'Notchmeister' Lets You Decorate the Notch on Your MacBook Pro

While the inclusion of a display notch on the latest MacBook Pro was derided by many from its first appearance as a rumor ahead of the machine's unveiling, it's now a fact of life for those who have purchased Apple's latest pro notebook.
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Various apps and wallpaper designs to hide the notch have popped up, but The Iconfactory has gone in the opposite direction, embracing the notch with a simple new app called "Notchmeister" that lets you add effects to the notch.

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 a useless waste of time.

The free app offers a handful of effects you can apply to the area of your screen around the notch, including festive holiday lights dangling from the notch, a pop-up radar screen, and a glow effect that tracks your pointer when it moves behind the notch.

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Yes, it's gimmicky, but it's a free download from the Mac App Store, an interesting proof of concept, and worth a few minutes to play with.

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
27 weeks ago
Aye! We’re about to have a notch party. Step up your game, LOL!



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j569mxr Avatar
27 weeks ago

Wishing I had a notch on my 13" M1 MBP. Maybe The IconFactory can write an app to give us a virtual one so we don't miss out?
Don't worry you can still download it and use the "replacement notch" that comes with it.



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BWhaler Avatar
27 weeks ago
This is awesome and fun. It reminds me of the old Mac community that was full of humor and whimsey.
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SSDGUY Avatar
27 weeks ago
Ahhh … so that's what Pros do with their spare time? ;)
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NightFox Avatar
27 weeks ago

This is awesome and fun. It reminds me of the old Mac community that was full of humor and whimsey.
Yep, I hate to think how half these people would react these days if anyone released a screensaver featuring flying toasters.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Star Brood Avatar
27 weeks ago
I feel like this really exemplifies why Reddit's "Awful Taste But Great Execution" forum is so popular.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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