Skins exist that make Windows or Linux look like the Mac. Other skins can turn an Android smartphone around and make it look just like an iPhone’s screen. You get the idea, right? Here’s a Mac utility which mimics the Control Center on your iPhone.
iControl Because iCan
Command Center is a useful Mac utility app which gives you specific controls which look (more or less, kinda, sorta, mostly) like the slide up Control Center on your iPhone or iPad. In the usability department Command Center gives you quick access to iTunes controls.
As it does with iOS devices, the pop up controls let you manage Bluetooth devices, alter or select Wi-Fi networks, shut down, even change the Mac’s startup disk.
Control Center can disable sleep with a click, adjust the audio volume, and change the Mac’s screen brightness. Also built in is an option to go into Night Mode, disable Notifications, enable Do Not Disturb, display or hide Desktop icons.
Control Center monitors the Mac, too and displays CPU usage, RAM usage, even network connection and speed.
Controls across the bottom of the pop up window let you Shutdown your Mac, Restart your Mac, send your Mac to Sleep, Logout from your account, and adjust more Settings. Activate CommandCenter simply by moving your mouse or pointer to the edge of the Mac’s screen.
It’s nicely done, doesn’t cost much, doesn’t get in the way, and makes it a bit easier to do what you can already do on your Mac for free, but with more tweak and customization options.
Like the black theme is OS X El Capitan or Yosemite?
What I’m not sure I understand is why hasn’t Apple done this already? After all, Notification Center on the iPhone and iPad is activated with a swiped from the top of the screen. On the Mac, you have to click the icon in the Menubar.
So, why not add a Control Center to macOS Sierra that mimics what Command Center already does? That’s Apple. Always considerate of Mac app developers who provide extra functionality.