Most used file extensions on Mac are icns files, png files and icon files (empty folders). Why these different extensions? It depends of what you want to do and which way you use to change your icons. When it comes to free release, some designers include these different icon files while others only include one (maybe two) file extension.
You can use an icon manager app like CandyBar or IconBox to simply convert your files from Icns, PNG or Icon files but here is how to convert them without any costs.
I can’t live with the default folder icons that come with Snow Leopard. No way, they are way too plain for me. I need more detail and real glyphs (you know those cool little pictures that tell you what’s in the folder). And to me there is no other single modification that has a bigger impact on the day-to-day aesthetics of my OS X experience. I’m a GUI guy at heart. From my very first days as an OS X user (think Cheetah) I’ve been on a don Quijote-like quest to find and use the perfect system folder icons. Because of this I am constantly switching. Here is a look at some of the greatest folder icons out there and how you can use them to overhaul the look of your file system. This is my attempt at a definitive Apple folder modding guide.
Anyone that has tried making or applying a theme to their lovely new iPhone 4 will know that its no easy feat. Back in the glory days of the early theming it was a relatively painless experience. However with the advent of the iPad and continued onto the iPhone 4, theming has become a bitter sweet experience.
This week Iconpaper featured a small survey at the bottom of our page. A lot of you guys have requested some more application reviews, so here is another installment. A very popular request on our survey was a review for an application called facade. This application is known as vaporware, or an application that has not been released on the date it was said to be. The mac community believes that this application has stopped being developed and most likely will never be released, sorry guys!
Now onto the current application review for this Friday. Last week I reviewed the application CleanMyMac. I told you guys it was very helpful for people going back to school and wanting to save space. This week I’m reviewing Things. It is also great for students. Things, an application made by Culture Code, keeps track of all your “things”, like tests, projects, homework, or everyday things like taking out the trash, paying the bills, or when to buy more groceries. I have both the desktop and the iPhone application, and they both are great!
Even if you aren’t a true Apple fanboy/girl you probably know there was a big media event this wednesday. It is no big surprise that the week started with tons of rumors leading up to this event, and quite a few rumors were true. So this week’s roundup is basically a summary of everything that was announced at the Media event and the usual quick news is at the end.