Notchmeister makes the new MacBook Pro’s screen less boring

The Apple MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 (2021) were released earlier this year and are currently among the best laptops on the market. However, one design element drew some criticism: the iPhone-like notch at the top of the screen. Now there is now a tool to make the notch a bit nicer.

Iconfactory has been making Mac and iOS software for a long time, and the company recently released a new app called “Notchmeister”. You can choose from a variety of decorations that appear under or around the notch on the MacBook Pro, such as a light effect, a Battlestar Galactica Cylon, Christmas lights, and a radar.

Iconfactory said in a new blog post, “This holiday season we have a special giveaway for Mac users around the world, especially those with a new MacBook Pro and a Notch. We are proud to announce the immediate availability of Notchmeister. So what does Notchmeister do? Think of it as a fun way to spruce up your notch. Or as a screen saver for something you can’t see. Or, maybe, just an unnecessary waste of time.

The source code for Notchmeister has also been made public on GitHub, so everyone can see how it works (or fork it and create their own version). This is a free download from the Mac App Store that is less than one megabyte in size.

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