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ScreenDim Full

by Omega Centauri Software
Rated: All Ages
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)

Price: $0.99
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What's new in version 1.60
  • - experimental optional root and activate on boot modes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B006R7TXOO
  • Release Date: December 29, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #649 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Dim your screen beyond device's normal settings
  • Create 5 presets
  • Adjust both backlight brightness and contrast

Product Description

Is your minimum screen brightness still too bright? Dim your screen below what your device normally permits for comfortable use in darker environments, reading in bed, amateur astronomy, etc. Save battery life. No root required.

Save your five favorite brightness and contrast settings as a preset, and get it back by touching a single button or by a Launcher shortcut. ScreenDim also creates a notification item in your status bar so you can easily go back to it to adjust settings.

ScreenDim is the first dimmer that can both adjust backlight brightness below what the system normally permits on many LCD devices and dim the contrast. Some dimmers only lower the contrast, which keeps the black areas unchanged and glowing gray on LCD devices when in the dark, or only change the backlight within the range normally allowed by the OS.

ScreenDim was written and tested especially with the Kindle Fire in mind.

This is the full, paid version of this app. A trial version is also available for testing on your device.

To activate ScreenDim, just tap on the "Active" checkbox and adjust the sliders.

Technical Details

  • Size: 367.8KB
  • Version: 1.60
  • Developed By: Omega Centauri Software (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Open windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other applications
    • Read or write the system settings
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.6
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 10 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
105 of 114 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just dimming the light 'more' makes all the difference! January 11, 2012
By Judith
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Moving from the Kindle2 to the Kindle Fire has been so much fun. It's my first "Touch" device. What hasn't been fun is still using my Mighty Bright to create backlighting for night reading because the dimmest light-setting on the Fire is still too bright for me. It's been almost two months now that I've been night-reading like this, so today I began searching for ways Kindle Fire users, with eye-sensitivity, are solving this issue.

While searching the web I came across a forum discussing a beta version of an app called ScreenDim. It was so interesting to read the conversation between the designer and the testers with the end result being the app became available for Kindle Fire in January 2012.

So I found it in the Amazon App Store and bought and downloaded my first app. I couldn't wait until tonight to see how it works so I stepped into my darkest closet, was able to reduce the brightness setting below Kindle Fire's lowest, and read comfortably without backlighting.

Thank you to the ScreenDim creator. And thank you to Amazon for recognizing a need for the app and making it available to me. I know a lot of work goes into these technologies, even something so simple as dimming a light, and I really appreciate your efforts on my behalf.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have! January 2, 2012
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Great screen dimming app that works wonderfully with the Kindle Fire. Convenient user-defined presets are also a big plus. Makes reading at night a MUCH nicer experience!
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my "most useful" apps! January 11, 2012
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ScreenDim allows you to have three nighttime presets and two daytime presets, so you can set the Fire's brightness to whatever you prefer. A great app for those who find the Fire's brightness too bright in a dark room. I literally use this app every single day, and love it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Works but could be so much better January 9, 2014
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I use this to allow me to dim my screen far more than android usually allows so I can use my tablet as an alarm clock. The user interface to configure this app is not very user friendly, but it does work. I did learn that there is an area on the bottom end of the brightness spectrum where sometime the backlight would be on and sometimes not. You need to be sure your setting is just above that area or you may be stuck with a black screen until rebooting.

It would be really cool if you could use this to set the brightness of the screen based on the the light sensor instead of just a fixed brightness. Alternatively, would be cool to allow the settings to be automatically adjusted based on time. Dark at night, bright in the day.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely a must have for night reading January 4, 2012
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This program allows you to set how much brightness comes from your screen, both by using the dimmer and by using what is in essense a neutral density filter. It will go from totally black to 100% brightness. The program also has the ability to set 4 default settings for your favorites. It is always available through the notifications panel.
I can't think how to improve this utility, and keep it running all the time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works Exactly As Described November 25, 2012
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One of the really nice things about this app is that in addition to the brightness setting it has a contrast setting. Contrast is important as the maximum contrast does not always equal the best viewing experience.

This app works perfectly, is available in the notification bar, and I have no complaints. Recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly needed for night reading! January 2, 2012
By Sochya
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Kindle fire reader here, and this is exactly what was needed to help make nighttime reading enjoyable! Lots of customization and a reasonable price! Thank you and also thank you humbly for creating this app!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for January 27, 2012
By HiD
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My favorite app so far (even better than words). I don't have to tilt my kindle fire up to reduce the brightness when reading at night and it's easier for my eyes. A must have!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed!
Almost returned my newest Kindle as it is way too bright on the lowest setting. Hard for me to read from in a dark room. Did a little research and found this handy little app. Read more
Published 5 hours ago by Carol from Texas
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome app, everyone should get this
Published 4 days ago by David Camacho
5.0 out of 5 stars com this screen dimmer is legit man it works with every single phone...
Straight up five stars..com this screen dimmer is legit man it works with every single phone tablet that I put it on I don't have any qualms never have issues it's just solid oh my... Read more
Published 5 days ago by DyingJedi
4.0 out of 5 stars Works, but no improvement over ScreenFilter
Works well, just as flexible as Screen Filter but I don't think it's really any better. I was hoping for dimness without changing the contrast, and on my phone I don't know if it's... Read more
Published 5 days ago by ACZ
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good~
Published 6 days ago by Tak, Hyeong Bin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
nice app
Published 8 days ago by yjoon
5.0 out of 5 stars Dims Great
The 4 preset options is great & it demonstrates your settings before saving so you can adjust exactly to your liking.
Published 8 days ago by M. Valenzuela
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App!
This is a great app! Blue rays are not recommended right before bed, but I can't resist my Kindle - and this allows both. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Chance
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy Screen Dimming App
LOVE being able to dim my screen on my S3. Factory settings won't go dim enough.
Published 12 days ago by Daniel Stidham
5.0 out of 5 stars great!
Only app that solves the night time reading issue. Dims the screen perfectly to comfortably use the kindle, whether reading, gaming or browsing the web.
Published 21 days ago by Teeniebkln
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