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 mode bug fixes.
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.
My Favorite Extension This Year
I do a lot of monitoring of financial assets on additional screens, and they are often developed against a bright white background. For assets that run twenty-four hours a day this means that droaning light glaring at me late into the night. In a quest to end the eye pain I was suffering I was led to Dark Reader. It immediately solved my issues ad I was shocked at how well the darkened sites look; it was as if a professional had instantly customized a dark theme, not just some hack that darkend the colors.
I love that I can have it darken all sites, or just a list of sites, all while having the ability to toggle the mode with a key combination. I mainly use it in Microsoft Edge, where it has been flawless. I noticed that a site in Safari displays incorrectly, while working fine in Edge.
Other than that, I mainly bought the Safari app to support the cool extension because it's that wonderful.
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- Dark Reader Ltd
- 4.3 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.14 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2023 Dark Reader Ltd
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