The first thing you need to know about Magnifique, it is a free theme switcher/applier and manager for OS X Leopard. It's completely free, and will always be free (although an occasional donation doesn't hurt). We believe that theming is free, and that it should be enjoyed by everyone. All the themes in our repository are free as well, because we do not believe in commercializing theming to earn money out of it.
Theme files have the ".mfq.plugin" file extension that designates them as files for Magnifique. This format is completely open. No encryption, compression, or anything is used to prevent you from seeing exactly what's going on. What you see inside a plugin is exactly what you get, which makes it easy to see what you are putting on your computer. And since this format is open, it is easier than ever before to create a theme package for Magnifique.
Magnifique has a built in theme downloads system that can list and easily download themes directly from our servers right onto your computer, without the usual hassle of using a web browser and manually installing themes. There are virtually no delays either, so you get access the moment a theme is released. You also get to see theme reviews and comments, and in most cases, a preview image, so you know exactly what you are downloading.