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.
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.
We’ve just released a major update for Displays, our new app to manage monitors. This version 1.2 comes with a lot of new features and fixes bugs reported by users. And now, Displays speaks Italian too.
Hide your desktop icons
When doing presentations or demos, you don’t really want to show the mess on your desktop to your audience, isn’t it? Now Displays can quickly hide all icons sitting on your desktop, on all screens. Use a custom keyboard shortcut or use the appropriate icon in Displays toolbar.
No need to open the Grab tool of OS X! You can now take screenshot of the desired screen. There are two settings available in Preferences: take screenshot after a countdown of 3 seconds, and capture mouse pointer.
Reduce blue light
Night mode does have a new setting to reduce blue light emitted by your monitor, which is known as a potent suppressor of melatonin.
Improved Picture in Picture
Picture in Picture (PiP) is a cool feature to show a Mac OS X screen in another screen. PiP windows can now be freely resized, without any quality loss. We’ve also added two new user settings to define window opacity and stream quality (up to 60 fps).
Other new features
A Test Card can be displayed on any screen to help you in monitor calibration.
You can show resolution aspect ratio in main list.
Full changelog is available here.
Displays can be purchased on the Mac App Store for 5.99$.
More information: Displays page | Youtube channel