HazeOver free download for Mac


28 March 2019

Get rid of interferences and focus on your current task.


HazeOver helps you focus by emphasizing an active window by fading out inactive ones.

  • Heavy multi-tasking kills your concentration. All those tweets, emails, chat messages and lolcats staring back at you from the background. They strive for your attention. And you only have that much of it.
  • Don't let yourself drown in scores of open windows. Hiding, switching, looking for the right one, more hiding, more switching. Calm down, breathe in, breathe out, launch HazeOver, and finally focus on what's you've been up to.
  • HazeOver automatically highlights an active window or app when you switch windows. The less important things gently fade away in the background, improving your attention span.
  • Set the hazing intensity and speed to your liking. Be it a soft dimming, an undemanding hint of focus. Or a powerful dark background for outright dedication to your current task.

What's new in HazeOver

Version 1.8.4:

Note: Currently available for $5.99

  • Fixed: double-clicking menu bar icon to toggle dimming did not always work.
  • "Disable when using …" option can now be used for apps without Dock icon.
  • Improved automatic Desktop revealing and support for Path Finder’s Desktop.
  • Fixed wrong dimming for: dragging a window between screens; switching between windows of the same app on different screens.

33 HazeOver Reviews

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04 April 2011

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I tried it and have much the same thoughts as Ean. The transition was too slow & distracting for me. So again, settings please in the next version. Also, please make the displaying of the MenuBar icon an option. All said, a very commendable first release. I look forward to the next version.
Like (4)
Version 1.0
26 June 2019
Game changer for a busy desktop and multiple desktop user like me.
Like (1)
Version 1.8.4
06 November 2018
Must have utility that helps keeps you focused during the day. Seems to work perfectly.
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Version 1.8.1
29 October 2018
Best window focus app , I used many apps like desk cover but this app is awesome really it give you the reliability for switching between apps without any hazel
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Version 1.8.1
08 October 2018
Very useful for my eyes.
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Version 1.8.1
07 August 2018
Probably the most under-recognized piece of software for multi monitor users you'll only ever care about it /after/ your mac is driving you nuts :).
Like (2)
Version 1.7.9
13 July 2018
Nice features, only very small CPU footprint… – love it, bought it.
Like (2)
Version 1.7.9
10 July 2018
An absolute must-have. It does get in the way if you want to take a screengrab, but otherwise it makes macOS even more awesome.
Like (2)
Version 1.7.9
10 July 2018
It does his job
Like (2)
Version 1.7.9
08 July 2018
While there are quite a few similar apps, HazeOver won me with its low CPU requirements, beautiful aesthetics, nice customization and absolutely great support from the developer -- go ahead and give it a try :)
Like (3)
Version 1.7.7
22 April 2018
Must have app... great for staying focused and saving battery on laptop. Also, works great with FlashCard Hero.
Like (2)
Version 1.7.7


App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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