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CandyBar for Mac

Customize your OS X toolbar icons and much more.

Free
In English
Version 3.3.4
3.9
Based on 73 user rates

CandyBar overview

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.

What’s new in version 3.3.4

Version 3.3.4:

Note: CandyBar is now free, and unsupported. Even if technically unsupported, CandyBar is still super cool. We hope you enjoy it.’ I took this from Dev’s site.

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?

CandyBar for Mac

Free
In English
Version 3.3.4
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3.9

(156 Reviews of CandyBar)

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Gog4
Gog4
Jun 8 2020
3.3.4
2.0
Jun 8 2020
2.0
Version: 3.3.4
Do not mess with your OS UI this way. That all I have to say.
jeffstarkman
jeffstarkman
Nov 26 2018
3.3.4
3.0
Nov 26 2018
3.0
Version: 3.3.4
?? Can Candybar allow me to change the font and/or color of a folder's name? MACOS will allow me to do this with ALL folders but not one individually to, say, allow for one folder to be named with a larger green font...!?
Mudflapper
Mudflapper
Feb 17 2014
3.3.4
4.5
Feb 17 2014
4.5
Version: 3.3.4
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. :) -- 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/
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
Sep 18 2013
3.3.4
0.0
Sep 18 2013
0.0
Version: 3.3.4
Any hope that this would be updated to work with Mavericks?
Kenbotwinick
Kenbotwinick
Mar 15 2013
3.3.4
0.0
Mar 15 2013
0.0
Version: 3.3.4
Can anyone confirm how well this works on 10.8.3? I can't afford to upgrade and have tools I depend on break...
Gog4
Gog4
Jun 8 2020
2.0
Jun 8 2020
2.0
Version: null
jeffstarkman
jeffstarkman
Nov 26 2018
3.0
Nov 26 2018
3.0
Version: null
Jesus-villegas
Jesus-villegas
Oct 10 2014
2.5
Oct 10 2014
2.5
Version: null
Eat-A-Peach
Eat-A-Peach
Apr 3 2014
4.0
Apr 3 2014
4.0
Version: null
Mudflapper
Mudflapper
Feb 17 2014
4.5
Feb 17 2014
4.5
Version: null
Olligarski
Olligarski
Jun 18 2013
5.0
Jun 18 2013
5.0
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Hal-Itosis
Hal-Itosis
Jun 6 2013
5.0
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5.0
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Majesty30
Majesty30
Feb 26 2013
5.0
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5.0
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NarcolepticSceptic
NarcolepticSceptic
Sep 21 2012
4.0
Sep 21 2012
4.0
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Tommy-Gun
Tommy-Gun
Aug 4 2012
2.0
Aug 4 2012
2.0
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MacUpdate-Nick
MacUpdate-Nick
Aug 4 2012
5.0
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5.0
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Stringer
Stringer
Aug 4 2012
5.0
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5.0
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Zephyris
Zephyris
Aug 4 2012
5.0
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5.0
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anonymous-rooster-2921
Aug 3 2012
5.0
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Aug 3 2012
5.0
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5.0
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schmelding
schmelding
Aug 3 2012
5.0
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5.0
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markrf
markrf
Aug 3 2012
5.0
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Cgc
Cgc
Aug 3 2012
4.0
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4.0
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zx
zx
Aug 3 2012
0.5
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0.5
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adarkenigma
adarkenigma
Aug 1 2012
3.0
Aug 1 2012
3.0
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Elgaard
Elgaard
Jul 21 2012
4.0
Jul 21 2012
4.0
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dsimer
dsimer
Jun 10 2012
5.0
Jun 10 2012
5.0
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wickedsp1d3r
wickedsp1d3r
Jun 4 2012
2.5
Jun 4 2012
2.5
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Willpower-art
Willpower-art
May 29 2012
5.0
May 29 2012
5.0
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Stormchild
Stormchild
May 29 2012
0.5
May 29 2012
0.5
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widethtripp
widethtripp
May 1 2012
1.0
May 1 2012
1.0
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kristinks
kristinks
Apr 23 2012
3.5
Apr 23 2012
3.5
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rleebond
rleebond
Mar 24 2012
4.5
Mar 24 2012
4.5
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Ricardo-griffith-2008
Dec 5 2011
3.5
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Graphic-Mac
Graphic-Mac
Nov 15 2011
4.0
Nov 15 2011
4.0
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Khadrelt
Khadrelt
Sep 26 2011
4.5
Sep 26 2011
4.5
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Gn-0000
Gn-0000
Aug 18 2011
1.0
Aug 18 2011
1.0
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Ladydarby
Ladydarby
Aug 2 2011
3.5
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3.5
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Hike77
Hike77
Jul 27 2011
5.0
Jul 27 2011
5.0
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Der~bot~haus
Der~bot~haus
Jul 27 2011
4.5
Jul 27 2011
4.5
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DenaliBlue
DenaliBlue
Jul 27 2011
5.0
Jul 27 2011
5.0
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Kgx
Kgx
Jul 23 2011
5.0
Jul 23 2011
5.0
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Mx
Mx
Jul 19 2011
4.5
Jul 19 2011
4.5
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Guest
Guest
Jul 11 2011
5.0
Jul 11 2011
5.0
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Jamiepeloquin
Jamiepeloquin
Jul 6 2011
4.0
Jul 6 2011
4.0
Version: null