Theme Thursday: Enkelt Neue, Laguna 3, Zanilla and more

By , Feb 13, 2014

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Welcome to the third edition of our Theme Thursday roundup, which highlights some of the best theme releases for Winterboard each week. While this column is primarily focused on iPhone and iPod touch themes, many of them are also compatible with the iPad. We also often mention some worthwhile alternatives to consider looking into. The themes featured this week are: Laguna, 3 4 All, Enkelt Neue, Zanilla 2.1 and iRa. I’m also using ClassicDock and Iconomatic throughout. Take a look… 

Laguna 3

Laguna

It is not often that I come across a theme that is as close to perfection as Laguna 3 by minhtrimatrix. The theme features custom icons that are designed with incredible detail, and the overall color palette is bright and refreshing. Additionally, the theme customizes the Status Bar, Lock screen and Phone app keypads, system toggle switches and some other minor elements. We’ve been stressing the challenges that iOS 7 presents for designers, and this theme is proof that designers are beginning to get past those hurdles. Laguna 3 is $2.99 on the Cydia Store for iPhone and iPad.

3 4 All

3 4 All

The third installment in a popular theme series, 3 4 All provides well-designed custom icon masks for all stock and many third-party apps. The theme, designed by Luke Voysey (Sk37ch), has a darker color scheme consisting of various black, grey and navy blue shades. As you could guess, that means most non-themed icons do not contrast well with this theme. As such, you will have to hold out for future updates or create your own using the designer’s upcoming PSD guide. 3 4 All is free on Cydia in the ModMyi repo for iPhone and iPad.

Enkelt Neue

Enkelt Neue

Simpler and better. It’s the tagline for Enkelt Neue, a new theme that features over 200 custom icons, a new Lock screen camera icon, full compatibility with FlipControlCenter and custom message skins. What I like best about this theme is that the icons are more consistent than Apple’s stock set, with countered edges for added depth. The chat bubbles in Messages and biteSMS are given a more squared off appearance. Enkelt Neue, designed by Marc Bouchenoire, is $2.99 on the Cydia Store.

Zanilla

Zanilla

We previously covered Zanilla in our roundup of the best Winterboard themes, but it has since received an update that merits attention. The 90-plus custom icons now have a rounder appearance, while retaining drop shadows, and look much improved overall. Better yet, designer Kogulan Sivaneshan has added Zanilla 2.1 to Cydia in the default BigBoss repository. Free and iPhone only.

iRa

iRa

iRa is supposed to be a play on the words innovation and era. Looking past nomenclature, we’ve got quite a nice theme here. iRa includes over 100 custom icons with a flat appearance, and designer ihkltc is taking requests for more. You also get a custom Status Bar and a few other tweaked elements. iRa is available now for 99 cents on Cydia in the MacCiti repository.

Thank you to the readers that recommended some of the themes shown above. We only show a limited number of themes in this roundup per week, so please leave a comment if there is a theme you would like to see covered. If you are a theme designer yourself, you can gift your work to Cydia ID 6107077 and reach me on Twitter (@rsgnl) so that I know you did. Please understand that we only cover themes that we believe are high quality.

What theme is your favorite from the above list? Which themes do you recommend for next week?

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  • Todd Sorensen

    Agree with your assessment of Laguna 3. It’s on my phone right now!

    • Tony

      Same here!

    • http://www.ifans.com/ Joe Rossignol

      That’s great. Before or after reading this article?

      • firerock

        After, for me. Thumbs Up for the developer and you who made this article

      • Kamal Ahmad

        Joe go to Surenix’s twitter, he’s unleashing a new theme on 21st February called ayeiris.

      • Todd Sorensen

        Before for me, but you would have swayed me!

  • El_Salvador503

    Laguna 3 wallpaper please!!!

    • JustMeJip2

      if some 1 find it please link or name

      • Morphling

        They are in Wallpapers & Brightness

    • Morphling

      Go to Settings/ Wallpapers & Brightness

      • JustMeJip2

        yes i know but i was looking that one blue with white like the pic

  • http://ipod-touch.textcube.com/ 이상수

    I recommend toyO theme to you !!

    • http://www.ifans.com/ Joe Rossignol

      Thank you.

    • mustafa salim

      انجب صيني

  • Cool

    Sorry, there’s a typo here on the 4th sentence of 2nd paragraph:

    “this theme is proof that designers are beginning to get passed those hurdles.”

    It’s “this theme is proof that designers are beginning to get past those hurdles.

    • http://www.ifans.com/ Joe Rossignol

      Nice catch, I have fixed that. Thanks.

  • Gabriel

    Zanilla looks really great!

  • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

    They all look dull and normal. No shine or whatsoever. I feel like something is missing from themes nowadays.

    • Sinistry

      I don’t want to appear to disrespect the hard work of the themers but I kind of agree. It seems like every theme that’s been released for iOS 7, with a few exceptions, is a slightly different (also read fairly similar) version of “flat “. I get that that’s the intention so kudos for hitting the mark but I’d like to see some themes with some real character and pizazz. I’m currently using 0bscure, which is nice enough but still just kind of boring. I’d really like to see a return to themes like TruHD and Jackie Tran (forgot the name but it was an elegant black, though fairly simple (free at first then 99¢ for the iOS 5 upgrade, BlackHD, maybe(?)). Personally it just seems like a huge waste (to me) to drop top (ish) dollar on a piece of state of the art technology then theme it with what equates to crayons and construction paper. Please, themers, don’t take offense as, again, I mean no disrespect. It’s just my opinion. Maybe I’m just getting some age under my belt and not “in the now”. :-/

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        agreed.

  • At

    I also have been using Zanilla, one of my favorite so far. Another cool one is knorksperous HD

  • Morphling

    Laguna 3 looks great in here

    • Papagiannakos Dimitrios

      How did you managed to remove the dock?

      • Morphling

        Choose Remove Blurred Dock in iconOmatic

      • Papagiannakos Dimitrios

        Doesn’t seem to be working on iphone4 and Laguna 3 theme.

      • Morphling

        You mean the theme or just the dock?

      • Papagiannakos Dimitrios

        The dock.

  • Jonathan

    Sleek7 Premium should be released in the next couple days (if approved..). =) Thoughts?

    • Rifat Mohammed

      Great theme!

    • John Tremendol

      Is that an ipad or iphone screenshot?!

      • Jonathan

        iPhone lol. iPhone 5+ resolution is 16 by 9, iPad is 4 by 3.

      • John Tremendol

        Your icons look smaller in proportion to the screen , that is why i asked

      • Jonathan

        Ah, I see. I’m using Springtomize 3 to size it down to 80%.

      • Gabriel

        The black one is the Newsstand’s icon? It’s gorgeous!

      • Jonathan

        Thank you! :D

  • Prasoon Singh

    I like Zanilla the best but I just don’t like the Tweetbot icon :/

  • http://173.58.214.169/ That’s what Siri said!!!

    How do I get the classic dock back?

    • Kamal Ahmad

      I believe you can get it back by installing ClassicDock free from the Bigboss repo.

  • achwan

    May I have the Laguna 3 wallpapers please~ :)

  • Rifat Mohammed

    I have been saying for months to review a theme called Liminal.I don’t know why your not reviewing it. At least can you tell me why you don’t review it?

    I did a lot of hard work creating it.It would be awesome if you could review it on this website!

    • Clinton Braun

      Liminal is awesome!

    • ChristianPasquariello

      Thanks for the heads up I’ll check it out.

  • chjapa

    3 4 ALL is awesome! I’ve tried many icon sets but this one is truly creative, doesn’t stick to the same feel as most of these others and pulls it off.

  • Guest

    Ayecon iOS 7 + icon designed

  • ZeD

    Im using a theme called 1nka now a days and I havn’t changed for days now, which means I finally liked a theme :).

    • Todd Sorensen

      Yep, this is a great one.

  • Alex Miamorsch

    Laguna 3 Wallpaper plz! The blue/white one! PPPLLZZZ!!

  • Phan Van Minh

    Ayecon for iOS 7 with icons redesign.

  • Eric Mason

    This is the theme I want on my phone… Can’t wait till it’s released!

    • ZeD

      What theme do you mean?

  • Eric Mason

    This is the theme I am most excited for…

    • Anmol Malhotra

      releasing on?

      • Eric Mason

        No clue. Just says coming soon.

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Can you reply me here? When it’s get released?
        I wanna try this one! :D

      • Eric Mason

        I have no clue, how am I supposed to know? It clearly says on the picture “COMING SOON”… It will be available whenever they are done.

      • Eric Mason

        Aromy is out now as of this morning!

  • Ariel

    Heres iRa on my 4s, with extra row

  • Dien Agustin

    May i have the wallpaper of 3 4 ALL from this post? :)

  • M 

    Soft Remix is my favourite so far :)

  • Michael

    ThemeIconMaker doesn’t work on iOS 7, how can u theme all ur app? Thx

  • http://R0Fleming.tumblr.com/ R0Fleming

    Surenix is releasing his new theme called Ayeris on February 21st, and I gotta say, he really did a good job of keeping it simple, yet vivid. I definitely can’t wait, though I’ll definitely check out these themes in the meantime.

  • GDD2010

    Cloquirk (Beta) at the moment via NextGenUI

  • Sunny

    Enkelt Neue,Laguna 3 wallpaper please