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Dropcloth Alternatives

Dropcloth is described as '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' and is an app. There are three alternatives to Dropcloth for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is LeDimmer, which is free. Other great apps like Dropcloth are Backdrop and Clutter Cloak.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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

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  1. 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!
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    Backdrop

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Backdrop is a 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:

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    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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