ShowyEdge ShowyEdge

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ShowyEdge displays a color bar at the top edge of the screen depending on the current input source.
You can recognize the current input source very easily even if you are using fullscreen apps.

Download ShowyEdge-3.3.0  For macOS 10.9+

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Download ShowyEdge-2.2.0  For macOS 10.8, 10.7

Download ShowyEdge-1.8.0  For macOS 10.6

  1. Open a downloaded dmg file.


  2. Move ShowyEdge icon into Applications icon.
    Then, ShowyEdge will be installed into Applications.

  3. Open ShowyEdge from Launchpad.

  4. Preferences will be opened.
    Change values if needed and then close the window.

ShowyEdge provides preset colors for many input sources.
Therefore you can use ShowyEdge without any configuration.

For example, a color bar becomes blue-white-red when you change input source to French.

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Color configuration

You can configure colors by following procedures if there is no preset colors for your input source or you want to change the color.

  1. Open ShowyEdge from Launchpad.
  2. Preferences will be opened. Then, press "Add custom color" button on Preferences.
  3. Change colors of input source.
  1. Open ShowyEdge from Launchpad.
  2. Press "Quit ShowyEdge" button.
  1. First, quit ShowyEdge.
  2. Open Applications in Finder and then delete ShowyEdge.

Version 3.3.0 Oct 28, 2018 Download

  • ShowyEdge has been notarized for macOS Mojave.

Version 3.2.0 Mar 23, 2017 Download

An opacity slider has been added to color picker.

Version 3.1.0 Apr 17, 2016 Download

"Colors layout orientation" setting has been added.
The behavior of starting ShowyEdge on system startup has been improved.
The preferences window UI has been improved.
Memory usage has been reduced.

Version 3.0.0 Dec 3, 2015 Download

macOS 10.8 support has been dropped.
macOS 10.7 support has been dropped.
ShowyEdge Preferences became resizable.
Sparkle Framework has been updated.

Version 2.2.0 Aug 30, 2015 Download

  • Close button has been added.
  • "Check for updates" (Sparkle) has been updated.

Version 2.1.0 Dec 2, 2014 Download

  • Multiple displays support has been improved. The indicator is shown in the all screen.
  • Quit button has been added.

Version 2.0.0 Aug 24, 2014 Download

  • "Check for updates" (Sparkle) has been updated.
  • The minimum OS version requirement has been changed. (macOS 10.6 -> macOS 10.7)

Version 1.8.0 Mar 13, 2014 Download

  • Multiple displays have been supported.

Version 1.7.0 Oct 18, 2013 Download

  • Added "Indicator opacity" configuration.
  • Signed with Developer ID..

Version 1.6.0 Oct 13, 2013 Download

  • Added "Use custom frame" configuration.
  • Added "Show icon in Dock" configuration.
  • Fixed minor issues.

Version 1.4.0 Jun 16, 2013 Download

  • Revised file permissions.

Version 1.3.0 Jun 14, 2013 Download

  • First release.