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HazeOver: dim background apps and get rid of distractions

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Stop managing open windows and focus on your current task. HazeOver automatically highlights the front app window by dimming all the background windows.
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Heavy multi-tasking kills your concentration. All that tweets, emails, chat messages and lolcats staring back at you from the background. They strive for your attention. And you only have that much of it.

Don't let yourself drown in scores of open windows. Hiding, switching, looking for the right one, more hiding, more switching. Calm down, breathe in, breathe out, launch HazeOver and finally focus on what's you've been up to.

HazeOver automatically highlights an active window or app when you switch windows. The less important things gently fade away in the background, improving your attention span.

Set the hazing intensity and speed to your liking. Be it a soft dimming, an undemanding hint of focus. Or a powerful dark background for outright dedication to your current task.

Carry on with your stuff and stay focused.

What's New in Version 1.4.3

New in 1.4: • OS X Yosemite and Mavericks compatibility;
• Keyboard shortcut option;
• Improved dimming order accuracy.


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Customer Reviews

Keeps me focused

I love HazeOver! I’ve set it up so the background windows are almost black. This keeps me focused on the app I’m in. HazeOver works fine with clicking and dragging between apps (like a file from Finder to an email), but I’ve found it easier just to turn off HazeOver momentarily (from the Menu Bar) when I’m working between apps.

Highly recommended.

Absolutely Amazing

This is something I didnt even realize i wanted until stumbling upon it. On windows computers, i always have everything in fullscreen, but for some reason on my mac, i like to have everything running in minimized windows. this helps block out all the distractions around the edges, and just really focus on what youre doing

Works perfectly!

This app works perfectly and the ability to change the haze amount is awesome, sometimes it is nice to have all others windows virtually invisible while other times it is nice just to have a slight haze to know which one is active.

HazeOver: dim background apps and get rid of distractions
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  • $3.99
  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 1.4.3
  • Size: 3.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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