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Dracula PRO released! πŸ§›β€β™‚οΈ

glennmen profile image Glenn Carremans ・2 min read

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 πŸ€“

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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Boris Jamot ✊ /

I can't imagine paying for a theme.

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Antonio Djigo

10 Themes
6 Variants
4 Hand-picked Fonts
1 Productivity E-book
1 Bonus Screencast
Constant updates
Support included
License for 3 computers

Is it that weird to pay for someone's time and effort?

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Boris Jamot ✊ /

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) :

GitHub logo mamyn0va / tmux-dracula

πŸ”₯ Awesome .tmux.conf configuration file with Dracula theme πŸ§›β€β™‚οΈ and task support.

tmux-dracula

Self-contained, pretty and versatile .tmux.conf configuration file with Dracula theme and task support.

Please note that there is now an official dracula theme for tmux!

Screenshot

Installation

Requirements:

  • tmux >= 2.1 running inside Linux, Mac, OpenBSD, Cygwin or WSL (Bash on Ubuntu on Windows)
  • taskwarrior
  • outside of tmux, $TERM must be set to xterm-256color

To install, run the following from your terminal: (you may want to backup your existing ~/.tmux.conf first)

$ cd
$ git clone git@github.com:mamyn0va/tmux-dracula.git .tmux
$ ln -s -f .tmux/.tmux.conf
$ cp .tmux/.tmux.conf.local
$ git clone https://github.com/tmux-plugins/tpm ~/.tmux/plugins/tpm

Then reload your tmux conf:

$ tmux source ~/.tmux.conf

Then install the required plugins by pressing prefix + I (capital i, as in Install) to fetch the plugins using tpm.

Finally proceed to customize your ~/.tmux.conf.local copy.

If you're a Vim user, setting the $EDITOR environment variable to vim will enable and further customize the…

I just don't want to pay for that :)

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Elias Bourgess

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

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Glenn Carremans Author

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.

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Rafael Garrigos

Started to use Atom instead Brackets as my text editor of choice. Dracula is without doubt one of my favorite themes. But I won’t pay for a great theme's alternative release. I pass for now.

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Arif

Actually something like this is for me but a little expensive.

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Glenn Carremans Author

There is also the free community Dracula theme πŸ§›πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ

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Arif

Dude no. Pro colors are better :(

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