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Create custom OS X folder icons.   Shareware ($15.00)
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Folder Icon X provides an easy way to create custom folder icons and document icons by placing another icon on a standard plain icon. Users can set custom folder icons for both close and open states. It fully supports drag & drop, picture-to-icon, icon-to-picture, live icon resize, reading-writing in ".icns" format, and can load any icons from any files or folders. All generated icons are 32-bit Mac OS X-compatible icons which can be viewed on both Classic Mac OS and Mac OS X. Folder Icon X also allows users to manage icons of files and folder through Finder by using the contextual
What's New
Version 3.0.2:
  • Maintenance release
  • Add Danish support
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later





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Corpsecorps commented on 27 Oct 2007
I've used this a lot in recent year.

I hope there will be a universal binary Leopard upgrade!
[Version 3.0.2]


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JimW commented on 12 Mar 2006
If you want to spend money finagle around, take more time but have a few more customization options to coin your own icons, this may be worth examining.

But if you are looking for a way to just customize folders, and label them with your application icon, quickly and easily, with a minimum of fuss - all for free or a donation, with a proven stable product, and all from a contextual menu on the fly; I still prefer Viou.

If you are considering Folder Icon X, I would recommend you also take a peek at Viou and make an informed decision between them.
[Version 2.1.9]

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kobalt replied on 29 Apr 2006
another free and real easy alternative is 'FinderIconCM' ...

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11740
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Corpsecorps replied on 23 Jul 2007
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Viou is not fully compatible with Intel machines, and doesn't look like it will be soon.
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JimW replied on 23 Jul 2007
I find it interestig that you seem to have access to a competitors development schedule. Just what do you base your conclusions on? What is the source of your information about the Viou development group's plans, or lack of them for future releases?

I don't profess to have any inside information or knowledge about their plans, but given the size of the development group and the fact their website generally indicates that this is not their full time profession; along with current work on other projects, it does not suprise me that their are long periods between releases. Frankly it speaks well of their code given that it is solid enought to survive an major OS upgrade without needing change.

However given the introduction of a processor change and the Autumn release of Leapard, I personally would not be suprised to see an update release for Viou by the next MacWorld. As I intimated, it is only a 'gut' feeling but Viou is currently an actively distributed product, and does its job very well for those that can use it on their PPC machines.
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Corpsecorps replied on 24 Jul 2007
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Oof. My little comment was meant as a matter of info for people passing by.

I didn't think it worth a response.

It's just seldom that a small scale software project goes 3 years before an upgrade if it's under active development, especially through both OS and processor changes.

I had also noticed web site info doesn't extend beyond 2005 and talks mostly about Panther, with tiger only getting a mention or two.

Some pages still show things released in 2004 designated as "New".

I wasn't putting down the software. While Viou is impressive in some ways, it just never suited me as well as Folder Icon X, but FIX has some irritants which have persisted through several updates while other aspects improved.

I became interested in exploring Viou more fully right about the time i got my Mac Pro and found the Contextual menu no longer functional - an important aspect.

I don't find any icon tools entirely satisfactory and i'd like to see Viou return.
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JimW replied on 24 Jul 2007
Actually the last entries were in 2006 at http://www.lny.mine.nu/Pages/News.html .Reading the newsletter of the sites indicates that he has run into the limitations of .mac and is frustrated by it. It also strikes me as a minimalist low budget operation and it would not suprise me if he did not have an Intel based machine and buying one would be a significant financial strain on the group. However this is nothing more than congecture and opinion. However given what he charges for software and the fact he is maintaining a website other than .mac, indicates to me that their is a good chance that the groups development days are not yet finished. I think the best way to resolve this is to ask him, which I now intend to do, but if I were a betting man I would not wager on any future profolic output. But then again stranger things have happened. After all I believe it was years between when Turly did his last update for FinderPop under Classic, indicating it would be retired and then about a year ago he produced a new version for OS X. That is why, until I hear from the developer differently, the future of Voiu is anyones best guess. And that is all it is - editoralizing and best guesses - on both our parts.
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JimW replied on 25 Jul 2007
This is an appoved response by the developer of Viou:

After contacting the developer, through his website, I have received an extremely prompt, courteous and informative reply indicating that Viou is still very much alive and well. In fact it is undergoing future development, and has an anticipated release date sometime after Leopard comes out and will be fully compatible with Intel Mac's. As to why it is taking so long, the developer confirmed that much of my conjecture in my previous comments was fairly accurate.

Viou is most certainly not dead.
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aetnaria replied on 16 May 2008
Viou was just updated February of 2008 for Tiger and Leopard only, PPC/Intel. Folder Icon X looks to still be PPC.
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Nov 2005
Tried version 2.1.5 in demo mode and the thing that sent me packing was no undo function. Inexcusable. Some defaults had me scratching my head as well. I will keep looking…
[Version 2.1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Oct 2005
Dropping files or folders on the wells in prefs has NEVER worked for me since i began using this something like a million versions ago!

Altered perspective icons aren't antialiased.

--- Wishes ---

Badly needs to scale graphics pasted as one of the icons.

Still no way to merge more than 2 icons without saving and loading the saved one as "folder icon".

Would be nice to be able to create the dropping variant instead of having to create and save it first, create the normal one, and then add the dropping variant.

Would be great to be able to turn the "Show Rectangular Frame" pref on and off from the UI.

Needs a way to add a few letters of text.


Viou has it's uses.
[Version 2.1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Apr 2005
Always liked this program for it's simplicity and stability.

Features just keep getting better without the interface getting bigger and more cluttered (though some things could be included).

Very few problems with it ever and i use it a lot!

Keep it up!
[Version 2.0.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Mar 2005
Skewed and/or resized icons aren't antialiased.

Some of the operations work in strange ways. Could be slicker without becoming a monstrosity like viou
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[Version 2.0.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Feb 2005
90% of the time when i try to "Paste Graphic As...", i get an error message about the clipboard not containing supported data.

When i check the clipboard, the picture is there.

What gives?
[Version 2.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Dec 2004
Does exactly what I want it to do.
[Version 1.9.9]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Nov 2004
Needs high quality scaling of the "logo" icon and ability to combine folder and logo so another icon can then be put on top.
[Version 1.9.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Nov 2004
Still beats the rather cumbersome Viou for convenience, but will soon be squashed by the number of excellent features viou offers.
[Version 1.9.8]


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Corpsecorps had trouble on 12 May 2007
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For whatever reason, recently (perhap 10.4.9 update?) i'm seeing a malfunction when exporting as pictures from the contextual menu.

The 'Preview' pict is okay.
The 'Mask' pict is okay.
The 'Icon' pict is often the graphic for an entirely different icon.

Usually it's a microslough office icon.
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[Version 3.0.2]


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Type:Utilities : Icon Tools
License:Shareware
Date:05 Aug 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $15.00
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Folder Icon X provides an easy way to create custom folder icons and document icons by placing another icon on a standard plain icon. Users can set custom folder icons for both close and open states. It fully supports drag & drop, picture-to-icon, icon-to-picture, live icon resize, reading-writing in ".icns" format, and can load any icons from any files or folders. All generated icons are 32-bit Mac OS X-compatible icons which can be viewed on both Classic Mac OS and Mac OS X. Folder Icon X also allows users to manage icons of files and folder through Finder by using the contextual menu plugin. Folder Icon X has 9 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish Polish, Danish and Dutch.


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