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CandyBar 3.3.4: Mountain Lion ready, now free

3 August 2012 11,259 views No Comment

Yes, but there are quid pros. Whereas CandyBar is now free, support has ended. Further, although this update brings Mountain Lion compatibility, CandyBar can not change icons of apps purchased on the Mac App Store. Yes, it is a brave new world full compromises.

Panic has shipped CandyBar 3.3.4 (blog) and, in essence, killed the product.

“CandyBar, although simply changing files on disk, has always fallen into a slightly-uncomfortable-for-us grey area of existence,” writes Panic Software’s Cabel Sasser. “It seems clear to us that there will undoubtedly come a time (soon?) when CandyBar can no longer customize system icons at all.”

Again, icons in apps purchased via the Mac App Store cannot be modified by CandyBar and more than a few people suspect, sooner or later, Apple will lock everyone into the Mac App Store.

So, Panic is making CandyBar free and ending support — c’est la vie.

Now free, and unsupported.

Get your copy of CandyBar 3.3.4 here — it’s free. Don’t believe it? Here’s a universal serial number — PPQA-YAMA-E3KP-VHXG-B6AL-L (install CandyBar and then click through).

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