Upgrade #308: The Adventures of Dr. Icon »

This week on Upgrade:

Stephen Hackett joins Myke and Jason to consider the best and worst changes to app icons in macOS Big Sur. What makes a good icon? How are books shaped? What is the origin of the term “email”? What happened to Lou? Staring at icons for a long time really makes you think…

This got weird, but was a ton of fun. Myke put chapter artwork in the show so you can follow along, but the icons can also be seen here, with The Big Sur versions to the left of the older ones.

Applications

Big Sur Applications

Utilities

Big Sur Utilities