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

What’s New

Version 1.1.1

1.1.1: *NEW* Hide resolutions you don't want to see in the list, using the Edit window.

1.1.0: *NEW* EasyRes Today widget for Yosemite users! That's right, quickly view and select resolutions for all screens in the Notification Center.

We know some people prefer Notification Center widgets over menu bar widgets, so EasyRes now offers both! You choose how you'd like to use it.

As a bonus, the Today widget shows a preview of all attached screens in their actual arrangement relative to each other. Makes it much easier to see how screens are arranged and select the screen you are interested in.

This version also improves the menu bar selection styling when running Yosemite in dark menu bar mode.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Jeremy Chone ,

Great simple app to get resolution you can’t normally get

This app is just pefect for what it does.

I just bought the LG5k for my MBP 15” touchbar, but could not get higher than 3200x1800 from the default system display pref. Spent 1:30 hour with apple customer support, they did not know why, went to the store, tested with their LG5k monitor and they could not understand why I could not get the full 5120 * 2880. After installing this app, it became obvious that nothing was wrong with the monitor or macbook, but more that Apple decided to not offer over 3200x1800 res for those monitors (offering only the “retina” options). With this app, you can get access to all possible resolutions of your monitor including the 5120 * 2880 (I settled for the one level down 4096 * 2304, as the full 5k is a little bit too small for me on a 27” monitor).

You can even put my laptop monitor at full 3360 * 2100.

Anyway, great app, and best of all free. Not sure what other apps can do better.

Thank you Chris!

Abanjo64 ,

Lets me choose 5k Retina resolution that Apple does not offer

I have connected a iiyama 5k display to my Mac Pro via HDMI to a GTX 680. Even though that connection does not officially support the high data rate for 5k, this tool lets me choose the 2560x1440 Retina resolution, which Apple's Display Prefs did not.

And I do indeed get a HiDPI image, even though it's not perfectly sharp as I get it with another Mac that has a AMD RX 580 card with a proper 5k-capable DP cable. But it's still much better than a 1x 2560x1440 display.

Murray Todd Williams ,

Simple and useful

From what I can tell, this free app is as functional as some that cost money. I could see a few features that would be nice…
* Assign keyboard shortcuts
* Hide certain resolutions you know you’ll never want

But this is great for my needs: which is lowering resolutions when I’m making a screen capture recording (training videos) or when I’m sharing my screen on Skype meeting calls.


Chris Miles
2.9 MB

OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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