X

Nocturne for Mac

By Blacktree Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 3, 2013

Nocturne for Mac is an easy way to adjust your computer's display colors to suit different lighting conditions, or just to suit user preference. It wasn't exactly our cup of tea, but users who like to make these kinds of adjustments will find Nocturne to be easy to use and versatile.

The app's interface is small and sleek, with a series of checkboxes, sliders, and buttons that let users customize its performance. We started by clicking the "Switch to Night" button, which enabled Nocturne's default night setting: a monochrome inversion of our current settings. In other words, black became white, white became black, and everything else was rendered in shades of gray. Unchecking the "Monochrome" box maintained the inverted black and white but also inverted all the other colors; checking the "Invert hue" box leaves black and white as they are but inverts all the colors on the screen. If you'd prefer to tint your screen to a specific color, Nocturne can handle that, and there are also tools that let you invert the menu bar and dim the menu bar when it's inactive. The program didn't have any documentation that we could locate, but its features were easy enough to figure out with a bit of experimentation. Overall, we prefer the original rendering of our screen's colors no matter the lighting, but if you'd like to try out some other configurations, Nocturne for Mac is a great way to do it.

Nocturne for Mac installs and uninstalls without issues.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.0

General

Release January 13, 2012
Date Added January 13, 2012
Version 2.0.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,463
Downloads Last Week 0
Report Software

Related Software

TinkerTool

Free
TinkerTool

BetterSnapTool

Free to try
BetterSnapTool

Right Zoom

Free
Right Zoom

HyperDock

Free
HyperDock

Developer's Description

Nocturne is a small Mac OS X program which can change your display colors in various ways to give you a color scheme more suited to low light conditions (such as at night).

Get the best price on everything

Shop your favorite products and we’ll find the best deal with a single click. Designed to make shopping easier.