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Dec 2, 2013

Change Mac icons in Mavericks with LiteIcon 3.0 beta

by Stephen Ashby

LiteIcon 3 enables Mavericks users to change application and system icons, something that has been disabled in similar apps

LiteIcon screen

At last, we have a solution to the issue of changing icons in Mavericks. Apps like Candybar, which had been brilliant for quickly changing icons for many years, no longer worked with the launch of Mavericks, leaving many users (ourselves included) frustrated.

Thankfully, that has been remedied with the release of LiteIcon 3.0 beta. It’s still in the testing phase, so there may be issues with the app right now, but we’ve been using it for a few days and haven’t had any issues yet. The app lets you to drag and drop icons onto the current application and system icons, then hit a single button and apply them all in one fell swoop.

The system still isn’t quite as advanced as Candybar, which enabled users to assign a specific app to a specific icon. You could then click a single button at any time and see all the icons added to their relevant app instantly. Still, LiteIcon is free, it works perfectly, and it means that we can finally go back to personalising our Mac icons as we did before.

You can download the app from here, and don’t forget to check out the iOS 7 Mac icon project we’ve been putting together over the last few months, too. We’re always updating it so there are new icons to grab and apply all the time.

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