I don't like Obsidian app icon. Am I alone?

Hi!

So… I don’t like Obsidian app icon. It looks quite… unfinished? (At least comparing to other app icons on my Mac.

Am I alone? :innocent:

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I particularly like it. It doesn’t stand out with any bright colours but it’s recognizable and the icon matches the name (obsidian is a type of rock). Although I never access my software from the desktop,because I try to keep it as clean as possible. I search them up from the windows 10 file/folder/application search functionality.

Someone made a magenta flower icon, though. Search up “Obsidian flower” in the off-topic channel.

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Yes you could always change it on your system if you don’t like it.

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I think it’s unique, visible, and well-done.

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I’d actually like to get a handle on who likes the icon and who doesn’t, and compare that against what OS they use…
I’m a Windows user myself, but from what I’m hearing I suspect the icon does not pair well with MacOS aesthetics.

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I’m on a Mac and I like the icon – it’s clean and simple, easily recognizable without screaming “I’m here!!”.

Edit: like @s-kyy I keep my desktop clean and use the spotlight function to search and open any program I want to use.

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I personally like the app icon - clean, modern, yet understated - a gem in the making.

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Yes… you are alone.
I like it very much

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As a person who is quite picky about what they see on their (macOS) dock, I have to say I like it a lot. It’s a color not frequently used, it’s clean, minimalist, yet not cheaply put together.

Sorry, think you’re alone on this one :frowning:

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I can be quite sensitive to icons as well but really like this one:
It stands out from the rest, looks timeless and polished while at the same time not overdone in a “hey look at me I’m the shiniest thing on your screen” - kinda way

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Same here. MacOS user and I’m quite happy with the icon.

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I like it a lot but notice that I keep confusing Obsidian and Microsoft Teams on my Windows computer as they are both purple icons.

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Every time I see it I think of the Dark Crystal. So yeah, I like it.

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And here I am just thanking the devs that it’s not yet another blue icon (seriously, I have so many blue icons…)

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I think it would help to place the icon against a black square.

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Thanks for the info, did not know Microsoft Teams has a purple icon.

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You’re so correct. Dynalist logo is the typical productivity blue, and no matter what symbol or shape we use, it looks like 1024 other apps. Dynalist looks almost identical to Coursera, specifically.

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I like it but I do find it confusingly similar to amethyst (a macOS windows manager that mimics xmonad). That software may not be sufficiently popular to matter, though.

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Not a problem. MSTeams:Obsidian::MSWord:Drafts really, not confusing at all.

My question is: when can we order black T-shirts with the icon (and no text)?!?

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I currently have Obsidian in the dock next to Rosetta Stone. Lots of rocks in the pile :slight_smile:

Screenshot of Safari (6-25-20, 5-17-38 PM)

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