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Shade Control places a dark transparent shade over your display to provide a wider range of brightness settings. Don't suffer from eye strain any longer. Shade Control is your new best friend.

Simply tap it's icon on the top menubar to adjust the brightness controls. For quick transitions, tap the icon in the dock and use the left and right arrow keys to adjust the brightness.

Whether you are in a pitch dark room, or just dealing with a headache. Shade control can provide the perfect brightness setting for your needs.

What's New

Version 1.1:
  • Even greater range of brightness control
  • Menubar Icon lights up when On and is monochrome when Off
  • Slider now presents brightness change in real time
  • Minor Bug Fixes


  • 64-bit processor.
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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scottwild.co Member IconReview+53

It does one thing and one thing only. It Darkens/reduces the brightness/glare of your screen. You have a slider in the app to adjust the intensity. I'm sure you can figure out the reasons why you would want this, but i use it often and works "simples"

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Version 1.1

Uses about 22mb ram

B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+648
B. Jefferson Le Blanc

No trial, no sale.

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Version 1.1


Just noticing the huge amount of version 1 software out there. I think it's to do with everyone getting in on the act with the App Store.

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Downloads 1,254
Version Downloads 1,254
License Commercial
Date 06 Mar 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $2.99