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BetterDisplay
BetterDisplay
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BetterDisplay free download for Mac

BetterDisplay

Version 2.3.1

Unlock your displays on your Mac.

3.8
Based on 16 user ratesRead reviews & comments
Free
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BetterDisplay overview

BetterDisplay (formerly BetterDummy) is a truly wonderful tool! It let's you convert your displays to fully scalable screens, allows brightness control, provides XDR/HDR upscaling (extra brightness beyond 100% on compatible displays), full dimming to black, helps you create and manage virtual displays (dummies) for your Mac, create Picture in Picture windows of your displays and gives you a host of other features to manage your display's settings easily from the menu bar.

Features:
  • Convert your internal and natively connected external displays to smoothly-scaled HiDPI displays on Apple Silicon - now even without mirroring a dummy (displays with notch, HDR, HDCP, high refresh rate fully supported)! (Pro)
  • Reach the full brightness potential of your XDR or HDR display! (Pro)
  • Change the display's brightness, volume and colors via software and hardware (DDC) control via sliders and native or custom keyboard shortcuts!
  • Create custom HiDPI resolutions for real displays manually and redefine certain system display parameters!
  • Create any number of dummies (virtual screens) with varying aspect ratios.
  • Use headless Macs (servers) with any resolution and HiDPI mode for remote access.
  • Create Picture in Picture window for any real or dummy displays. (Pro)
  • Redirect your display's contents (real or dummy) to an other screen via streaming. (Pro)
  • If you are using a big TV up close, use the bottom half of your TV as a wide screen display (off-center streaming). (Pro)
  • Scale Sidecar resolutions. (Pro)
  • Portrait SideCar support. (Pro)
  • Better quality zooming (System Preferences»Accessibility»Zoom) or High Quality screenshots even on 1080p displays
  • Easily change the resolution of your real and dummy displays via a slider (or submenu) from the menubar.
  • Quickly accessible refresh rate and screen rotation menu.
  • Simplify creating mirrored sets. (Pro)
  • Easily move around displays relative to each other using the app menu.
  • Quickly designate a display to be main display.
  • Associate dummies with displays for auto connect/disconnect.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for basic operations.
  • Advanced keyboard shortcuts support. (Pro)
  • Custom dummies (resolution, orientation, naming). (Pro)
  • Create a dummy optimized for a real display. (Pro)

What’s new in version 2.3.1

Updated on Apr 11 2024

  • Menu icon is showing in the top left corner of the main display after app startup when the menu bar icon is set to be hidden - #2871
  • Various sync configuration GUI issues - #2859
  • Menu bar icon turns white on menu press on white background - #2858
  • Improve throttling for external events (screen parameters change, Apple brightness change) - #2865
  • Add option to skip syncing to displays in HDR or reference XDR mode - #2860
  • Homebrew is offering an outaded version due to the confused version numbering of v2.3.0b - #2876
  • Various performance improvements for syncing

Information

License

Free

Size

11.8 MB

Downloads

31195

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 12.4 or later
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What customer like

Performance
Regular updates
Customization

What needs improvements

Social media integration
Support
Design

BetterDisplay qualities

Value
4.3
Ease of use
4.3
Features
4.2
Reliability
4.3
Customer support
4.3

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breindel
breindel
Dec 26 2023
2.1.3
0.0
Dec 26 2023
0.0
Version: 2.1.3
Just installed the app on my mac mini. Brightness controls work great. Sound controls aren't working, although the on-screen sound bars are moving.
marshallkarlsson
marshallkarlsson
Nov 11 2023
2.0.11
0.0
Nov 11 2023
0.0
Version: 2.0.11
I use a Mac Studio Max, first with Monterey now Sonoma OS, with 2 Dell monitors thru the regular ports and one Asus gaming monitor thru a USB port. The Asus monitor has been blinkning and flickering since day one a year ago. There has been no way to alter this, changing the resolution or update frequency did not help. Then, TA-DA, installed this app last week and the problem was gone! Didn’t have to change anytning or do any adjustments. I’m happy, now my third monitor works as intended.
thomasbollschweiz
thomasbollschweiz
Oct 26 2023
2.0.11
0.0
Oct 26 2023
0.0
Version: 2.0.11
Question: I want to rotate my monitor in front of the teleprompter. is this possible with BetterDisplay ?
gk2
gk2
Sep 26 2023
2.0.10
0.0
Sep 26 2023
0.0
Version: 2.0.10
Very nice. Looks great. There are so many features and I don't even know what some of them are and how to benefit from them. Perhaps a video to explain and demonstrate before and after applying the feature? That would be great. Thanks.
mylittlerobot
mylittlerobot
Sep 7 2023
2.0.9
5.0
Sep 7 2023
5.0
Version: 2.0.9
If only Apple could make a display setting that worked this well, but then, they probably just don’t have the resources. I updated to Ventura, and suddenly my ultrawide monitor no longer worked. After 90 minutes of watching youtube videos, changing settings, plugging in and unplugging different cables, I found mention of this app on a forum, so I decided to try it before reverting my OS. Holy moly. Fixed everything within 30 seconds. I upgraded to Pro for no other reason than to show my support for a well made, easy-to-use product. (And pro is only $18! I had a cocktail last night that cost more than that and was NOT life changing.) Is $18 worth 90+ minutes of your life, plus the ease of use, extra features, and a sense that all is once again right in the world? If not, well, one can only wonder what you’re doing with your life.
igorerp
igorerp
Mar 19 2023
1.4.6
0.0
Mar 19 2023
0.0
Version: 1.4.6
Awfull !!! This app creates a virtual display (dummy) which halves refresh rate of your monitor !!!
radfaraf
radfaraf
Feb 26 2023
1.4.3
5.0
Feb 26 2023
5.0
Version: 1.4.3
Perfect for scaling a 4k monitor image to a good usable size without loss in quality.
fastrip66
fastrip66
Feb 17 2023
1.4.3
0.0
Feb 17 2023
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Pretty amazing app. It can be a little hard to "get" at first and I still haven't understood all of it's capabilities and when you uninstall should you decide to, there are several steps to delete remnants etc to get the displays working back to normal in the display control panel. Definitely a lil "how-to" needed to fully understand it and it's not for everyone but it works amazingly well at what it does also.....just know it can be a bit weird to recover from should you uninstall it for whatever reason, check the github on what to restore and how to do so if things still don't act right in the display preferences of Monterey or even Ventura.
disturbia
disturbia
Jan 18 2023
1.3.10
0.0
Jan 18 2023
0.0
Version: 1.3.10
How do I increase the brightness beyond 100% now? I came from a licensed version o Better Dummy which allowed me to drag a slider way past 100. Now it is capped at that in Better Display. Is it built differently now?
anzeek
anzeek
Oct 25 2022
1.3.4
0.0
Oct 25 2022
0.0
Version: 1.3.4
does it work on new ventura? thnx! apple should take care of natively..... u are doing good job!
ERNEST UNGUREANU
ERNEST UNGUREANU
Aug 23 2022
1.2.9
0.0
Aug 23 2022
0.0
Version: 1.2.9
I will never use an app called BetterDummy, which even after its name change (why?) continues to refer to its functions as "dummys".
k3725219
k3725219
Dec 30 2021
1.0.13
0.0
Dec 30 2021
0.0
Version: 1.0.13
Thank you so much for creating this app. I apologize for saying this while using it for free, but there is a little mouse delay because mirroring is used when using it. It would be very good if you could technically supplement this part and switch it to a paid one.
Chuckk
Chuckk
Apr 12 2024
2.3.1
5.0
Apr 12 2024
5.0
Version: 2.3.1
drewway55
drewway55
Mar 11 2024
2.2.6
1.0
Mar 11 2024
1.0
Version: 2.2.6
dieterbiedermann75
dieterbiedermann75
Feb 17 2024
2.2.3
1.0
Feb 17 2024
1.0
Version: 2.2.3
learnit77
learnit77
Dec 12 2023
2.1.3
2.0
Dec 12 2023
2.0
Version: 2.1.3
vanditkhandelwal96
vanditkhandelwal96
Dec 12 2023
2.1.3
5.0
Dec 12 2023
5.0
Version: 2.1.3
jairusjjc
jairusjjc
Oct 30 2023
2.0.11
2.0
Oct 30 2023
2.0
Version: 2.0.11
mylittlerobot
mylittlerobot
Sep 7 2023
2.0.9
5.0
Sep 7 2023
5.0
Version: 2.0.9
sids
sids
May 18 2023
1.4.12
1.0
May 18 2023
1.0
Version: 1.4.12
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 16 2023
1.4.12
4.0
May 16 2023
4.0
Version: 1.4.12
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Mar 17 2023
1.4.6
5.0
Mar 17 2023
5.0
Version: 1.4.6
radfaraf
radfaraf
Feb 26 2023
1.4.3
5.0
Feb 26 2023
5.0
Version: 1.4.3
Remote
Remote
Feb 3 2023
1.3.16
5.0
Feb 3 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.16
Vyggo
Vyggo
Jun 27 2022
1.2.7
5.0
Jun 27 2022
5.0
Version: 1.2.7
bongolan
bongolan
Feb 25 2022
1.0.13
5.0
Feb 25 2022
5.0
Version: 1.0.13
Jefrart
Jefrart
Jan 8 2022
1.0.13
5.0
Jan 8 2022
5.0
Version: 1.0.13
waydabber
waydabber
Nov 21 2021
1.0.10
5.0
Nov 21 2021
5.0
Version: 1.0.10
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