Icon plus – icon & logo design

How to Make an Icon for Your iOS or macOS App

When creating a macOS or iOS app a very important part of the process is the actual coding of the application but once that is completed an almost equally important task arises: designing the graphics of your app. An app can have a great engine but without some gorgeous graphics nobody will want to buy it. Nowadays the graphical design of an app is equally important to the way it works. So for this you will need to hire a graphics designer which will cost a lot of money and a lot of time wasted on your part trying to explain to him the design you want for your app icon and graphics. But that is not the only way. In this article I will be talking about how this simple yet powerful macOS app can make your life a lot easier when it comes to generating icons and graphics for your iOS and macOS apps.

How do I create an icon on my Mac?

Maybe the most important part of the graphical design of an app is its icon. This is the first thing that a potential customer sees and it must create a big impact. It must be pleasant on the eye but it also has to accurately depict the entire functionality of the app. For this you will need a powerful tool that lets you adjust even the smallest details of your icon. Icon Plus is such a tool. It basically allows you to select any image on hard drive and provides you with the tools you need to turn this image into the perfect icon.

Let’s say for example that you need to create an icon for a macOS app called Diet Tracker. You would need to select a background color and shape for your icon, maybe add a border and some shadow and you would also need to be able to position the central image of your icon with accuracy. Icon Plus lets you do all that and more as you can see in the video below:

But maybe you need an icon for an iOS app, which is a bit different from the icon of a macOS app. The icons of iOS apps are usually square, they use a color gradient as a background and have a flat design. Icon Plus can handle all these requirements with ease as you can see in the video below:

How do I create a logo on my Mac?

There are other graphic elements that you may want to create in addition to the app icon. For example you may need to create a product logo that you can display on your website or use it in ads on other websites. If that is the case, then you are in luck because Icon Plus can also help you create beautiful logos for your iOS or macOS apps. Check out the video below that shows how you can create a stunning logo design in less than two minutes:

How to generate correctly resized iOS app icons

If you are an iOS developer then you know very well that Apple’s XCode requires you to provide the app icon in certain sizes. Manually resizing your app icon so that you can cover all the sizes that Apple requires can be a tedious and time consuming task. Luckily for you, Icon Plus does that automatically every time you export your icon, as you can see the videos above. But maybe you already have an icon and you just want to generate all the required sizes without modifying the design in any way. No problem. Icon Plus can also act as a simple icon resizer if that is what you need. Simply load your icon in Icon Plus and export it in all the sizes that XCode requires.

Powerful iOS and macOS app icon generator

So if you are looking for a reliable app that can help you generate your iOS or macOS app icons and graphics but you do not want to break the bank for this, then Icon Plus is the perfect solution for you. With a simple and intuitive user interface and a powerful graphics engine, Icon Plus will enable you to create both iOS and macOS icons with ease. You can also resize existing icons and create stunning logo designs in just a matter of seconds with this powerful graphics generator. So purchase Icon Plus today and for only $4.99 you will never need to hire a graphics designer again.