea of creating your own themes is really cool. BUT... This application needs to be updated before I will buy it. Totally unstable. Getting massive 502 error notifications popping up on my screen. Not good. :/
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Pissnaround
03 April 2013
Version: 1.0.0
I thought I would try this and so far, it doesn't exactly work well. I applied the MT Pro theme and I have no buttons in windows, when I tried to change themes Flavour crashes. OSX 10.8.3
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Clarusad
03 April 2013
Version: 1.0.0
i dream about a mac OS X 10.6 version compatibility...
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Clarusad
03 April 2013
Version: 1.0.0
i dream about a mac OS 10.6 compatibility version...
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$5.00

5.0

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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

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