Think about it. What customization have you done on your Mac? Desktop wallpaper photo. Maybe the Menubar translucency. You arranged all the apps on the Dock to match your workflow needs and preferences. And, there’s the screensaver. What else? Not much. Oh, you can move the Dock to the sides of the screen. With this inexpensive Mac app you can do more.
Many Flavors Of Flavours
The Flavor of the Month for Mac personalization tools has to be Flavours. Or, rather, Flavours 2 Lite the official name of the officially upgraded and original Flavours.
What Flavours does is rather straightforward. It lets you create color themes for your Mac’s app Windows. Or, you can choose from dozens (128, to be specific) of themes available for OS X Yosemite. There’s the only real catch. Flavours is Yosemite only.
What you get when you choose a theme is a somewhat color coordinated Mac, with healthy doses and splashes of color where Apple prefers the battleship gray look. That means color on app windows, color on navigation tools and buttons, and color on menu selections and background.
Take a look.
How Flavours works is rather straightforward if you stick to the 128 preset themes. Select the one you want, implement. Or, use the built-in editor to change the OS X elements to match your own color personality.
What happens in the background is straightforward, too. Flavours swaps out some of the Mac’s OS X graphic elements (windows, buttons, backgrounds, menus, etc) with customized versions. So, the look and feel remains the same– it’s still the same OS X– but with different colors to replace the stock battleship gray Apple provides in OS X.
Once you’ve implemented a change in Flavours you won’t even have to log out to see the changes. Flavours does all the work. Flavours for OS X Yosemite may be your last best hope to customize the Mac’s look and feel before OS X El Capitan arrives in fall 2015. Flavours does not, and the developer says it will not be supported on Apple’s new OS X 10.11. That’s too bad. It’s obvious that Apple wants the latest OS X version to run on as many Macs– even older Macs; some nearly eight years old– as possible.