Killer Apps for Mac – img2icns

This is more of a specialty program than ones we’ve profiled in the past, but it has been a great help to me lately so I thought it worth sharing. Nerd declaration: I am a personalization fiend. Everything I can change or modify on my Mac, I do. The first line of customization on the Apple is of course the dock icons, which can sometimes prove frustrating. That’s where img2icns comes in.

Img2icns was made by “Shiny Frog”:http://www.shinyfrog.net/, an Italian software design firm. The official English site for the app is “here”:http://www.shinyfrog.net/en/software/img2icns/. Normally with most icons, you can just copy and paste previously made icons (instructions and examples “here”:http://interfacelift.com/icons-mac/faq.php), but sometimes I’ve wanted to make my own using photoshop or fireworks. Img2icns is a very simple application that converts any kind of picture file to Apple’s proprietary .icns file type, and therefore make that image able to be used as a dock icon.

Previously featured _Killer Apps for Mac._
* “Adium”:http://duenos.net/article/129/killer-apps-for-mac-adium – an alternative chat client
* “Sidenote”:http://duenos.net/article/111/killer-apps-for-mac-sidenote – a VERY helpful note-taking program
* “Darwiin Remote”:http://duenos.net/article/193/KillerAppsforMacDarwiinRemote – an application that allows the use of the Wii-remote as an input
* “Mac Pilot”:http://duenos.net/article/174/KillerAppsforMacMacPilot – an interface to control more options on the Mac
* “Disk Inventory X”:http://duenos.net/article/163/KillerAppsforMacDiskInventoryX – visualizes the hard disk
* “Tangerine”:http://duenos.net/article/150/KillerAppsforMacTangerine – analyzes and organizes the iTunes library by beat characteristics
* “SizzlingKeys”:http://duenos.net/article/119/killer-apps-for-mac-sizzlingkeys – allows universal control of iTunes through simple hotkeys
* “Vienna Reader”:http://duenos.net/article/204/KillerAppsforMacViennaReader – an OS X-integrated RSS reader with an internal browser
* “VLC Player”:http://duenos.net/article/228/ – the best media player in existence, it plays anything
* “App Zapper”:http://duenos.net/article/231/ – tracks down all the caches and libraries for deleted applications and deletes them
* “TV Shows”:http://duenos.net/article/232/ – automatically downloads torrent files of TV shows
* “UnRarX”:http://duenos.net/article/234/KillerAppsforMacUnRarX – very good at decompressing .rar files