iBug for Mac

2.5 MB   531 downloads
1.2 Commercialware    
A minimalist Mac OS X application that offers you the possibility to place an animated ladybug on your desktop, together with sound effects.

editor's review





Cute animations have the potential to brighten up your day and iBug is definitely taking advantage of that. The small status bar app places a cute ladybug on your Mac’s screen and the animation will roam and fly around your wallpaper.

Realistic ladybug design

The ladybug graphics used for the iBug animation highly resembles a real insect and the movement patterns are quite random. However, since iBug is placed under all your windows and desktop icons, the animation will not interrupt your activity.

Minimalist customization options

iBug will place a small icon in your status bar menu which allows you to access the app’s Preferences window and decide to launch it at startup.

Within the Preferences window, if the “Mouse Enabled” function is active, you can click on the ladybug animation to make it fly. The same area enables you to toggle the sound effects and adjust their volume.

Noteworthy is the fact that iBug runs properly on Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7 but you might have issues on Mountain Lion or Mavericks. During our test, only a quarter of the ladybug shape was visible when we ran iBug on on Mac OS X 10.9.

Last but not least, even though it is a small application, iBug can take up to 11% of your CPU and around 30MB of RAM (this data has been generated by testing iBug on a 2.16GHz Intel iMac with 2GB RAM running Mac OS X 10.6.8).

Cute ladybug animation for your desktop

Simple and unobtrusive, iBug is a small application that has the potential to help you relax while working on your daily tasks. On the other hand, the sound effects or the user interaction function can be easily disabled if you find them distracting.

iBug was reviewed by Iulia Ivan
Last updated on September 21st, 2015
iBug - iBug places an animated ladybug on your desktop and you will be able to interact with it by using the mouse, or toggle the bug volume on or off

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