Nobody is better at diversity than Apple. Did you see all the women who presented new product features in the WWDC 2019 show and tell? Apple deserves some props. Mac professionals are busy getting a second mortgage on their houses to afford the new Mac Pro.
Apple added mouse support and more keyboard shortcuts to the new iPadOS, and even dropped in multiple app windows on a single screen. Hey, HomePod and Siri can now recognize different voices.
Apple copied a page from macOS Mojave and added Dark Mode to iOS 13.
Dark mode sucks. See?
Most of us don’t read newspapers and magazines and books in dark mode. Dark text on a light background seems to be the correct way for humanity to read the written word.
But I get it. Different strokes for different folks.
Unfortunately, from what I can see in macOS Mojave and what likely is Dark Mode in iOS 13, it’s an all or nothing proposition. Dark Mode works well in certain places. For example, open Photos, tap on a photo, and what do you get? White background. Yet, photos look better on a black background and Apple provided that option. Tap the display and the photo gets laid onto a black background.
Yes, different strokes for different folks, but this is just wrong. To me.
Some apps on iPhone, iPad, and Mac look OK in Dark Mode, but some do not. Unfortunately, it does not seem easy to toggle between them. It’s an all or nothing situation that Apple could remedy with ease.
A toggle switch for each app. Some apps need standard Mode with dark text on a lighter background. Some look better in Dark Mode.
There are utilities that make it easy to toggle in and out of Dark Mode on macOS Mojave, but nothing that does it on a per-app basis.
Apple, Dark Mode– for some of us– sucks most of the time. Give us the control we need for each app.