The iPhoto Of Icons: Pixadex 1.0

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Date: Monday, July 14th, 2003, 10:11
Category: Software

Pixadex 1.0, released today by The Iconfactory today is named the Apple iPhoto of icons. Created in a partnership with Panic and Iconfactory this is the same team who also created CandyBar. Pixadex lets users import, organize and search huge numbers of icons quickly and easily. Pixades lets the user store all of their icons in a single place, organized into collections that they create. Trust me on this folks, this IS the program that icon lovers have been waiting for.

Pixadex 1.0, released today by The Iconfactory today is named the Apple iPhoto of icons. Created in a partnership with Panic and Iconfactory this is the same team who also created CandyBar. Pixadex lets users import, organize and search huge numbers of icons quickly and easily. Pixades lets the user store all of their icons in a single place, organized into collections that they create. Trust me on this folks, this IS the program that icon lovers have been waiting for.


I got a chance to play with a pre-released version of Pixadex a week ago, and overall I am thoroughly impressed with the software. The interface is sleek, quick and does not drag. I have to admit that I am a huge GUI person. I love my desktop to be beautiful. This means I have to have a nice desktop pattern right down to snazzy icons. One of my favorite features of Pixadex is the QuickDrop window. It allows you to select an icon from within Pixadex and simply drop a file or folder to apply the icon to it.
It is nice to see a piece of software that elimates so many tedious tasks so quickly. Instead of reverting to poorly written AppleScripts that sometimes accomplish the task, Pixadex will do it with ease. Some of Pixadex’s most powerful features include:

  • Import (or drag & drop) icons in a range of formats.
  • Organize icons into custom “Collections” that fit your needs.
  • Powerful search features to sort by icon name, author, copyright info, keywork or comments.
  • Drag and drop any con from Pixadex to the Finder instantly.
  • Copy and paste (or drag & drop) any icon into Adobe Photoshop for editing.
  • Apply custom icons to files & folders effortlessly through QuickDrop.
  • Fully integrated with CandyBar for easy setting of system level icons .
  • Export single icons as well as entire collections.
  • Artists can “lock down” iContainer’s information when exporting .
  • Easily spot when icons are missing OS X resources .
  • Dynamically scale icon’s sizes .

Pixadex 1.0 is available today for US $19 or only $14 for IconDropoper users at The Iconfactory’s web site.

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