The Breakroom

xScope@2x

September 11, 2012

We are very pleased to announce that an updated version of our popular suite of screen design tools is now available. xScope 3.5 includes fancy new graphics for those fortunate enough to own a MacBook Pro with the impossibly beautiful Retina Display. We spent a significant amount of time retooling this version to overcome the […]

Flare 1.4 Adds Retina Support

September 6, 2012

Flare 1.4 is now available, featuring a new high-resolution interface for Retina displays. Version 1.4 also adds Twitter sharing and Save to Aperture on Mountain Lion, as well as fixes to the external editor mode, color management, and more. Check out all the changes in version 1.4 on Flare’s version history page, or head on […]

Like most third-party developers, we had been anticipating an announcement regarding Twitter’s API for several months. Twitter had hinted at new guidelines designed to make users’ experience with the social network more “consistent” across the board, but we really weren’t sure what it would mean for the future of Twitterrific. Now we know and can […]

A New Era for CandyBar

August 3, 2012

If you love to collect, organize and customize Mac OS X desktop icons as much as we do, CandyBar has probably been your best friend since it launched back in 2007. Unfortunately, over the years Apple’s efforts to make OS X more secure have slowly crippled the app. Customizing icons of signed apps causes the […]

New Low Prices!

July 31, 2012

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in 2003 we had a booth in the Exhibitor’s Pavilion. During that event we launched a new product targeted at developers. Stockicons.com gave small software design shops a more economical way to add professional quality icons to their applications. The site launched with four collections and 320 icons. Over nine […]

Summer On A Stick

July 24, 2012

Summer on a Stick is a set of ice creams and popsicle icons to keep your desktop stylish, cool and refreshing. Designed by Kate England, these icons are inspired by childhood memories. Refreshing like popsicles on a hot, sunny day. Nostalgic like a childhood memory. The clarity of a recollection, expressed with simplicity, rich in […]

We invite you to check out this special pre-release preview of Lost Cities currently being developed by TheCodingMonkeys. The Iconfactory created the user interface design including vivid retina display graphics, as well as the app icon and website design. More sneak peeks will be posted prior to release so plan on checking back here or […]

Slab

July 10, 2012

Slab is a new icon style from Iconfactory designer Corey Marion. His original intent for this set was simply to extend the popular Smoothicon collection with all of the latest Apple hardware but somewhere along the line it evolved into something more precise and more technical. Inspired by the BeOS icons from the 1990’s, Slab […]

Way back in 1994 I was working for a startup database publishing company producing their corporate ID and marketing materials. We purchased a tiny interactive design group led by an inspiring, enthusiastic young man named Ron Jones. I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to join his team. I am saddened to say […]

With the imminent release of Prometheus, Ridley Scott is returning to the ever-popular science fiction franchise he kicked off more than thirty years ago with the classic Alien. To say that we’re all excited to see what he’s going to show us is putting it mildly – it’s sure to be an impressive experience. Of […]