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Screen Shades for Mac

Key Details of Screen Shades

  • Tint the display for sensitive eyes.
  • Last updated on 10/24/2014
  • There have been 4 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

When working in a dark environment, some users may find their screen to be too bright even when the brightness is already on the lowest setting. With Screen Shades for Mac, users will now be able to fine-tune their Mac's brightness even more.

Screen Shades for Mac is very basic freeware. The app is small in size and the installation only took a few seconds to complete. Upon launching the app, a menu will pop up, allowing the user to turn on the effect, which will add a tint and darken the screen of their Mac. Right below the on/off switch is a slider, which you use to adjust the tint and brightness to their desired level. The app comes with four default tint colors, but users can add their own tint by using the built-in color picker tool. However, the app will only allow one custom tint. Despite that, the app does what it's supposed to and offers an easy-to-understand interface.

For users who often work in a dark environment or simply have sensitive eyes, Screen Shades for Mac could definitely be a lifesaver. It works well and comes free of charge.

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Full Specifications

Version 1.4.0 is compatible with Yosemite's default security.
October 24, 2014
Latest update
October 24, 2014
Operating System
Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8, OS X 10.9, Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.6, OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements
Intel Mac running OS 10.6 or later.
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Developer's Description

Tint the display for sensitive eyes.
Screen Shades is a utility to help users with sensitive eyes. Screen Shades can be used with one or two displays. With Screen Shades you can tint the display with five tints (gray, blue, yellow, pink, and My Tint, a color selected from the Colors window by the user). The Control Panel provides a drop-down menu to select the tint, a slider to control the amount of the tint and a checkbox to turn the effect on/off. The Control Panel may be dragged out of the way on the desktop and minimized. Control Panel settings and position are saved between sessions.