I was impressed by the sharp looking interface and vast feature set. You can draw icons with automatic anti-aliasing--very cool.
But I have been disappointed because both versions of this software that I have purchased (
3.31 and 5.23) have been very, very buggy. Program crashes often, locks files sometimes that it is trying to save to, tools behave erratically, etc. I do not know how they can release this as a finished product. It appears to me to be still in early beta.
I have both versions mentioned above and I have to switch between them because a certain feature will cause the program to crash in one version and not in the other version and vice versa.
I really like the program and wish very much that it was solid. It would be a great program for the money if they would get the bugs fixed.
Price: Free Trial ($39.95)
The software developer responded to this review on Aug 19, 2008:
Thank you for your review our product IconCool Studio Pro and your long period of great concerns our products. After our IconCool Studio Pro released, we found some illegal cracking versions had circulated in market.
To protect our intellectual property rights and our customers right, we began to use some software protectors for preventing the software cracking since the end of 2007, which might result in the actions unstable. Under our team hard working, it is happy to say that the new upgrade version: IconCool Studio 6, has just been released, some special functions offered in this version. Meanwhile, we welcome your contacting us for the free upgrade to
IconCool Studio 6 and give us your precious suggestion. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will send the latest version of IconCool Studio.
Thank you so much.
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