Remove Leather Appearance from Address Book & iCal Easily with Lion Tweaks
There’s a strong love and hate relationship with the leather UI skeuomorphism that has adorned many OS X and iOS apps as of late, and if you’re in the “hate” crowd then you’ll probably be pleased to discover that a free tool called Lion Tweaks makes removing the leather appearance from the interfaces of Address Book and iCal easier than ever.
No more manually changing iCal UI files, Lion Tweaks includes two simple one-button installers to change the leather user interface back to the traditional aluminum appearance. Reversing the change back to the default leather look is just as easy.
- Get LionTweaks free from the developer (follow the little blue download link to get it free, paypal isn’t necessary)
We’ve discussed Lion Tweaks before as a helpful tool for those looking to customize Mac OS X without getting into the nitty gritty of defaults write commands. The newest version supports both OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion, and includes a variety of helpful tweaks like showing the Library folder, always showing scrollbars, and enabling AirDrop for unsupported Macs and ethernet, and many other tricks we’ve covered here before.