The Windows version of Postbox 2.0 contained an entirely new icon set. For the upcoming Postbox 2.5 release, we're now creating a new icon set for the Mac!
Actually, two icon sets.
You see, Apple is moving towards an iOS or monochrome style for its toolbar icons in Lion (Mac OS X 10.7). So we wanted to know if Postbox users preferred the color icon style used in Pages and Numbers, or the monochrome icon approach used in Safari and the Mac App Store.
We surveyed over 2,500 Postbox users and found that 59% of Postbox users preferred color icons while 41% preferred the monochrome icons.
So we decided to do both!
The monochrome icon set was designed by Benjamin De Cock, who also designed the new Mac theme for Postbox 2.5:
Our next post will touch on the new Postbox 2.5 Mac theme in more detail.