Major update 1.7 for Displays
Today our app Displays is receiving a major update. Version 1.7 comes with a lot of new features, improvements and fixes, especially for the latest release of macOS Mojave. This is a free update for all our users.
Powerful night mode
We’re very proud of our night mode, conceived to rest your eyes when you’re working in a dark environnement. With version 1.7, we’ve added an auto-switch feature: night mode will be automatically enabled when you launch any app of your choice, and will be disabled when you quit this app. Our night mode is far more powerful than Apple implementation launched with macOS High Sierra (called « Night Shift »), so give it a try! And don’t forget: our app Displays is working from macOS Mountain Lion (10.8), so you can get a night mode even with older macOS versions which don’t include Night Shift from Apple.
We’ve largely improved notifications, either those using our internal mechanism or those displayed in macOS Notification Center. First ones now adopt same appearance than macOS on recent versions. Second ones have now an icon associated to each action, and for some actions you can easily cancel it by clicking embedded button (let’s say you hid desktop icons, embedded button will let you show desktop icons again).
Better support for macOS Mojave
With the release of macOS Mojave a few weeks ago, we’ve worked hard to fix all bugs and to extensively support new dark theme. Indeed, Displays already included a dark theme, but now all parts of our app is supporting dark theme too (Preferences, Welcome screen, screenshot window…).
Other improvements and bugs fixes are too numerous to get listed here, but you can read the full release notes here.
Displays can be tried out for 15 days and is only 5,99€ for purchase.
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 ».