CandyBar
CandyBar 3.3.4
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CandyBar allows you to change the system icons in Mac OS X that you normally can't, including including the trash can, volumes, default folder, and more!

CandyBar 3 also now includes a full-featured icon organizer (formerly called Pixadex) that acts like an iPhoto for your icons: collect and store your icons in the same application you use to change them!

Of course, there's more: CandyBar also now lets you customize the look of Leopard's dock. Too shiny? Too flashy? Make it look the way you want by simply dragging images in to
What's New
Version 3.3.4:

Note: CandyBar is now free, but unsupported. Panic has provided the following Universal serial number: PPQA-YAMA-E3KP-VHXG-B6AL-L

  • First, we’ve updated CandyBar for Mac OS X 10.8! You can now customize the 10.8 system icons. Just launch the app and click the big "Update" button to get the latest IconData.
  • But there’s a catch, or two: in Mountain Lion, Apple changed how the Dock is rendered, so it’s no longer possible to customize the Dock’s look. (You can still customize the indicator lights!) Also, CandyBar still can’t change the internal icons of Mac App Store apps, due to code signing.
  • CandyBar, although simply changing files on disk, has always fallen into a slightly-uncomfortable-for-us grey area of existence. It seems clear to us that there will undoubtedly come a time (soon?) when CandyBar can no longer customize system icons at all. So, what do we do?
  • Further release information can be found here.
Version 3.3.4:

Note: CandyBar is now free, but unsupported. Panic has provided the following Universal serial number: PPQA-YAMA-E3KP-VHXG-B6AL-L

  • First, we’ve updated CandyBar for Mac OS X 10.8! You can now customize the 10.8 system icons. Just launch the app and click the big "Update" button to get the latest IconData.
  • But there’s a catch, or two: in Mountain Lion, more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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CandyBar User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Mudflapper reviewed on 16 Feb 2014
I included this info in a reply but I'm including it here in a new review so hopefully people will see it and resurrect their copy of CandyBar. Still the best. :)

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I used Update #2 (scroll down a bit) found on this page to update CandyBar so it works with 10.9 and 10.9.1. Works perfectly.

http://idevicedailys.com/os-x/howto-use-candybar-os-x-mavericks/
[Version 3.3.4]

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Brooklyn_Al replied on 17 Feb 2014
Mudflapper,

Thanks for the heads up! I to used Update #2 and had to run Onyx for CandyBar to be fully functional but now this has breathed new life into a useful program. I don't know if you use LiteIcon but it works perfectly on Mavericks as well.
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Brooklyn_Al replied on 17 Feb 2014
Addendum:
This fix worked on my 2010 iMac but not on my late 2012 iMac.....Repeated the steps X2 to include Onyx but no luck on the 2012 iMac. Not sure what the problem is.....
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Brooklyn_Al commented on 18 Sep 2013
Any hope that this would be updated to work with Mavericks?
[Version 3.3.4]

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Psychiatry replied on 26 Oct 2013
So far, it doesn't work with Mavericks. Such a big loss. I can't stand the plain blue folders in OS X.
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Edu_mac replied on 27 Oct 2013
It seems working but when I can't apply changes because "Apply button" is unreachable (top of screen)
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Edu_mac replied on 27 Oct 2013
LiteIcon 2.0.0 can changed some icons of Mavericks. An update is planned. Be Patient.
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Psychiatry replied on 27 Oct 2013
IconBox can do everything CandyBar can do and it has an active developer unlike CandyBar which was abandoned by its developer. But, IconBox cannot yet customize system icons in Mavericks. So we will need to wait.
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Charnk replied on 06 Nov 2013
Thanks Edu_mac. LiteIcon does work! I've banashed my blue folders and now I'm in a better mood. Note: I needed to restart for changes to work instead of the app only requesting a log out, but thats no big deal. Again, thx
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Leoofborg replied on 20 Nov 2013
CandyBar *can* work on folders and volumes but the 'integration' isn't there. Cntl-Click, 'Copy' the icon, then get info on the folder or volume and 'Paste'...

Too many things have changed on the System side (like fundamental changes to the Dock) that other tweaks previous to Mavericks just do not work anymore.

It WOULD be nice if Panic updated Candybar for Mavericks.. but if they do, I expect to dropped or disabled features.
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Brooklyn_Al replied on 20 Nov 2013
All....LiteIcon has been updated for Mavericks with the new version I have changed the icons flawlessly.
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Mudflapper replied on 16 Feb 2014
I used Update #2 (scroll down a bit) found on this page to update CandyBar so it works with 10.9 and 10.9.1. Works perfectly!

http://idevicedailys.com/os-x/howto-use-candybar-os-x-mavericks/
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Kenbotwinick commented on 15 Mar 2013
Can anyone confirm how well this works on 10.8.3? I can't afford to upgrade and have tools I depend on break...
[Version 3.3.4]

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Magentis replied on 22 Apr 2013
I've changed app and system icons but not without some glitches. The blurry icons are still around, search doesn't seem to work, it's crashed twice, when I drag and drop icons sometimes they won't appear, when I'm browsing a large folder some icons are temporarily invisible, etc. A restart fixes most of the issues but it can be a pain.
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Majesty30 reviewed on 26 Feb 2013
I can't ever decide between this app and IconBox.
[Version 3.3.4]


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NarcolepticSceptic reviewed on 21 Sep 2012
I love this app and have been using it for years.
It's a shame what Apple is doing now to the freedom of the user.
I am sure that Mac users want to customize all their icons.
There is also a bug since 10.5 with blurry/pixelated icons which is clearly a OSX bug !!
Apple didn't fix this bug in 10.8 and now even doesn't allow to change icons???
I can't believe this is happening!
[Version 3.3.4]


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Kentr commented on 07 Aug 2012
Thanks for releasing this cool program already updated for Mountain Lion. I'm having a lot of fun with it.
[Version 3.3.4]


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Mac-Mail commented on 04 Aug 2012
It's not 'FREE'. It's 'FREE DOWNLOAD'. Be more specific!!!
[Version 3.3.4]

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MacUpdate-Nick replied on 04 Aug 2012
Mac-Mail,
The Iconfactory has stated that they're unsure of the future of being able to customize icons in OS X, and have thus provided a serial number for everyone to use: PPQA-YAMA-E3KP-VHXG-B6AL-L. Additionally, CandyBar is now unsupported.
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Aanhorn commented on 04 Aug 2012
I find the recent direction Apple is heading with OS X to be very troubling. Taking choices and power out of the customer's hands and locking down their software. It's a very sad thing to watch for someone who's been a faithful Apple customer for more than 20 years.

I have nothing but respect for Cabel and Panic for supporting an excellent product like CandyBar as long as they have, but at this point, Apple has made their decision for them.
[Version 3.3.4]


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Khadrelt commented on 04 Aug 2012
One of my favorite apps ever. I've had it for years. It's understandable that they decided to stop maintaining it, though, with Apple continually making it harder and harder to customize OS X. I still intend to keep CandyBar around as long as possible, though, for the icon storage part if not the icon replacement features.
[Version 3.3.4]


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Mr.-Zark commented on 04 Aug 2012
That's a bummer. I was about to buy this app after my trial ended since it's a much quicker way to change icons. I haven't had any problems changing the App Store icon because it never reverted back to the original icon on launch. Same goes for the other system icons so it's sad to see this will no longer be supported.
[Version 3.3.4]


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andrewm8 had trouble on 16 Aug 2009
Doesn't work with 10.6 Snow Leopard yet - unsupported system..... :-(
[Version 3.1.2]


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zerodown had trouble on 23 Nov 2008
Hey. Yesterday I felt like changing my icons out of boredom, so I remembered that I had LiteIcon, and changed some around after downloading some from interfacelift that I thought were a good set. Then I remembered that I had an old version of CandyBar, and really wanted to change some of my system icons, which LiteIcon does not. So I opened up CandyBar and did so, however when it relaunched the dock, everything went missing. All my settings were gone, everything on my desktop was gone, all my MUSIC in my itunes was gone!!!

Does anybody know how to retrieve this?... The weird part is, that its still on my computer, I just cannot see it. I know this because when I go to my dock, I have folders on there that are automatically nestled into the 'documents' folder, and all of their contents are still there, but when I go to look in my 'documents' folder, nothing is there.

Please HELP!!!!
[Version 3.1.2]


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mac adam had trouble on 26 Jan 2008
Nice Update but:
• No Computer icon in System Change
• No resize Pict imported in all size could
• Drop a 512 icon on System Change is pixalised
[Version 3.1.2]

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mac adam commented on 27 Jan 2008
• Smart Collection not found all icons contain name specified
• Allow Delete icons directly from any collection
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nothingistrue had trouble on 12 Dec 2007
I think the "Change Application Icons" feature isn't working anymore with the 3.1 update. If I select the Applications tab, and then "Use These Icons" button while a set (in this case Amora) is selected, the tab switches back to the System icons tab, and the custom Application icons in the set are not applied. Or did it always work this way? I thought they auto applied without drag and drop in the last version.
[Version 3.1]


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mac adam had trouble on 08 Dec 2007
Why my old pixadex icon was not find by candybar 3 ?
There is not Computer icon !?
[Version 3.0]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 09 Dec 2007
http://www.panic.com/candybar/support.html
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francola had trouble on 05 Dec 2007
Unfortunately, I have contacted the folks at Panic about a problem and they have given no reply. I changed out my icons with a icon package from their site and now the icons for the volume drives have become stuck and will not return to their original state. If something like that does not bother you along with no support, than this might be just what you have been looking for! A disturbing experience for me. I don't guess that I will be investing.
[Version 3.0]

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francola commented on 07 Dec 2007
Update: I have received contact at this point, and have been assured that this is a known bug and will be fixed in the next release.
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Leo Spill had trouble on 29 Nov 2007
How do you revert back to the default OS icons ?

Can't find it mentioned on the Panic site or in the FAQ's or an option to disable CandyBar from within the application ?

Surely it should be well documented. There is no read me included in the zip. Please someone post how to restore the default so I can remove this application.
[Version 3.0]

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vaporATX commented on 29 Nov 2007
Click view in the Menubar, select system view, click restore icons in the top right pain. They even buggered that up and made it difficult to find. It's not even mentioned in the help file. They want to lock you into it. It used to be real easy in CB2, just click restore icons big as day at the bottom of the window... That was before they turned into a greedy company putting out poorly thought out bloatware.
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Panic, Inc. (developer) replied on 30 Nov 2007
Hi Leo!

Simply click the large "Restore Icons" button in the upper-right hand corner of the system view. That's all there is to it! Your icons will restore to normal, and you can safely remove CandyBar at any time.

Feel free to drop us an e-mail if you have further questions about how CandyBar works -- it's the quickest way by far to get help.

Eat_A_Peach rated on 03 Apr 2014

[Version 3.3.4]



Olligarski rated on 18 Jun 2013

[Version 3.3.4]



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Hal Itosis rated on 05 Jun 2013

[Version 3.3.4]



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Tommy_Gun rated on 04 Aug 2012

[Version 3.3.4]



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MacUpdate-Nick rated on 04 Aug 2012

[Version 3.3.4]



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Cgc rated on 03 Aug 2012

[Version 3.3.4]



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Zx rated on 03 Aug 2012

[Version 3.3.4]



Elgaard rated on 21 Jul 2012

[Version 3.3.3]



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UntilGravity rated on 16 Jun 2012

[Version 3.3.3]



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dsimer rated on 10 Jun 2012

[Version 3.3.3]


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CandyBar allows you to change the system icons in Mac OS X that you normally can't, including including the trash can, volumes, default folder, and more!

CandyBar 3 also now includes a full-featured icon organizer (formerly called Pixadex) that acts like an iPhoto for your icons: collect and store your icons in the same application you use to change them!

Of course, there's more: CandyBar also now lets you customize the look of Leopard's dock. Too shiny? Too flashy? Make it look the way you want by simply dragging images in to replace. Nice.

Will 512 x 512 icon support, improved iContainers, a smooth new interface, Quick Look integration, and much more, Candybar 3 is to icons what air is to, uh, living.


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