Looking Forward to Window Clippings 3: Icon and Installer

Ever since the first version of Window Clippings I’ve used the same icon that I originally picked from the library included with Visual Studio. That icon however is pretty meaningless and I decided that it’s time for Window Clippings to get its own unique icon. Although I’m no graphic designer I think my new creation better captures the essence of Window Clippings 3.

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Version 2

Version 3

What do you think, a cactus or a bunch of windows with some subtle alpha blending?

Here’s what it looks like in action. As you can see from the screenshot below, Window Clippings 3 will be available from the Start menu. This also means that Window Clippings will be distributed using a Windows Installer package (.msi) file that will take care of installing the necessary files and shortcuts.

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That’s it for today. Stay tuned for more highlights from the upcoming Window Clippings 3!

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8 thoughts on “Looking Forward to Window Clippings 3: Icon and Installer

  1. Tim Dawson

    I think at least one of the windows should have a cactus in it. At the moment it looks like a generic “window z-index” button icon.

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  2. Kevin

    I like the new logo but it seems harder to see in the taskbar. Please don’t take offense, but for something that is launched quite often from the taskbar, perhaps a single image makes the most sense.

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      1. Kevin

        Yeah, that’s what I’m referring to, yeah. Even looking at the screenshot it looks very hard to see. Almost like it would get lost in the taskbar area. I would offer my help, but I can’t draw either. I always end up getting my icons and custom icons done at http://www.iconshock.com.

        As for the new features in 3 I am very excited to see this. I can’t wait for it to release.

  3. The SZ

    Mac OS X build in Grab application uses some kind of window in a picture frame and a pair of scissors: http://macprintscreen.com/wp-content/uploads/grab-500×500.png.

    I made a quick demo: http://62.8.224.22/tmp/wc3.png / http://62.8.224.22/tmp/wc3.ico. At least there is more color in there. But also a lot of improvement possible…

    Your new icon looks like a standard windows window icon if no own icon is setup.

    Why do you use a creepy msi package and not a much faster and better installer like InnoSetup?

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