Most of the Mac Gems I recommend in the Mac Gems weblog are productivity boosters or system enhancers, but I occasionally come across a great program that’s more fun than functional. In this week’s Macworld video, I show you CandyBar 3.1.2 , a joint effort between Panic and IconFactory that lets you customize your Mac’s icons—even the system-level icons that are generally a hassle (and risky) to modify.

In this video, I’ll show you how CandyBar works. I cover options for viewing icons, replacing icons on your Mac, and changing the appearance of the Dock, among other highlights.

Download Macworld Video #43

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Show Notes

I reviewed CandyBar 3.1.2 earlier this week at That review can amplify many of the CandyBar features I highlight in this video.

If you’re looking for icon collections for CandyBar, IconFactory has an extensive downloads area. You can also find collections that include Dock elements.

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