Bring Color Icons Back to the Mac OS X Finder Easily with SideEffects
If you want color icons back in your OS X Finder window sidebar but don’t want to deal with the existing procedures of manually installing SIMBL and the other components, grab SideEffects instead. SideEffects is a simple package that includes the three necessary components to add color back to Finder sidebar icons; SIMBL, ColorfulSidebar, and RelaunchFinder, all wrapped into a single easy to use installer to shorten the process considerably. Gone will be the drab grayscale icons, welcome back the color.
SideEffects works with OS X 10.7.4 or later including Mountain Lion (supposedly).
For those wondering what is being installed and where it’s going, the files added by SideEffects are as follows:
Also note that RelaunchFinder.app is also added to the active users login items so that the color icons take effect on each reboot or login.