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.
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!
Mac Update ↓
Corner Stone ↓
Image Spark ↓
Contactizer Pro ↓
Microsoft Office 2008 ↓
Delicious Library ↓
Parallels Desktop ↓
Embraceware Awaken ↓
Zykloid Posterino ↓
Eternal Storms Flickery ↓
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. ;)