What’s New

Version 1.8.4

• 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.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
380 Ratings

380 Ratings

BenRussoUSA ,

Worth every penny!

MacOSX doesn’t have window borders and modern style has lots of white space on everything, so if you have many open windows overlapping each other, it is hard to tell where one begins and where it ends. It is hard to know where to click the mouse to get the desired effect. I use Excel, Word, Outlook, Browsers, Calc, Terminal, etc… and I am frequently reading from one window while working in another, or copying/pasting. I have multiple monitors and many windows open for many hours every day. I love this app. It does just what I wanted it to do. See the pictures, they explain it. This app lets me know which app has focus without having to think about that question. It also removes the “clutter” and lets me focus on the app in the foreground.

If, on the other hand, I just used a small laptop screen for the purpose of switching between web browser, email, itunes…. this app wouldn’t be needed for much.

Rumikern ,

helps you focus, focus, focus

So great to have an app that a) works; b) does what it says it can do; and c) what it does is so helpful.

If you’re like me and you’ve got 5 apps running, and multiple documents / files open and all laying there llike a strewn deck of cards after a drunken poker game, and you’re saying “I just want to block out all that distraction, even momentarily, while I laser-like focus on this one document…” - get this. It’s a superb app, and for a pittance! And it’s NOT one of those crappy amateur apps that are more headache than solution. It sits up there in the way-top menu bar and you turn it on and off at your whim. You choose your background blockout color and even its degree of opacity. And you can bring back your chaos at will.

Developer Response ,

Thank you. You’ve made me smile with the poker analogy. The app looks simple in principle, but it was hard to make it account for corner cases in OS and some third-party apps.

danimalpanda ,

AWESOME, wish it could also slightly dim the active window

Some times, like during finals, I have to use the computer a LOT. This app comes in handy for reducing the glare and distraction. So it is good ergonomically, and for improving focus.

The only thing I wish, is that I could also slightly dim the active window. I use f.lux for overall changing the colors of the screen to reduce blue-light, but it would be nice to have a feature to slightly reduce the brightness of the active window as well, to make it more easy on the eyes.

Thanks for a great app. Anyone who uses the comp a lot is going to love it for their eyes and focus! This type of thing should be standard, it is so considerate of the human using it, to maintain their health. Great app!


Maxim Ananov
5.6 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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