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IconPackager

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It's easier than you might guess to customize your PC's icons with IconPackager. As the name suggests, IconPackager packages icons together so you can replace them all at once instead of the usual way, one by one. It's shareware that you can try for free for 30 days. The trial version only comes with a few icon packages, but more are available to registered users.

IconPackager's unique interface combines some of the look of the Appearance and Personalization tool in Windows with browser-like touches such as tabs. IconPackager sorts its main features by function into tabs labeled Look & Feel, with submenus for Icon Packages, Preview, Colors, and Live Folders (disabled in the trial); Icons & Cursors; Settings; and so on. While IconPackager limits the number of packages you can apply, it comes with enough samples to see what the program does and how its icons look and perform, including the default Microsoft Windows icons, in case you need to restore them. You can also add icon packages from your disk or a Web site. The provided packages have names like Flash Live and Junior; we chose Plastic Fantastic (there's a random option, too). We clicked Apply Icon Package. A pop-up advised us that our desktop and taskbar would restart to apply the icons, but we didn't have to close any programs or windows and didn't lose anything when the icons changed. The new icons were nice enough -- not really dramatically different from the stock set -- but wilder and stranger variations are available online. The Icons & Cursors tool lets you change individual icons and cursors more easily than through Windows. This program has a considerable number of options and settings, even in the free edition. For example, there's a slider to fine-tune the interface color. A Package Builder lets you create your own packages to use and share.

Even with its trial limits, IconPackager showed us what it can do. But the full version costs less than $10, which is not a lot for a whole new wardrobe of quick-changing icons and cursors for your Windows PC.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of IconPackager 5.1.

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    3.8 stars

    out of 89 votes

    • 5 star: 46
    • 4 star: 17
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 16
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Doesn't Work W/Windows 7 {Period}"

    September 15, 2012  |   By WastedAce

    Version: IconPackager 5.10

    Pros

    Wasted 2.25 hrs since I mod and have 20 yrs experience involving computer related service/ repairs, I assumed this would be a simple hack. But, not so and I even tried to manually install (XP Compat.) and nothing. Btw, be sure to have the patch as you download, then un-click to run, then hit the patch, then reboot the program.

    They have AWESOME blinds and the software is truly top notch. They have thousands of themes, icons, etc and are professional in appearance...A big Pro.

    Cons

    As above is stated. I spent the time because of the features. but with X86 there is a continued flaw somewhere.

    Another flaw was the installation had two installers and with system installer this causes a fight over who get the job first, lol. Also you do not want junk in our file cabinet so the placement in your documents is a bad line to walk. You CAN try to move the program to program files and split the junk to user\your-name\app\local\temp as this is the prime for logs and junk.

    Good luck and I truely hope you get it installed on the X86.

    Hopefully a fix will appear soon.

    Summary

    Great style, layout, online SUPER STORE. It is not their fault as they try to improve a product that was design to perform and be awesome, but is limited to your use, even though you paid for the service/ product.

    Be sure to check their site out s they have a lot to offer.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "TERRIBLE PRODUCT PAIN IN THE NECK TO REMOVE"

    August 4, 2012  |   By faizal109

    Version: IconPackager 5.10

    Pros

    NO PROS JUST A TERRIBLE PRODUCT

    Cons

    READ BELOW

    Summary

    IT IS A TERRIBLE PRODUCT. IT MESSED UP MY PC. EVEN IF YOU UNINSTALL IT THE ICONS WILL STAY THE SAME AND SOME ICONS WONT CHANGE BACK TO NORMAL WHEN YOU CHOOSE THE DEFAULT ICONS. JUST HATE THE PRODUCT MESSED UP MY PC

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good product"

    March 21, 2012  |   By tuneup-secure-maniac

    Version: IconPackager 5.10

    Pros

    It is a very good product to customize your Icons.

    Cons

    Make sure to restore defaults before you uninstall or if you don't you will have to rebuild the icon cache

    Summary

    IconPackager is a very nice product and i have been using it for months now, if you want to change your icons this is the right program for you.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does not work for Windows 7 Ultimate."

    December 24, 2011  |   By nitenarmor

    Version: IconPackager 5.10

    Pros

    None......

    Cons

    Cannot run startup. File may be corrupted. Error everytime...

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It' just fine."

    August 4, 2011  |   By juliex01

    Version: IconPackager 5.10

    Pros

    It' just fine.

    Cons

    It' just fine.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "THANK YOU VERY MUCH"

    June 8, 2011  |   By ali_20_bushehr

    Version: IconPackager 5.10

    Pros

    THIS IS BEST ON OWN GROUP THANK YOU SO MUCH

    Cons

    IconPackager IS BEST ON OWN GROUP THANK YOU SO MUCH

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