Darkness

Dark themes for Google, Facebook, and more

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#1 Product of the DayJuly 10, 2016

Darkness is a Chrome extension that provides dark themes for popular websites

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Lior GrossmanMaker@liorgrossman · Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiwand
Lior, the creator of Darkness here. Darkness was created as a result of my personal pain (literally pain - I mean it). Working 15 hours a days in front of a computer screen, I found that prolonged and repetitive use of bright websites cause eye strain and fatigue. While a lot of software has the ability to switch from bright to dark themes, most big websites don't. That's why I created "Darkness" - allowing you to "darken" your websites. It currently supports Facebook, Google, YouTube*, and Gmail* and more to come soon. Darkenss significantly reduces eye strain and fatigue, and eliminates the annoying bright glare at night. As opposed to simply inverting all website colors, which often looks ugly, I've decided to work with designers to professionally skin the websites. I hope you'll enjoy Darkness as much as I do. I'd be happy to answer your questions, please reply below! Come to the dark side, Lior Grossman
Rotem Yakir@rotemthegolfer · Guggy CEO - Make your friends laugh
@liorgrossman Hey, it's really looks great. However, I could only use it on Google and Facebook. I understand that a "man gotta eat" but paying 5$ seems very steep to get 2 more site especially when there are 1000 more sites that you could add. I believe that getting 10+ sites for free and paying 5$ to get 100+ more seems more reasonable. But hey, that is just my opinion. Nevertheless, you got my upvote :)
Lior GrossmanMaker@liorgrossman · Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiwand
@rotemthegolfer Thanks for the feedback! 100% fair point. Developing Darkness is challenging, since a designer has to work for a few days to skin each any every website (unlike some other solutions, we're not inverting the website's colors, but we build hand-crafted unique CSS for each website). Therefore, offering Darkness for 100+ websites seems unlikely at the moment, and it would take years (unless we go for a Kickstarter project). We do intend, however, to skin more websites by popular demand. Several users already expressed their interest in Darkness for Redit, Google Docs, and even the New Tab page. This will not happen in one day, though, but will happen gradually as Darkness grows and we can generate enough revenue ($5 is not a lot, and the vast majority of our users are free users) to afford skinning more and more websites. Best, Lior
Srikar Gudipati@srikarg_ · CS, Rutgers University, 2019
@liorgrossman Perhaps you can open source the extension's CSS skin files so other developers can help you enable this extension on different websites. I would love to help out if you did this!
Lior GrossmanMaker@liorgrossman · Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiwand
@srikarg_ Great suggestion, will definitely consider it going forward.
Charles Kunene@charles_kunene · Co-founder & Product Designer @Obaa
@liorgrossman Thanks for this. Can I use it on Firefox as well?
Alexander Isora 🔥@alexanderisora · ProductHunt virus
Personally I don't like black themes: it makes my eyes tired. Yet, my IDE is all black because I want to feel like a hacker Neo when coding 😂
Lior GrossmanMaker@liorgrossman · Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiwand
@sweetiebelka Seems legit :)
Pallav Agarwal@pallav_agarwal · Passionate for technology and startups
How about a safari extension? Would love that...
Lior GrossmanMaker@liorgrossman · Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiwand
@pallav_agarwal Currently no Safari extension, but that's on the roadmap
Srebalaji Thirumalai@srebalaji · Made in India. Startup enthusiast. Coder
Very interesting...I'm gonna give a shot... :)
Lior GrossmanMaker@liorgrossman · Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiwand
@srebalaji Thank you, would love to hear your feedback
Thunayan Em@thunayan · Skies
Great project, and idea... in fact I had the same idea and was asking around if it is doable. I guess its doable now :) I would definitely use it!!
Thunayan Em@thunayan · Skies
only for chrome, not safari?
Lior GrossmanMaker@liorgrossman · Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiwand
@thunayan Thank you. Yeah, it is doable. Quite challenging I must confess (skinning a site as complex as Facebook is not an easy feat).
Lior GrossmanMaker@liorgrossman · Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiwand
@thunayan That's right. Only for Chrome at the moment. We'll develop a similar extension for Safari if there's enough demand.
Jerome Dahdah@parasight · Digital nomad, minimalist, designer.
@liorgrossman @thunayan +1 for Safari
Frank Yang@fy822 · Co-founder at Mentat
@liorgrossman @thunayan looks really nice! is firefox basically obsolete now...