CandyBar for Mac

CandyBar for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 64 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3.4
  • Total Downloads:
    78,600
  • Date Added:
    July 27, 2012
  • File Size:
    126.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    77
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

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CandyBar allows users to customize almost any icon or folder on their Mac from a single interface, and while the setup can be a bit confusing, the range and utility of the tools here are fantastic. Whether you want to change the default folders on your Mac or swap around some of the icons being used in the dock of your machine, this app will give you unprecedented control over how your desktop looks and feels.

Installation of CandyBar is fast and the app will load independently each time, requiring you to create a shortcut for your desktop or your dock. The interface offers numerous options, as well, and none are clearly labeled so it will take a bit of time to determine how best to organize and lay out the features you have. Once you do, however, the interface is very intuitive, providing everything you need to drag and drop icons into the well, change them, and save them to the system settings in just a few, quick clicks. With preloaded icons to choose from, easy-to-use updating tools to find more, and a swap in and out process that takes only seconds (with a very useful restore tool if you ever want to go back to the way things were), this is a powerful icon-customization app.

If you are tired of the same old Apple look on your desktop or laptop, consider checking out CandyBar. The app comes as a free trial with a $29 upgrade fee after the trial period expires. You can test all of the features in that time, however, and customize quite a bit of how your machine looks, making it well worth the download and test.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of CandyBar for Mac 3.3.4.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "This application has really gone down hill..."

    November 20, 2011   |   By brittneelol

    Version: CandyBar 3.3.3

    Pros

    I have $30 less to spend on booze...

    Cons

    You can't change the icons on any of the core applications such as iMovie, iPhoto, Garage Band, and anything downloaded from the App Store...

    Summary

    This was a neat app in 2005... it's absolutely worthless now.

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  • 2 stars

    "Buggy! buggy! buggy!"

    November 14, 2009   |   By dev10

    Version: CandyBar 3.2.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Buggy! buggy! buggy!
    .

    1. If you trash your icon, let's say from my-icon list (while still keeping it in the trash). The next rebuild will bring the icon back!!

    2. You can't empty your trash manually. You must use the file/empty trash apple menu. If you wont do that, the icon will return.

    3. ...

    I contact the developer a few times and they did respond. But i got the feeling that they are not taking CandBar seriously. Its all about Coda now...

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  • 5 stars

    "No Docks"

    August 30, 2009   |   By ahabspipe

    Version: CandyBar 3.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    The ability to change docks seems to have disappeared with this (SL) update. Other than this, it "works" as usual.

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  • 2 stars

    "i like this"

    December 13, 2007   |   By jayaque

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    thx

    Cons

    thx

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  • 5 stars

    "Great update!"

    November 28, 2007   |   By Jedih

    Version: CandyBar 3.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I just love the new interface and the way they combined Pixadex and Candybar is simply perfect. I'll recommend this to anyone and NO I'm not hired by Panic Software! Perhaps the price is a little steep but I'll gladly pay for this update.

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  • 5 stars

    "If you get tired of your systems original icons get this app!"

    September 18, 2006   |   By Sandy81676

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I can decorate my mac with the holidays, change folders, hardrives, etc. all at once with the click of a button, etc.

    Cons

    It is time consuming choosing icons....get pixadex, too.

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  • 5 stars

    "Good Update"

    April 11, 2006   |   By barberfloyd

    Version: CandyBar 2.6

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Works as well as ever, easy to use and a great upgrade price - free!!! I never feel anxious about changing system level icons with CandyBar.

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  • 5 stars

    "Universal Binary?"

    January 21, 2006   |   By peterpayne

    Version: CandyBar 2.5.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I'll second the high rating -- this software rocks.

    Just got my new Intel iMac. While the old version seems to work fine (if slowly, while opening containers), it'd sure be dandy to have a universal binary version.

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  • 5 stars

    "5 stars aren't enough! **********"

    November 04, 2005   |   By Hal Itosis

    Version: CandyBar 2.5.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I just had to plunk down my 5 stars to
    offset the RIDICULOUS review offered
    by Sir iGreg.  CandyBar is "top-shelf"
    stuff, and I doubt even a five-year-old
    would have _ANY_ trouble using it.

    Download and decide for yourself.

    -HI-

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  • 1 stars

    "Candybar Plus is not easy to use."

    January 28, 2005   |   By iGreg

    Version: CandyBar 2.5.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I got it to work by rebooting. However, after spending a few hours with it, and trying it out and reading the instructions, I find it convoluted and confusing. I can't figure out the relationship between Pixadex and Candybar, they do not work together well at all. The whole icontainers thing is really confusing. Some work with Candybar and some do not. I'm sorry I bought it. I'm going to find out if there is a money back gaurantee.

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    What's new in version 3.3.4

    - Added support for Mac OS X 10.8 system icons
    - Signed with Developer ID
    General
    Publisher Panic
    Publisher web site http://www.panic.com/
    Release Date July 27, 2012
    Date Added July 27, 2012
    Version 3.3.4
    Category
    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Icon Tools
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 126.85MB
    File Name CandyBar 3.3.4.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 78,600
    Downloads Last Week 77
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Not available
    Price $29

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