What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing justIcons 3 for Mac OS X

Mac application justIcons 3






TOKYO (MacHouse) – This month is almost over. Hmm… I still have time for one more desktop application. In fact, I submitted a new software title to Mac App Store several minutes ago. This new software submission is called justIcons 3.





Desktop macOS application justIcons 3

Tom Bluewater
  Desktop macOS application justIcons 3

Tom Bluewater






The justIcons series is now more than four years old. It’s been developed from a scratch in Swift. justIcons 3 supports both Xcode 8 and Xcode 9.

justIcons 3 makes software development easier by letting you create an icon set (AppIcon.appiconset) out of a single image file for Xcode. Imagine that you have to create more than a dozen images if you develop a Universal iOS app. With justIcons 3, it’ll take a single image to create the entire icon set folder containing the JSON folder (Contents.json).  






What’s new?

  1. The application supports both Xcode 8 and Xcode 9
  2. justIcons 3 now creates the AppIcon.appiconset folder not just for macOS but also for iOS and watchOS.






Features

  1. Drag and drop source files directly onto the list box.
  2. The user can create an icon set (AppIcon.appiconset) for all three development platforms (macOS, iOS, watchOS) at a time.
  3. Create an icon set folder compatible with Xcode 8 and Xcode 9.
  4. Choose iPhone only, iPad only or Universal for an iOS app.
  5. Create an icon file (.icns) for macOS. (See Preferences.)
  6. In compliance with Xcode 9, the user has options of removing or not removing the alpha channel for iOS icon images. (v. 3.0.2)
  7. The user has options of removing or not removing the alpha channel from icon images for iOS. (See Preferences > General settings.)
  8. The fullScreen mode is supported.
  9. The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
  10. Languages: English only.
  11. Application file size: 26.3 MB.
  12. The application comes with a built-in 10-page user guide. Click on the Quick tour toolbar button or choose Show Quick Tour under justIcons 3 whenever you need to see it.






System requirements

  1. 10.13 (tested with 10.13 beta Build 17A362a), 10.14 (tested with 10.14.4)
  2. 64-bit system






Limitations

  1. The application is free for use in creating an icon set for watchOS. Creating an icon set for macOS and iOS requires a separate in-app purchase.
  2. A source image must have a 1-to-1 aspect ratio (width = height).
  3. The size of an image required to make an icon depends on the development target (macOS, iOS, watchOS) and your Xcode version.






Version history

Version 3.0.9 (Released on August 6th, 2019)

  1. Fix: The application failed to allocate the ipadProApp@2x.png image to the right slot because its nominal size @1x (83.5 px).
  2. Fix: The application did not remove the alpha channel from icon images when the user chose to do so in Preferences after it transition to Swift 4.


Version 3.0.8 (Released on July 23th, 2019)

  1. Fix: The application failed to create a valid JSON file.


Version 3.0.7 (Released on July 13th, 2019)

  1. Fix: The application failed to disable toolbar buttons while it wrote icon images to user’s disk.
  2. The application will show a small window sheet instead of a dark, translucent, sliding view while work is in progress.


Version 3.0.5 (Released on June 30th, 2019)

  1. The application is now compatible with Swift 5.
  2. Shown under the justIcon 3 menu are Terms of Use and Privacy Policy commands.
  3. Some adjustment is made for the dark mode.


Version 3.0.2 (Released on January 4th, 2018)

  1. In creating iOS icons for Xcode 9, the user now has options of removing or not removing the alpha channel from icon images. Please see the general settings tab of Preferences.
  2. Some changes are made to the database files that this application uses due to transition to Swift 4.






Trial/Demo version

There is no trial or demo version since it’s available for free at Mac App Store.






Video tutorial

There is no video tutorial at this time.






Privacy policy

This application does not collect or utilize privacy data (user name, user address, user phone number, current geographical location, etc.) from its users. And it does not share any type of information from you with a third party.






Terms of use

Apps made available through the App Store are licensed, not sold, to you. Your license to each App is subject to your prior acceptance of either this Licensed Application End User License Agreement (“Standard EULA”), or a custom end user license agreement between you and the Application Provider (“Custom EULA”), if one is provided. Your license to any Apple App under this Standard EULA or Custom EULA is granted by Apple, and your license to any Third Party App under this Standard EULA or Custom EULA is granted by the Application Provider of that Third Party App. Any App that is subject to this Standard EULA is referred to herein as the “Licensed Application.” The Application Provider or Apple as applicable (“Licensor”) reserves all rights in and to the Licensed Application not expressly granted to you under this Standard EULA.

a. Scope of License: Licensor grants to you a nontransferable license to use the Licensed Application on any Apple-branded products that you own or control and as permitted by the Usage Rules. The terms of this Standard EULA will govern any content, materials, or services accessible from or purchased within the Licensed Application as well as upgrades provided by Licensor that replace or supplement the original Licensed Application, unless such upgrade is accompanied by a Custom EULA. Except as provided in the Usage Rules, you may not distribute or make the Licensed Application available over a network where it could be used by multiple devices at the same time. You may not transfer, redistribute or sublicense the Licensed Application and, if you sell your Apple Device to a third party, you must remove the Licensed Application from the Apple Device before doing so. You may not copy (except as permitted by this license and the Usage Rules), reverse-engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, modify, or create derivative works of the Licensed Application, any updates, or any part thereof (except as and only to the extent that any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law or to the extent as may be permitted by the licensing terms governing use of any open-sourced components included with the Licensed Application).

b. Consent to Use of Data: You agree that Licensor may collect and use technical data and related information—including but not limited to technical information about your device, system and application software, and peripherals—that is gathered periodically to facilitate the provision of software updates, product support, and other services to you (if any) related to the Licensed Application. Licensor may use this information, as long as it is in a form that does not personally identify you, to improve its products or to provide services or technologies to you.

c. Termination. This Standard EULA is effective until terminated by you or Licensor. Your rights under this Standard EULA will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with any of its terms.

d. External Services. The Licensed Application may enable access to Licensor’s and/or third-party services and websites (collectively and individually, “External Services”). You agree to use the External Services at your sole risk. Licensor is not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy of any third-party External Services, and shall not be liable for any such third-party External Services. Data displayed by any Licensed Application or External Service, including but not limited to financial, medical and location information, is for general informational purposes only and is not guaranteed by Licensor or its agents. You will not use the External Services in any manner that is inconsistent with the terms of this Standard EULA or that infringes the intellectual property rights of Licensor or any third party. You agree not to use the External Services to harass, abuse, stalk, threaten or defame any person or entity, and that Licensor is not responsible for any such use. External Services may not be available in all languages or in your Home Country, and may not be appropriate or available for use in any particular location. To the extent you choose to use such External Services, you are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable laws. Licensor reserves the right to change, suspend, remove, disable or impose access restrictions or limits on any External Services at any time without notice or liability to you.

e. NO WARRANTY: YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT USE OF THE LICENSED APPLICATION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE LICENSED APPLICATION AND ANY SERVICES PERFORMED OR PROVIDED BY THE LICENSED APPLICATION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND LICENSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE LICENSED APPLICATION AND ANY SERVICES, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OF ACCURACY, OF QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND OF NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY LICENSOR OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. SHOULD THE LICENSED APPLICATION OR SERVICES PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS ON APPLICABLE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF A CONSUMER, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

f. Limitation of Liability. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL LICENSOR BE LIABLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE LICENSED APPLICATION, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) AND EVEN IF LICENSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. In no event shall Licensor’s total liability to you for all damages (other than as may be required by applicable law in cases involving personal injury) exceed the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The foregoing limitations will apply even if the above stated remedy fails of its essential purpose.

g. You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Licensed Application except as authorized by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Licensed Application was obtained. In particular, but without limitation, the Licensed Application may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any U.S.-embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Nationals List or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Persons List or Entity List. By using the Licensed Application, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list. You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture, or production of nuclear, missile, or chemical or biological weapons.

h. The Licensed Application and related documentation are “Commercial Items”, as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. §2.101, consisting of “Commercial Computer Software” and “Commercial Computer Software Documentation”, as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202, as applicable. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, as applicable, the Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation are being licensed to U.S. Government end users (a) only as Commercial Items and (b) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein. Unpublished-rights reserved under the copyright laws of the United States.

i. Except to the extent expressly provided in the following paragraph, this Agreement and the relationship between you and Apple shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. You and Apple agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Santa Clara, California, to resolve any dispute or claim arising from this Agreement. If (a) you are not a U.S. citizen; (b) you do not reside in the U.S.; (c) you are not accessing the Service from the U.S.; and (d) you are a citizen of one of the countries identified below, you hereby agree that any dispute or claim arising from this Agreement shall be governed by the applicable law set forth below, without regard to any conflict of law provisions, and you hereby irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the state, province or country identified below whose law governs:

If you are a citizen of any European Union country or Switzerland, Norway or Iceland, the governing law and forum shall be the laws and courts of your usual place of residence.

Specifically excluded from application to this Agreement is that law known as the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods.






justIcons 3 is a product of Tom Bluewater.
Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Mac App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

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7 Responses to What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing justIcons 3 for Mac OS X

  1. Tomi Ahopelto says:

    Program is not working on MacOs 13.13.3 make icon is blank

  2. If you want to report a problem, please read Question? at the top and provide more information. By your saying “make icon,” I don’t know what type of icon you have tried to create.

  3. Tomi Ahopelto says:

    Make icon button in program is not working(blank greyed)
    cant create any icons

  4. Please send one or more screenshots to junk913@gmail.com.

  5. Tomi Ahopelto says:

    sorry my fault program works good just user who was not pictures have to be 1024 if you want make 512

  6. If the make icons toolbar button is disabled, chances are that you don’t have images in right sizes listed. If you read Quick Tour Page #2 and #3, it tells you that images must have the square ratio and that the app will tell you of the required size if you just place your mouse pointer over any of the three checkbox buttons.

  7. Tomi Ahopelto says:

    Thanks of support

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