SmartSaver
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SmartSaver allows you to change brightness of your display. Whats the benefit?
  • Reduction is done by software layer so it causes less damage of display than regular reduction
  • Allows you to change brightness if you are using old keyboard or if you have activated the F keys
  • Change of brightness is animated so your eyes get better to use to it
  • Layers allows you to set levels of reduction
What's New
Version 0.1.1:
  • several bugs fixed
  • better settings
  • broken updater repared
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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  • RedScreen
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SmartSaver User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 0.x:
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bbw7 commented on 15 Feb 2013
I'm curious if there is anything to the developer's claim that dimming via this app -- or similar such hardware -- is easier on the hardware than using the screen dimming/brightening keys.
[Version 0.1.1]


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Johane.senrik reviewed on 03 Nov 2010
I have had this application for quite some time. I'm honestly not sure if this really saves power, but it can be really useful when you are a desktop modder, and give your desktop a different shading, with much better looks. Very small app, doesn't really crowd your system, just take it off login when you don't need it, and use it when you do. Most of all, this app never gave me problems. Surely give it a shot.
[Version 0.1.1]


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+30
Max_G commented on 03 May 2010
Excellent app, thanks! In my personal use I do have a (small) flaw however:

I work with laptops which I attach to a large monitor (24"). To be able to work with the monitor with the laptop closed, I need to put it to sleep first, close the lid and wake it up again.

Now, when SmartSaver is already launched (before sleep), after wake up it will dim just a part of the larger monitor, (as if it were still a 15" laptop-screen). The only solution seems to quit and restart SmartSaver.

Now that SmartSaver does not appear in the Apple Menu 'recent items', a 'relaunch' option in the SmartSaver-menu would be great. But maybe the whole 'problem' could be fixed?
[Version 0.1.1]


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Jegbert commented on 14 Apr 2010
Thankful to have found this wonderful utility. Shades stopped working for me with the release of 10.6.3 and there seems to be no solution. SmartSaver works great and has some other great layer features not found in Shades.

Me and my eyes thank you!
[Version 0.1.1]

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Jegbert replied on 15 Apr 2010
Whoops. I commented too soon. This product works but in one space only! What a joke. Even adding it to "every space" in system preferences, it only dims one space. That makes this product pretty much useless for me.
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Gabrielu reviewed on 16 Feb 2010
Just what I needed for working in the dark. It dims my iMac screen past the lowest brightness setting which was too bright. Tried other apps but this one looks the best and with most features.
[Version 0.1.1]


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Digiangel commented on 13 Feb 2010
Didn't work at all on my iMac..adjusted all the settings and no change to desktop...went back to using Shades
[Version 0.1.1]


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+1

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Bruseth reviewed on 12 Feb 2010
Works well. Pleasant effect, and easy to use. All-around nice. Thanks very much for the free app.
[Version 0.1.1]


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+1

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Magosilvan commented on 03 Feb 2010
Useful little app. I suggest to let it dim both desktop image and icons.
[Version 0.0.9]


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+1
Tahitibub had trouble on 04 Aug 2011
I've found a bug with SmartSaver, when you try to do a screen capture of a window :

- press CMD + SHIFT +4 (a cursor noramlly apperas)
- then press the space bar.

Normally, the cursor becames a camera, and you're able to select (by clicking) the window you want a copy.

With SmartScreen Installed, that's impossible : the whole screen becomes illuminated ...
[Version 0.1.1]


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Downloads:2,663
Version Downloads:2,369
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:12 Feb 2010
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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SmartSaver allows you to change brightness of your display. Whats the benefit?
  • Reduction is done by software layer so it causes less damage of display than regular reduction
  • Allows you to change brightness if you are using old keyboard or if you have activated the F keys
  • Change of brightness is animated so your eyes get better to use to it
  • Layers allows you to set levels of reduction


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