We’ve just released a new version of our app Displays, which helps you to change your monitor resolution and adds tons of premium features. Displays 1.8 is a free update for all our users, but it now requires at least macOS Mavericks 10.9. People having bought Displays on the Mac App Store can obtain a free license key to upgrade to this version, as the Mac App Store version is not updated anymore.
Capture your screen
In this version, we’ve written our screenshot tool from scratch. Instead of capturing the entire screen, you may choose to capture a specific window or only a portion of your screen. In this case, some presets help you to capture with fixed dimension and you’ve got some hints about dimension and position of the selected portion. All settings can be changed on the fly: screenshot destination, timer, mouse pointer capturing…
The screenshot editor is also greatly improved in this version. We’ve added new tools to annotate your screenshot: polygon, star, bubble speech and rotation are now available. Positioning elements is also easier as you can automatically align them with our magnet function. New functions to export your screenshot are now offered: copy to macOS clipboard and save to a new location. Last, we’ve improved many parts of the editor and fixed some bugs.
Displays already supported cloud services where you can upload your screenshot: Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, CloudApp and FTP server. In this version, we’ve added three new services: pCloud, Box and SFTP server. Uploads are now more reliable and cancelable.
Displays is available as a Free Download with a 15 days trial period, so give it try!
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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).
One month after its launch on the Mac App Store, we’re releasing a new version 1.3 for our app Displays, a powerful monitors manager for OS X. This update is available through the Mac App Store.
We drastically improved the screenshot feature. First, you can now choose the default location and filename of screenshots. By default, Displays will always ask where to save the screenshot, but this behavior can be changed in Preferences. Second, we implemented full support for Dropbox and CloudApp services: after taking a screenshot, you can upload it automatically and the link will be copied to the pasteboard. In Displays Preferences, you can choose to be asked before uploading the screenshot and you can play a sound and show notification when upload is done. We’ll add other services in future releases.
We also improved other parts of the app. When you’re using the « Hide desktop icons » feature, all your desktop functions are disabled, which sometimes can be frustrating. So, drag and drop is now supported on your desktop even if you’re hiding desktop icons. When drag occurs, the desktop is revealed and when you drop the file, your desktop icons are hidden again. Last, the mouse pointer highlighter can now distinguish between left and right click (different color).
More information: Displays page | Release notes
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$.
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