I’m convinced that Apple sometimes doesn’t add as many functions to Mac OS X as they do because they want the third party Mac app developer community to step up and be creative. Of course, when those developers do too good a job with a useful, creative app, Apple often steals it.
OS X isn’t much on personalized customization. There’s rearranging icons on the Dock. Move the Dock from the bottom of the screen to the left or right side. Change the Desktop wallpaper. Add a translucent Menubar.
Not much. Unless you use an app like iconStiX. This clever little utility gives you the tools to build your own customized, personalized folders.
Change the folder’s color. Drop in text or images. Even emboss icons into the folder the same way Apple does in OS X.
The tools are straightforward. Icons and text can be positioned precisely on the folder. Different effects are a click away. Icons, images, and text are layered and each has specific controls– adjust the angle, rotate, change width and height, even add a drop shadow.
There’s a pop out window pane which can save icons as favorites. Images can be exported but only in three file formats (icns, .png, .tiff).