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'. 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 (Free) and Clutter Cloak (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 27, 2014

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


    2. Clutter Cloak is a tiny anti-distraction program for Windows XP. It is activated by a configurable hotkey, then obscures everything on the screen except the child window immediately under the mouse pointer. (By default the hotkey is Ctrl-F11.

      Discontinued

      Official website inaccessible but download still available at download sites.

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