Mac users have hundreds of decent utilities that are free and seldom more than a click away. Here’s three good examples of tools you’ll like to use, and two of them are free. The other isn’t likely to be bought very often.
First on the list is Jiggler. If you step away from your Mac for awhile, or watch a video, what happens? The screensaver pops up or the Mac goes to sleep. Jiggler actually jiggles the mouse from time to time which prevents the screensaver or sleep from activating (it doesn’t actually jiggle the mouse, but makes the mouse think it’s been jiggled).
Preferences are more comprehensive that what Jiggler actually does, but it’s not bad for free.
The next utility on my list today is called Screen Shades and what it does isn’t necessary but it’s a nice thing to have on your Mac. Instead of using the Mac’s screen preferences to adjust screen brightness, tone it down to suit your eyes by tinting the entire screen.
It couldn’t be easier to use this free tool.
Select a tint color, click Shades On, and use the slider bar to engage the tint on your screen, Voila! You have a customized tinted screen for free.
Finally, if you’re up for a utility that few Mac users are likely to have, Eyeballs is it. It has a price that doesn’t justify the usefulness (there isn’t any), but it’s clever. Eyeballs puts a set of eyeballs in your Mac’s Menubar or on the Desktop. As the screen pointer moves across the Mac’s screen, the eyeballs animate and follow the pointer.
Eyeballs isn’t just novelty. It comes with plenty of different eyeball sets and comprehensive Preference settings.
Who doesn’t want a bunch of eyeballs watching you?