Update 2023: Dark Reader for Safari 2.0 is available for macOS
You can now create your own colorful theme,
enable native dark theme detection
and manage a list of sites where the extension is enabled.
As we switched from an old Safari App Extensions platform
to a modern Safari Web Extensions platform,
there could be some problems that are out of our control.
If the extension wasn't activated for you after the update,
or the extension's settings page doesn't show up,
or the dark theme looks broken,
try the following:
Open Safari again. Go to Settings... menu.
Go to Extensions tab.
If you see two Dark Reader instances, disable the one that has version 1.4.6.
Enable Dark Reader 2.0.0.
If you still see any issues, please restart the browser or the system, reinstall the app.
Your settings from 1.4.6 will not be transferred to 2.0.0.
The app will no longer work in macOS High Sierra 10.13.
We apologize if you faced any of these issues.
The platform migration should make the further updates easier and more frequent.
Update 2021: Dark Reader for iOS is available in App Store
By purchasing this app you get dark mode for safari browser in all platforms (macOS, iOS, iPadOS).
If you purchased the Mac app before, you don't have to pay again.
Due to an App Store bug you will see a price for the iOS app.
Simply proceed with the payment and you will see a message saying that you have already paid.
Install Dark Reader for Safari from the App Store.
Dark Reader for Safari partially uses code from the original Dark Reader, some part of the extension is rewritten in
Swift. Most of the features will be ported soon.
How to use it
Open Safari preferences.
Open Extensions tab.
Click checkbox near Dark Reader.
Adjust the settings for your taste.
Customize theme for specific website
Click More theme options button.
Click domain.name.com button at top.
Configure the theme.
Click again if you would like to use global theme settings.
Some issues happen due to problems of Safari browser and cannot be fixed at the moment.
Extension doesn't work after install or update, doesn't show up in Safari Preferences or wrong version number is displayed
— Quit Safari and open again.
IFrames are not inverted
— Safari has no API to determine the address of the web page, where the IFrame is hosted, when it has a different domain name.
On some websites a dialog asking for credentials appears
— Dynamic mode loads CSS files and images for analysis, but some websites require authentication to access these resources. Please use Filter mode for such websites.
After 1.3.0 update there is too much Sepia
— Please, click Settings, then click Theme, scroll down, reduce Sepia from 100% to 0%.
macOS Catalina Auto appearance doesn't work correctly
— Please, go to General System Preferences, select Light appearance, then switch to Auto again.