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Last updated:
01/07/2014  iconXprit 3.2.1
01/03/2014  DrawOutX 1.7
12/23/2013  JiXii 3.2.2
10/24/2013  iconStiX 3.0

Thank you for your interest in Trollin's software programs for Mac OSX.
You can try most of the features of each program before purchasing your license code.
Please download any program(s) of your interest and read the documents included in the respective packages carefully.
In case you are using earlier OSX versions, you may interested in the archive.
If you decide to keep using any program, please visit the How to order page to buy your license code.

iconStiX
v.3.0
for OSX 10.9

ca.20MB

USD9

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Easy-to-use custom icon tool to combine and attach images to desktop items.
 
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 in v.3.0 :

▪ Internal revision to replace all the methods deprecated in OSX v.10.9 (or earlier).

▪ Color space option (generic RGB or sRGB) and possibility to adjust gamma.

Note: these settings are relevant to the created icons only. Selecting sRGB, you may need to make them lighter to match with what you see in the editor.

▪ Possible to copy (⇧⌘C) & paste the selected objects as they are between iconStiX documents.

Note: normal copy (⌘C) makes one image of all the objects.

 

For OSX v.10.6.x-10.8.x, iconStiX v.2.3.2 is available.

iconXprit Icon iconXprit
v.3.2.1
OSX 10.7- ca.17 MB

USD12

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Background custom icon service program for OS X Finder.
 
iconXprit enhances the Finder's services with its menu containing several custom icon relevant functions. It offers advanced features such as defining group colors, adding editable text, customizable menu, and an editor with a scribble tool, effect filters and free transformation, in addition to the basic attachment / removal possibilities.
After installation, ctrl-click (or right-click) an item in the Finder to get its contextual menu including "iconXprit". Then, select the menu item (click once) to get the full iconXprit service menu.
To skip the first step, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to "iconXprit" (e.g. ⇧⌘X; cf. "Services Preferences…" under the Finder menu).
For quicker use, iconXprit can be launched at log-in; then, its status item is visible in the menubar.
 
What's new in v.3.2.1:

▪ Resolved the issue of retarding display of the iconXprit menu on Mavericks.

▪ Bug fix regarding adding gradient colors, saving templates and adding text.

 
For earlier OSX, please check the archive.
JiXii
v.3.2.2
for OSX 10.7-

ca.17 MB

USD12
(upgrade from v.1/2
USD5)

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Jigsaw puzzle with your favorite images - relax or challenge with the timer.
You can adjust various puzzle settings (image sizes, piece patterns and numbers, single or two-sided), view options (board color, piece outline, etc.), sounds and shortcut key assignment.
Your puzzles can be saved as "JiXii Cards" (.jixi) with your message or as a simple Java applet (.jar). Please take a look at an example and refer a quick tutorial to get an idea how to use your applet at your site.
To change image, just drag & drop your image on the program icon or on the puzzle board if JiXii is already open. No images at hand? - you may find some here.
 
What's new in v.3.2.2

▪ Puzzle states of the separately saved puzzles are saved automatically.

▪ The automatic mode works on OSX v.10.9 as well.

▪ Java applet base is adjusted to make clear it requires sandbox permission only.
Please take note, however, it is not code-signed and cannot avoid the warning panel in the Java 7 environment.

▪ A few other minor adjustments.
 
For earlier OSX versions, please have a look at the archive.

DrawOutX
v.1.7
for OSX 10.8-

ca.20 MB

USD20

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Create multi-page documents as making scrapbooks.
 
Draw and adjust path objects (default and custom shapes, free lines, or lines & curves in mixture), write or paste text where you want, drag & drop images which can be scaled and modified with various filters, add simple tables, stamp date & page... Finally export the whole or a part of the document in various image formats (pdf, tiff, jpeg, png, icns). You can also start with existing image files and add any objects described above.
Just handy for multiple purposes!
 
What's new in v.1.7

▪ adjustments for the current OS X (supporting Finder tags and replacing deprecated methods).

▪ several bug fix.

 
For OSX 10.3.x-10.7.x, please have a look at the archive.

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