40 Inspiring And Creative Mac DMG Designs

Have you ever downloaded an application on your Mac from the web and a nifty-looking window pops-up asking you to double click or drag the icon to the applications folder in order to complete the setup?

This is a DMG file – also known as ‘Apple Disk Image’ – ultimately it allows the application to store compressed files and information on a virtual disk so that it may act similar to a data storage device. Not only are DMG files easy to work with, but some are pure works of art that genuinely inspire.

Why Design Attention-Grabbing DMGs?

If you ask why anyone would add illustration and other eye-catching attributes to a DMG file knowing the user has already decided to download the app, then I would ask you to look at it from the software company’s perspective, and you’ll realize that they’ve found a way to captivate the user to the point that clicking (or dragging) to complete the setup is interesting and possibly exciting.

Some software companies use the DMG to add catchy lines, messages, and further advertise their products as well. All in all the following apps have turned DMGs into a creative and colourful piece of your Mac.

The Showcase

These 40 Inspiring and Creative Mac DMGs are sure to keep you wanting for more. Let us know which ones we missed and the ones you like best!

AppZapper ↓

Mac DMG

Mflow ↓

Mac DMG

Alfred ↓

Mac DMG

ColorSchemer ↓

Mac DMG

Pastebot ↓

Mac DMG

Mac Update ↓

Mac DMG

TinyGrab ↓

Mac DMG

Machinarium ↓

Mac DMG

PostBox ↓

Mac DMG

TV-Browser ↓

Mac DMG

Wallet ↓

Mac DMG

CleanMyMac ↓

Mac DMG

RapidWeaver ↓

Mac DMG

Corner Stone ↓

Mac DMG

Snippet ↓

Mac DMG

Clarus ↓

Mac DMG

Image Spark ↓

Mac DMG

Opera ↓

Mac DMG

1Password ↓

Mac DMG

CartLoom ↓

Mac DMG

Snowtape ↓

Mac DMG

MacJournal ↓

Mac DMG

Contactizer Pro ↓

Mac DMG

Microsoft Office 2008 ↓

Mac DMG

DaisyDisk ↓

Mac DMG

Delicious Library ↓

Mac DMG

iClip ↓

Mac DMG

Typeset ↓

Mac DMG

MacDust ↓

Mac DMG

VirusBarrier ↓

Mac DMG

LittleSnapper ↓

Mac DMG

Parallels Desktop ↓

Mac DMG

Embraceware Awaken ↓

Mac DMG

BareBones ↓

Mac DMG

OmniFocus ↓

Mac DMG

Voila ↓

Mac DMG

Zykloid Posterino ↓

Mac DMG

Eternal Storms Flickery ↓

Mac DMG

Adium ↓

Mac DMG

Cha-Ching ↓

Mac DMG

Your Turn To Talk

I hope you enjoyed this post and found some of those designs inspiring! Please let us know which ones are your favorites. ;)

Comments

  1. says

    Wow! This is a pretty big list…. wonderful presentations in different tastes. Thanks for bringing all in one place….

  2. says

    Anyone know of a tutorial on how to make these? I’ve always wanted to know but never found a good explanation. Thanks.

  3. says

    I liked TinyGrab and the Delicious Library. A well-designed DMG would make me think, “Hey they even took the trouble to design and be creative with this, that’s great!”
    This shows me that they’re serious about what they’re doing. Even taking the time to design it even after they’re sure that users have already downloaded the application. Thanks for the round up!

  4. says

    nice to see a post with mac specific stuff, i had honestly thought lots of time be4 about these dmg designs and the lack of effort on some of them, gladly they keep improving, or some of them at least :)

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