Today, we announce the winners of the Powerpack licenses giveaway & send out the discount code. Find out how you can take advantage of the discount code too!Read More
Last week, we invited Alfred users to submit their own custom themes for version 1.2. You contributed in droves with over fifty themes to choose from! With your help, we have now picked the themes that will make it into the Alfred core. The two hottest themes in this competition will be added to the Powerpack; Dark and Smooth and Pistachio.Read More
[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.
The competition is running today so if you think this could be your lucky day, hop over to the Alfred Xmas calendar to find out how to enter. You'll need to click on day number 9, but why not explore the other treats as well?
We'll announce the 3 lucky winners on Friday, 10th December 2010.
We can't believe today is December 1st already - There are only a few weeks left until Christmas! And to make the run-up to the holidays a bit sweeter, we have prepared a special Alfred Christmas Calendar.
Every day, we'll present a useful hint on using Alfred, a productivity tip from our years of
reading GTD books while procrastinating experience or simply a fun video that made our day. This is your chance to discover some of the features you may have missed so far.