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HazeOver: Distraction Dimmer

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Get rid of distractions and focus on your current task. HazeOver automatically highlights the front app window by dimming all 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 1.5

Say hello to the fun new "Dimmer" design. Use trackpad rotation gesture to literally turn the brightness of your distractions down. Or place mouse pointer over HzO menu bar icon and scroll to quickly adjust dimming intensity.

Now you can choose how you want to dim multiple displays. You can either highlight one screen only or have a highlighted window on each screen.

Are you ready? Aye, Aye, El Capitan! HazeOver support is on board.


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Customer Reviews

Love this app!

Replaced Hocus Focus for me.

- Would just really like it if it didn’t open up the prferences window everytime my computer boots up.

- Also would like it to not ask me everytime I close the preferences window if I’d like to keep it running or quit. If I don’t select quit specifically, then I want to keep it running in the background.

Great app with frequent updates and a dev who cares. Highly recommend! :D


Well thought out, well designed. Love that I can just hover and scroll on the menu icon - I am going to start using this more!

Permitir desactivarla para ciertas aplicaciones

Hay ocaciones que uso 2 ventanas en simultáneo para mi trabajo, en esa ocación no necesito que me atenua alguna.

Por favor añadir esa característica

There are occasions that use 2 windows simultaneously for my work in this occasion I do not need me any attenuated.

Please add the feature

HazeOver: Distraction Dimmer
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  • $3.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 9.9 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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