After all, the only thing you need to do is open System Preferences, select Displays, and adjust Brightness. Or, use the keyboard shortcuts. Dimming a screen couldn’t be much easier, right? Unless you use this clever and cheap Mac dimming app.
If You Care About Your Eyes
If you care about your eyes you probably won’t be using a computer screen in the first place. My father stopped his newspaper subscription because he was afraid he’d wear out his glasses.
myPoint Shade is a clever, useful, convenient application which does basically one thing. It dims your Mac’s screen. Or, screens, because it can also dim attached displays.
You can dim all attached displays with a single common shade, or different shades for up to eight different attached displays.
Dimming itself means setting a dim level and the color of the dim. Us hotkeys or the menu in the Menubar to make changes. Attached displays can be dimmed up to 100-percent except for the screen where the mouse resides.
You can even set the screen to fade in and fade out using a specified timeout.
The built-in Shade Assistant lets you set the shade amount for specific applications.
For those of us with tired, old eyes, apps like myPoint Shade are a Godsend, a good way to set the Mac’s screen so it’s better on your eyes depending upon the brightness or color of the room you’re in.
The only grumble I have is with the colored tinted shades. Finding a color tint to match each setting and your eyes is a trial and error effort. You can get there, and the slider bar adjustments make it easier, but it takes time and the settings vary from room to room, location to location.