Simple Screen Shade

Developer: Code Race

Current Version: 1.1

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 1.5 MB - Download

Description:

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.

Features:
- 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.

Notes:
- 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 [email protected] We will reply in 24 hours.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.1
Review by 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.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
1/5
Version 1.1
Review by RichardC300

Nice app, but one major annoyance - I liked that you could control multiple monitors separately, but this app has a major quirk. When using mission control or swiping between desktops/full screen apps, the app wouldn’t work during the animation, so the screen would go to normal brightness before dimming back to your setting. I use mission control a lot and also swipe between desktops/full screen apps, so this was a major annoyance to have my monitor flash back to normal brightness then back to the dimmed level. Also, the mouse doesn’t dim along with the screen, so you’ll have a bright mouse cursor flying around the screen if you dim you monitor down a lot.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 1.1
Review by 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.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by slai12

App I was looking for! - This app is great. It’s easy to use and I like the in-menu design with hotkey support. Only thing I would add is a feature to save slots for multiple custom shade/color so I can flip through my own list instead of just the default sample shades.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by Jev425

Great all around app for what it is suppose to do - For anyone looking for a specific app to dim monitors, this is really the one to buy. I purchaed two different apps before this one(don’t think this was on app store back then). Neither one worked for my dual monitor setup and they did not have the customization you have with this app, I will be recommending this app to everyone I know!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by 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.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by 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.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
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