After attempting 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 if you allow the expanded brightness setting, it isn’t as a lot of a pressure in your CPU, so your battery utilization will likely be larger than it was earlier than when utilizing Vivid.
There’s additionally a brand new ‘Eclipse’ setting, which does the alternative in having the ability to make your show a lot darker, so you may see a few of your content material with out having to change 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 net browser on iPhone that was beforehand in testing, permitting you to take your iPhone’s brightness past Apple’s settings as properly.
No, it would not hurt your show
Vivid’s net 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 net browser.
But it is the macOS model that I have been having fun with greater than regular since this new replace. As I take advantage of my MacBook Professional 14-inch (2021) day-after-day, I like to make use of Vivid when it is plugged in, however there have been events after 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 concern with these apps that they might break your Mac’s show because it goes past Apple’s brightness settings, however developer Bruin has reassured me beforehand that there is not any reality to this – your show won’t 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 time season within the UK the place its expanded brightness defeated the Solar’s personal brightness.
If Bruin and Harraway are pondering of the following steps for the app, I would be curious to see how Vivid would work on an M2 iPad Professional with its show. Nonetheless we is likely to 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 searching the online on an iPad quickly.