Critique my application icon

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  1. iostream.h macrumors regular

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    I've been working on an icon for my iPod utility, "iJuicer". Please tell me what you think, and what I could to to make it better (if anything).

    Thanks.

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  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I think it looks really cool. The only observation that is perhaps slightly critical is that virtually all icons I see are roughly square or round to maximize the apparent size - by using something more rectangular, your icon will appear smaller at a given height.

    Of course, that might make it stand out more.
     
  3. Vader macrumors 65816

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    I like it, but the words are hard to read, especially if it was in a folder at 42x42 or whatever, so I might suggest maybe making it one of those short cartons, so it will be wider, and the words can be bigger/easier to read.

    It looks great though!
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    as JSW said you might want to make it a bit boxier, that way it will be bigger, text will also be easier to read, other than that i like it a lot, good clean and simple!
     
  5. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Needs some color. Perhaps bright orange or plum? I agree, it needs to be more rectangular to look large in the dock.
     
  6. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    When I first saw it I thought of a milk carton and not juice so much. Yes it does have that hole on top but the white color is what I saw first. I think it could be more fun or something. When I think of "iJuicer" I think of color and fruit and movement. This looks too static to me. Maybe if you gave the carton some color so it looks more "juicy"? I do like the text on there, sounds nice :D I mean don't me wrong, it's a nice icon, but not sure if it looks "juicy".

    But that's just me :)
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    color would be great - but you also need to be a bit bigger, more noticeable on the task bar. Make it a small, squat carton, that way the aspect ratio works better as a square icon instead of a tall skinny one.

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  8. iGary Guest

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    Too tall, hard to read, doesn't necessarily have to be multi-dimensional, but I like the form. :D
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    the color is a little off, I did this fast. But even a stripe of other graphicly interesting detail would be good.

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  10. Vader macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I believe that shape would be much better.
     
  11. Lacero macrumors 604

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    colorized
     

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  12. iostream.h thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you all for the input :) I'll work on it now and post the end result.
     
  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    cool, let us know when your app is done too!
     
  14. andrewm macrumors regular

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    Wow!

    Now that is one hip icon, yo! Squeeze away!


    (What does your programme do? Retrieve songs from the iPod?)

    Cheers!
     
  15. iostream.h thread starter macrumors regular

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    This application does a few things:
    Extracts songs from iPod
    Imports songs to iTunes
    Clones iPods
    Reveals the hidden music folder in the Finder.

    http://clockworkapple.net/new/
     
  16. Vader macrumors 65816

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    Yes, that icon looks sweet!!!... or I guess tangy!
     

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