Dark Mode for Safari 4+

Make web sites easier to read

Denk Alexandru

    • 4.1 • 15 Ratings
    • $2.99



Dark Mode makes your browser more comfortable, enjoyable and cool by changing the colour scheme to make web pages easier to read. Works especially well for people working during the night, in low light environments or when you want to match your browser with the new macOS dark mode look.

• Once you activate the extension all websites will display a darker theme. You can start the extension manually, you can schedule it or turn it on automatically (when macOS dark mode is active)
• Just press the toolbar button and you can change to a softer theme, an e-ink (paper) theme or cover the page with a translucent curtain
• You can apply dark mode for some sites only and deactivate the theme for any site

• A simple and powerful Safari extension
• Choose between 5 themes: Dark, Mono Dark, Soft Dark, Dark Curtain and Paper (E-Ink)
• Multiple ways to activate the extension: manually, schedule it for your preferred night hours or when macOS dark mode is on
• You can ignore any site or you can apply Dark Mode for some websites only
• Use hotkeys to toggle Dark Mode:
- Command + Option + K: Temporary toggle (until page refresh)
- Command + Option + P: Permanently toggle

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What’s New

Version 3.5.0

• The app is now ready for macOS Sonoma

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Jay Lowman ,

What Dark Mode is Meant to Be

This extension is fantastic! I have been using dark mode in Mojave since it released and over time I have found the extreme contrast between my native dark apps and the web pages in Safari to be overbearing at time. This extension works wonders on almost any website I have tried so far.

As a note for improvement, it would be nice if you could look into the Google Docs editor. I enjoy having the black interface on the majority of the screen, but this extension turns the entire document page black with white text. I spend a great deal of my time editing Google Docs and it would be great it this did not occur.
Other than that, I have no complaints. Big thanks to the developers!

Prometheas ,

Largely effective and cross-platform 🎉 can be flakey 😭

Let me start by acknowledging that the challenge that this extension attempts to meet (providing some "dark mode" CSS for websites whose pages don't support it) is actually a very difficult (arguably impossible) thing to do with 100% success.

This extension does a pretty damned good job for a LOT of websites, which deserves praise.

In cases where the site winds up looking flat-out wrong (like pages rendering like a photo negative, or sites that may already attempt dark mode support and wind up somehow unreadable), this extension offers the "escape hatch" of disabling it for a particular page or entire site.

Unfortunately, however, I have been running into scenarios where its toolbar icon becomes entirely unresponsive (macOS only; not seeing this behavior on iOS — yet? — fwiw). Sadly, the only way to "fix" the matter is to relaunch Safari… which is frankly better described as a "hassle" than a "fix".

In any case, software is hard. Hoping there's a fix soon 🤞

Developer Response ,

Dear user, Thank you for your review, I’m taking notes of all of them.The extension works very well for most of the websites out there in the wild. But if you have some websites that are not perfect, Dark Mode can offer some options: you can either add the site to the ignore list, or you can choose what sites Dark Mode to run on (only the sites that are rendered perfectly).If you have any questions, please write me to hello@alexdenk.eu and for sure I can assist you in any matter. Regards.

Kinpil ,

Can't live without it

I don't write reviews often but this app deserves it. I've been using this for probably a few years now. It's one of the first things I install on new machines. This app should be built into the system and the developer did an amazing job

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