The Breakroom

It’s clear that this year’s WWDC is going to be a doozy. We’ve written here previously with our thoughts about Dark Mode, now it’s time to talk about iOS apps coming to the Mac. Of course I’m talking about Marzipan, a technology Apple introduced with few details during last year’s Keynote. We knew that some […]

The amazing folks over at App Camp for Girls have been hard at work preparing for Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, and we wanted to help get the word out. They’re an incredible organization that inspires and empowers girls, transgender, and gender nonconforming youth to pursue careers in technology. Helmed by some of the most […]

W-W-Dog-Cow T-Shirt

April 25, 2019

In preparation for Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, and the rumored new dark mode coming in iOS 13, we’ve created a fun t-shirt that Mac geeks are sure to love. Clarus the dog cow lights up the night in this fun shirt inspired by the iconic artwork of Susan Kare. The shirt is on sale […]

This week marked the start of the final season of HBO’s epic fantasy adventure – Game of Thrones. We’re huge Thrones fans here at the factory and so it seemed natural to create our second set of macOS desktop icons centered around the saga. Our Patreon backers who have subscribed at the Hero level have […]

Patreon: One Month In

April 5, 2019

One month ago today, we launched a grand experiment to bring our fans amazing wallpapers, icons, and avatars using a brand new Patreon account. So how’s it going? It’s only been a short time, but we already feel like we’ve gotten our pixelated grooves back. We didn’t realize just how much we’ve missed creating these […]

Are you one of the many people affected by a MacBook keyboard failure? If so, you now have the slightest hint of what it’s like to live with a disability. You can’t use a product like everyone else and it’s preventing you from achieving your goals. Maybe you say “screw it” and write an article […]

In October, 2013 the Iconfactory released its last macOS desktop icon collection. For more than a decade prior, we had built our brand on crafting, among other things, amazing and fun Mac icons that people could use to customize their folders and hard drives. We eventually stopped creating desktop icon sets as the world turned […]

Marvel Studio’s blockbuster film about Airforce pilot, Carol Danvers, turned super hero, Captain Marvel, has burst onto the scene and broken box office records around the globe. It’s a soaring adventure and a noteworthy addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that inspired us to craft something very special for our Patreon supporters. This stunning wallpaper […]

For over 20 years The Iconfactory has been drawing icons, designing user interfaces, and building great software. We also used to create loads of free wallpapers and desktop icons just for fun, but we got busy and that tradition got lost. Before we knew it, years had gone by without any new freeware. Let’s Do […]

Circular grids, sheet music staves, and Apple Watch templates help you be more productive when using Linea. Whether you’re drawing mandalas, writing your next hit, or working on a wearable app, these portrait and landscape layouts will boost your creativity! Other improvements in today’s release include the ability to merge selections into a specific layer, […]