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Backdrop Alternatives

Backdrop is described as 'simple utility to fill your screen with a giant blank window. Fill the window with a solid color or a custom image, your choice. This is useful for:' and is an app. There are six alternatives to Backdrop for Mac and Windows. The best alternative is Pliim, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Backdrop are LeDimmer, HazeOver, Dropcloth and Clutter Cloak.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac

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  1. Pliim icon

    Pliim

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    One click and be ready to go up on stage and present!.

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  2. LeDimmer is a small Windows application (<200KB) that sits in the system tray and simply dims the screen around the foreground window.

    ⚫︎ PortableLeDimmer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Bg apps dimmed by LeDimmer!


  3. HazeOver icon

    HazeOver

    • Mac

    Too many windows to manage? Big display? Or getting lost in multiple monitors? HazeOver is for you! ? TRIAL version: HazeOver.com

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  4. Dropcloth icon

    Dropcloth

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Windows only: Instantly blank out your desktop and all of your running apps with Dropcloth, a Windows copy of previously mentioned Mac-only app Backdrop.

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  5. Clutter Cloak icon

    Clutter Cloak

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Clutter Cloak is a tiny anti-distraction program for Windows XP.

    ⚫︎ PortableClutter Cloak can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Official website inaccessible but download still available at download sites.

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  6. HiddenMe icon

    HiddenMe

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Hide desktop icons with a single click.

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