Although Apple does a fabulous job when it comes to icon design for its apps, some of them might not please you. Easily change them to any image on your mac.
Some of them are impressively good while others are not quite tasteful. Postbox, Spotify, Xamarin Studio, MacDown, FocusWriter, Discord, iBooks, Chrome etc are worked upon well. Don’t let other not-so-good ones ruin the look of your mac’s dock.
We have all, at some point or another, found the icon for an app on our Macs tacky or outdated. Wishing it would not ruin the look of our dock with how clumsy they seem. Change those icons into absolutely anything you want it to be. This is one of the best mac features if you ask me. Of course, other OSes let you do it as well, but not as swift and direct as Mac does. Here’s how to change the app icon you don’t like to any other image.
#1 Choose any image you want to replace the existing icon with. Open it in Preview. Once the image opens up in Preview, click and drag the mouse to select the portion of the image that you want as the icon. If you want the section to remain square, hold Shift.
#2 Navigate to Edit > Copy while the image is selected to copy the image to your clipboard for later use in the process. Alternatively, Command+C. Open Finder and navigate to your Applications folder. Thereafter, right-click on the app you want to change the icon of and select ‘Get Info’ from the menu.
#3 You will notice a blue ring around the icon after you click it. Hit Command + V to paste your image as the new icon.
Three simple steps and you change the look of Mac to something entirely different. You have a chance to get a little creative here as the choice is from any image at all.
Also, if you have upgraded to iOS 10 as many of us already have, do check out These amazing new features the beta update has to offer. In all hopes that it will make things a little easier for you.