Easily Preview Your iOS Icons on the Device with Ikonica

Easily Preview Your iOS Icons on the Device with Ikonica


Ikonica is another simple & nifty little tool that I came across earlier this week. It’s a fantastic app and a must-have for anyone who designs and develops iOS apps. Ikonica makes previewing iOS app icons on the actual device very easy.

Ikonica consists of a Universal iOS app and a companion Mac app. In the iOS app, you can choose any image from the local camera roll and see how the icon would look on the device. It automatically resizes the icon with rounded corners and as you see a preview, you can swipe the background to see how the icon would look on different backgrounds. You can also customize the background as well as change app’s name under the icon by adding a text of your own. The Mac app sits in the menubar and waits for you to drag and drop image files onto it. So if you’re designing the icon on the Mac, you can simply drag the file and instantly preview it wirelessly on iOS device.

My favorite thing about Ikonica is its use of bright colors and its deliciously gorgeous iOS and Mac app icons. You have to see them. Ikonica’s iOS app costs $3.99 on the App Store while the companion Mac app is Free on the Mac App Store.


Preshit Deorukhkar is the former Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Pixels. He is now a Freelance Consultant, Principal at iXyr Media & SharpShutter Media. You can reach him on Twitter @preshit