Adds a simple dark mode functionality for PDF files in Google Chrome

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What is DarkPDF?

DarkPDF is a Chrome extension designed to improve the comfort of reading PDFs on Google Chrome. This tool adds a dark mode functionality to the browser's native PDF viewer, aiming to prevent eye strain and migraines. It's equipped with an intuitive user interface, an autocorrect feature that automatically turns on dark mode, a keyboard shortcut for easy toggling, and three intensity levels for user preferences.

Version: 2.4.1 (Last updated: 2023-09-01)
Creation date: 2021-06-09
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • tabs
  • scripting
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 87.12K
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This simple extension adds a dark mode functionality for native PDF viewer on Google Chrome. Save yourself from eye strains & migraines and enhance your reading experience today by using this extension.


  • Improved user interface with instructions
  • Automatic setting that turns on dark mode by itself
  • Keyboard shortcut/Click for toggling
  • 3 options for choosing intensity of dark mode
User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Helps to ease eye strain with its dark mode feature
  • Easy to activate and deactivate
  • Works well with Google Chrome PDF reader
  • Provides options to customize contrast and settings
  • Background and text colors inversion can be inaccurately implemented
  • Automatic features not always working
  • Doesn't work effectively with offline PDFs
  • Text selection and search can be difficult due to low contrast between text and background
  • May simply invert colors, which is a feature already available on most OS
Most mentioned
  • Ease on the eyes
  • Works well with Google Chrome PDF reader
  • Color inversion issues
  • Need to allow access to file URLs for it to work
  • Problem with offline PDFs
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Risk impact

DarkPDF 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 DarkPDF if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

DarkPDF has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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