Cinemadrape Alternatives

    Cinemadrape is described as 'CinemaDrape helps you focus on your current task on the screen (such as a video in a web page, a photo or a document editor area) by instantly blanking or dimming the other less important areas in a web page or in the background windows'. There are five alternatives to Cinemadrape for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is HazeOver. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try LeDimmer or Zorro. Other great apps like Cinemadrape are TunnelVision (Free, Open Source) and psKino (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 18, 2019

    1. Too many windows to manage? Big display? Or getting lost in multiple monitors? HazeOver is for you! ? TRIAL version: HazeOver.com Get rid of distractions and focus on your current task. HazeOver automatically highlights the front app window by dimming all background windows.
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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.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Zorro is a utility to completely blank the screen except for a rectangular area selected by the user. This is especially useful for watching videos on your computer without being distracted by other programs.
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    3. TunnelVision allows you to hide the parts of the screen where your mouse cursor is not, effectively increasing privacy (though at a cost).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      A program that darkens the whole Screen, except an user-defined area (which may include a video) for keeping the contrast if the background is too bright. It also works with several Screens.
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