I’ve used the Button Creator app several times in Labs videos, prompting several questions about it. Here’s a walk-through of this handy little app that lets you easily create simple icons and buttons…This is a post for MacSparky Labs Members only. <a href=”https://www.macsparky.com/join/”>Care to join?</a> Or perhaps <a href=”https://www.macsparky.com/?memberful_endpoint=auth”>do you need to sign in?</a>
Stephen Millard has made an ingenious shortcut that solves the problem of generating icons. The particular itch that Stephen was trying to scratch was the development of icons for his Stream Deck. However, if you do any automation, you’re constantly bumping into places that you’d like to have icons. One of the things I particularly like about Stephen’s solution is the way it works with Apple’s SF Symbols, which I like.
Either way, if you want to render 10 or 10,000 icons this weekend, check this out.
Today MacStories released a fresh new batch of perspective icons for OmniFocus. This group includes 400 different glyphs in 25 different colors in both glyph and square form. When you do the math, that comes out to 20,000 icons. Yikes! In addition to upgrading my OmniFocus perspective icons, I also find icon files handy for all sorts of uses ranging from graphics in presentations to Shortcuts icons. You can get the whole pile at the discounted price of $18 (usual price $25) for a short time.
Jory Raphael, one of my favorite artists on the Internet, has recently released a brilliant set of Force Awakens icons. You can download for free or optionally pay him something. I gladly paid.
Just a few things you could do with these icons:
Add them to your favorite contacts as images.
Set as OmniFocus Custom Perspectives.
Use to make Apple Watch faces.
Make some badass presentation graphics.
Jory Raphael brought me way too much joy with his icon-a-day project last year. As part of it he made some really killer Star Wars icons that I keep finding uses for. Now he has combined them (with some new ones) into a single download. Go check it out and while you are there, consider voting for Jory’s icon project as Side Project of the Year.