There’s something about living in a digital walled garden that is both comforting and frustrating. One of the hallmarks of OS X has been that it gets out of the way, out of your face, and lets you concentrate on the app and work at hand.
Personalization isn’t something Apple wants users to engage in because it disrupts the flow of karma emanating from the Mac. Or, something like that. Here’s the latest customization flavor of the month.
A Mac With Flavour
When it comes to personalizing your Mac there are simply few options. Wallpaper. Dock positioning. Menubar translucency. And, what else? Well, not much.
Apps which purport to provide custom icons and alter the overall look and feel of OS X haven’t met with much commercial success.
Enter Flavours, a line of tasteful themes for your Mac.
What sets Flavours apart from OS X is a variety of colored themes which dress up various Mac screens without annoying.
Just as Apple goes in a direction away from Skeuomorphism, Flavours brings it back with a vengeance.
Of course, a picture is worth a thousand words.
How about this one?
Flavours drops in a few colors which give your Mac’s version of OS X, well, a little extra colored flavor.
I have little doubt that Flavours is not an approved app in Apple’s HQ, and might cause designer Jonny Ive to cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.
Flavours comes with a powerful editor which lets you create– for better or worse– your own customized OS X. Or, you can download other themes that are ready to go and all you’ll lose is your dignity and a few dollars.
Still, if thinking different is what you’re after, Flavours gets you there, either with ready made themes, or options to create, customize, and install your own design gems.