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xcambar
2008-08-05, 12:00 AM
Hi,
I discovered this morning the ability to load/save themes for OmniFocus ('Style' pane of the Preferences). I don't know since when this has been available, but whatever, the thing is great. I'm with no doubt part of those people claiming that Omnifocus is brilliant but could do some effort on UI.
No doubt that theming is a first step to a better UI design (although theming in essence doesn't effect design).

Along with the above considerations, I have a question regarding themes:

Does a repository for themes exist at the OmniGroup, or somewhere else over the net? I'd love to see what omni did, and compare it to user-defined themes.
Even better : are some themes already available in the app's bundle?

xmas
2008-08-11, 01:31 PM
There are still some theme issues we're sorting out.

But I know that I and some others at Omni have been playing around with the typography, and I think we even changed some of the defaults pretty recently.

At this time we don't plan to include any themes in the bundle. We'd much rather make sure that the defaults work well for the majority of folks.

a11en
2008-09-05, 03:56 PM
This theme idea may solve the 3x5 card printing and data-density problem that has compeletly frustrated me with Omnifocus. It would be nice to save the column spacing as well so that we can pack more in during printing.

Now, as long as perspectives can switch themes, I think we're onto a printing solution to 3x5 cards... it would also be nice to group printing out by project only or by context only... i.e., one 3x5 card per project, or one 3x5 card per context (of course these may need to spill onto other cards as well, but should make a "new page" break at the end of their record.)

I have some playing to do to figure this out I guess...

Bill Van Hecke
2008-09-16, 01:15 PM
Here's a little typography-based (rather than indentation-based) theme I'm working on for my own use. Please let me know what you think of it.

Screenshot: http://skitch.com/wctvh/sbji/perspective-due

Theme: http://jetfuel.metalbat.com/blah/Elements.ofocus-theme

whpalmer4
2008-09-16, 02:16 PM
Wow, trying to load that theme totally sent OF into the weeds! CPU meter is still pinned several minutes later... I'll send in a trace. Oh, and then pressing Reset got the same result, followed by a crash. There might still be some room for optimization here :)

deadsunrise
2008-09-21, 04:07 AM
I always have omnifocus open on the laptop while I'm working on the external display and I don't like having a white bright screen on the side so I just made a darker template.


Screenshots:

http://www.frozen-layer.com/images/noticia/Picture%201.png

http://www.frozen-layer.com/images/noticia/Picture%202.png


Download link:
http://www.frozen-layer.com/images/noticia/CurrentTheme.ofocus-theme

I did it in a couple of minutes and it's not too good so if someone improves it I would appreciate if they post it here.

drobati
2008-10-03, 09:37 AM
I love theming, so I made this. I call it 'Ist Grun'.

Screenshot:
http://tinyurl.com/4kmush

Drop.io of File and Screenshot
http://drop.io/istgrun

Enjoy.

CrzyMke
2008-10-28, 12:19 PM
I thought this thread deserved a bump - it seems like the theming issues have been mostly fleshed out. Do people have any themes out there that they love - or is anyone building a repository (as the OP asked about)?

I'm still trying to put one together that makes sense - but I'd love to see what some of the more creatively-inclined OFers have come up with.

LawDaddy
2008-11-09, 02:46 PM
I was just going through some of the threads and looking to freshen up my themes and came across some good ones! This thread deserves a double-bump!

I, too, work late at night and don't like the bright default display. I like the dark theme posted above, but does anyone know if we will be able to change the colors of the check boxes? They (along with other navigation items) can get lost on dark backgrounds... Perhaps just making any navigation elements on the same item line inherit the corresponding text's color???

erifneerg
2009-01-05, 10:08 AM
I always have omnifocus open on the laptop while I'm working on the external display and I don't like having a white bright screen on the side so I just made a darker template.


Screenshots:

http://www.frozen-layer.com/images/noticia/Picture%201.png

http://www.frozen-layer.com/images/noticia/Picture%202.png


Download link:
http://www.frozen-layer.com/images/noticia/CurrentTheme.ofocus-theme

I did it in a couple of minutes and it's not too good so if someone improves it I would appreciate if they post it here.

I love this theme but some of the box are showing weird.

my Inbox is coming up as such:

http://img.skitch.com/20090105-knq561cngfcaby6g8mwrcgqh5i.png

and the input shows like this:
http://img.skitch.com/20090105-q24xh2kktyqwcufyc79nwch5q8.png

if these two where fixed some how, I'd love this sooo much.

Schlaefer
2009-03-09, 02:14 AM
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/4796/schlaeferyellow1.th.png (http://img171.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schlaeferyellow1.png)

Download (http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/33642/OmniFocus/SchlaeferYellow1.ofocus-theme)

marekp
2009-03-10, 04:13 PM
Hi,

just noticed this thread after my post (http://forums.omnigroup.com/showthread.php?p=56478#post56478)

So I guess this is the right place to put this:

the default style of Omnifocus was a little to heavy for me so I created this minimal version. You can download it from here. (http://marek.monoid.net/stuff/omni/omni_theme.htm)
(The Possibilities to change the style in Omnifocus is limited so this theme is just a little step in a simpler direction)

Changes made:
⁍ Lineheight and child intend reduced (the theme data format is actual kind of xml file where you can adjust some details better than in omnifocus)
⁍ Type has less contrast
⁍ Smaller Fontsize
⁍ No next action or single action highlighting
⁍ and some other minor changes.

Install Instructions:
Exctract the zip file and douple Click it's content("Omnifocus_minimal...ofocus-theme"). Omnifocus will ask you if you want to use this theme. Click replace. (You can go back to the default theme anytime).


download. (http://marek.monoid.net/stuff/omni/omni_theme.htm)

http://marek.monoid.net/stuff/omni/Omnifocus_minimal_small.jpg

ext555
2009-03-11, 10:28 AM
Nice Job ! it's sort of relaxing in a way : )
Sort of like a yellow legal pad .. [Schlaefer's theme ]
This would be great for those wanting to use OF for Mark Forsters focus list .

marekp
2009-03-12, 04:09 AM
made an update of the theme because the type in the quick entry window was accidently very bright.

webalstrom
2009-03-13, 05:48 AM
Is there a way to apply a theme but not have it used when printing? I like some of these themes being posted, but when trying to print on a black and white laser printer, it does not look very good. Even when checking off "black and white printing" the backgrounds still come out in various shades of gray (as well as the type, depending on what kind of action it is).

Thanks for any help/advice.

Eric

whpalmer4
2009-03-13, 10:30 AM
You can switch between two themes fairly easily by putting aliases to the theme files in your dock, on your desktop, etc. Double-click on the printing theme, whip off the print job, double-click on the screen them... It would be nice if OmniFocus could be a bit smarter about not reminding you to save the settings if they are unchanged from when loaded, although perhaps it would be effort just as well spent allowing one to specify a different theme for printing purposes in your case...

deadsunrise
2009-05-11, 01:10 PM
I'm using omnifocus much more since I made this transparent theme:

http://www.frozen-layer.com/images/noticia/omni_trans.png

chasereeves
2009-05-24, 05:28 PM
I'm glad to find this theme thread; it's good to see how others are styling OF... Hope to see more. I'm not a UI designer, and would like to see what some pros might do.

One of the things i messed with is the idea of a RED overdue task. It totally made me anxious and dogmatic about my workflow. So instead I went for the theme here. It's completely changed my "feeling" about looking at my tasks.

Bright highlight for tasks overdue feels less like i've made horrible errors with my time. Lighter highlighting for tasks due soon. and no highlighting for tasks available, but not urgent or required. This is how I roll in OF.

Like i said, not a UI designer and would definitely love to see what more people are using. And would really be interested in seeing how I can make this look better.

lolajl
2009-05-26, 02:17 AM
Is there a theme switcher in the Prefs section? It would make sense to have a Prefs tab where you are presented with a list of themes, in addition to default, and a button for "Reset" for when you wan to go back to OF's default theme.

chasereeves
2009-05-26, 08:19 AM
Is there a theme switcher in the Prefs section? It would make sense to have a Prefs tab where you are presented with a list of themes, in addition to default, and a button for "Reset" for when you wan to go back to OF's default theme.

In preferences, you can go to "Style" and bottom left is a little gear that comes up with a menu to load and save new themes. You can also copy and paste styles from this menu.

lolajl
2009-05-26, 10:52 AM
Thanks!

lolajl
2009-05-26, 11:06 AM
I'm using omnifocus much more since I made this transparent theme:

How did you make this transparent?

Brian
2009-05-27, 02:24 PM
How did you make this transparent?

It's a feature of the Mac OS X color picker panel - any color can be made more or less opaque. At the bottom of the panel, there's an "Opacity" slider. 0% opacity is transparent.

simplicitybliss
2009-06-09, 05:33 AM
Moving back to OmniFocus from The Hit List I was starting to miss parts of the style the The Hit List had, so I build the below theme.

http://img.skitch.com/20090922-byby8r3rnqf9ykmtjae5m55y3p.png

Feel free to download here (http://simplicityisbliss.com/making-omnifocus-look-good-with-themes/).

Jupiter
2009-06-10, 12:07 PM
:) Great nice theme thanks. :p

spoofboy
2009-06-29, 01:52 PM
here's my contribution ... coming back over from Things so needed something soothing on the eyes.

please see the screenshot - however, i'm using a custom font that is derived from Futura so your results may differ.

hope this is useful to someone out there!

solarisjon
2009-07-01, 11:46 AM
Thought I would share this....

http://www.myifun.us/files/CleanJTheme


I was designed so I can clearly see groups and projects etc and to keep things fairly concise.

ext555
2009-07-01, 12:32 PM
is this downloadable ?

whpalmer4
2009-07-01, 01:10 PM
Yes, it is. Right click and Saved Link File As... if in Safari. If you add ".ofocus-theme" as the extension, you can double-click the file to load it. Don't forget to save your old settings as a theme first if you might want to go back to them.

ext555
2009-07-01, 01:37 PM
Thanks ! I knew I was missing somethig : )

Simon
2009-07-08, 09:34 AM
Here's a smooth, subtle theme... with a 'pro' feel to it.

Anna_Kettner
2009-08-28, 10:21 AM
I really like the dark theme in post 26 - but icant open it.

whpalmer4
2009-08-28, 10:38 AM
After you unzip the file, rename it to have .ofocus-theme as the extension. At that point you should be able to double-click it and have it load. Alternatively, go to the Style preferences in OF, click the little gear at the bottom left, and choose Load Theme, then select the file (it won't matter if you've renamed it with this approach).

druido
2009-08-30, 11:34 AM
Hi,
I'm new to the forum, but I've been reading its posts for a long time. As this forum has been very helpful for me, I think it's time to give something back. So, attached you find the theme I'm using now (OF 1.7.1), and a couple of screenshots that illustrate a few more tweaks I've made by replacing some icons inside Omnifocus.app with icons “borrowed” from… ehm… The Hit List and Things (such icons are not attached).

My perspective window is always open to the left of the screen. For those who are curious about my toolbar, from left to right you find: inbox, project/context mode, focus, inspector, due items, important (aka flagged) items, clean up, (weekly) review, mark reviewed, the “Project Folder” and “Project Notes” applescripts that I've found in this forum, the search field, the view bar button, and OF's “split/merge window” applescripts (with custom icons downloaded from http://iconfactory.com/freeware/).

pgsimas
2009-08-31, 03:48 PM
How did you get the icons in place on your OF theme?

druido
2009-08-31, 11:54 PM
The icons are found in the Resources folder of the package contents of the respective applications. For OF:

1) close OF;
2) find OF's application icon in the Finder and right-click on it;
3) choose "Show Package Contents".

Some icon files are in Contents/Frameworks/OmniFocusInterface.framework/Resources/ (Context.pdf, Folder.pdf, Project.pdf, …), others are in Contents/Resources/ (e.g., Projects.pdf, etc…). Just replace those files (backup OF first).

The icons I have used are mostly from THL, apart from the Library icon, which is from Things. In those applications, they are stored as png images: I have copied them, converted them into pdf with Preview, renamed them appropriately and put them inside OF's package content.

I did these changes because, for me, the small project and context icons look too similar. Now I can visually distinguish between them much better.
The drawback is that, when you update OF, these changes may get lost.

pgsimas
2009-09-01, 01:13 PM
pretty amazing. Thanks for the tip!

jamesafoster
2009-09-04, 09:27 PM
I have fallen in love with Themes! BUT...I cannot find any way to change the background and text colors in the Quick Entry box. Is there any way to change those?

Greg Jones
2009-09-05, 04:32 AM
I have fallen in love with Themes! BUT...I cannot find any way to change the background and text colors in the Quick Entry box. Is there any way to change those?

No, what you see is what you get in Quick Entry. I'd like an option to change this also, as I'd rather see a HUD-style theme for Quick Entry.

curt.clifton
2009-09-05, 07:38 AM
And, as usual, use Help → Send Feedback to get a formal feature request into the dev. database.

Megamoose
2009-09-08, 06:31 PM
Here is a theme I've developed over the past few weeks and have been extremely happy with it. I tried many variations with different themes and so many used similar fonts and sizes, making the tasks somewhat run together visually. I tried to create a nice, clean look that's elegant and easy on the eyes. Enjoy!

ext555
2009-09-09, 08:28 AM
Nice clean theme : ) thanks for sharing !

Jupiter
2009-09-11, 04:29 AM
Hello, I like the excel presentation of tasks.
It helps me to read my all tasks in a very short time and stay focus.
Does anyone has a script template which could make OF presentation of contexts and project tasks like on excel ? Thanks

jjb
2009-10-04, 10:18 PM
Here's a smooth, subtle theme... with a 'pro' feel to it.

Really nice, thanks for sharing!

Jupiter
2009-10-05, 11:22 PM
Here is a professional theme which is easy to read on the rush. Hope you will like it - Hope it will upload it.... Last try if it doesnt upload i ask the ninjas.

vijaykiran
2009-10-11, 01:38 AM
Clean Theme
Download: http://www.vijaykiran.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Clean.ofocus-theme.zip

RobTrew
2009-10-12, 05:17 AM
I personally prefer to foreground the data, and minimize any visual contrasts which are low on information content.

A simple theme (http://bit.ly/2baYp9) (a kind of plain yellow pad) which suits me well enough:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3488/4004760636_0e12d4ae17.jpg

--

SandManMattSH
2009-12-02, 09:53 PM
I always have omnifocus open on the laptop while I'm working on the external display and I don't like having a white bright screen on the side so I just made a darker template.


Screenshots:

http://www.frozen-layer.com/images/noticia/Picture%201.png

http://www.frozen-layer.com/images/noticia/Picture%202.png


Download link:
http://www.frozen-layer.com/images/noticia/CurrentTheme.ofocus-theme

I did it in a couple of minutes and it's not too good so if someone improves it I would appreciate if they post it here.

For some reason the transparency is not being imported with the theme. This is by far the best one I've seen in this thread.

deadsunrise
2009-12-03, 01:10 PM
Months ago I started a sinatra app to collect OF themes with comments and screenshots. Never made it public because I didn't finished it but I fixed some errors this morning and it seems to be working:

http://ofthemes.com

If someone wants to add or delete a theme please mail it to me at deadsunrise@deadsunrise.net (the upload function is not working yet)

Tacitus
2009-12-09, 02:54 AM
Like the look of some of the themes but how do I get back to the default?

Greg Jones
2009-12-09, 03:28 AM
Like the look of some of the themes but how do I get back to the default?

From the Help file:

To get to the Style preferences, just choose Preferences from the OmniFocus menu, then click the Style icon. As you adjust the styles, keep in mind that you can always click the Reset button at the bottom of the pane to return to the default settings.

deadsunrise
2009-12-09, 03:33 AM
In Omnifocus -> Preferences -> Style there's a Reset button to do that.

SandManMattSH
2009-12-09, 03:36 AM
Like the look of some of the themes but how do I get back to the default?
Preferences > Style
Click the Reset button

Tacitus
2009-12-09, 08:20 AM
Thanks guys. I looked there but didn't see it :)

Too much of the Christmas spirit too early.......

Todd412
2009-12-17, 12:22 PM
Months ago I started a sinatra app to collect OF themes with comments and screenshots. Never made it public because I didn't finished it but I fixed some errors this morning and it seems to be working:

http://ofthemes.com

If someone wants to add or delete a theme please mail it to me at deadsunrise@deadsunrise.net (the upload function is not working yet)

That's a great site, thanks for putting those up!

Like others who have posted here, I have omnifocus (and omnioutliner!) open on my laptop literally all the time while I'm working on my big screen. It's an awesome arrangement-- but the bright glaring background becomes annoying.

As such, I have been trying to come up with a good "inversed" theme-- light text on a black background-- since I find this much easier to look at. Luckily this is easy to do in XCode and Terminal (see attached screenshots) but is not really possible in omnifocus (or omnioutliner) because the little fold-up triangles and checkboxes don't change colors with the text-- they are always black, no matter what. For my needs, this is really the only thing wrong with these applications.

I filed a feature request for this recently (and one for omnioutliner several years ago!) but apparently it hasn't come up as a high priority yet... Is anyone else here longing for this feature? I noticed on www.ofthemes.com that the first theme "transparent" is sort of inversed, but would clearly benefit if the checkboxes and triangle colors would match the text colors.

nikkibisel
2009-12-22, 12:20 AM
Hey all,

I was looking for something minimalist but with a little extra *pop* so I threw this together. Feel free to download or modify. Just take the .txt extension off of the theme.

Enjoy!

...... Sorry about the added blur - I thought it may be rude of me to have information on clients' projects up for the world to see.

deadsunrise
2010-02-05, 09:02 AM
Lately I was getting tired of the dark look of Transparent (http://ofthemes.com/theme/1) so I decided to go in the opposite direction with this theme. It's really clear with lot's of white space and I tried to focus on the typography more than the colors.

A huge screenshot showing context and planning mode: http://ofthemes.com/img/typographic-screenshot.png


I'll probably tweak it a little bit more as I use it. The lastest version will always be at http://ofthemes.com/theme/12

jjb
2010-02-06, 11:43 PM
...I fixed some errors this morning and it seems to be working:

http://ofthemes.com

If someone wants to add or delete a theme please mail it to me at deadsunrise@deadsunrise.net (the upload function is not working yet)

sweet! thanks deadsunrise!

BenBrooks
2010-03-02, 04:40 PM
Here is the current theme I am using. League Gothic (free) (http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/7-league-gothic) is the large font, with Calluna (not free) (http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/exljbris/calluna/) as the body font. Since Calluna is not free I am sure that other Serif fonts, like Georgia would look good as well.

http://files.droplr.com/files/616253/w4I2.Screen%20shot%202010-03-02%20at%204.36.24%20PM.png

Screenshot (http://drp.ly/w4I2)

Theme File (http://drp.ly/w4J66)

guylaine
2010-03-07, 12:58 AM
Here's my version of a dark theme.

dtheory
2010-03-24, 03:34 PM
I wonder if the guys at OmniGroup would be willing to share this theme shown on the OmniFocus info page...

Brian
2010-03-31, 01:01 PM
Sure! Took me a couple of days to find the folks that worked on it, but here you go. Enjoy!

dtheory
2010-04-02, 09:15 AM
thanks so much, Brian...

raiko
2010-04-09, 09:04 AM
What a beauty! I love that theme!

porschestrasse
2010-04-17, 02:27 PM
Here's one more Thanks! I really like that theme.

I'm tired about hearing about how beautiful Things is... OF is even better!

dtheory
2010-05-07, 11:17 AM
this is a tweak of a previously posted theme... enjoy!
1364
1365

joshwalsh
2010-05-10, 10:56 AM
Here's the theme I designed and use on a regular basis.

I felt the design itself should help emphasize the meaning of the todo's, not just make things look pretty. I couldn't find any themes that did things exactly as I wanted, so I created my own.

Download it from the following link and let me know what you think.

http://www.designinginteractive.com/design/introducing-the-divergence-omnifocus-theme/

sooinlee1
2010-05-15, 12:32 PM
I felt the design itself should help emphasize the meaning of the todo's, not just make things look pretty.

Agreed. Thanks for the theme!

chriswitt
2010-05-18, 09:25 AM
Lots of great themes here, but the helvetica-clean really works for me. Thanks for sharing.

thackett
2010-07-17, 03:34 AM
After applying a theme to OF, my Dock Icon Badge is black. Anyway to reconfigure that?

Cheers.

NightLion
2010-08-30, 02:57 PM
I just finished these two themes, one standard and one minimal.
I hope you enjoy them, the borders around the actions were extremely difficult to style properly.


http://www.nightlion.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/NightLion-Omnifocus-Theme.png


http://www.nightlion.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/NightLion-Omnifocus-Minimal-Theme.png


Download them here:
http://www.nightlion.net/themes/2010/two-custom-omnifocus-themes-clean-and-minimal-by-nightlion/

lachlan.scott
2010-08-30, 07:04 PM
Months ago I started a sinatra app to collect OF themes with comments and screenshots. Never made it public because I didn't finished it but I fixed some errors this morning and it seems to be working:

http://ofthemes.com

If someone wants to add or delete a theme please mail it to me at deadsunrise@deadsunrise.net (the upload function is not working yet)
Thanks for this, Deadsunrise. If I can improve on anything there, I'll submit it for others.

Greg Jones
2010-08-31, 02:32 AM
I just finished these two themes, one standard and one minimal.
I hope you enjoy them, the borders around the actions were extremely difficult to style properly.

I really like these themes-thanks for posting them! I've wanted to have my borders look like this for a long, long time. I do want to let you know that some of the colors assigned in the themes I downloaded do not match the pictures posted here. As one example, the due soon color I have is blue instead of orange. Nothing I can't adjust myself, but I thought I would mention it just the same.

I'm curious how you hide the folders in the Main Outline? If I have the same sample project under the folder 'Web', I see the following in the outline.

http://grab.by/grabs/02364fe8d64a76fb51ccc9089e1b71bc.png

Thanks again for posting-nice work!

curt.clifton
2010-09-05, 04:58 PM
I'm curious how you hide the folders in the Main Outline? If I have the same sample project under the folder 'Web', I see the following in the outline.


In the view bar, set the grouping to Ungrouped.

Greg Jones
2010-09-06, 03:27 AM
Thanks Curt-I appreciate the info.

I have an additional question for @NightLion or anyone else that may know the answer. The two themes posted also change the look of the Quick Entry window and I have never before noticed a theme that does that. Is this by accident or design, and if it is by design, how does one customize the theme to change the style of the QE window?

rebrimhall
2010-10-19, 03:43 PM
http://forums.omnigroup.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1646&stc=1&d=1287528120

My minimal theme.

macula
2010-10-19, 11:52 PM
Along somewhat different lines, I wonder if it's possible to have horizontal separators between tasks of the same order according to the 'sort' criterion.

For example, in context view (grouped by context, sorted by project):

——————————————————————
CONTEXT 1
Task 1 Project 1
Task 2 Project 1
——————————— <–- Separator!
Task 3 Project 2
——————————— <— Separator!
Task 4 Project 3
Task 5 Project 3
——————————————————————
CONTEXT 2
Task 1 Project 1
——————————— <–- Separator!
Task 2 Project 2
Task 3 Project 2
Task 4 Project 2
——————————— <— Separator!
Task 5 Project 3
——————————————————————

joshwalsh
2010-12-31, 08:04 PM
I've gotten a lot of good feedback from people on the Divergence Theme that I posted quite a while ago up higher in this thread. I've made a lot of updates based on that feedback:

http://madeforpeople.net/user-experience-blog/2010/12/31/divergence-an-omnifocus-theme.html

http://madeforpeople.net/storage/post-images/Divergence%20ScreenShot.png (http://madeforpeople.net/user-experience-blog/2010/12/31/divergence-an-omnifocus-theme.html)

Thanks for the continued feedback.

Josh

dbyler
2011-01-02, 01:43 AM
Here's Zenburn-based theme for OmniFocus:

http://bylr.net/3/2011/01/zenburn-theme-for-omnifocus/

Preview:

http://bylr.net/3/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Zenburn.png

Luna
2011-01-11, 11:06 AM
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/4796/schlaeferyellow1.th.png (http://img171.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schlaeferyellow1.png)

Download (http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/33642/OmniFocus/SchlaeferYellow1.ofocus-theme)

I absolutely adore this theme!
Easy on the eyes, just enough colour variation to separate what needs to be.

Thanks for this one Schlaefer!

st0w
2011-01-24, 12:45 AM
Here's Zenburn-based theme for OmniFocus:

http://bylr.net/3/2011/01/zenburn-theme-for-omnifocus/

Preview:

http://bylr.net/3/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Zenburn.png

Absolutely love it! Just gorgeous! Thank you!

RobTrew
2011-01-24, 11:44 AM
A plain draft theme which works well for me, though probably not glamorous enough for many :-)

Theme file attached, but the redundant lines encircling projects still have to be removed manually by unchecking "rounded" in the Preferences style dialog. (A bug, it seems, in the reading of theme files).

The visually noisy filter bar has been muted with this script (http://files.me.com/robinfrancistrew/mag7n3), using a setting of:

property alphaLabels : 0.0

As for the toolbar, I tend to switch it off, and prefer to assign keystrokes with Keyboard Maestro.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5384793185_fbdf74e7d5.jpg (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5384793185_3d8fd2abdc_o.jpg)

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judisohn
2011-01-28, 06:09 AM
I just finished these two themes, one standard and one minimal.
I hope you enjoy them, the borders around the actions were extremely difficult to style properly.

I just had to say THANK YOU.

I recently came back to OmniFocus and I was struggling with it. I didn't realize how much the garish colors, weird spacing and font was throwing me off until I tried your theme.

I tweaked your project headings ever so slightly, but essentially kept the rest as-is and OmniFocus is a whole new experience for me. So much easier to focus on the task at hand, literally.

Great job, and thanks again.

VinnyTroia
2011-03-09, 07:45 PM
Here's a simple and elegant theme.
Available on http://www.nightlion.net.

http://www.nightlion.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/OmniFocus-Theme-NightLion-3.png

I can't post URLs, so here's a link.
http://www.nightlion.net/download/NightLion_OmniFocus_v3.zip

zoom
2011-03-11, 08:55 PM
Thanks for the new NightLion.

emory
2011-08-16, 11:23 AM
hello,

a little bit about my OmniFocus theme is available on my weblog:

KVET.CH (http://kvet.ch/2011/07/16/an-omnifocus-theme-emoryfocus/)

i use color to indicate "severity" or availability of tasks, it makes the things that are "past-due" stand out and shame me.

by all means reuse, remix, just don't call it emoryfocus :)

NightLion
2011-10-10, 04:52 PM
This is by far the most clean and slimmed down theme I've designed for Omnifocus. I styled it to match the colors and themes found in the new OSX Lion interface. I think it's a great fit. I hope you enjoy it.

http://www.nightlion.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Omnifocus-NightLion-Theme41.png

http://www.nightlion.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Omnifocus-NightLion-Theme4-context-view1.png

Grab it here:

http://www.nightlion.net/themes/2011/omnifocus-for-mac-theme-4-cleaner-slimmer-and-styled-for-lion/

wilsonng
2012-06-01, 04:35 AM
This is by far the most clean and slimmed down theme I've designed for Omnifocus. I styled it to match the colors and themes found in the new OSX Lion interface. I think it's a great fit. I hope you enjoy it.

[SNIP]

Grab it here:

http://www.nightlion.net/themes/2011/omnifocus-for-mac-theme-4-cleaner-slimmer-and-styled-for-lion/

This is a great one! I just tweaked your theme by changing the backgrounds of my Overdue and Due Soon tasks. I also took some inspiration from the Asian Efficiency theme.

I set Overdue tasks to a bold, red typeface with a bright yellow background. This is the warning sign that I have overdue items.

Due Soon tasks are set to a bold, orange typeface with a light yellow background. Orange is my color for warning!

This helps the Due Soon and Overdue tasks stick out a lot more.

Tasks that are unavailable (not yet started, blocked by a prior action) are grayed out. It helps visually block out tasks that I am unable to do today.

Tasks that are available but not urgent (not due or flagged) have a green bold font with white background. The color green reminds me of a "Go" stoplight and tells me that I can do this item now.

I think it might be a bit too colourful for many folks but I tend to look at things through colors. Changing font sizes didn't really do it for me because it was just too subtle for me.


Thanks to Asian Efficiency and NightLion for the inspiration!


Thanks for the great themes!

wilsonng
2012-09-18, 04:39 AM
I was getting bothered by my bright colors in my first attempt at modifying my theme that was influenced the Asian Efficiency OmniFocus theme and the NightLion OmniFocus theme.

I've toned my colors so that it's not as bright as loud.

I still use Red for overdue, Orange for Due Soon, Grey for unavailable/blocked actions, and Green for Available actions.

Grab it here:

https://www.box.com/s/mzblucsba8ezv9x5shqd

Just returning back to the community and hope that others can take ideas and create their own OmniFocus theme.

RobTrew
2012-10-03, 03:34 AM
Late in the day – perhaps OmniFocus 1 is now moving towards its final year – I find that I am now less distracted by the kind of background used by FoldingText, ByWord etc.,

in the region of {242, 242, 242} {248, 248, 248}

than by the (calm but slightly more soporific ?) shades of parchment on which I used to write my notes.

http://forums.omnigroup.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2570&stc=1&d=1349260229

emory
2012-10-22, 08:20 AM
I've checked an OmniFocus theme called EmoryFocusLight (https://github.com/emory/EmoryFocusLight) into a Github repository. Hope someone enjoys it!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5391814/efocus.jpg

BrainInside
2012-10-26, 07:41 PM
Hello,

I created my own Theme simply by changing font and background colors in Preferences->Style, but I have a problem.

I do not know what changed, I tried to fix it but I don't know what caused the change?

This occurs only when any task is OVERDUE:

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/6168/screenshot20121026at933.png
In OmniFocus on the right of the Project/Single-Action List (which contains overdue task)

http://imageshack.us/a/img526/6168/screenshot20121026at933.png
On the applications bar on Mac (Mountain Lion)


That should be red. When the item is SOON the orange color is like it should be.


Thanks

BrainInside
2012-10-29, 10:09 AM
I guess this is a bug after the new update, because when I reset the styles (theme) it shows the same.

I have another question.
Below there is a theme I created. But, the links are totally not visible with this blue color. Is there any way to change it? How?

The theme is the Adobe-style kind'a. I like the dark colors. It doesn't make my eyes so tired like bright background.

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/3596/screenshot20121029at120.png

achuri
2013-10-04, 05:53 AM
I liked the new iPhone look so I made a desktop version. Threw it together pretty quick but I like it.