If you purchased your monitor within the last 5 years, there's a high chance it'll work great!
Get the ultrafine experience, with any monitor
If you’ve got an external display this app is absolutely life changing
It works! Never touching the clunky button to adjust volume again.
I have an external USB-C display that resets its brightness every time my Mac mini turns it off. It's infuriating, and now all I need to do is click a button and the brightness is set to 100% in an instant. And it's amazing.
Immediate buy! Works great with my Dell U2518D
This is amazing and exactly what I was looking for! Waiting for the M1 and windows release! Great job!
I started using DisplayBuddy in beta and I can never go back to hardware buttons now! Go support an indie developer!
DisplayBuddy talks to your monitor using the DDC spec. If you've a monitor that was manufactured in the last 5 years or so, there's a very high chance it will work great with DisplayBuddy!
If by chance it doesn't work, we'll refund your DisplayBuddy purchase within 7 days of your order.
You can try DisplayBuddy + 220 top class Mac apps free for 7 days on SetApp. If you don't want to try SetApp and want to purchase DisplayBuddy, we offer a full refund for your purchase within 7 days if the app doesn't work for you.
Your license is valid for use on upto 4 Macs you own.
Yes, Apple Silicon (M1) Macs are fully supported, and can control external display brightness, constrast and volume using DDC.
Note: The M1 Mac Mini's HDMI port does not work yet, because it doesn't forward DDC commands to the display for a currently unknown reason. The Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports on the M1 Mac Mini work just fine.
You can click the settings icon in the bottom right of DisplayBuddy and select "Check for Updates" to automatically get the latest version. You can also get the latest version of DisplayBuddy here.
I sometimes work during the night, and I don't want my two monitors at full blast hurting my eyes in dim light. I use DisplayBuddy to quickly switch my displays to the correct brightness based on the time of the day.
A lot of monitors have built-in presets for brightness and contrast, like Game, Movie, Reading etc, which lock your monitor's brightness & contrast to predefined levels. I highly recommend you set this mode to Custom, so that DisplayBuddy can then control these values.
Some monitors also have a DDC/CI setting: make sure this is set to enabled. You can find more troubleshooting steps here.
I haven't made DisplayBuddy for Windows yet, but there are some alternatives available.
No worries, you can look for an email from Gumroad in your mailbox to find your original license key. If you can't find the email, just contact me at email@example.com and I'll help you out.