First I want to start by saying that I am not affiliated with Dracula nor is this a sponsored post, I am just a fanboy 🤓
People that use a dark theme for their dev environment might have already heard about Dracula, it is one of the most used custom dark themes and has support for a wide variety of applications (Jetbrains, iTerm, Slack, ...).
I have been using Dracula for some time now and for every application that it supports. I find this useful to have a similar theme across multiple tools. Also it being open-source is a huge bonus for me.
A couple of weeks ago @zenorocha announced that he was working on a Dracula PRO alternative but didn't share any details about it. I was very excited to see that the creator of Dracula is working on something new.
This week he finally released Dracula PRO! It is a very similar dark theme but for this he did a lot of research in color palettes and used a more mathematical approach to define the colors that he used.
Also instead of only 1 theme he created 6 different variants that are slightly different from each other so that users can decide which one they like more according to their personal taste.
Zeno also handpicked 4 monospaced fonts with ligature support that would work best with the Dracula theme. He released the Dracula Pro theme with support for 10 application and from I heard more will be added in the future.
I know that I will be buying and trying out the new Dracula PRO this weekend!
What do you think about this new theme and would you consider spending money on a theme?
Also if you haven't seen it yet ploi.io is giving away a Dracula Pro license on their Twitter!
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Top comments (9)
I can't imagine paying for a theme.
4 Hand-picked Fonts
1 Productivity E-book
1 Bonus Screencast
License for 3 computers
Is it that weird to pay for someone's time and effort?
I'm not saying that this guy didn't spend time and effort to build this theme. He did a great job, and I must say that I'm a big fan of Dracula themes.
I even created a Dracula theme for tmux (waiting to be merged into official repository) :
mamyn0va / tmux-dracula
🔥 Awesome .tmux.conf configuration file with Dracula theme 🧛♂️ and task support.
Self-contained, pretty and versatile
.tmux.confconfiguration file with Dracula theme and task support.
>= 2.1running inside Linux, Mac, OpenBSD, Cygwin or WSL (Bash on Ubuntu on Windows)
$TERMmust be set to
To install, run the following from your terminal: (you may want to backup your existing
Then reload your tmux conf:
Then install the required plugins by pressing
prefix+ I (capital i, as in Install) to fetch the plugins using
Finally proceed to customize your
If you're a Vim user, setting the
$EDITORenvironment variable to
vimwill enable and further customize the…
I just don't want to pay for that :)
A lot of work went into this as far as I can see, but for some reason I can't really imagine that I would pay for a theme. It does look amazing though
For me the same, I never thought that I would pay for a theme. But for this I am happy to support Zeno and especially that it is a lifetime license is a bonus for me.
Actually something like this is for me but a little expensive.
There is also the free community Dracula theme 🧛🏼♂️
Dude no. Pro colors are better :(
Indeed! The one that I like too is cyberpunk https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=max-SS.cyberpunk&ssr=false#overview