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Requires: Mac OSX 10.2 or later

Download: CandyBar 2.5.1 (4.0 MB)

CandyBar is an OS X application brought to you by Panic, the talented creators of Transmit, and The Iconfactory, the web's best source for cool, free icons. Anyone who loves icons or customizing their Macs will love CandyBar. CandyBar 2.5 has been updated to fully support customizing icons in Mac OS 10.4 "Tiger".

CandyBar is quite simply the easiest, quickest and by far, the safest way to customize the icons found in the system and application toolbars of Mac OS X. But CandyBar doesn't stop there, oh no. CandyBar also lets you customize apps, folders, clipping icons, locations and even the OS X Trash icon!


Customize Apps & Their Toolbars View Screenshot

Love Apple's Mail app, but don't care for its toolbar icons? Using CandyBar's Application and App Extra modes, customizing applications and their associated icons is a snap. CandyBar scans your hard drive for installed apps and lets you drag replacements from the Finder or from Pixadex to quickly change them. Reverting back to your originals is quick, easy and safe too.

Trash Can

Change That Trash Can! View Screenshot

CandyBar makes it easy to customize Mac OS X's trash can and a host of other system icons. Replace the Dock's Finder icon, toolbar icons, media, drives, network icons and others. CandyBar does the work so all you need to do is decide which icons look best on your desktop.


The Power of iContainers View Screenshot

Using pre-packaged iContainers from various icon artists, you can customize scores of icons in CandyBar with a single click. You can also export your current System or Application settings as iContainers and then send them to other users or post them on the web for others to download. Be sure to check the IF Deskbase for links to third party sites that offer iContainers.


Stay Fresh with Auto-updates View Screenshot

Using CandyBar with an Internet connected Mac means that you will always have the most up-to-date icon data and best compatibility possible with Mac OS X. Updates are processed and sent to the app. automatically eliminating the need to download new versions of CandyBar when Apple releases a new version of OS X.

Feature List

  • CandyBar 2.5 fully supports Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger"
  • Customize OS X apps, toolbar icons, volume icons, folders, trash and more
  • Customize entire System & Application sets easily with iContainers
  • Easy to use "Drag & Drop" user interface
  • Auto-updating keeps CandyBar in sync with the latest OS X releases
  • Two exciting icon sets ship with CandyBar plus many others in our Warehouse
  • Safeguards built in to help protect your copy of OS X
  • Instantly revert to your original, default icons easily
  • Fully compatible with Pixadex for even greater control over your icon collections

Still have questions? Don't forget to visit our Candybar Support page. We've tried to anticipate most of the questions you might have, so be sure to check there prior to writing us. Thanks!


If you purchased CandyBar after September 1st, 2004, you are entitled to a free upgrade to version 2.5. Write to us to process your free upgrade.

The upgrade fee for those who purchased CandyBar prior to 9/1/2004 is $6.95. Click here to pay for your upgrade.

You can find out your 1.x serial number & date of purchase using Panic's registration lookup page.

If you still need CandyBar 1.x, the original version of CandyBar is available for download here.


We invite you to download and use CandyBar free for 15 days, or 25 uses of the "Apply" button, which ever comes first. We're confident that once you've used CandyBar, you'll never go back to "regular" Aqua again :-)

All transactions are encrypted, safe and secure. Once your order is processed, you will receive your serial number via email within minutes.

What Others Say

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