TakeIconFrom 1.0

Quickly set a custom icon stolen from another file.


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What is it?

TakeIconFrom is a little application to simplify one particular case of applying custom icons to files and folders. It minimizes the effort required to use the icon from a given file or folder as a custom icon for any number of files. TakeIconFrom works with Mac OS X 10.4 and up, and is a universal binary.

How do I install it?

Drag the application anywhere you like.

How do I use it?

Drop one or more files on the application’s icon, and you’ll be presented with the standard Mac OS X file selection window. Select any existing file or folder, and TakeIconFrom will grab the icon from that object and apply it to all the ones that were dropped on it.

Was it really that hard to use Get Info?

Not really. I think the stock method of applying custom icons is the easiest way to support the full range of functionality and flexibility that we have. But specific cases can be simplified. Someone asked for a simpler method for grabbing icons from other files, and I had a few minutes to spare.

How do I get rid of it?

Drag the application to the trash. There’s also likely to be a small prefs file you can get rid of at ~/Library/Preferences/com.splook.TakeIconFrom.plist.

How do I support this wonder product?

I happily accept donations. You can send any amount you feel like via PayPal to gweston@mac.com or paper mail to:

Greg Weston
PO Box 54
Avon CT 06001