Developer: Raj Kumar Shaw
Current Version: 1.3
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Download Size: 2 MB - Download
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.
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Most Helpful 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.
Doesn’t work on external monitors - I bought this to use to dim my external monitor which has no brightness controls, but it doesn’t work on external monitors.
More Reviews for Current Version
Mavericks - 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.
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.
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.
Compatible with f.lux! Simple too! - I bought Sunset, which has an interesting menu interface where you actually adjust the sun in the sky, but I was dismayed to find that it did not work with f.lux. Bought this right after and it works much better! Get it!
Much better than the free versions! - I tried out one of the free brightness sliders and it was terrible! Even though this is a little $$, I think it’s worth it. Work so far on Yosemite.