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A command line tool that creates variants of your icon by adding badge overlays

A command line tool that creates variants of your icon by adding badge overlays

Badgy

Badgy is a command line tool that creates variants of your icon by adding badge overlays.

Features

  • ✅ Small (square) and long (rectangular) labels
  • ✅ Position it on top, left, bottom, right, topLeft, topRight, bottomLeft, bottomRight, center
  • ✅ Supports rotation (long badge only)
  • ✅ Converts your icon to different sizes already
  • ✅ 🚀 Ability to automatically replace your .appiconasset, mainting the same name and sizes

Disclaimer

This tool is NOT meant to create production ready icons. As I see myself constantly using at least 4 variants of the same application for B2B customers (think of 1 environment for DEV, QA, UAT, PROD and more), I quickly created this tool to differentiate the application icon for those variants.

There are many things that might not work as you expect, and there are many others that you wish this could do. Feel free to contribute to the project and make it better.

Dependency

This tool depends on ImageMagick. If not installed with brew make sure to install this dependency yourself:

brew install imagemagick

Installation

Homebrew (recommended)

brew tap arthurpalves/formulae
brew install badgy

Mint

mint install arthurpalves/badgy

Make

git clone https://github.com/arthurpalves/badgy.git
cd badgy
make install

Swift Package Manager

Use as CLI

git clone https://github.com/arthurpalves/badgy.git
cd badgy
swift run badgy

Usage

Usage: badgy <command> [options]

A command-line tool to add labels to your app icon

Commands:
  small           Add small square label to app icon
  long            Add rectangular label to app icon
  help            Prints help information
  version         Prints the current version of this app

Small badge

Small is a square badge containing only 1 character.

Usage: badgy small <char> <icon> [options]

Add small square label to app icon

Options:
  -h, --help                Show help information
  -p, --position <value>    Position on which to place the badge
  -r, --replace             Indicates Badgy should replace the input icon
                            Only works if input is of format .appiconasset
  -v, --verbose             Log tech details for nerds

Example

badgy small A ~/MyIcon.png --position topRight

a_small_sample

Long badge

Long is a rectangular badge containing up to 4 characters.

Usage: badgy long <labelText> <icon> [options]

Add rectangular label to app icon

Options:
  -a, --angle <value>       Rotation angle of the badge
  -h, --help                Show help information
  -p, --position <value>    Position on which to place the badge
  -r, --replace             Indicates Badgy should replace the input icon
                            Only works if input is of format .appiconasset
  -v, --verbose             Log tech details for nerds

Example

badgy long BETA ~/MyIcon.png --angle 15 --position bottom

beta_long_sample

Replace your icon directly

The acceptable formats for your input icon are: .png, .jpg and .appiconasset.
If the later is used, Badgy will find the largest image available in the asset to serve as input.

--replace

Replace is a flag that you can use alongside your .appiconasset input, it will iterate over all images available in the asset and convert the largest icon to the respective size, this allows Badgy to maintain the same amount of files, same names and same sizes.

✅ Perfect for any icon set -> iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, macOS

badgy long TEST MyProjectSource/Assets.xcassets/AppIcon.appiconasset --angle 15 --position bottom --replace

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