I’ll cut right to the chase: Coda’s version of dark mode has arrived! We’ve been working through how to build the often-requested feature natively to Coda for a while now, and I’m excited to share that we’re ready for you to try it out.
Simply click your avatar in the upper right hand corner of Coda, and toggle the “Appearance (Beta)” setting to “Dark”. Or keep it on “Light” if you prefer the classic look. We recommend choosing the “Use system setting” option, which will match any schedules you have set up your browser or computer. You can also type “/Dark Mode” in your doc to toggle it anytime.
A few things to keep in mind:
- This is a user-level setting - it will apply for all your docs when you turn dark mode on, but your colleagues may have different settings.
- The Coda color palette will adjust when you switch to dark mode so that everything is still easy to read on the dark background. If you’re viewing a document in dark mode and a colleague is viewing in light mode, they may see things in a slightly different shade.
- Dark mode is available on mobile as well. If the “Use System Setting” option doesn’t work for you, please try the “Dark” setting to make it work.
- Since we’re releasing this in Beta, there might still be some small visual bugs. In our internal testing, we haven’t found anything that prevents people from doing the things they love in Coda - so we wanted to open up this feature as soon as possible. But if you see anything we should address, please let us know using this form.
We hope this change makes Coda more accessible to more users, accommodates more visual requirements, and reduces potential eye strain and power usage on the machines of our mega-makers.