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Shady puts a shade over your screen to help soothe your tired or dazzled eyes. You can use it to reduce your Mac's brightness far below the usual minimum, without any risk of damage to your screen.

Brighter than bright

Modern Macs have exceptionally bright screens, and often the minimum brightness level is still dazzling. If you're working late at night, or your eyes are tired or maybe you're just sensitive to bright light, it can be difficult to stare at the screen for long periods. That's where Shady comes in.

Pull the shades

Shady lets you pull a virtual shade over your screen (or screens, if you have

What's New

Version 1.0.3:

New Features

  • You can now globally enable or disable Shady, independently of the shade level.
  • Use the new Turn Shady Off/On command in either Shady's own menubar (in the Shade menu), or in the global Shady menu icon.
  • The menu icon will change depending on whether Shady is on or off, allowing you to see its status at a glance.


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 3,544
Version Downloads 3,544
License Free
Date 14 Dec 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price Free
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