I am using a Mac mini connecting to a LG ultra wide (38WK95-C) and 2x Dell Ultrasharp monitors (U2412M). Every time I want to adjust brightness and contrast, I have to fiddle with the menu in the monitors.
Then, come Display Buddy
This app sits in menu bar and can adjust the brightness and contrast via a slider. Not only that, there’s keyboard shortcut to adjust brightness too. And finally, there’s profile, so I can create a profile for reading and movies.
I was skeptical whether it will work with 3rd party displays such as Dell and LG. But because of this 20% Black Friday deal and their no-question-asked refund if it didn’t work, I bit the bullet.
I am happy to share that it works as advertised! This is probably the best purchase for me this year!
Edit: bonus feature - I can create keyboard shortcut to increase brightness for ONLY 2 (of my 3) monitors, leaving one to be controlled via menu bar. And the nice thing is that the image of the brightness icon that you see in a MacBook will appear in both monitors. So, Apple-like in design!
Flexibits is offering 50% off its Premium subscription (which includes both Fantastical and Cardhop) and I finally bit the bullet on it! No coupon code required. Look for the banner at the top of the homepage.
The sale kicks off on Thursday 23rd November, and the end date… is a mystery!
LumaFusion (iOS/Android/Chrome): $14.99 (normally $29.99)
Multicam Studio (iOS): $9.99 (normally $19.99)
FCPXML Export (iOS): $4.99 (normally $19.99)
Storyblocks Monthly (iOS/Android/Chrome): first 3 months at $4.99 (usual monthly price is $9.99)
Storyblocks Yearly (iOS/Android/Chrome): first year at $49.99 (usual yearly price is $69.99)
(Prices are for U.S. App Store; your local App Store prices will reflect the same discounts.)
I’ve read the rather lengthy thread on Curio. I am tempted, but after looking at the video and reading the thread, I think it would add complexity and friction without a corresponding increase in productivity. That, of course, is only an impression. And, it doesn’t have a mobile version so that limits it useful to me. I do, however, like the pricing model.