‘Notchmeister’ Lets You Decorate the Notch on Your MacBook Pro

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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.

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