As I mentioned in my iPhone X review, iOS apps with “pure black” themes look gorgeous on the iPhone X OLED display. After a quick search, I realized that there isn’t really a good list of these types of apps anywhere, so I decided to start one.
- Apollo – This is a reddit client that not only has a pure black theme, but the app in general is the absolute best reddit client I’ve ever used. The developer taking advantage of the iPhone X’s design to the fullest, even including the volume in the left ear rather than having it pop up over the content like by default in iOS. You’ll have to enable the regular dark theme and flip a toggle in the settings for pure black mode. App Store link / Developer site link
- Today Weather – Weather apps aren’t terribly exciting, but this one is certainly beautiful and provides all of the information I’d expect a weather app to provide. You can even choose the weather source you want, in case you’re not fond the default weather.com. The pure black theme is enabled by default. App Store link
- Pokemon Go – This is a slight stretch, but Battery Saver mode in Pokemon Go now actually makes sense on the iPhone. You just have to turn it on in your settings, then flip the phone upside down while you’re not actively playing. App Store link
- Unread – Unread is an RSS feed reader with a pure black theme. It can use your accounts from Feed Wrangler, Feedbin, Feedly, Fever, and Newsblur. It’s quite well-designed and looks great on the iPhone X. Full disclosure: It’s not free to unlock the full version with dark theme, and I was provided a promo code to be able to check out the app. App Store link / Developer site link
- Overcast – Overcast is a popular podcast app that just added a black theme. I feel like if you listen to podcasts and you’re reading this, you have probably already heard of Overcast, but if not, check it out. App Store link
- Feedly – Feedly is a feed reader, now optimized for iPhone X with a pure black theme. The new design looks pretty slick and should be quite welcome to current Feedly users with the iPhone X. App Store link / Developer site link
This list will be updated as necessary. If you created (or know of) an app with a pure black theme that I can test without having to buy anything, leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list (I am not against buying apps at all, I just don’t want to list something I can’t test, and I can’t guarantee that I’ll want to buy your app).