It seems strange to me that the Mac, arguably the world’s most popular personal computer, isn’t really all that personal. We love using the Mac, yes, but when it comes to personalization, there’s just not much going on and that’s by design. Apple gives us options to customize the Dock and the Desktop and not much more.
Wouldn’t it be great to put your personal touch on the Launchpad, the Login screen, the Dashboard, Mission Control, Notification Center, and put some color into those colorless Finder sidebar icons?
Of course. All you need is Lion Designer, the customizing app for your Mac. Change Launchpad’s background and adjust the animation speed.
Do the same to Mission Control. Change Notification Center’s background to match your tastes or your Mac’s color scheme. There’s an option to change the Dashboard background, and the Login Screen’s icon (but not the background).
Those boring gray app and folder icons in the Finder’s sidebar? Add some color with Lion Designer’s options. This clever Mac utility is one of few that dress up the Mac and give you options to display a little personal taste. It’s donationware, but works fine right out of the box.