Nenad Novaković
Nenad Novaković reviewedLunar 2.0Sync your monitor's brightness with your in-built display 🖥💡
 RecommendedPros: 

Everything it has, except...

Cons: 

Some settings

Upvoted, but...

This I like about it the most:

- It's free

- It's working as described

- Has clean UI

- Smooth and logical UX

- Manual/Location/Sync Modes

What I did not like, the settings out of the box...

I set the mode to manual to test it out and I used given shortcuts to increase/decrease the brightness/contrast. It all works but changing both and having contrast really high or really low, didn't make sense.

I saw the options for setting minimum and maximum contrast/brightness and after a quick setup modifications, I liked the way it works.

It's not really a con, it's just something to think about... Maybe add a default settings out of the box that works best for most of the people?

Also, I'd really love if you can make brightness keys working, when MacBook is in clamshell (closed-display) mode. Cause currently, the keys are not working and I had to use the shortcuts provided CMD + OPT + NUMBER.

I am using my MacBook in clamshell mode all of the time, unless I hit the road. So this feature might be perfect improvement, if you can make it.

Currently I'm using an "Monitor Control" app, to have my brightness and volume controlled on external screen, but it's buggy.

Nenad Novaković has used this product for one day.
Alin Panaitiu
Alin Panaitiu@alin23 · Fullstack Developer / Noiseblend Founder
Thank you for the thorough review! The default settings are what worked for me, I can't really know how other monitors are responding to these settings. That's why I added so many knobs. I'll add some analytics in the next version to check what are the most used settings so that I can adjust the defaults based on what the users are using daily. The brightness keys feature has been requested more than a few times, I'll start working on it tomorrow as I'm sure a lot will find it useful. I'd like to hear about how you would see this feature working in regards to the min/max limits and sync/location mode. I'm not sure if I should respect those limits when manually adjusting brightness/contrast through keys. In Sync mode, the best way to do this without falling back to Manual mode is to let the keys adjust the offsets instead of the brightness itself.
@alin23 Thank you for the response. Yes, adding analytics to track the settings of each user, sounds like a good idea. I'd suggest if you can make an option as a toggle where it could prevent changing the contrast when using brightness keys. I'd override min/max brightness when keys are being used, but contrast wouldn't be modified. If such thing is possible? I usually leave my contrast on external screen at 75 and it's perfect for any brightness value, but within your app, allowing it to decrease contrast (min: 65, max: 75), along with brightness (min: 10, max: 90) is what works for me the best.
Alin Panaitiu
Alin Panaitiu@alin23 · Fullstack Developer / Noiseblend Founder
@nn_dvl Got it! I'll start working on it tomorrow ^_^
@alin23 Awesome, good luck! I forgot to point out that you might also want to have the option "run on system start-up". Maybe somewhere in this popup panel: http://drop.dvl.sh/WuzMFO
Alin Panaitiu
Alin Panaitiu@alin23 · Fullstack Developer / Noiseblend Founder
@nn_dvl Good idea! It's on by default now, but I will make it configurable.