Eye-Friendly - Display Resolution Switcher - Standard Ed.

Developer: Jörg Jacobsen

Current Version: 1.1.1

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 948.8 KB - Download


Display Resolution Switching gets casual.
– Four mice in Macworld review –
– Recommended by Marco Arment (www.marco.org/2013/02/21/eye-friendly) –

Have to get real work done? Get more screen space. Tired after work? Get larger text.
With just a keystroke. In superb sharpness*.

- Use keyboard shortcuts (configurable) to casually step through display resolutions
- Let the location of your mouse pointer decide which display to be affected
- Skip resolutions by hitting a shortcut repeatedly
- Eye-Friendly will display resolution descriptors en passant while you are stepping
- Enjoy superb sharpness (in HiDPI modes*)
- Observe HiDPI and native resolutions tagged as "eye-friendly" and optionally hide any other

Once hooked you won't want to miss Eye-Friendly.

*) HiDPI modes available only on Retina Macbooks or Macs with Quartz Debug installed.


Release Notes:

- bugfix regarding logging to "console"

App is ready for OS X Yosemite


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by agentbillo

Very nice resolution switcher - I switched to this app from QuickRes. It essentially does the same thing as QuickRes, but the UI is much easier to figure out, and it's really nice that "eye friendly" (i.e. modes that don't terrible) are flagged in the UI. Nice job.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by demotivator

Used to be great - This app used to do exactly what was advertised. However, now it doesn’t seem to work at all. It hasn’t been updated in years and I assume it is end-of-life pending some response or update from the developer. I’d look for alternatives unless you want to gamble or an update is posted.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1.1
Review by CreepyRasta

To the company who created this software - I can’t seem to run it on my Apple Mac Mini. I was enthused when I saw someone wrote an app for eye-friendly display settings. However, I wanted to make sure that I can fix whatever problem is preventing me from running this app. When I click it, it does nothing. :( Please let me know how to remedy this problem by responding here on the thread perhaps, or by requesting my contact info. Thank you, -MPH

Found helpful by 1 out of 6 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by jfhdkljsanfnjdncjklaw

Complete waste of money - The screen shot shows a dozen or more possible resolutions you can switch to. I got one. 800x600. Thanks for nothing and ripping me off.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by menergici

Useless - I’m trying to find a solution to use my 1600x900 resolutin external monitor. MacOS doesn’t have that option natively, only 10 alternatives (from 800x600 to 1920x1080), but not this particular resolution. This application only shows 800x600 for the external monitor, which is completely different from the screen shot in the description.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by zportell72

Screen shot images aren’t accurate - The screen shots associated with this app are false and do not properly represent the actual app specifications. One of the provided app images shows 1680x1050. That option is not provided when downloading and installing this application. I would like a refund due to misrepresentation. To all looking at this application, do not spend the money for this application until it’s fixed.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by kiwicolin

no 1920 x 1080 - I only bought this to get 1920 x 1080 it doesn’t do it, complete waste of money, I want a refund

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people