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HazeOver: dim background apps and get rid of distractions

By pointum

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Get rid of distraction. Let this tiny app emphasize an active window by fading out inactive ones.
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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

5 starts now that Hotkey added

Gave it 4 stars before, because it lacked a hotkey to activate. Now that feature has been added, so it’s five stars.

Prior review:
"Works well as described, but could use ability to activate/deactivate using a hotkey (see implementation in Isolator, a similar app)."

HazeOver: dim background apps and get rid of distractions
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • 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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