This New App Can Decorate MacBook Pro Screen Notch

The Apple MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 (2021) were released earlier this year, and they’re some of the most impressive laptops you can buy right now. However, there’s one aspect of the design that has received some criticism – the iPhone-like notch at the top of the display. Luckily, now there’s a tool to help you make notching a little more fun.

Iconfactory is a longtime developer of Mac and iOS software, and the company on Friday launched a new app called “Notchmeister” (Going through MacRumors). The app lets you choose from several decorations that appear under or around the notch of the MacBook Pro, including a glowing effect, a Cylon of Battlestar Galactica, Christmas lights and radar.

Iconfactory wrote in a new blog post, “This holiday season, we have a special gift for Mac users everywhere, especially those with a new MacBook Pro and Notch. We’re proud to announce the immediate availability of Notchmeister. So what does Notchmeister do? Consider Use it as a fun way to spruce up your guts. Or as a screensaver for something you can’t see. Or, maybe, just a pointless waste of time.

The source code for Notchmeister has also been released on GitHub, so anyone can take a look at how it works (or fork it and create their own version). It is available as a free download from the Mac App Store, and its size is less than 1 MB.

If you’re considering buying one of the new MacBook Pro computers, we have a MacBook Pro 16 (2021) review you can read for our full thoughts (spoiler: it’s a pretty good laptop). We tried the 16-inch model with an M1 Max, but Apple sells both 14-inch and 16-inch sizes, and each size has different options for M1 processors, memory, storage, and other hardware, serving a wider range of uses.

Jennifer C. Burleigh