Dark mode for every website. Take care of your eyes, use Dark Reader for night and daily web surfing.
This eye-care extension enables night mode creating dark themes for websites on the fly. Dark Reader inverts bright colors making them high contrast and easy to read at night. It perfectly suits to system dark mode.
Configure brightness and contrast to fit your display, choose between Dynamic and Filter mode, toggle individual websites, auto-toggle by system dark mode preferences.
Before you install disable similar extensions. Activate Dark Reader in Safari preferences. Enjoy watching!
- Dynamic and Filter mode bug fixes.
- Fixed UI glitch.
- iOS and iPadOS app release notes.
Ratings and Reviews
Best Dark Mode plugin for Safari, but could be better
This is hands-down the best Dark Mode Plugin for Safari. Compared to the other plugins I've tried, the quality of the rendered page is just worlds better in Dark Reader. Very good results.
Still, this extension could be beter. While Dark Reader permits the use of domain-specific overrides, there is currently no way to change settings for a sub-page on a site. Also, it costs $5, which is a lot considering this same plugin is free on other browsers, and the fact that the Safari version has a more limited feature set. I'm willing to excuse this to a certain degree because the market for similar extensions on Safari is not very competitive right now. Plus, I'm willing to bet that the Safari version follows a separate development track due to the way Apple structured things.
Essential quality of life extension
I have a vision issue which causes dark text on light backgrounds to be difficult to read at times. I’ve used Dark Reader on desktop browsers for some time, but on iOS and iPadOS I needed to use Safari’s Reader mode or system-wide Invert Colors. They worked, but each method has its own drawbacks.
I’m very happy to see this make its way to Safari in iOS 15, and also that my purchase of the Mac version carried over to the iOS version. (I was prepared to pay the full price again without hesitation.) This version is somewhat less configurable than the desktop extensions (replacing the static/dynamic/sepia filters with a palette of color themes) but the core function works just as well.
My only complaint is that if any other extensions are active, it takes extra taps to activate Dark Reader (once to call up the extension menu, then again to change Dark Reader settings), but I assume that’s an OS limitation.
You had me at Vader
Seriously, you had me at the cool Vader icon. I love having it up at the top of the browser. As an extension, it works just as well as Night Eye, but better in many ways. First, the one time price is cheaper than a monthy/yearly greedy developer--so thank you for that. I love that you can make it disabled by default for any new sites I visit but then quickly enable it if I want. Also, it just works. I have the latest Big Sur and Safari and there are no issues unlike Night Eye who's settings I had to keep restarting the extension to see.
The only suggestion I have that would make the app better is to be able to control the effects sliders (brightness, contrast, filtermode toggle) on a per-site basis. Currently they get applied to all sites which isn't ideal in most circumstances.
And finally, the icon. This one is the best I've tried of all the dark mode Safari extensions out there. Just get it!
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- Alexander Shutau
- 4 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Dark Reader Ltd
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.