Displays 1.6 is now available
We’ve just updated Displays to version 1.6, our app to change resolution on Mac and manage monitors. This version adds a lot of features for taking screenshots.
First of all, when you take a screenshot, a new sharing window is now opened by default, as shown below. Inside this window, you can preview your screenshot and share it easily: either to an hosting service or to any other app installed on your Mac (we’re using the macOS sharing facility). In addition to Cloudapp and Dropbox, already supported, we’ve added OneDrive, Google Drive and FTP server support.
The other improvement is screenshot edition and annotation: directly in the sharing window, you can resize and crop your screenshot. We’ve added a lot of useful tools to annotate your screenshot, like drawing rectangle/circles, lines, free drawing, text, highlighter and even a blur/pixelate tool to hide sensitive data.
Last, we improved support for video card switch. MacBooks Pro and iMacs have two video cards, one called integrated (Intel) and the other one dedicated (Nvidia or ATI) ; macOS switches to the best video card, according to its needs. We’re now displaying the actual name of the video card in use, instead of just “Integrated” or “Dedicated”. And we’ve also added a notification when macOS is switching video card in use (enable this notification in Displays preferences, as this is turned off by default).
Work better at night with our app Displays
Nowadays, we’re spending most of our evenings in darkness, in front of an electronic device, a computer, a smartphone or a television. Researchers have found that light emitted by those electronics could be harmful to your health. As stated on this article by Harvard Medical School:
Light at night is part of the reason so many people don’t get enough sleep. While light of any kind can suppress the secretion of melatonin, blue light at night does so more powerfully.
That’s why we developed a powerful night mode in our app Displays, to reduce unwanted effects of lights, when you’re working on your Mac at night. With our night mode, in one click you can:
- Reduce the brightness of your screen
- Reduce the level of blue light emitted by your screen
- Switch macOS to dark mode
- Set another wallpaper
- Enable grayscale mode
Most of the time, when you’re using an external monitor, brightness cannot be changed in macOS. But this is not an issue for Displays because we’re simulating screen dimming.
In latest version 1.5, we also introduced scheduling. Night mode can automatically be enabled either in a user-defined period of time or based on sunset / sunrise of where you’re living. So you don’t even need to remember to enable the night mode, even if manual mode is still working when scheduling is on.
Don’t wait and try Displays for free.
TrashMe 2.1.16 available on our webstore
We’re releasing a new version of TrashMe, our uninstaller and cleaning tool for macOS. This new version 2.1.16 is recommended for everybody as we fixed some small annoying bugs. TrashMe now speaks Brazilian Portuguese too, thanks to Paulo Neto.
Starting today, TrashMe is available for direct purchase on our webstore, in addition to the Mac App Store version. The main difference is that the Mac Store version is a bit more limited as it requires installation of our free addon whereas the version available for direct purchase is fully functional even with apps requiring admin password to get uninstalled.
To celebrate the launch of TrashMe on our webstore, we offer a 20% discount with the coupon code TRASHME20. Hurry up, it’s only for a few days!
More information: TrashMe page | Release notes | Webstore
Displays updated to version 1.4
We’re releasing today a new version 1.4 of Displays, our app to change resolution on Mac and manage monitors.
With this version, you can choose the amount of blue light to reduce, in order to rest your eyes, and you can now assign a keyboard shortcut to take a screenshot. Other improvements have been made to better handle overheight menus and to show if a monitor supports P3 wide gamut.
But above all, we fixed bugs occurring with macOS Sierra. With version 1.3, Displays was not able to support retina resolutions on all Macs. We’ve fixed that. We also fixed a bug preventing the dark mode to be correctly switched on/off when using our night mode.
This version is only available on our website, as we’re not selling it on the Mac App Store anymore. If you bought Displays on the Mac App Store, you are eligible to a free licence.
For a limited-time only, you can buy Displays on our webstore with a 30% discount offer: enter the coupon code “WELCOME”.
Migrating outside the App Store
Today, we took the decision to start selling our apps by ourselves.
When Apple opened their App Store for the Mac in 2011, we immediately decided to sell our apps on it. TunesArt was the first app on the store, and TrashMe just after. In may 2016, we launched a third app on the Mac App Store: Displays.
The Mac App Store is a great way to discover new apps. For users, it also means a centralised place to buy, manage and install their apps. However, nothing has been really easy! Before releasing TunesArt on the Mac App Store, we submitted dozen of versions to Apple: all rejected. We removed two features (automatic download of lyrics and iPod scrobbling) to conform to Apple rules. Same happened with TrashMe: on the App Store, an app can’t offer a feature requesting admin password. That was a major issue, as the purpose of TrashMe is to uninstall apps and clean your Mac, which means sometimes requesting admin password.
For Displays, the situation is a bit different: Apple changed something in their API designed to manage resolutions. That means that Displays can’t manage Retina resolutions anymore on macOS Sierra… at least not with the official way. You need to know that there are public and private APIs. When you change your screen resolution, Apple is using a private API, and not the public API exposed to all developers. And guess what? Using private APIs is strictly forbidden on the Mac App Store, so we have no choice: leaving the Mac App Store is the only solution.
That does not mean we’re removing all our apps from the Mac App Store. Only Displays is leaving the store today, our other apps will be shortly available both on the Mac App Store and our webstore. For people having bought Displays on the Mac App Store, we’re offering a free licence key to migrate outside the Mac App Store.
Visit our webstore to buy ours apps.