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”:, an Italian software design firm. The official English site for the app is “here”: Normally with most icons, you can just copy and paste previously made icons (instructions and examples “here”:, 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”: – an alternative chat client
* “Sidenote”: – a VERY helpful note-taking program
* “Darwiin Remote”: – an application that allows the use of the Wii-remote as an input
* “Mac Pilot”: – an interface to control more options on the Mac
* “Disk Inventory X”: – visualizes the hard disk
* “Tangerine”: – analyzes and organizes the iTunes library by beat characteristics
* “SizzlingKeys”: – allows universal control of iTunes through simple hotkeys
* “Vienna Reader”: – an OS X-integrated RSS reader with an internal browser
* “VLC Player”: – the best media player in existence, it plays anything
* “App Zapper”: – tracks down all the caches and libraries for deleted applications and deletes them
* “TV Shows”: – automatically downloads torrent files of TV shows
* “UnRarX”: – very good at decompressing .rar files