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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.

This is what you want.

No ugly GUI, just a super simple menu bar icon and menu that shades the screen darker with no weird tints.


As of Mavericks Screen Shade no longer screenshades more than the just primary monitor. Been using the program for 6+ months, does exactly what it says.

Screen Shade
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Mar 23, 2013
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 2.0 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Raj Kumar Shaw

Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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