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Shades Alternatives

Shades is described as 'FREE utility for controlling the brightness of your screen. It runs in the background providing always-available fine-grained control over the brightness of your display via a slick Mac-like interface' and is an app. There are eight alternatives to Shades for Mac and Windows. The best alternative is myPoint Shade. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try EasyOnTheEyes or Nocturne. Other great apps like Shades are ScreenDimmer, Dimmer Than Dim, Day Night and Simple Screen Shade.

This page was last updated May 18, 2021
  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac

Shades is a FREE utility for controlling the brightness of your screen. It runs in the background providing...

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  1. myPoint Shade

    • Mac

    Stop burning your eyes!.

  2. EasyOnTheEyes

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    FREE and simple screen shader app. Complete multiple display support, including latest OS X.

  3. Nocturne

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Nocturne is simple app for switching a computer to night vision mode. It has a few tricks up its sleeve: color correction, window shadow toggling, and background removal.


    The project has been abandoned. Last version, 2.0.0, released in September 2009, can be still downloaded from Google Code Hosting

  4. ScreenDimmer

    • Mac

    Having two monitors on OSX is both a joy and a pain. Simple things like viewing a movie or playing a game quickly become a hassle when you have one screen playing and the other blasting full brightness your face.

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  5. Dimmer Than Dim

    • Mac

    Are you suffering from eye strains for staring at the screen for a long time?.

  6. Day Night

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Day Night is a desktop app made to kill procrastination by showing you how much time is left for tasks in percentages.

  7. Simple Screen Shade

    • Mac

    If you work in a dark room, or in room lit by the sun, or struggle with eye strain and headache, Simple Screen Shade will dim your displays - this way it will care for your health and comfort.

  8. Free Monitor Manager

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Free Monitor Manager lets you easily change your monitor's brightness, contrast and colors.

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