Competition: Get your custom theme included in Alfred’s core

[Update: Time to go let us know which of these 56 themes you’d love to see included in Alfred v1.2. Pop over to the Facebook album and dish out the thumbs up.]

Since we launched Alfred two years ago, users of the free version have been able to choose between a light and dark colour theme. When Lion was released, we added a matching theme to celebrate its arrival. Today, we are looking for new and exciting custom themes for Alfred and are turning to you!

If we choose your theme to add to the Alfred core, you’ll get recognition in front of a million users as well as some unique Alfred goodies. Read on to find out how to participate or vote.

Contributing your own theme

To participate, create the most gorgeous custom colour theme for Alfred and post a link to the screenshot and theme file in the comments below. You have until Thursday 12th April to submit your theme.

In your comment on this blog post, include:

  • A link to a screenshot of your theme
  • A link to the theme file
  • A valid email address (in the address field) so that we can contact you

To participate, you need to have your own Powerpack license and the theme needs to work well for common uses (e.g. over other windows).

Don’t know how to export your theme? Have a look at this knowledge base item.

If your theme has a fun name or a story, we’d love to hear it :)

Voting for your favourite theme

By Friday 13th April, we’ll put all of the themes on our Facebook page where you can look through the album we’ve created to vote for your favourites. We’ll post a link to the album here on Friday but you can join us on Facebook now to get a headstart!

Pop by our Facebook photo album to like your favourite themes so that they’re in with a chance to be included in version 1.2!

To vote, click the Like button on Facebook for the themes you love the most. At the end of the week, we’ll pick 2 of the 5 themes you’ve liked the most to include in Alfred’s core set of themes.

This means that if your custom theme wins, over a million Alfred users will be able to pick it as their everyday theme. Instant celebrity status! ;)

The two winners will get the following:

  • An upgrade from single user license to mega supporter (for a lifetime of Alfred updates) or a single license for a friend
  • Their theme and name published as part of Alfred’s core themes for all users to see
  • Some Alfred goodies (stickers and keyboard brushes) in the mail

What are you waiting for? Set your inner artist free and create a beautiful Alfred custom theme and submit it before Thursday for your chance at these prizes.

55 thoughts on “Competition: Get your custom theme included in Alfred’s core

  1. I find most of the themes for Alfred to be too distracting, Alfred is about accessing things on your computer as easily as possible and the theme should not get in the way of that.

    I have created this theme to be clean and very usable, while still looking nice! Hope it’s useful!

    http://jameswyse.net/misc/alfred-theme-clean-blue/

    Cheers and thanks again for an awesome app!

    James Wyse

  2. It’s a bit naff you have to already own the Powerpack to be eligible for the competition; I was hoping I could enter to win it in the first place. For what it’s worth, I designed a couple of themes in Photoshop – since I can’t share them directly I’d be happy to give the photoshop swatches to anyone who is interested.

    Lions: http://cl.ly/2m041M220T210L090Y35

    and

    Tigers: http://cl.ly/2r0O1G1t2p1g2s2s282W

    oh my!

  3. So here’s my attempt at a theme. So I’ve been on a Doctor Who kick here lately so when creating a theme it turned out slightly resembling the Tardis (“It’s bigger on the inside.”). Hope you enjoy.

    Screenshot: http://cl.ly/FmGw
    Download Link: http://cl.ly/FmLg

  4. Time to let us know which of these themes are your favourites by liking them in this Facebook album:

    http://goo.gl/Gm0iE

    We’d love to hear which ones you’d like to see in Alfred v1.2 :)

    - Vero

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