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Feb 12, 2014

iOS 7 Mac icon project: Mac Folders

by Stephen Ashby

The Mac Folders get an iOS 7 redesign in the latest update to the project – finish off your Mac’s System section and Dock with folders in an iOS 7 style

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For the last few days I’ve dropped third-party apps temporarily and gone back to the OS X System to start the design of folders. As these are one of the most regularly seen icons on the Mac, it seems only right that I designed the first (and most often-used) half of the folder set.

iOS 7 Mac icon project: Mac Folders

So here we have the icons you’ll need to finish of a standard Home folder (Applications, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Dropbox, Library, Movies, Music, Pictures, Public and System, as well as a generic blank design). These can all be applied with LiteIcon; if you add the Generic folder design through the app, it will be applied to every blank folder on your Mac.

iOS 7 Mac icon project: Mac Folders

The design was good fun, as it allowed me to use the simplistic line-based designs that Apple has started using for its smaller, button icons. I chose the blue colour as it’s the default system colour for most menus in iOS 7, but also because it will be the most natural and familiar to Mac users.

You can grab all the folder icons from the download link below. There are still a few more to finish off, which I’ll be working on in the next few days, and then I’ll be back onto third-party apps that you have all requested. Stay tuned!


Click here to download

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    • Mini Apple Genius

      Wow! Did not see that coming! Thanks so much!

    • sapsorrow

      Your icons are absolutely fabulous, seriously. They’ve made my system so much more visually appealing. I’d love to see icons for Kindle, Calibre, and Audacity sometime in the future, if at all possible. Thanks so much for sharing your work!

    • dennis

      Its nice. I just want to say there are some other folders you didn’t make. can you make them?

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    • Louise

      Download link is not working 🙁