Make Your Mac Look Like Your iPhone With This Great iOS 7-Like Icon Set [OS X Tips]

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We’ve already shown you how to make your Mac look more like your iPhone running iOS 6, so we thought we would change it up a bit.

Today, let’s make your Mac look like Apple’s latest and greatest iOS 7 with this icon pack from Deviant Art user iynque (Andrew Williams) and a free copy of Panic’s fantastic Mac theming app, CandyBar.

First, head on over to the Panic website, where the company is offering its Mac OS X theme app, CandyBar, for free. Download the .zip file, un-zip it onto your Mac, and double click the adorable little red icon to start it up. Allow the app to access your contacts, and join the mailing list if you like. Then, apply the update to bring it into compatibility with the latest supported OS X version, 10.8.3.

Next, click on the serial number located on that very same Panic website, and allow CandyBar to register itself. Now you have a fully functioning OS X icon theming app.

Now head on over to the Williams’ Deviant Art page, and download the icon pack via the Download button over in the right sidebar of the web page. It’s 198 M, so it may take a while, depending on your internet speed.

Once downloaded, unpack the .zip file with a double-click, and then double-click the included iOS 7.icontainer file. CandyBar will open and install all the little icons to its database. Next, click the Use these Icons button, and then the Apply Icons button at the top of the CandyBar window. Your Mac may ask you for an admin name and password; enter it here.

You’ll then need to logout to apply the changes, but CandyBar gives you a convenient button to do so. Click Log Out, and then log back in with your user name and password.

Now many of your system icons will look like iOS 7 icons, and you can wow your friends and family.

Source: Andrew Williams