Do you want to sell your application? Do you want to show the world that what you made is worth everyone’s time, and of course money?
 
What the real world already taught you perfectly translates to mobile development. Application look and feel is the most important factor that will make it or break it. Even if you don’t agree with me, at least entertain the idea that humankind is shallow. Beauty is running (and to some extent ruining) this modern world and there’s nothing we can do to stop it.
 
Jokes aside, recently I read one eye-widening article. When put into a position of choosing, mobile and desktop application users will pick looks over usability. Why not take advantage of this fact?
 
The main point of this walkthrough is to showcase you the best looking and the most useful Ionic Framework themes and templates. Also to put things into perspective, I will cover themes and templates created exclusively for Ionic 2, 3, and every other future version. If you came here searching for the Ionic Framework ver1 content you may find it here.
 
 
 
  • Type: Premium
  • Supports: Ionic 3
 
As its name states, this template is inspired by Google’s Material Design and created pixel-perfect.
 
Subjectively, this product is the second best looking template I own. While not brimming with features (compared to some other themes described here), available color palette makes it exceptionally versatile; blue and white will go with everything. No point in breaking your head, this template will offer everything you need.
 
A few things to single out:
 
  • Find more than 45 available layouts and forms.
  • Template tested on every prominent Android and iOS smartphone available
  • Excellent animation support
 
Find it here
 
 
  • Type: Premium
  • Supports: Ionic 3
 
This template went a long way from the time of Ionic 1. What started as a replacement for the default Ionic theme evolved into full-fledged template replacement.
 
Compared to other templates, Ionic 3 Toolkit looks and feels barebone and light. This is precisely what makes it so exquisite. You see, sometimes we need a fast good looking application and this template will make your application fly.
 
Unfortunately, used black and white palette also limits its full usage. While timeless you will not be able to sell it time and time again.
 
A few things to single out:
 
  • Very fast
  • Look and feel similar to the stock Ionic Framework template
  • A very detailed Quick Start guide
  • Excellent for Ionic newcomers
 
Find it here
 
 
  • Review: Find it here
  • Type: Premium
  • Supports: Ionic 3
 
Ion2FullApp ELITE template is my bread and butter. While not as great looking as “Material Design – Blue Light”, this template has everything I need. To this date, I have used it in almost all my applications.
 
If you want to find out more please read my above review, I don’t want to repeat myself.
 
  • Fast
  • Versatile – a real swiss knife
  • Excellent documentation and support
 
Find it here
 
 

Who Am I?

Between working as a senior Java developer in one of the largest insurance companies in the world and traveling, in my free time, I work as a professional mobile development adviser. I'm also a major jQuery Mobile supporter back at StackOverflow and a forum moderator at the official Ionic Framework forum.