Nocturne

Nocturne 1.0.4

Switch your Mac to night vision

The color blind among you might have noticed that the Universal Access section in Preferences allows you to invert colors on your Mac. Nocturne performs a similar task, however giving you a bit more flexibility. View full description

PROS

  • Adjust tints
  • Invert hue and screen
  • Disable shadows and desktop

CONS

  • Limited brightness adjustment

Very good
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The color blind among you might have noticed that the Universal Access section in Preferences allows you to invert colors on your Mac. Nocturne performs a similar task, however giving you a bit more flexibility.

Accessible from your menu bar, Nocturne lets you switch quickly between what it calls day and night vision. Even if you aren't color blind, you'll notice that night vision is much easier on the eyes when using Nocturne in a low light environment.

Nocturne's preferences can be played around with to customize day and night vision according to your needs. You can disable shadows and your desktop and create your own night vision by selecting two tints from the full color spectrum. You can also leave it in plain black and white.

Nocturne also lets you invert hue and screen. Give it a try to see what feels best for you. I felt the brightness adjustment slider was a bit limited though and couldn't really find a significant difference either way I set it.

Nocturne is a bit more advanced than the color inversion features found in Universal Access.

Changes

  • Light sensors support on MacBook Pros
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Nocturne 1.0.4

— User reviews — about Nocturne

  • 896919754

    by 896919754

    "Great but there are some bugs"

    I love Nocturne. There is a bug that if I close my laptop the screen will be "day mode" even though it... More.

    reviewed on July 7, 2016

  • tjdaly36

    by tjdaly36

    "Great program"

    I found this program to be quite useful in reducing the strain on my eyes. The 'invert hue' function made graphics seem ... More.

    reviewed on March 19, 2011

  • wi

    by wi

    "Owl’s darling"

    I work usually late in the evening with only a little ambient light in the office. Touch typing works perfectly without ... More.

    reviewed on August 31, 2009

  • "like Jesus"

    you either hate it or you love it. i love it. the guys in my office think i'm crazy. More.

    reviewed on May 6, 2009