If you work in a dark room, or in room lit by the sun, or struggle with eye strain and headache, Simple Screen Shade will dim your displays - this way it will care for your health and comfort.

Simple Screen Shade is designed for maximum simplicity and ease of use.

You can set gray shade to mitigate bright and vivid colors, or white shade to view details in dark pictures. When you read and write, a greenish shade will relax your eyes. Using the predefined shade samples will speed up the selection of the appropriate shade color.

The app doesn't change the monitor settings. It places translucent layers over your desktop and running applications. Thus it will dim the monitors even more than the hardware limit.

- Dim all monitors with common shade.
- Additional per screen shade for up to four monitors.
- Change the shade level without leaving the active application - via hotkeys or from a menu in menu bar extras.
- Full screen support.
- Can start automatically when the user logs in.
- Supports multiple users, screens and desktops.

- When the app is running, no icon is shown in the Dock. The control is through a menu in menu bar extras.
- Shade level is limited up to 90%.
- If you have an inquiry or need a help to tune up our app, or just want to share your experience please drop us a line at We will reply in 24 hours.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
26 Ratings
26 Ratings
WontShutUp ,

This App Deserves Greater Attention

It really should be under medical. I have severe photophobia. No. I am not afraid of pictures or color… but light keeps from being able to look at a screen for extended periods of time. Millions of people suffer from this problem for many different reasons. For example, silent migraines, medications & Lymes’s disease... [Me]. But TBIs, regular headaches, autism spectrums, ADHD, absence seizures along wit any type of seizures, etc., can be triggered or exaggerated by light. Blues for me. At times I cannot turn down the light enough on the screen and see no matter how low I dim it. But it’s not the light as much as the hue/color. I need ambers. Irlen glasses are the answer for many. But they really are hard to afford, let alone find a specialist in many areas of the country…. but they work.
And they work a lot like this application. I am looking for an app like this for my phone. Today I cannot read anything on my phone and the light is dim, dim. I am okay on the computer at this time though. So I am sending out a plea to the developer of this app… MARKET IT TO THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY! Let people, doctors know it is here. I really need it for my iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 9.1 too. ;) This is a great thing. The fact that I can control the color makes it priceless to me. Thank you! This is amazing. I can actually say the it is a life changer.

jlopez92 ,

Great app, but one flaw...

I just downloaded this app today and I love it! First off, I love the simplicity of the app. No clutter, and straight to the point. I am a student and I am always reading articles and word documents and I work late at night, so the color features are great, and very helpful in explaining which color is best for specific times of the day or night. If you don’t switch screens much, I would give this 5/5.

The only MAJOR flaw is that when you transition screens from one to another (Desktop 1 to Desktop 2 with full screen apps, for example), it does not change the color immediately, and you’re temporarily blinded with the regular color of the screen until it switches a second later. Big flaw since I’m blinded for just a sec and it kind of defeats the purpose of the app. Please, please, please fix this! I really love this app! Will give 5 stars, recommend to classmates, and use for many, many years to come if we can get that glitch fixed!!

Developer Response ,

Hi jlopez92,

Thank you for reporting the issue.

Could you please contact us at and send us more info about your system.

Code Race Team

cthulhu5 ,

Best dimmer, and incredible support

I went though a few alternatives before finally finding this one, and I can tell anyone looking to stop wasting time and click "Purchase" now. I even tried GeekTool to put differnet tranluscent overlays on the screen out of despratation, and wish I would have discovered this app soonner.

This is hands down the easiest to use screen dimmer of them all, and the most robust. The ability to have differnet shades on different monitors is huge, and the app handles resolution changes perfectly. And when I had a question, the developer was very responsive.

If you own an Apple display, I honestly cannot understand how you're not using this app and still have your retinas unburned by the nuclear fire their ultra-bright monitors use for backlighting.


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