If you have a new MacBook Pro, you also have a new notch. Congratulations!

Have you ever wondered what happens to your mouse while it's travelling underneath the notch? Notchmeister answers that question with exciting effects that take your Mac to a whole new dimension:

⁕ Glow - A cursor will light your way.

⁕ Cylon - By your command.

⁕ Plasma Leak - Your mouse can break down the magnetic containment field that keeps the M1‘s power in check!

⁕ Festive - Let your Mac celebrate the holidays the best way it can—in binary.

⁕ Nano Radar - Our patented invention lets you know exactly where your mouse has gone.

Notchmeister is also small and unobtrusive, both visually and with system resources. It's fun, but doesn't get in your way while you work.

And for those of you without a new MacBook Pro, Notchmeister also includes a genuine replacement notch. Be warned that side effects of this feature include making you want a new Mac even more than you already do. Sorry.

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

• Added setting to hide Dock icon [Yay Avakining!]
• Updated notch placement when displays and screen settings change [Yay JackL6!]
• Notchmeister Control Panel (NCP) for screenshots [Yay Iain!]
• Fixed problems with external displays [Yay Dimitri!]
• Fixed problems with effects getting “stuck” [Yay Chris!]

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

CSpecht89 ,

About Time For Fun

Kudos to a collection of developers who decided it's time to have fun once again! There used to be a Widget back in the days of Tiger that would allow you to surround your Dashboard with festive lights. This took me back almost two decades to a time when silly software was the norm - long before App Store approvals where everything was prim, proper and purposeful. Sometimes, it's just for fun!

xlumin8 ,

An Incredible piece of Software

Wow, this is one of the most innovative and smartest programs I've seen yet for the Macbook. This really makes you feel the power of the notch.

The only thing that could make this better is adding this as a menu bar app!

ahmedhassan26 ,

Why Not(ch)?!! Very Problematic Update.

Since the recent update, program prevents restart and shutdown because app fails to quit. In no dock mode, closing the setting screen crashes the app. Sometimes it remains functional. Sometimes it just disappears. Uninstalling for now.

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