An OS X Yosemite Theme for Alfred

With Apple’s exciting announcement of OS X Yosemite due in autumn, bringing some lovely visual improvements to your Mac, we thought we would create a beautiful new Yosemite-inspired theme for Alfred for you to download.

Yosemite

How to get the look

Install the Yosemite theme for Alfred v2 (You’ll need the Powerpack for custom themes).

Simply click on the link above and the Alfred preferences will pop up to the theme tab. Click the “import” button and you’ll be up and running with the new theme.

You can fine tune the theme in the Appearance preferences, go to the theme Options tab and tweak your visual settings to hide the Alfred hat and the preferences cog. The result subtext is also hidden in the screenshot above, which makes Alfred nice and clean looking.

A fuzzy touch

Want the slick blur effect from the screenshot above? Download Tyler Eich’s Blur workflow and set the blur to “medium” to soften Alfred’s background so you can see him clearly over other windows.

Customising the theme

This theme was created using Alfred’s theme editor in the preferences, so don’t forget that once you’ve imported the theme, you can tweak it as you like. Whether you prefer a different colour, rounder corners or a larger look, you can make the theme your own.

In the theme preferences, here’s how you can change the theme:

  • Hold the Cmd key and hover over the various text and window areas to increase their size if you’d like a larger theme. Alternatively, hover over the corners to change the roundness.
  • Hold the Alt key to change fonts or Ctrl to change all theme fonts to the one you’re hovering over.
  • Click anywhere on the theme to change the colour of text, backgrounds or separator lines.

Feeling inspired? You can find numerous themes and share your own on Packal, a user-created Alfred workflows and themes site by Shawn Rice, as well as in the Alfred forum’s themes section.