The idea of Photoshop on a phone-sized screen may sound a little funny, but Adobe's Photoshop Camera still does its best to bring pro-level AI-powered features to the masses on their mobile devices. The app exited its beta testing period earlier this year, and now it's adding support for a key feature that should make it much nicer to use at night — that's right, dark mode has arrived.
When it comes to reading on your phone, dark mode is usually the best option to avoid blasting too much light at your eyes. It also has the added benefit of saving battery consumption on OLED displays, as it avoids lighting up most of the screen. Google's News app has featured such a mode since 2018, but the service's web version was only available with a bright theme until today. Thankfully, you can now read the news using dark mode, making it easier on both your eyes and battery.
In the last couple of months, Google Pay has undergone a tremendous amount of transformation, both in terms of its looks and function. Google merged the international Pay app with its Indian counterpart (formerly called Tez) following the latter’s Flutter rewrite and it even got a new logo quite recently. But unlike most other Google services, the new GPay has so far lacked a proper dark mode, but that's finally making its way to the beta version of the app.
Over the weekend, the Google search website briefly turned gray and black for some people who use a dark theme on their desktop computers. It looks like the company was testing a proper dark mode for its desktop website, but by now, it's already disappeared for those who initially got in on the test. If we're not in for another flip-flopping experience á la Google Maps (which had its own dark mode appear and disappear multiple times over the year), we might soon be able to enjoy our web searches dunked in an eye-soothing dark mode.
It's been more than a year since Google launched its system-wide dark theme with Android 10, but the company still isn't done creating dark modes for all of its apps. Many Google Maps users are still waiting for the eye-soothing theme currently in rollout, but if you want a glimpse at what you can expect while you're in satellite view, you might want to download or open Google Earth. Google has announced that the app now finally has a dark theme.
Google has been teasing a dark theme for Maps for a year now, and after some code surfaced that pointed to traces of a dark mode in version 10.50 of the app, we got our first look at a proper, finished night-compatible theme in version 10.51.1 in September. That limited server-side update only affected a few users and was very quickly rolled back. The Maps team seems ready to share its dark mode again with the world as a few users have noticed it on their devices now.
Let's face it: the retina-burning startup animation on Chrome OS is incredibly annoying. Thanks to Chromebooks ramping up the brightness during boot, I find myself closing the lid to shield my eyes, especially at night. With Google working hard to bring a system-wide dark theme in the OS and its apps, many users hoped that the developers would also apply a dark background to the boot screen. Unfortunately, there's no evidence that Google is currently working on a dark startup animation, but it does look like the recovery mode UI on Chromebooks will soon get the dark mode treatment.
Flipboard was one of the first AI-supported news aggregators, and it's still the first choice for many people. The company only recently tried to insert itself into the conversation by launching a paid video service with partners like Variety, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal, and now it's back with something many people have actually been asking for: A dark mode.
No matter what your app's purpose is, it has to come with dark mode to be in. Thankfully, most apps have been receiving theirs lately, and Craigslist just got updated to feature one. This is particularly interesting, as the service is known for featuring a minimalistic design with mostly white pages.
Google introduced dark mode with Android 1o last year, but it's taking a while to update all of its apps with support for the feature. Google Maps started rolling out dark theme just a couple months ago. Now Google Analytics is joining the lights-out league with a dark theme of its own — plus a few other new features.