Top 10 Mac OS X UI Customization Apps Roundup

The Aqua interface of Mac OS X, with its semi-transparent menus and sleek gun metal aesthetics, certainly catches the eye. Yet, for those who wish to customize their Mac OS appearance or experiment with new themes, there are tools available that can help.

Previously, we’ve discussed options like ShapeShifter and CandyBar. Recently, Appleication has compiled a list of 10 UI modification apps that promise to revamp your Mac in numerous ways.

This collection offers everything from setting videos and websites as your desktop wallpaper, to dimming background applications to enhance focus, achieving a consistent look across all applications, and even incorporating multiple desktops into your system. What’s more, many of these applications are available at no cost, which is great news for those still recuperating from holiday spending.


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