Noir Theme

There is a lot of themes in Cydia, many of which don’t get as much attention as they might deserve. A lot of hard work goes into the thought process of creating a coherent design. It has to make sense and look good.

Noir, by Roberto Alvarez (@0phicleide) was born out of his desire to have a clean-looking minimalist theme that would be updated regularly. He started out theming the icons for free tweaks at first, and has plans on moving to paid apps as they’re requested.

All thin lines on a black background, Noir’s icons convey everything that is needed without any wasted pixels. Everything is pretty easy to tell what it is, some icons even look similar to their stock counterparts. Mail looks like Mail, Messages like Messages, and so on.

I haven’t made up my mind on Noir, other than enjoying the minimalist design and dark aesthetic of the icons. It’s a very good looking theme with over 100 icons and the promise of more, and I’ve yet to decide if I’ll use it a lot on my daily driver. I am going to put together a list of icons that I’d like to see themed. First on the list would be Alien Blue and Tweetbot.

Noir is $1.50 for iPhone version and $2.50 for iPad, and can be found on the MacCiti repo. Go check it out if you like this sort of thing.