The Breakroom

Year in Review for 2011

December 20, 2011

The monitors are dim and the WACOM pens lay silent which means we’ve all headed out to spend some much needed time with our friends and families for the holidays. It also means it’s time once again to reflect on where we’ve been this past year, what we’ve accomplished and look forward to the road […]

This week podcast hosts Marc Edwards, Seth Clifford and Rene Ritchie invited Ged over to talk about a range of design related subjects in their latest episode of Iterate. The discussion was really fun and informative and the trio posed great questions about where we came from, our icon design process, how Twitterrific came into […]

Announcing the immediate release of IconBuilder 8.5.3 for use with Adobe Photoshop and Mac OS X. This latest update to our professional Photoshop & Fireworks filter for creating icons on the Macintosh, now fully supports large format (1024×1024) ICNS files displayed in Apple’s latest operating system – Lion. Designers & developers running Lion can now […]

There are monsters and then there are monsters. You know the ones we mean, the ones that froze your soul as a child and kept you up nights wondering if you’d still be alive when the sun came up. Now, Iconfactory artist Dave Brasgalla has brought some of these ghoulish fiends to life in an […]

We are pleased to announce that Flare, our popular Mac photo effects editing application, has been updated to version 1.2.1. This latest update brings several new features for users of Mac OS X Lion including full screen mode and auto-resume. With auto-resume you can quit Flare in the middle of experimenting on a photo and […]

“It’s alive! ALIVE!”

October 11, 2011

Few things around here get the old bones rattling and the blood pumping like Halloween does. Our favorite holiday is fast approaching and so the hordes of mindless thralls (sorry, we mean workers) have dug up the undead to help ‘redecorate’ the factory one more time. Keep your eyes peeled (and we do mean peeled) […]

Announcing the immediate release of Twitterrific 4.4.1 for iOS and Macintosh. This latest update includes several important fixes that should improve the overall experience when using Twitterrific. Most notably, the number of tweets fetched on refresh has been raised significantly. This should help reduce the occurrence of large tweet gaps as well as make timeline […]

If you’ve ever sat in silence for hours after having paused your music and forgotten to resume it, then you’re in good company. We used to forget to un-pause our music all the time which is why we created Take Five, a small utility which automatically un-pauses your music for you after a set interval. […]

Twitterrific 4.4 for iOS & Mac

September 15, 2011

Announcing the immediate release of Twitterrific 4.4 for iOS and Macintosh. This latest update to our popular Twitter app includes support for displaying unwrapped URLs, a change to the ‘Load More’ button that allows timeline gaps to be filled in, improvements to the new Tweet Marker feature we recently added and much more. The […]

Announcing two important updates for xScope, our popular screen design tool for designers and developers. Version 2.5.1, available via the Mac App Store and the xScope home page today, fixes crashing issues associated with the Dimensions tool and is compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) and Mac OS X Lion (10.7). Separately, we […]