template edtiorInformant 5 has both a light and dark mode. One of the difficulties of a dark mode is that Informant is very heavy on user-selected colors – for example calendar, tag, and individual event/task colors. How do you make a red calendar color usable on a dark theme? This is just one of the issues we’ve had to deal with in designing a dark mode: Its not just setting a few colors and calling it good.

I’ve actually been spending many weeks fine-tuning aspects of the dark mode to work properly in all the areas. I kind of assume that dark mode may be people’s favorite mode, even if its not the default mode.

This is just a little tease of what you are seeing for Informant 5. We still have several more weeks of work just in engineering. Informant 5 is expected to be released this fall.