Noir is a Safari extension that automatically adds a dark mode to every website you visit.
It makes browsing the web at night so much better. With Noir, you won’t be blinded by bright websites ever again.
And the results look great too. Noir generates a custom dark style for each website you visit, based on the colors that are used on a page. You won’t even notice this happening in the background – that’s how fast it is – but you’ll certainly appreciate the end result: a beautiful dark mode tailored for each website, where contrast is preserved and highlights still pop.
Noir works with any website you visit in Safari, automatically. By default, Noir is linked to your device’s Dark Mode, so websites will only go dark when you want them to. But you can easily customize this to your liking, even per website. Only want to use Noir on just a few specific websites? Sure thing! Disable Noir on some websites? No problem!
Built from the ground up for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, the app feels right at home on your device. It supports the brand new Safari web extension feature, which means there’s no need to manually activate it every time you load a new page. The app also tightly integrates with system features such as Shortcuts to fully integrate Noir in all your workflows. And your settings are automatically synced to all your devices using iCloud.
And just as importantly, Noir takes your privacy seriously: it doesn’t collect any of your browsing data. Period.
Noir is made by a solo iOS developer. It does not include any subscriptions or ads. Buy Noir once, use it forever.
• Found a website where Noir’s dark mode doesn’t look just right? Let me know by reporting it. The app will be frequently updated to address issues that are reported.
• The Noir extension requires access to the websites you visit to analyze the existing style of the page and to override it with Noir's dark style.
• Noir never collects your browsing data. The only data Noir ‘collects’ are your settings, and those will never leave your device.
Thank you so much for using Noir, and for sharing your feedback and website reports!
This update includes a lot of fixes and improvements based on your input. Not the most exciting to write about in release notes, but it should make your experience with Noir even smoother. Please keep submitting website reports, they really help improving Noir.
In case you missed it, the previous update of Noir added a lot of new features, including support for iCloud sync. Full details on the previous updates are below.
Also a quick reminder that Noir is now also available on macOS as well! You can find it on the Mac App Store. It includes all the features you’ve come to expect from Noir, such as existing dark mode detection, Shortcuts support and a great native app and interface. And with iCloud sync, the Mac version of Noir integrates perfectly with Noir on iOS and iPadOS.
Here's what was included in the previous update of Noir:
# iCloud sync
Your website settings can now be backed up and synced with iCloud! This means that if you ever have to reinstall Noir, all your website settings will still be there. And if you use Noir on multiple devices (such as, let's say, on a Mac perhaps :) ), your settings will be synced across all your devices.
Noir will automatically enable iCloud sync on the first device that you run this update on. For any subsequent devices, you can easily enable iCloud sync in the Noir app.
# Disable Until Tomorrow and Smart Banners
Two great new additions to the Noir menu in Safari: it is now possible to conveniently temporarily disable Noir until the next day on the website that you're on. And Smart Banners at the top of the Noir menu will inform you why Noir did not darken a web page, and allow you to quickly to tweak the settings of that website if needed.
# Performance improvements
The previous update also brought some major improvements to the performance of Noir. Pages should now be darkened even faster than ever before, resulting in fewer situations where the undarkened version of a page would be briefly visible while Noir is loading.
Ratings and Reviews
Great Extension! Would love an Auto change feature around night shift
I really like this extension, and it’s super useful and very similar to extensions I use on my computer for the same purpose. However, one downside is that I would rather be able to have websites auto darken based on my phones Night Shift setting, as opposed to just Dark Mode. I tend to keep Dark Mode on all day for personal tastes, but still prefer websites to be their normal themes until it’s darker outside and the whites become flash bangs. Hoping the APIs allow reading Night Shift status, because that would make this even better!
Developer responded with a good workaround for using Sunset/arise as a trigger and it works great! Thank you!!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your review and your kind words!
Unfortunately it's not possible for developers to read the Night Shift status. But I assume your Night Shift status is scheduled by either a time-based schedule or by sunset/sunrise? You can actually enable/disable Noir using the built-in Shortcuts app. And you can also schedule shortcuts to run either based on time of day or based on sunset/sunrise. So with two automated shortcuts, I think you could achieve the same effect as tying it to Night Shift.
If you'd like more info on how to set this up, please send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll happily help you out!
Great on iOS but …
I purchased the Noir app for my iPhone and iPad immediately after Apple launched iOS 15 and I have been very happy with it. About a month ago, I bought my first Macbook . One of the first things I did while setting up my laptop was attempt to restore Noir to Safari from my iPhone/iPad to the Macbook. I figured it would be a simple process, especially because of Apple’s integration of iOS apps with the M1 Macs. Unfortunately, it quickly became obvious that if I wanted Noir on my Macbook, I would have to buy it again. I don’t have alot of money and It took me a year to save up for the Macbook so this was a disappointment. I have not purchased Noir for my Macbook yet and I probably won’t, simply because I can’t afford it nor can I justify the expense to myself. I already bought it. I’ll be looking into alternatives, but I am fairly sure that no other option will compare to Noir. Still, I can’t afford it. Just because I own a Macbook Air doesn’t mean I have cash to spare in order to buy something I already purchased.
If this is not the appropriate place to bring this issue up, I’m sorry, I mean no harm.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review! I'll look into that!
Exactly how it should be
For as long as dark mode has been out, it’s been extremely frustrating to open up Safari and have it not be in dark mode. From using it for the purposes of customizing the look of your iPhone, to having “sensitive eyes”, to wanting to be sketchy and as secretive as possible - whichever the reason, this app has you covered. No broken websites, no blinded by the light randomly on websites as popular as Google. It’s funny that after all these years, all these updates, and yet ANOTHER version of iOS - it’s STILL a 3rd party application / safari extension we have to use to enable our God given right to view content in darkness 😂 Thank you Noir!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review! I'm glad Noir has already proven to be useful for you!
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- Jeffrey Kuiken
- 4.4 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
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