What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing Buttons123 for Mac OS X

Mac software Buttons123

TOKYO (MacHouse) – What a nightmare week! The main iMac computer we’ve been using is broken. He just had his 2nd birthday some 10 days ago. So we’ve been forced to buy a new one. The repair cost for the broken one is about US$450, Apple, Inc. says. Additionally, we’ve been trying to submit a new application to Mac App Store. Yet, iTunes Connect has been having network problems half a day long. Anyway, the first software title of the month we have is called Buttons123.

Mac software Buttons123   Mac software Buttons123

Buttons123 is a Mac desktop application that lets you create web button images with rounded corners in a matter of probably not a few seconds like 1-2-3 but maybe in several seconds. You can cast shadow inside and outside of the button. You can of course insert a text title (only one title) to the button with the font and text color of your selection. More interestingly, you can save button properties. So select a button to load in the scroll view window at the bottom and click on the Load tool button to reconstruct a web button.  

Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store


  1. Cast shadow inside and outside of the button.
  2. Control the degree of corner roundness.
  3. Make the button look like shining with semi-transparent white layers.
  4. Insert a text title (only one title) to the button with the font of your selection and text color.
  5. Click on the second disclosure button to control the vertical position of text insertion.
  6. Set a background color.
  7. Save and load buttons (button properties).
  8. Export a button to JPEG, PDF, PNG, TIFF.
  9. Language: English only.
  10. The application supports the Retina display.
  11. Application file size: 4.3 MB
  12. The application comes with a complete user’s guide written in English. (Choose Help > User’s Guide.)

System requirements

  1. Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or higher (compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks)
  2. 64-bit system
  3. At least 325 MB dedicated to this application


  1. The maximum width and height of a button are 2048 points, respectively.
  2. The user can only insert one text title to the button.
  3. The button title must be entered in one line.

Version history

Note: Release dates are ones when updates are announced here, not when updates are actually released at Mac App Store. We make no promise that they will be accepted by iTunes Connect and then released at Mac App Store.

1.0.3 (Released on November 9, 2013)

  1. Fix: The application should have rounded the corners before casting inner glow.
  2. Fix: When the user entered a width or a height, the labels indicating the maximum corner and inner glow values did not get updated.
  3. The application icon has been redesigned.

1.0.1 (Released on September 5, 2013)

  1. Fix: The application allowed the user save a button (button properties) with the name left blank.

Trial/Demo version

Click here to download a trial version. Meanwhile, if you regularly review Mac software, you may be eligible for receiving free coupon codes, which can be redeemed at Mac App Store. Click here for more information.

Buttons123 is a product of MacHouse.

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4 Responses to What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing Buttons123 for Mac OS X

  1. Joyann says:

    This app is not working – no button is visible in the preview window. Why??

  2. I’m sorry for your problem. Have you selected a font and set a font size? If you can’t figure out how to use it, please watch this desktop movie.

  3. I don’t think this app is going to work for me and at this point I regret that I purchased it. I was trying to make a PLAY button for my app and worked for a long time just to see anything at all on the Button123 screen and all I have for my efforts is this: http://tinypic.com/r/2vbpzfd/5 . I need to produce buttons that look a lot like this: http://tinypic.com/r/155s082/5 Can you help? If not, can I get my money back?


  4. The application comes with User’s Guide, which is accessible under Help. Also, there’s a link right above your comment for a desktop movie. But I understand you are not satisfied with this application, anyway. That’s no problem. Please talk to Mac App Store if you need a refund.

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