Thursday, August 25, 2011

Backdrop - useful but simple utility


Backdrop is a simple utility to fill your screen with a giant blank window. Fill the window with a solid color or a custom image, your choice. ALSO, includes a Pixel Test mode to check for bad pixels on your displays.



Backdrop is useful for:
* Screenshots - take screenshots of one or many windows without having to clean up your desktop
* One thing at a time - Use Backdrop in between applications to let you focus on a few windows at a time. Want just one window of an app? Switch to Backdrop, then use Expose to pick out the window.
* Web design - create a full size image with outlines of more common screen sizes to help to check how your pages will look on different monitors
* Pixel Test - run the Pixel Test to see red, green, blue, white, and black to check for "bad" or "stuck" pixels on your displays.


Features:
* Supports multiple displays
* Set a color or a custom image
* Pixel Test mode
* Remains in the background during Exposé
* Works well with Spaces

Download for free from the Mac Appstore

16 comments:

Fang said...

I like its web design feature. It's always good to know how your sites look at other resolutions.

Red13 said...

interesting

GADAFINY said...

thanks for the great info

Hento the loony repairman :D said...

well, damn this is gona be loved by my mac freinds who think i know little of mac.. XD.. they do come for me for hardware troubleshoothing :3.. thanks man!

mjunta said...

nice post!

Randall A. said...

Lovin' the pixel test part!

Dresnia said...

Macintosh.. Someday, I'll give it a go. They got so many cool apps going on lately !

Jessica Thompson said...

Haha that's great!

Giveathoughtforgnomes said...

A novel idea, thanks for sharing :)

|sªMª®µ said...

looks great :D

Talerfuchs said...

The free web design feature looks worth a try. Especially the system for multiple displays seems interesting.

Rifle said...

Pretty useful, especially that pixel test.

McDwarf said...

Just what I've been looking for thx :)

GHive said...

good info! thanks!

Pieter said...

Nice little feature :)

This Guy said...

seems very cool!