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5 Free tools to Lower/Dim Screen Brightness even more! Reduce Screen brightness even less than minimum (Mac/Windows 7/8.1/XP/Linux)


Recently , my laptop had gone under the screws as its LCD screen had been damaged and I duly replaced it from the Service center, but later as I found out it was extra bright and even the minimum brightness of the same was too bright and was hurting eyes . So , I searched for some Software alternatives for the same to reduce the extra brightness to reduce it below minimum! I found 3 screen dimming apps for Android which are mentioned here and found these 5 Free tools to Dim Screen brightness on PC / Computer / Mac – these all are lightweight and work like charm! (absolutely essential for freaks like me who do most of their work during Night saving the eyes! ) , Let’s have a look one by one on all of them –

App No 1. Monitor Bright by Jockersoft (Windows 7/XP/8.1/9)

Monitor Bright by Jockersoft

Monitor Bright by Jockersoft is a small tool/utility which does the job as promised! and that too quite efficiently! and for a surprise its just of mere 18 kB size! . The exe requires .Net Framework 2.0 installed which is almost already installed on all recent Windows Systems released after Windows Vista, so its as simple as Download,Extract and Run! . After executing you will see a small icon in the taskbar which can be used for configuring the brightness as shown alongside You  can set your brightness reduction % in any values between (0-100)  [Higher the value you select more dimmer the screen will be ] :)

Click here to Download Monitor Bright by Jockersoft.


App No 2. Pangolin Screen Brightness (PangoBright) (Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1)

 Pangolin Screen Brightness is another great utility for Reducing Screen Brightness , and it too performs its functions as promised , and the upside is unlike Monitor Bright, Pangolin Screen Brightness doesn’t even require the .Net framework and is a simple 118 Kb – Single .exe file with No need of Installation. Simply execute and it will start working! No Configuration and installation hassles :) , after executing it will minimize itself to the taskbar, you can right-click on the “P”  icon and it will show a configuration menu as shown alongside which you can use to configure Screen brightness ! Simple and Easy !

Click here to Download Pangolin Screen Brightness


App No 3. Flux – F.lux (Windows/Linux/Mac OS)

Although, Flux doesn’t actually reduce the Screen brightness, but it really does make working at night a full of pleasure and soothing experience! and protects from the harsh brightness! . Flux works in a unique way – Let me explain in short –
Our Screen are somewhat made to light as the sun , but looking at the sun at night would do nothing except harming your eyes :( . Keeping this in mind, flux automatically adjusts the color tone (Colors scchema) of the screen according to the Day time so as to you get the optimum color experience and believe me – The Night experience i got from flux simply mesmerized me :D . hence , included it in this list. besides this flux has inbuilt movie mode so as shadows , colors are preserved and you can even customise it according to your conveniences plus its free! A must have for Night – Folks!

Click here to Download Flux for Windows
Click here to get Flux for GNU Linux
Click here to visit the Flux for Mac OS Page

App No 4. Dimmer by NelsonPires.com (Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1)

Dimmer was the first app which i used to dim my screen brightness, and it functions well except for the fact that the Taskbar isn’t dimmed :( , except this the app is really great as its just 12 kB in size, consumes less resources and is light. Dimmer requires .Net framework to be installed and is simple to use, Just download, Extract and use. Opening the Dimmer.exe automatically dims screen brightness and minimizes itself to the taskbar , you can right-click on the taskbar icon and click on configure – and now manually slide the slider depending upon the level of screen brightness required! and it features live preview so you can watch the opacity level as the slider slides.. thus enhancing the precision :).

Click here to download Dimmer by NelsonPires.com

App No 5. Brightness Control for Mac

Brightness Control for Mac is a freeware app  which can be used to dim the screen brightness without tweaking the system. Besides this, it also provides a slider so as you can see live preview of the Screen brightness which you want to maintain :) , also quitting the app too is quite easy, simply press the ‘Esc’ button on the keyboar or you can use the Restore button present in the app itself to revert to original settings :) .  Easy and efficient and free too!
Requirements : Mac OS X 10.2 and later

Click here to download the dmg file of Brightness Control for Mac

So, these are the useful apps which can be used to protect the precious eyes from extra brightness and strong colors, if you know of some such awesome apps feel free to comment , you can also ask your doubts/queries in the comments section.


  1. gaaalihhh November 24, 2014


  2. Vimal November 24, 2014

    Saved my Life 🙂 Having a laptop that doesn’t support drivers for windows 8..due to this my brightness adjustment never work, so always eye irritation due to high brightness…These tools posted saveb my life really…Thanks a Lot…

    1. Chaitanya November 25, 2014

      You’re welcome Vimal 🙂

  3. Ramu January 2, 2015

    Great post tHankssss 😀

  4. Andréa February 15, 2015

    Hey! Thanks for all the tips ; do you know by any chance an equivalent app for Windows phones?

    1. Chaitanya February 17, 2015

      Hello Andrea, well i currently don’t have any idea about such apps for windows phones but will surely write about it if i come across one of them 🙂

      1. Andréa February 22, 2015

        Thanks beforehand Chaitanya 🙂

  5. nu February 22, 2015

    yessss, feel so muh beh

  6. Sathish April 9, 2015

    Pangolin Screen Brightness works for me, Thanks.

  7. test June 26, 2015

    Thanks a ton.!!!!

  8. anubhav July 2, 2015

    tahnk you friend my eyes are not getting any strain now :]

  9. Dom August 4, 2015

    Pangolin did the trick!! Thank you!!

  10. Godlik3_ September 5, 2015

    Thanks budd ur second tool really rocks…. my lenovos lowest brightness was still a bit bright fr me at night…. loved it…. insta download n works 😀 thumbs up

  11. J.Singh October 1, 2015

    Pangolin worked.. 🙂

  12. Jasmine October 23, 2015


  13. jijo jacob November 17, 2015

    pangolin worked for me.nice work guys.really nice

  14. al November 23, 2015

    u want an easy app that works and i hate the entire bright thing at night.. i have it to almost dimmed entirely.. works good and of course turned off in the daylightl. love me some dim sum!!!

  15. El December 12, 2015

    Thank you, this was so useful!

  16. Neeraj Gupta April 15, 2016


    1. Chaitanya April 15, 2016

      Thank you Neeraj!! 🙂 Glad that you found this post useful!

  17. John August 11, 2016

    Now i can watch my porn without my roomate waking up. Thank you

  18. shrinidhi111 September 4, 2016

    Most of the links not working now 🙁 🙁

  19. henry April 29, 2017


  20. Hassaan Arfeen August 23, 2017

    Thank you. Monitor Bright by Jockersoft really worked for me

  21. rmmfreeMike August 27, 2017

    Brightness Control for Mac is really great. The best one that I’ve found. Usually what this kind of software do it to overlay a dark layer to the whole screen, so the CPU needs to recalculate each frame the transparency of all the elements of the screen. This one simply reduces the native brightness, so it also reduces the battery consumption.

  22. midhun April 15, 2018

    yes its very great slot of thanks for you

  23. ratus ratus June 19, 2018

    you forgot dimscreen, a freeware giving the availibility to map shortcuts to increase or decrease the diming, very useful !
    but it works only with one monitor…


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