Nov
25
2009

50+ Beautifully Designed Mac Apps Icons for Your Inspiration

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“Aqua offers a photo-illustrative icon style—it approaches the realism of photography but uses the features of illustrations to convey a lot of information in a small space. Icons can be represented in 512 x 512 pixels to allow ample room for detail. Anti-aliasing makes curves and nonrectilinear lines possible. Alpha channels and translucency allow for complex shading and dimensionality. All of these qualities allow you to create lush, vibrant icons that capture the user’s attention.”

That’s what Apple says in the Human Interface Guidelines document about icons. Icons are a great way to convey information about the application you’re using and give you some eye-candy at the same time. In this roundup I’ve collected 50+ of the most beautiful, well-designed icons of 3rd party apps for Mac OS X. Do you know more? Feel free to share them in the comments.

Enjoy! ;)

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Cornerstone

Clipstart

Flow

Billings

Bluebird

Bodega

Bowtie

Candybar

Cha-Ching

CleanMyMac

Cloud

Coda

CodeCollectorPro

Concentrate

CSSEdit

Delibar

Delicious Library

doubleTwist

Dropzone

Ecoute

ExpanDrive

Fileshuttle

Fontcase

HoudahSpot

Hyperspaces

Pixelmator

iKana

iKanji

Img2Icns

Layers

Lighthouse Keeper

LittleSnapper

Mailplane

MainMenu

Notify

Picturesque

Prizmo

Snippet

Snowtape

Tangerine

Things

The Hit List

Times

Tinygrab

Transmit

Twitterrific

Versions

Yojimbo

Swatch

Renamer

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