Even better is when the app does not cost much, is simple to use, and serves a good purpose by improving your visual health. Yes, there’s an app that does that. It controls your Mac’s display brightness so you can read the screen better.
Screen Shade Shades Screens
One problem that many Mac users have, especially those of us who work on the Mac all day in an office environment, is the display. The Mac’s screen can have too much glare, be too bright in certain lighting conditions, and over time that can affect our eyes.
The app? Screen Shade. It controls the Mac’s screen shade.
I’ll call it a one-trick pony app but it actually has a couple of tricks that work well together. First, Screen Shade can give you control over the Mac screen’s shade color.
Second, Screen Shade also controls tint darkness with a simple slider bar. Tints are available in in the standard RGB format, or just choose from the basic list.
Does it work? Yes. Dark mode or standard mode.
In a word, yes. Screen Shade tints the screen in such a way as to change contrast and brightness in a way that’s different than what Apple provides in macOS. And, Screen Shade’s option to change the tint color to any color in the Mac’s palette means you’ll need to fiddle around a bit to get the right tint to match your environment, lighting, eyes, and visual tastes.
The app is free and works on Macs with multiple displays (such as a MacBook with an external display). I do a lot of work on my Mac at night and I found that a slightly orange submarine control panel colors works better for my eyes.
Screen Shade is simple to set up and use but there’s no try before you buy option.