My Mac is boring. Well, maybe not the Mac itself. The aluminum case and Retina display of my MacBook Pro are works of industrial art. No, I’m talking about OS X. For whatever the reason, Apple doesn’t want Mac users to muck around OS X to make it truly personal. Well, other than wallpaper on the Desktop, app icons rearranged in the Dock, and that abysmal translucent Menubar. I want a little more color, more personalization, and a few more customization options. Hey, it’s a personal computer, right? So, why doesn’t Apple let us customize it?
While we wait for the Mac maker to cut loose with some color there’s Flavours, a collection of themes with color and style to dress up your Mac beyond the pale, boring, battleship gray favored by Apple.
Open up Flavours, select a color or theme, and click to apply it to OS X on your Mac.
Flavours comes with plenty of custom colors or textures to get you started, and the Flavours store has even more.
Some of the color schemes are attractive, while others are perhaps a bit gaudy, but regardless of which theme you choose, your Mac becomes a little more personable. What if you don’t like the Flavour themes?
Make your own. There’s a built-in editor with a live preview so you can create your own unique flavor theme with a few clicks. Flavour works great on Macs with Retina displays, too. It doesn’t do an extensive remodeling the way the now free CandyBar app does to customize OS X, but it’s priced right and works well.