Folder Designer: Custom Icons 4+

Customize Your Folder Icons


    • 3.2 • 58 Ratings
    • $2.99



-- Create Beautiful Custom Folders on your Mac --

Folder Designer is the coolest and easiest way to customize Folders on your Mac. We’ve made this app perfectly simple to use so that anyone can give their Folders a totally unique appearance.

• Customize your Mac’s folders with a unique new icon or pattern
• Choose from a large selection of pre-installed icon images within the app
• Ability to add any image/pattern of your choice to a Folder
• Ability to edit the icon/pattern scale to allow a perfect fit according to your tastes
• Auto center/auto fit an icon or pattern
• Ability to position the icon using the mouse to exactly where you want
• Change the background colour to one of your choice

• Instantly create Folders on your Mac that are entirely unique in appearance
• Have Folders that feature either a unique icon, pattern or even a different background colour than the regular blue shade
• Folders can be easily distinguishable and identifiable on your Mac directly by appearance
• An extremely easy app to use offering infinite customization possibilities
• Regular free updates

We've worked hard to make Folder Designer as simple and efficient as possible for you to use. We would love to hear your thoughts via email and make any improvements to future versions of this app. We intend to have an active development cycle powered by your feedback, love and support!

What’s New

Version 1.9

- Added support for Apple Silicon M1

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings


Not the greatest IMO

Would be nice if there was a way to add text for starters. Second, there should be icon options to use. maybe have a list to download and add more icons. How about using emojis as icons? That would be cool. What about the option to change the size and shape of a folder? That would be way awesome!

nonamenone5 ,

Couldn’t get by without it!

I have used this little widget for a couple years now and I don’t know how I could get along without it. I am a freelance web designer and keeping folders organized on two desktops would be a total disaster without this little gem. It only does one thing, but does it ever do it well. If you have to use a lot of file folders with your Mac, do yourself a favor and spend a buck and your life will get so much easier. This is one of my must have widgets. Easy to use and keeps this otherwise unorganized web designer on track.
By the way to the guy who can’t get it to work, you have to check the “enabled" box and then click “Apply to Folder” and it ALWAYS works. Check the box!! Couldn’t be easier, couldn’t be better.

Chazabazz ,

a GIFT to the organized people of the world

I am all for tools that help me organize my stuff on the computer. This app is a shining example of that and I love it. Simple interface that still allows you to easily customize folder icons however you'd like. Having different colored folder icons throughout my file browsers is a real joy and helps keep the relentless chaos of human existence in order (at least a little bit).

Saw another review talking about crashes. Personally, I've never experienced any crashes with Folder Designer.

App Privacy

The developer, FIPLAB Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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