Alternatives to Shady for Mac with Free License

  • Desktop Dimmer

    Enables darker-than-dark Desktop dimming for your displays. - Small resource footprint, minimal User Interface. - Settings are persisted and restored per-Display...

    • Discontinued The last commit to the project is from November, 16 2017 and it gave some users a bunch of deprecation errors when they tried to install and run it.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Iris mini

    Iris mini is free cross-platform blue light reduction and PWM flicker free brightness software.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Nocturne

    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.

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

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Brisync

    Synchronize your external monitor brightness with built-in display. Application reads current brightness of your built-in display and passes it to external monitors via...

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Lumen

    Menu bar application for macOS to auto-adjust screen brightness based on your screen contents.

    Free Open Source Mac GitHub

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