Meltwater: A Color Theme for XCode

July 07, 2010 code design

Because I’m a visual kind of person, one of the first things I do on a new machine is get the syntax highlighting in my IDE(s) to something I like. At the moment, I have a couple of different Macs that I work on, so I needed an easy way to share my XCode color theme between them. I figured I may as well put it up on bitbucket. And if I’m going to do that, I figured I may as well share it with the world.

The theme is called “Meltwater”, and it looks like this:

Screenshot of the Meltwater color theme

(I’m also using Raph Levien’s beautiful Inconsolata font if you’re wondering.)

You can download the theme from here, or click here for a direct download link. Save it into your XCode preferences directory here:

~/Library/Application Support/XCode/Color Themes

Then you should be able to see “Meltwater” in XCode in the list of color themes. Enjoy!