Easy On The Eye - E-Book Reader That Makes Mac Screen Look Like Book / Kindle?

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  1. PeteJames, Oct 26, 2011
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    PeteJames macrumors regular

    PeteJames

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    I want to read more books on my macbook pro but i find the white on black to harsh. I've found the kindle reading app but the only decent reading background colour it offers is sepia which is better than the white or black backgrounds on the eye but I was hoping for much more. I kind of want an app that makes my macbook screen look like a book or like a kindle - something that is easy on the eye to make reading more pleasurable and less tiring. I don't think tofu supports kindle or ebook formats either so seems more like a copy and pasting window.

    Is there anything out there?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It's not possible to alter the hardware via an app. Books and Kindles are not backlit. Your screen is. That's the core issue.
     
  3. PeteJames, Oct 26, 2011
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    So it is the backlighting that is the problem really. I do like to keep the screen on low lighting mostly so that would see probably. Is there nothing that makes it seem less harsh - certain colours can be easier on the eyes for example. Even on minimum setting the macbook does seem quite bright
     
  4. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    not sure if this will help, but there is a software that may help with your problem. It's just basic "easy on your eyes" stuff
    F.Lux

    Definitely look into that :D
     
  5. PeteJames thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting, thanks!
     

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