Apple’s latest MacBook Pros made quite an entrance this year. While the machines were praised for their performance and features, the small, black notch at the top of the devices received undue attention and created waves by controversy. You may love it. You can hate it. Whatever your point of view, you can decorate it now.
Developer Iconfactory delivered a virtual Christmas gift to Apple users on Friday with the release of Notchmeister, an app for MacBook Pros with notches that, in the developer’s words, creates notches “go wild.” Notchmeister allows users to put flashing Christmas lights on their notch, make their notch look like the plasma is leaking, decorate their notch with a beautiful purplish glow, or simulate a “nanoradar” that allows them to see where their cursor is behind the notches, among other things.
“Think of it as a fun way to brighten up your notch. Or as a screensaver for something you can’t see. Or maybe just a useless waste of time,” Iconfactory wrote in a blog post announce the app.
Like a screensaver, Notchmeister doesn’t always work. It will only appear if you have the app open and move your cursor over or near the notch. Given the tendency for people to stop what they are doing and look at flashing lights or anything else that catches our eye, this is a good thing.
If you have an older MacBook or MacBook Pro model that doesn’t have a notch like yours, don’t worry, Notchmeister will let you know what it feels like to have a notch. The app creates a “real replacement notch” at the top of your screen and also lets you have fun.
“Be warned that the side effects of this feature will make you want a new Mac even more than you already do. Sorry,” icon factory said:.
Luckily I didn’t experience that side effect (I don’t have any at least $1,999 spending on a new computer helps), but I’ve finally learned what it’s like to have a notch on my older MacBook Pro. And all I have to say is, really? That’s what all the fuss was about? Frankly, it’s really not that big of a deal.
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