Dark Night Mode
It is a night mode for the entire Internet. It darkens all the websites you visit so that you can browse without straining your eyes
What is Dark Night Mode?
Dark Night Mode is a free Chrome extension that intelligently converts all websites into a comfortable dark mode. It uses a unique algorithm to darken different elements preserving most colors without inverting them. The extension also offers brightness adjustment beyond your computer's settings, an Auto mode for automatic activation during night hours, and a Whitelist feature for exempting certain. sites. Using Dark Night Mode may require an adjustment period but promises a more comfortable browsing experience in the long run.
Dark Night Mode is a Free Open Source Software which makes all the websites you browse into dark/night mode so that you can browse the internet without straining your eyes. It is an extremely useful chrome extension for those who use internet especially at night.
We use a unique algorithm to apply dark mode to all the websites in real-time as you browse. It basically detects the color of each element of a website and intelligently converts it to a darker shade. Bright colors are darkened at more intensity than dark colors so that most of the colors are preserved. Unlike other similar extensions, we do NOT invert the colors, so black websites will not change its color into white. An added benefit is that the images will also not be distorted! I think we were hit by the one-star-bot-ratings because we were the only extension to have this intelligent-algorithm. Now, after this extension became popular, one another super famous extension have copied this feature of ours.
We have also put immense effort in eliminating the flashes of bright white screen while loading different websites. It was a challenging task due to the limitations of chrome, but we were able to eliminate this problem with 99.9% success rate.
Using the brightness slider, you can adjust the brightness of your browser beyond what your computer's brightness adjuster allows. This is useful in dimming the brightness to your likening. For example, by default the images are shown with normal color, but you can darken it by sliding down the brightness slider.
There is also an Auto mode which will automatically turn on the Dark Mode at night 8:00PM and will turn off at morning 6:00AM. It was complicated to develop an option to customize this timing, but we are working on it and may add this option in the future versions.
There is also Whitelist feature which can be helpful if you do not want the dark mode to work on certain websites.
Since this extension will darken all the websites you visit at night, you will initially not enjoy it due to the huge change in your routine. However, our internal studies have shown that people start getting used to it after about three weeks of use. Some people have claimed that this extension helps them sleep better while some others have said that it helped them reduce the burning sensation in their eyes caused by extensive browsing of the internet in the dark.
This plugin is NOT 100% perfect. It never will be perfect because many websites are developed in a non-standard fashion and there is no easy way to detect a site and perfectly change its colors in real time withing milli-seconds so that the user do not see the bright colors. It is a double edged sword - If we add more conditions to make the algorithm smarter, then it will affect the processing speed and the user will see flashes of white light, so we had to make some choices to get an optimal balance.
User reviews summary
- Easy to use and install
- Effective in reducing eye strain
- Works well on majority of websites
- Fast and efficient in changing the website interfaces to dark mode
- Has a whitelist feature
- Does not work effectively on Google components such as Google Sheets and Google Sign-In Pages
- Unable to differentiate between visited and unvisited links
- Has some glitches on certain websites causing them not to display properly
- May contain suspicious/unverified code
- Efficiency in transforming websites to dark mode
- Ease of use
- Issues with Google components
- Reducing eye strain
- Difficulty differentiating between visited and new links
Dark Night Mode is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Dark Night Mode if you trust the publisher.
Dark Night Mode has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.
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