Latest Release: HazeOver 1.8.4March 28, 2019
HazeOver 1.8.3 UpdateFebruary 15, 2019
New App: ActionShortcutsJanuary 08, 2019
Run commands and scripts using keyboard shortcuts or from the menu bar. You could set up AppleScript or Automator actions to toggle Dark Mode, hide the Dock and the menu bar or control HazeOver.Learn More →
HazeOver 1.8: Power Up the Dark ModeSeptember 23, 2018
Websites and many apps stay too bright even in the new macOS Dark Mode. Don’t let them disrupt your flow. HazeOver will dim all the bright spots in the background.
HazeOver 1.7.9 UpdateJuly 10, 2018
Latest Release: HazeOver 1.7.7May 27, 2017
Speaking of which, try Touch Switcher for faster app switching.
HazeOver 1.7: Splash of ColorMarch 11, 2016
Change the shading color with a new option. Adjust background tint and brightness for better work at night. Having orange tint should reduce overall blue light emission without sacrificing color accuracy of the front window.
Please rate or review this new version.
HazeOver 1.6: Interactive Status IconOctober 27, 2015
Like HazeOver? Please rate it or use a new “Tell a Friend” option in the app.
HazeOver 1.5: Distraction DimmerSeptember 25, 2015
Say hello to the fun new “Dimmer” design! Use trackpad rotation gesture to literally turn the brightness of your distractions down. Or place mouse pointer over HzO menu bar icon and scroll to quickly adjust dimming intensity.
Now you can choose how you want to dim multiple displays. You can either highlight one screen only or have a highlighted window on each screen.
Are you ready? Aye, Aye, El Capitan! HazeOver support is on board.
Update 1.4.4: Multiple Monitor SupportJuly 03, 2015
Thanks everyone who requested better multi-screen support and especially those who helped me out with beta-testing.
HazeOver Icon Explained on DribbbleJuly 01, 2015
A short story about how I’ve designed the latest version of HazeOver icon.Learn More →
HazeOver Story: LifeHacker to Product HuntJune 09, 2015
HazeOver is a hobby project that I’ve been working on since 2007 to improve my own productivity. This is a story of its development and two major milestones that lifted it to the top Mac App Store rankings at some point.Learn More →
Fresh Look and Bug FixesApril 15, 2015
Version 1.4.2 boasts a new modern icon. Switching to full-screen applications or interacting with Desktop automatically disables HazeOver dimming. Gone are problems related to sleep and automatic graphics switching.
Yosemite & Mavericks CompatibilityMarch 11, 2015
Version 1.4 brings new Mac OS X versions compatibility along with improved animation technique and more accurate dimming window ordering.
HazeOver 1.3: Snappy and Crystal ClearAugust 15, 2012
HazeOver now can dim inactive windows instantly without any noticeable delays. Settings window is also treated with interactive Retina-quality icons.
Rawwwr. Lion UpdateOctober 27, 2011
HazeOver and Lion did not get along sometimes. But now they are BFFs.
Rejoice. HazeOver 1.2 is out in the wildMay 05, 2011
The first gang of the most wanted features is seized.
Hold Your Breath for an UpdateApril 29, 2011
Well, maybe not that soon but HazeOver 1.2 is already sitting in the line, waiting for a review. Does it carry anything good? You bet! Customizable fading animation, quick on/off and intensity settings in the menu bar. Oh, yeah, and an option to highlight front windows of an active application instead of just a single window.
That’s it. But just for now.
HazeOver hits Top Charts on the Mac App StoreApril 25, 2011
Thank you, Samuel Gibbs for the publication on TUAW. Lots of feedback and suggestions coming in. Oh, well. Now I gotta make a new version.
Here’s a run down of the requests:
I’ll try to keep up with your requests so keep them coming.
HazeOver is available on the Mac App StoreApril 19, 2011
HazeOver has just hit the app store. The app is available in 17 languages.
Waiting in the line at the App StoreApril 12, 2011
HazeOver just been submitted to the AppStore. So what’s new then?
An update is coming upMarch 20, 2011
The first version of the HazeOver utility was intentionally simple. No settings, no treatment for special cases. Thanks to your warm feedback it’s now clear that it makes sense to carry on. Settings and Multi-Monitor Support are on their way.