CandyBar 3.1 Review

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Product: CandyBar
Price: $29
Rating: 9/10.0 (Excellent)
Pros: Very easy to use, Pixadex built in, 512×512 icons and docks, new interface.
Cons: Somewhat cluttered interface.
Overall: CandyBar 3 combines Pixadex to store and apply your icons and docks.

Candybar 3 is Panic’s latest release of their icon applying application, new in version 3 is a New Interface, Quick Look, Support for Docks, Smart Collections and much more. They have also built Pixadex, an application for storing icons right into CandyBar, this allows you to store 512×512 pixel high resolution icons and apply them with in the application. Using CandyBar 3 it is easy to orgainize and change your icons, even those in the hard to find areas such as hard drives, application icons and even badges.

Interface – 10/10 – The interface is a steady upgrade over version 2, it makes use of many of Leopard’s new features, and even has a lookalike Quick Look. All the parts of the main window are very smooth when opening and closing, and allow you to browse a large collection very quickly, easily and fluidly, with short load times.

Features – 8/10 – The feature set in this new release is very good. Now that you can store, organize, change and view all of your icons and docks easily, it makes an icon collectors job very easy.

From the CandyBar Website;

New Features

Brand New Interface
Store and browse icons (and iContainers) with ease

Quick Look
Totally integrated: view iContainers in the Finder itself

512×512 Icons
Mega sized, hyper detailed, good to go

Better iContainers
Save and load icons, and docks, all bundled up

Super Speed
Load and browse icons in a flash, thanks to Leopard

Quick Drop
Easily apply icons to individual folders

Organize Docks, Too
Got an iContainer with a Dock? We’ll hold onto it

Smart Collections
Search and build dynamic icon collections

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