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Screen Shade

By Raj Kumar Shaw

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Screen Shade allows you to control the brightness of your screen. This customizable app allows you to place a shade over your screen to reduce the strain on your eyes. Screen Shade will reduce your Mac's brightness on demand, without any risk to your activities on your computer. Screen Shade was built specifically to save on energy consumption.

The simplicity of Screen Shade will make the app extremely easy to use. All the programming is hidden behind a simple light intensity slider or simple shortcut keys. Easy to use and extremely effective.

Ever have to work around people that for example are trying to sleep ( hotel room ) simply shade your screen and continue working without lighting up the room like a candle.

Screen Shade even allows you to control multiple screens at the same time.

This is another example of iLifeTouch building apps that make your life easier one day at a time. Please use and enjoy.

What's New in Version 1.3

Update of Icon


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Customer Reviews

Simple, intuitive, gets the job done!

I sometimes work at night when the lights are off. The lowest setting on the MacBook is too high (too bright). Screen Shade helped me set the brightness even lower so that I was blinded when doing work.

The one change I would like to see is the ability to set the color of the cursor, or at least the outline of the cursor. There are certain settings where the white outline of the cursor matches the brightness setting and the cursor gets "lost" - very frustrating.

Great for work in dark places

I am a theater technician, so I am constantly using my computer in the dark of teathers. Although during the rehearsal process it is not a problem, using my computer during shows to run cues can be distracting to the audience around me because of how bright the default lowest setting is of Macs. Witch Screen Shade, you are able to lower it to a more reasonable brightness while still seeing where your cursor is since it does not dim the cursor.

Can not dim display in white-on-black mode.

When the Universal Access Control Panel sets the display to white-on-black, the display can not be dimmed. Instead, sliding the screen shade to "Off" inverts the process, making the display brighter, and terribly washed out! The very best way to read text in the dark is to set the display to white-on-black, because that already blocks most of the light. Then, a screen dimmer (but not this one!) can be used to dim the whites somewhat, allowing both higher contrast for easier reading and less light overall. Alas, not with this app! The best dimmer is the one called "Dimmer," but it will not work with Mac OS X 10.6.8, which I must use for legacy software.

Screen Shade
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 2.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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