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Zahid Karakaya · Updated 18 September 2022

I Changed Mac Icons for Apps

I was facing these unbalanced app icons in the macOS dock. The look of apps gives me a messy vibe during work. So I decided to change app icons by myself.

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You can see how different heights and widths we have in the original version of the app icons. But on the iPhone screen, every app has the same aspect - ratio(satisfying). My goal was simple, I wanted to same height and width sizes for my app icons. So I created my own custom icons for apps.

How to create custom icons

Changing macOS app icons is a simple and painless process and can be fun to do for a custom macOS look and feel. I created these icons in Figma but you can use any editor you like to edit or create icons for your apps. You can download SVG and PNG files here.

Square: 128x128

Icons: 86x86

Background: #2C2C2C

Icon Color: #FFFFFF

How to change Mac icons for apps, folders, documents

  • Open Finder and navigate to Applications
  • Click the app you’d like to change the icon for and use the keyboard shortcut command + I (or right-click and choose Get Info)
  • Have an image for the new icon you’d like to use, jpg or png often works best
  • Drag the image on top of the existing app/folder/doc icon (you may need to enter your Mac’s password)
  • You may need to close and reopen the app to see the change in the Dock (folders and docs should update immediately)

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