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iOS 7 Mac icon project: TextEdit improved

Grab a new and improved TextEdit icon as rumours of the app landing on iOS 8 ramp up

icon comparison

Did you hear the recent iOS 8 rumours? The word on the street is that iOS might be seeing new TextEdit and Preview apps in the next release, which is set to be announced at WWDC in June. After I heard this, I went back to my old TextEdit design and realised that it really wasn’t in keeping with Apple’s design language for iOS. So here’s a new, improved version for you to use.

TextEdit in Dock

First off, I’ve used the same overall design for the icon, with two sheets of paper and a pen. The big changes have come in the colour, and the pen itself. I didn’t want to make the icon yellow (despite it being one of the main colours in the current OS X icon) and I certainly didn’t want to make it a dull shade of grey, so instead I started again and went for blue. I then grabbed the same pen that I drew for the Pages icon and used it again here. I’m pretty happy with the results.

I’m still looking into designs for Apple’s pro apps. I have a few ideas for Final Cut, which will probably be posted up next week. For now, grab the icon from below and remember that LiteIcon makes it easy to apply your icons in OS X Mavericks.

TextEdit improved