Trollin’s Software for Mac OS X

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You find here the latest versions of Trollin’s software:
ColoFolXS v.1.5.2,  DrawOutX v.1.9.3, iconStiX v.3.5.1,  iconXprit v.3.6.2 and  JiXii v.3.4.3.
Please download any apps of your interest from this site and test to see if they work as you expect.
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If you decide to keep using an app:

▪ Please add it to your order at this site by clicking the respective app’s 'Add' button and purchase your license code via FastSpring (iconStiX is available on the Mac App Store as well).

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▪ Please enter the info in the fields provided on each app.


Important Notice:

∙  Trollin holds the copyright of the software. No attempt to discover or modify the source codes is permitted.

∙  Although the best efforts are made to offer useful and up-to-date apps, the apps are provided on an 'as is' basis without any other warranties or conditions expressed or implied. Trollin shall have no liability to you (end-user) for any damages whatsoever arising out of your use of, or inability to use, the software.

∙  Please test the apps before purchase to see if they are really what you want and afterward order cautiously. Because license codes cannot be returned like physical products and even refunded orders trigger transaction fees, refund is in principle not acceptable. Thanks for your kind understanding.

∙  The prices mentioned here are given in U.S. dollar but FastSpring can show them in various currencies. Depending on where you live, VAT is added to your purchase total at the order site.

∙  License codes are basically assumed to belong to a person. As to institutions, please obtain a code per terminal.

∙  Trollin reserves the right to discontinue any app by any possible reason, such as obsoleteness and replacement with apps newly developed. As mentioned, however, the best efforts are made to keep the apps in a satisfactory state, so please kindly contact Trollin if you find bugs, mentioning how to reproduce the issue. Thank you!

∙  All the information given at this site is subject to change.


image   ColoFolXS   v.1.5.2 for macOS 10.10- (ca.6.6MB) USD 5    Show Order Contents

A compact icon tool to color folders.

Click to enlarge Basic steps are very simple:
1. Launch ColoFolXS.
2. Drag & drop a folder to a color cell.
 
Or use as a Finder service:
1. Right- (or ctrl-) click a folder in the Finder.
2. Select "ColoFolXS" from the contextual menu.
3. Click a color cell. Note: to change the same folder's color again, these 3 steps must be repeated.


Main Features:

  • Cell colors are adjustable with the color sliders or using the color panel.
  • Possible to keep not only colors but also your favorite folder icons on the main panel (drop an icon image to the empty cell while pressing the alt (option ⌥)-key).
  • Custom icon max size can be limited to reduce memory use.
  • Finder tags can be linked to the ColoFolXS colors, so that they are added or removed when you change icons with ColoFolXS.
  • Possible to list the items marked with ColoFolXS.
  • Shortcuts can be assigned to the removal function and each ColoFolXS color. Note: these are valid while ColoFolXS is running, while the shortcut assigned to the Finder service works to launch the app.).
    For more details, please click the '?' buttons in the app.


Latest change:

  • Internal adjustments for macOS 10.12 Sierra.
Notes:

∙  Known issue: custom icon change may be visible only after Finder-relaunch (e.g. by processing aliases).

∙  ColoFolXS (v.1.4.1 or later) works fully, if ColoFolX is installed legitimately. ColoFolX is, once purchased, still downloadable from the Mac App Store’s "Purchased" section, though it is no longer available there after having been rejected due to its black main panel. If you need a ColoFolXS code, please email Trollin a copy of the iTunes Store receipt for ColoFolX using the same email address mentioned there.

∙  If you are looking for a tool to bring color to the sidebar icons and like to add background color to filenames, SideEffects and XtraFinder would be worth checking out.

∙  Earlier version: ColoFolXS v.1.3.1 for OS X 10.9

image   iconStiX   v.3.5.1 for macOS 10.10- (ca.7.2MB) USD 7.99 

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Easy-to-use custom icon tool to combine and attach images to desktop items.

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iconStiX is a custom icon tool to combine images, shapes & text and attach the composition to desktop items such as folder.

You can use the app normally or as Finder's services.


Main Features:

  •  multiple objects (image, shape and text) can be added and ordered in a list
  •  edit the objects in various way (move, resize, rotate, skew, color, shadow, change font)
  •  a retouch tool (overdraw or erase specified color)
  •  preview of scaled images
  •  attach / remove custom icons (read/write permission is required)
  •  possible to change the max icon size to reduce memory use (refrain from high quality)
  •  saving own documents to be used as template (QuickLook compatible)
  •  export as image (icns, png, tiff)
  •  a separate panel to keep favorite icons
  •  Finder services: copy, attach, remove, and open (more...)


What’s New:

  • Objects can be locked in addition to be active or hidden. Click a circle of the relevant object in the objects table to change its state:
    green active (selectable & editable), yellow locked (not selectable but still visible), gray hidden (not selectable and invisible).
  • Bug fixing and internal adjustments for macOS 10.12.
    The latest version should appear on the Mac App Store in several days.
Notes:

∙ Newly replaced custom icons of alias/symlink as well as those of items at the desktop and in the list view are visible only after Finder-relaunch on OS X 10.11.x. Please click the Finder icon in the Dock with the option (⌥) key and select "Relaunch".

∙ On failing to attach custom icon to disk image volumes, make sure that enough memory is available.

∙ For earlier macOS (v.10.6.x-), please visit the archive.

image   JiXii   v.3.4.3 for macOS 10.10- (ca.10.4MB) USD 9    Show Order Contents

Jigsaw puzzle with your favorite images - relax or challenge with the timer.

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You can adjust various puzzle settings (image size, piece patterns and numbers, single or two-sided), view options (board color, piece outline, etc.), sounds and shortcut key assignment.

To change image, drop your image (e.g. your digital photo such as you see here ) on the program icon or on the puzzle board if JiXii is already open.

Your puzzles can be saved as "JiXii Cards" (.jixi) with your message and specific settings separately from the main puzzle.


Latest change:

  • Internal adjustments for macOS 10.12 Sierra.
Notes:

∙  Java applets created by JiXii are not code-signed so that html pages with them no longer work in the Java 7 (or later) environment. As far as the Java Development Kit (JDK) is installed, however, you can create applets and use them locally as stand-alone apps (double-click the created jar file).

∙  For earlier macOS (v.10.1.5-10.10.x), please have a look at the archive.

image   DrawOutX   v.1.9.3 for macOS 10.10- (ca.13.5MB) USD 11    Show Order Contents

Enjoy simple draw & flexible layout!

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DrawOutX is a handy app to create small to mid-size multi-page documents (e.g. this readme file) just like you make a scrapbook.


You can:

  •  draw and edit simple clear shapes
  •  write, paste or drag & drop text anywhere in documents
  •  drag & drop images anywhere in document
  •  adjust each object's various properties
  •  control the order of all the objects specifically
  •  import PDF as image and add text & shapes or clip parts in arbitrary shapes
  •  saving add, move, or delete pages and merge image files
  •  export the whole or parts of documents as image files
  •  ... Please find many features DrawOutX offers in the program's Help menu.


Latest change:

  • Internal adjustments for macOS 10.12 Sierra.

Notes: For earlier macOS (v.10.1.5-10.10.x), please have a look at the archive.

image   iconXprit   v.3.6.2 suitable for macOS 10.10 & 11 (ca.11.7MB) USD 9    Show Order Contents

An all-around background custom icon service program for advanced users.

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iconXprit enhances the Finder's services with its menu containing several custom icon relevant functions.

After installation, ctrl-click (or right-click) an item in the Finder to get its contextual menu including "iconXprit" (Note: you can assign a keyboard shortcut to "iconXprit", e.g. ⇧⌘X; cf. "Services Preferences…" under the Finder menu).

Clicking this menu item once, you see the full menu provided by iconXprit.

The iconXprit menu offers, in addition to the basic custom icon attachment / removal possibilities, several advanced features such as defining group colors and adding editable text.

It also includes an icon editor with a scribble tool, an effect tool, free transformation possibility, etc.
While running, iconXprit status item is visible in the menubar.


∙  IMPORTANT NOTE: Though iconXprit is made available for those who use it already or like to use it definitely on some special purposes, generally it is highly recommended to use newer apps: ColoFolXS for coloring folders and iconStiX for making & attaching custom icons, for it tends to be harder to update iconXprit for the later OS X versions (cf. known issues below).

∙  Known issue 1: on macOS 10.2, the iconXprit service menu disappears immediately after popping up and needs to be re-opened. Due to this issue, it is mentioned above that v.3.6.2 is for macOS 10.10 & 11, though it can basically run on 10.12. A new version for Sierra is under consideration but not yet guaranteed.

∙  Known issue 2:
Frequent icon change may result in hindering proper icon change.
On such an occasion, clearing caches can be helpful (Warning: don't forget backup and try when you have enough time).
Launch the "Terminal" app and enter the following command:
sudo rm -rf /Library/Caches/com.apple.iconservices.store
After pressing the return-key, you need to enter your password.
Then, enter the next command:
sudo find /private/var/folders/ -name com.apple.iconservices -exec rm -rf {} \; -prune
Press the return-key and enter the last one:
killall -SIGTERM cfprefsd
Then, quit "Terminal" and restart the computer.

∙  For earlier macOS (v.10.5-10.9.5), please visit the archive.


Acknowledgement, Archive & History

Copyright 2016, T. Loosli, All rights reserved.
Contact: trollin@loos.li
Zurich, Switzerland