Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.
In fact, it is actually priceless, its free. The app is called Screenshade, and although we rarely blog about little tools like this – usually found on useful mac app lists such as this – I decided I would because, well, its changed my life.
Ok, I’m about to get a little personal here, so look away you don’t fancy reading and just check out the app yourself here. See, my girlfriend is a light sleeper, strongly opposed to light (yes, almost vampire like), because of it I have never been able to use any of my ‘brighter’ gadgets in bed..this of course includes my laptop. SO, I needed to get my priorities straight and after much deliberation, more often than not I decided the mac, Friendfeed and the couch were for me.
That was until two weeks ago and I decided to give Screenshade a try. Screenshade is a tiny nifty mac app that makes it possible to dim your screen past the capabilities of the OS X brightness display settings. In reality, its merely another app that layers over all your other ones, with an adjustment option to make it more or less opaque – something you could technically do with Fluid. Irrespective, Screenshade, developed by TruTwo Software provides this little app, free of charge, and have added a number of cool little settings such as toggle on/off, dual monitor support and keyboard shortcuts too.
Again, I realise this is nothing fancy and there are bound to be startups out there thinking “we’re making a video sharing site that could potentially change the world and dont get coverage. But a display dimmer gets its own post!”…for that I can only apologise. How about you remind of your cool start up with an email over to [email protected] – can it get me back into bed with my other half?
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