It's a good icon program but waaayyy too much money for it. It does have a nice interface is is very easy to use, even for beginners, has plenty of options, good scaling, etc... However, there are numerous other apps to create icons just as good for free. If it was cheaper, I wouldn't mind it but after comparing it, I didn't feel it was anything special. I can create excellent icons in Gimp and that's free or numerous others. Yes it is a good icon program, I don't deny it but not for the price. If it was MUCH lower in price, I would have rated it higher. I would still recommend it, but only if someone wants to pay that much for it.
The software developer responded to this review on Sep 15, 2008:
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When I got the job to design some icons for our products,I was too nervous to sleep. Heard of the IconCool Studio 6 from one of my oldest guys specializing in the icon design, I tried. The IconCool Mixer built in this product made me accomplish several icons fast and successfully. Meanwhile, because of my stupidity, I had made some mistakes in registration process. With the help of the supports guys and I got their fast response and IM service to resolve my questions.
As an image software fan, I have used each version of IconCool Studio because I really love it. From the version 3 to version 5, its bright and new interface and easy-to-use impressed on me deeply, but I found it unstable when running and with bugs. To my surprise, the new version of 6 makes me satisfied. The previous bugs have been fixed, the stability also has been enhanced, especially, I am experiencing its unique marquee operation beyond comparison with any other icon design software. I really hope that the IconCool folks can get me better and better image gifts.