The Breakroom

As Jack Frost nips at our noses and music from the Vince Guaraldi Trio floats through the air, we’re preparing to shut down the Factory floor for the holiday season. However, we thought we’d round out 2013 with one last freeware present for you all! Today we’re bringing you iOS 7 Days of Christmas, a […]

As autumn barrels on towards winter, we’re starting to bundle up tighter here at the Factory as we feel the breeze get chillier. But the leaves are still changing, and fall hasn’t quite ended yet, so we’re celebrating the last weeks of the season with Autumn Leaves, a new desktop wallpaper from Mindy! The wallpaper […]

Announcing the All-New AppViz

November 19, 2013

We’re pleased to announce the launch of AppViz 3, the most powerful, elegant way for developers and publishers to track product success in the App Store. IdeaSwarm and the Iconfactory have partnered to re-think the way sales, revenue and trends are viewed in a way that will empower and delight. The entire interface has been […]

It’s almost the end of the month, and we’ve saved the scariest of our All Hallow’s Eve treats for last! From Mindy, we have Yzma, a wallpaper that’s… well, how would you describe it? Scary beyond all reason? Yeah! That’s it. Also from Mindy, we have Toxic, a wallpaper depicting the dangers that human children […]

This week’s freeware takes the form of three new desktop wallpapers perfect for the Halloween season. Mindy brings us two offerings in the form of Pig Pen and Pumpkin Patch, wallpapers featuring iconic characters and settings from the classic, ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.’ In addition to these, Dave Brasgalla invites the undead hordes […]

As we approach our favorite holiday, the time has come once again for us to rise from the dead and rearrange our pixels into something a little more appropriate for the season. This month, as you gather supplies to fight off the zombie hordes and vampire covens, keep a lookout for our new insidious icon […]

Flare 1.5 is now available, featuring new presets, new borders, Facebook sharing, and more! This version brings some great new options and improvements to our popular photo processing app. Check out all the changes in version 1.5 on Flare’s version history page, and be sure to read Wolfgang’s post about the new release on the […]

You didn’t really think we’d forget about Halloween did you? As anyone who has visited us knows, Halloween is our absolute favorite holiday and this year we’re pulling out all the spooky stops. We’ve been hoarding pixels like corralled zombies and now it’s finally time to open the barn doors. We’re kicking off our month-long […]

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 […]

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 […]