- You design or develop iOS applications? Crunch is a simple yet powerful utility to extract the content of iOS application files (.ipa or .app) and to make nifty icons easy-peasy. But that's not all.
Export iOS application material
Note: For apps built for iOS 7: image resources may be lacking because they are packaged in a private asset catalog. Unfortunately, there is no public APIs to access to this catalog.
- Export all the resource files.
- Export bundled icons.
- Reverse the optimization on PNG images and preview them on your Mac.
- Batch operations: Drop a folder of applications onto Crunch to export them all.
- Export options: keeps the folders hierarchy, only export the highest definition images (retina).
- Smart filters to export some kinds of files: images, media, bundled icons.
- Bundled icons can be rounded automatically at the perfect radius.
- Make icons from iOS Applications or from raw artwork images.
- Create icons from 16 pixels to 1024 pixels.
- Style Presets — original flat icon with or without rounded corners, decorated: icons rendered with shadows, glows and strokes.
- Use iOS 6 or iOS 7 style icon. iOS 7 superellipse shape is supported.
- Export icons assets in all the required sizes for the application bundle.
Quick Look iOS applications
- See iOS applications with awesome thumbnails in the Finder.
- Display full-size application icon in the Preview Panel.
- Automatically finds apps from your iTunes Library, or using Spotlight, or from a given Folder.
- With Spotlight, Crunch will find any application on your Mac whatever the folder.
- Browse all the apps and filter them by platform — iPhone, iPad, or Universal.
- Use the Zoom Slider to preview the icons up to their original size and reveal all the crazy details in the icons.
Ready For Mavericks (OS X 10.9)
- Gatekeeper Friendly (Developer ID).
Retina DisplayReady for High Resolution: Text and images look sharp on a Retina Display, the UI has been optimized to take the advantage of the High Resolution.
They talk about Crunch
Federico Viticci, MacStories – Crunch does one thing very well, and I’m sure it can become an invaluable tool for anyone who designs and develops for iOS and wants to “know more” about apps and how they’re created, at least from a graphical standpoint.
Jacob Penderworth, Mac.AppStorm – 10/10. Extracting the contents of an iOS app can be confusing, but this app makes it effortless.
Tim Van Damme, @2x – A great way to learn how to design for mobile is by examining other apps. Even better is looking at the resource files and how they’ve been sliced.
Crunch requires Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or higher.
For OS X Lion (10.7), Xcode 4 is needed to revert iOS-optimized PNGs for normal viewing.
You can download Xcode 4 from the Mac App Store for free.
How to buy?
Crunch is only offered on this website via FastSpring. The app is not available on the Mac App Store. You can check our terms and conditions here.
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