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The Mac operating system is used by millions on laptops and iMacs around the world. Each program for OS X uses an app icon which can be resized in the dock(among other locations). This means icon designers need to create multiple icon sizes for each OS X application. The level of detail is often exquisite and these icons are nothing short of a masterpiece.

This gallery contains 35 Mac OS X app icons created by designers on Dribbble. Many of these apps have gotten published onto the App Store, while others were just created for practice. A few icons even include a free PSD download if you’re into that kinda thing. But regardless of your operating system these icons are truly exceptional and easy to appreciate from a designer’s point of view.

Transmission

transmission icon redesign mac osx

Book App

freebie psd book app icon osx

Turbine

turbine mac osx app icon design

Schwartz

schwartz diamong ring osx app icon

Mocks

mocks jester hat fabric texture app icon

Mushroom

mushroom icon design osx app concept

Project Blueprints

programming icon osx app blueprints

Leaf

leaf drop blueprint app osx

Bullet Bill Launchpad

launchpad app icon bullet bill mario

SpeedUp

speedup app icon gears internals tech osx

Songs

songs app osx icon design example

ConvertR Icon

converter app osx icon movie video conversion

Rocket Downloader

rocket downloader osx app icon design

Silverlock

silverlock icon design vault door

Candy Apple

candy apple icon design mac osx

Imageoptim

metallic compression device image optimize osx app icon

Color Wheel

color picker wheel mac osx icon

Encoding Shifter

encoding shifter metal icon app osx design

Vellum

folded paper mac icon design osx

Quick Print

quick print printer mac osx app icon

Translation

translation typewriter mac osx icon design

Together

together filing cabinet mac osx icon

EasyRes

easyres resolution yellow measuring tape app icon

Smartgo

smartgo mac osx app icon bowl design

Caffeinated

caffeinated coffee cup osx app icon

Frameview

frameview iphone graph app icon

iPhoto

mac osx iphoto camera redesign icon

Chalkboard

black white chalkboard design icon app

Feather

blue feather application icon mac

CopyPaste Pro

copypaste pro mac osx app icon design

Shiori

shiori swatch pinboard mac osx app icon

Inspire Finance

inspire finance mac osx app icon money

Travelers Camera

traveler camera leather photo app icon

Blueprint

blueprint construction mac osx app icon

Bluenote

bluenote blue floppy disk osx app icon

Posted by Jake Rocheleau

Jake is a freelance writer, designer, and illustrator. He currently writes articles on user experience design and web development techniques. You can check out his work on Dribbble and follow his tweets @jakerocheleau.