After making an attempt out Vivid 1.0 on my MacBook Professional 14-inch (2021) again in April, which expands the brightness to make the most of the HDR show past Apple’s settings, the builders have introduced out model 2.0, which remakes the app from the bottom up.
In a tweet (opens in new tab) asserting the free replace, which means that if you allow the expanded brightness setting, it is not as a lot of a pressure in your CPU, so your battery utilization shall be larger than it was earlier than when utilizing Vivid.
There’s additionally a brand new ‘Eclipse’ setting, which does the alternative in with the ability to make your show a lot darker, so you’ll be able to see a few of your content material with out having to modify the show off utterly.
Alongside this, its two builders, Jordi Bruin (opens in new tab) and Ben Harraway (opens in new tab) have launched Vivid’s internet browser on iPhone that was beforehand in testing, permitting you to take your iPhone’s brightness past Apple’s settings as nicely.
No, it would not hurt your show
Vivid’s internet browser has barely improved since my testing, as you are able to do a Google search with out having to go to the web site itself, just like Safari and each different internet browser.
But it is the macOS model that I have been having fun with greater than common since this new replace. As I exploit my MacBook Professional 14-inch (2021) every single day, I like to make use of Vivid when it is plugged in, however there have been events once I’m watching a video, and the brightness would revert again to Apple’s settings.
Since utilizing the brand new replace, I’ve not come throughout this, which is already a win for me, as I haven’t got to shut and reopen Vivid for the video to play at a better brightness.
There’s an comprehensible worry with these apps that they may spoil your Mac’s show because it goes past Apple’s brightness settings, however developer Bruin has reassured me beforehand that there is no reality to this – your show is not going to burn out after extreme use.
After utilizing Vivid weekly since April 2022, my Mac hasn’t succumbed to any points, it is solely made utilizing macOS a lot better, particularly when it got here to the summer season season within the UK the place its expanded brightness defeated the Solar’s personal brightness.
If Bruin and Harraway are pondering of the subsequent steps for the app, I might be curious to see how Vivid would work on an M2 iPad Professional with its show. Nevertheless we could be restricted to an online browser there just like Vivid on iOS – however one can hope there is a resolution to utilizing Vivid on different apps than simply shopping the online on an iPad quickly.