EasyRes 4+

Chris Miles

    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings
    • Free



The only Mac quick resolution switcher with fully animated previews. Quickly and easily select resolutions for any connected screen from the menu bar or from the Yosemite Notification Center. See live animated previews of screen resolutions before selecting them, making it even easier to choose the right resolution size for your needs.

"Resolution switcher's animated previews set it apart" – Macworld

EasyRes highlights:

• NEW: Today widget for Yosemite! Quick access to resolutions for all attached screens from the Notification Center. As a bonus it shows a preview of actual screen arrangement when multiple screens are attached.

• Quick access to resolutions for all attached screens from the menu bar.

• Live animated previews of how windows will be sized for each screen resolution by simply mousing over the menu (menu bar mode) or selecting a mode (Today widget).

• Resolutions and previews are shown for all connected screens.

• EasyRes fetches all available resolutions for each screen from the system. Note that EasyRes does not have privileges to create new or alternate resolution modes.

• Retina smart: Resolutions are grouped by Retina and non-Retina modes (only when Retina modes are detected by the system).

• HDTV smart: TV resolutions such as 1080p, 1080i, 720p are all listed when available, including refresh rates such as 50Hz/60Hz, making it easy to find the right HDTV resolution.

• Recently selected resolutions are remembered for each screen.

• User-friendly labels are displayed beside resolutions, such as "Best for Retina Display", "Native", "1080p NTSC".

• Labels can be added and customised for any resolution on any screen, making it easy to find your favourite resolutions.

• NEW: Hide resolutions that you are not interested in.

• Option to automatically launch at login.

See a video of EasyRes in action at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nISeFbeBf9k

What’s New

Version 1.1.4

Crash fix.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

blirren ,

Great for USB-C adapters

Really enjoy this app for when I'm connecting external monitor through lower quality USB-C adapters with video output of 4K30Hz. To sacrifice resolution for higher refresh rate is a no brainer for me most of the time.
Great and intuitive app. Only slight oversight is that there is no option to "hide all" resolutions in "Edit labels" before choosing the (very few) ones I'm actually interested in having displayed.

Ramael Odisho ,


So simple and beautiful app that does exactly what you want; to use the higher native resolutions of the screen. Worked perfectly for me!!! THANK YOU DEV/DEVS !!!

mmss1 ,

Excellent! Gives you full use of your Retina display!

Unbelievable that Apple don't let their customers use their Retina display to its full potential!

Thanks to EasyRes that hides in the Notification Center you can easliy switch between different resolutions from 800x600 up to 2560x1600 (MacBook Pro 13")
I did try some other resolution apps but EasyRes was the best one I tested.

A minor cosmetic issue is that your startup resolution will stil be Apple's lower resolution and that the blurred login screen picture doesn't cover the complete screen but it is just a few seconds so I can live with it.

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