IconPackager 5.1 for Windows

by Stardock Corp.

Avg. Rating 2.4 (91 votes)

File Details

File Size 39.9 MB
License Shareware, $19.95
Operating System Windows 7/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 54,642
Publisher Stardock Corp.
Homepage IconPackager

Publisher's Description

IconPackager allows you to download "packages" of icons and apply them to change virtually all the icons on Windows. It comes with several packs of very high quality icons and hundreds of others are available on the net.

Latest Reviews

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v5.1 on Nov 4, 2010

A great program that I have used for many years, it never causes any system problems. If you use this program you may have to hunt around for excellent icon packs so it's a bit of an enthusiasts area.

I have many truly brilliant icon packs all archived on external discs. Not a program if you want all delivered to you on a plate.

Why the ability to remove the short-cut arrows on icons is not included in this program is beyond me.Or am I missing something?

XXXXXXX

XXXXXXX reviewed v5.1 on Nov 4, 2010

Its a good program as it does allow you to install custom icon packages as well as giving you the ability to create your own using existing packages or just downloading cool icons from like say deviantArt.com or full boat iconpackages from wincustomize.com and applying the downloaded icons thru the software.

There are other customizations you can do such as adjust the the colors of the icons and also stylizing the icons for example.

I give it a 5 Star Rating because it does what it advertises and very easily. Although there may be some validity that not all files are uninstalled when you opt to uninstall the software. But the software is getting better and I think Stardock is listening to its users in addressing issues in there forums and hopefully implementing it in there software.

The Good:
You don't have to hassle with hacking your system files manually to install custom icons, which can be dangerous to a novice. With one click Iconpackager seamlessly changes hundreds of icons. Most custom icon packages replaces most of the common icons in Windows.
Live Folders are also supported and included in most Iconpackager packages.

The Bad:
The remains of system files left over after attempting a uninstall is valid, for some. Is it harmful? No. Could the uninstaller do a better job? Yes.

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.1 on Nov 3, 2010

the only positive remarks are by the programmers trying to sell the product Spam Overload

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v5.0 on Mar 5, 2010

Along with Window Blinds this just keeps getting better. There is no noticeable slowdown or stability issues using either of these products. Brilliant!

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v4.2 on Feb 25, 2009

Brilliant program as is Window Blinds. The program can be instructed to keep your icon packages where you choose, so that’s never a problem to back your packages up. As I love changing how the desk looks regularly I use it quite a lot & very rarely have any issues with it. I actually subscribe to 'Object Desktop' which gives access to most of Stardocks progs. Great stuff 10 stars.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v4.1 on Sep 24, 2008

It does what it's suppose to do quite well but like every stardock product, as soon as you realise just how much of your computer it has taken upon itself to take control of and choose to restrict it some, look out. Stardock products love to install everywhere and do not uninstall themselves properly still leaving running processes on your system. Long after you've washed your hands of them

Like windowblinds I find the packages to be well done but big and tacky and while thats not the fault of the program whats the point if there isn't anything that looks good available for it. I seem to always grab dock icons from devart which look ONE MILLION times better

I prefer Microangelo. It doesn't have a control panel like iconpackager but right clicking on an icon I want to change and selecting apperance works just fine for me

ninjeratu

ninjeratu reviewed v4.0 on May 15, 2008

What's new:
* Automatically upscale to extra large size on Windows Vista
* Recolor icon sets on the fly
* User interface

Not sure that warrants a version number bump, instead of a point release, but I still use it and love it. And the recolor function is great!

Darken

Darken reviewed v4.0 on May 14, 2008

Excellent program!

Brian49

Brian49 reviewed v3.1 on Dec 19, 2005

Wouldn't be without it.

Pdj79

Pdj79 reviewed v2.5 on Jan 13, 2004

Sure, $15 does sound pricey, but its a good program that does exactly what it states. Sure, it has its little hangups (no explorer shell support...yet), but there is a vast collection of icons that utilize this program, making it worthwhile. And if you purchase the whole Stardock suite, at only $45, you get a hell of a lot of good product. Sure, there are cheaper (or free) alternatives, but as with all things, eventually greed will take over and either those programs will bloat with spy/ad-ware, they will begin charging fees, or they will simply vanish. Don't give it a low rating just because it costs to continue use of it, give it a low rating if it didn't work for you.

Avg. Rating 2.4 (91 votes)
Your Rating
Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v5.1 on Nov 4, 2010

A great program that I have used for many years, it never causes any system problems. If you use this program you may have to hunt around for excellent icon packs so it's a bit of an enthusiasts area.

I have many truly brilliant icon packs all archived on external discs. Not a program if you want all delivered to you on a plate.

Why the ability to remove the short-cut arrows on icons is not included in this program is beyond me.Or am I missing something?

XXXXXXX

XXXXXXX reviewed v5.1 on Nov 4, 2010

Its a good program as it does allow you to install custom icon packages as well as giving you the ability to create your own using existing packages or just downloading cool icons from like say deviantArt.com or full boat iconpackages from wincustomize.com and applying the downloaded icons thru the software.

There are other customizations you can do such as adjust the the colors of the icons and also stylizing the icons for example.

I give it a 5 Star Rating because it does what it advertises and very easily. Although there may be some validity that not all files are uninstalled when you opt to uninstall the software. But the software is getting better and I think Stardock is listening to its users in addressing issues in there forums and hopefully implementing it in there software.

The Good:
You don't have to hassle with hacking your system files manually to install custom icons, which can be dangerous to a novice. With one click Iconpackager seamlessly changes hundreds of icons. Most custom icon packages replaces most of the common icons in Windows.
Live Folders are also supported and included in most Iconpackager packages.

The Bad:
The remains of system files left over after attempting a uninstall is valid, for some. Is it harmful? No. Could the uninstaller do a better job? Yes.

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.1 on Nov 3, 2010

the only positive remarks are by the programmers trying to sell the product Spam Overload

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v5.0 on Mar 5, 2010

Along with Window Blinds this just keeps getting better. There is no noticeable slowdown or stability issues using either of these products. Brilliant!

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v4.2 on Feb 25, 2009

Brilliant program as is Window Blinds. The program can be instructed to keep your icon packages where you choose, so that’s never a problem to back your packages up. As I love changing how the desk looks regularly I use it quite a lot & very rarely have any issues with it. I actually subscribe to 'Object Desktop' which gives access to most of Stardocks progs. Great stuff 10 stars.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v4.1 on Sep 24, 2008

It does what it's suppose to do quite well but like every stardock product, as soon as you realise just how much of your computer it has taken upon itself to take control of and choose to restrict it some, look out. Stardock products love to install everywhere and do not uninstall themselves properly still leaving running processes on your system. Long after you've washed your hands of them

Like windowblinds I find the packages to be well done but big and tacky and while thats not the fault of the program whats the point if there isn't anything that looks good available for it. I seem to always grab dock icons from devart which look ONE MILLION times better

I prefer Microangelo. It doesn't have a control panel like iconpackager but right clicking on an icon I want to change and selecting apperance works just fine for me

ninjeratu

ninjeratu reviewed v4.0 on May 15, 2008

What's new:
* Automatically upscale to extra large size on Windows Vista
* Recolor icon sets on the fly
* User interface

Not sure that warrants a version number bump, instead of a point release, but I still use it and love it. And the recolor function is great!

Darken

Darken reviewed v4.0 on May 14, 2008

Excellent program!

Brian49

Brian49 reviewed v3.1 on Dec 19, 2005

Wouldn't be without it.

Pdj79

Pdj79 reviewed v2.5 on Jan 13, 2004

Sure, $15 does sound pricey, but its a good program that does exactly what it states. Sure, it has its little hangups (no explorer shell support...yet), but there is a vast collection of icons that utilize this program, making it worthwhile. And if you purchase the whole Stardock suite, at only $45, you get a hell of a lot of good product. Sure, there are cheaper (or free) alternatives, but as with all things, eventually greed will take over and either those programs will bloat with spy/ad-ware, they will begin charging fees, or they will simply vanish. Don't give it a low rating just because it costs to continue use of it, give it a low rating if it didn't work for you.

Darken

Darken reviewed v2.5 on Jan 12, 2004

Great little program :)

scratch311

scratch311 reviewed v2.0 on May 30, 2002

Keeps getting better. I just wish someone could find a workaround for that non-explorer-shell folder icons issue.

Death-Axe

Death-Axe reviewed v2.0 on May 29, 2002

all stardocks progs sux. get microangelo. be safe.

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