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Reduce distractions in Windows using these free tools; Blackout parts of computer screen!

“CinemaDrape is one of my favorite tools when it comes to hiding the Windows 10 screen excluding a particular area.”

Mauro Donzelli

How to avoid getting distracted while working with a PC

“Very useful for those who do not want to waste precious time due to increasingly tempting distractions.”

A useful tool for keeping your computer screen distraction-free

“Focusing on the job you need to finish on your computer is not always an easy task. Distractions come in many different forms and sometimes a major part of your screen is actually irrelevant to your current preoccupation. If only there was a way to hide such parts of your screen...”

Editor rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars


Easily darken any area of your screen

“CinemaDrape has a minimalist interface that makes it is very easy to use. ... Overall, CinemaDrape is the perfect program for darkening any area of your computer screen that might be distracting while working, reading online, or watching videos or movies.”

Software Informer

Black out everything around your working area to avoid distractions

“I can find no reason not to recommend CinemaDrape to anyone - having it installed on your computer won't harm its valuable resources and will offer you a quick and convenient solution to unwanted distractions.”

Software Informer Editor's Pick Award, Excellent, 5 Stars


“If you find yourself in a situation where you need to concentrate on a specific job then this useful ergonomic tool will be the ticket to achieve that goal.”

Easily darken any area of your screen

“Desktop enhancement that helps increase productivity and focus by dimming areas of the screen while keeping selected area bright. ... CinemaDrape can be useful for working with word processing (ie. for writers), watching windowed video playback or for reading eBooks. In fact, it can be used for any task, really.”

Editor's Review: Excellent


Dim A Portion Of Your Screen

“CinemaDrape enables you to darken your screen, except for a selected area, thereby eliminating visual distractions from desktop clutter or other screen elements.”


“Editor's opinion: CinemaDrape is one of those tools that you run for the first time and realize that this is exactly what you've always been looking for.”

GIGA rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

“CinemaDrape provides a digital curtain for the screen and simply blocks out potential distractions. ... For users that want to hide potential distractions, CinemaDrape is the ideal tool.”

Editorial team rating: 4.7 out of 5 Stars


CinemaDrape : Hide Distractions on PC Screen

“It seems that on a PC, one cannot even watch a movie without getting distracted by these small messages popping every now and then. Perhaps this is why this free software has been created.”

Rocky Bytes

Show what you want and nothing more with CinemaDrape

“Using CinemaDrape is very easy. Once you start the application, the entire screen will go black. Don't panic, this is absolutely normal. ... Get focused with CinemaDrape.”

Rocky Bytes Score: 5 Stars - It Rocks!


CinemaDrape: Apply a virtual drape on the screen to avoid distractions

“CinemaDrape is a great solution for when you want to focus on an application or a piece of text without being distracted by other events that take place on your computer like notifications, incoming chat messages or flashing add-banners on websites.”


Remove Distractions on the Desktop

“CinemaDrape is a nifty piece of software that can help increase your focus on the task at hand, without being distracted by other windows on the screen. ... The application is free of charge and installs in a jiffy, without attempting to promote third-party software or push it on the system.”

Softpedia Excellent Editor's Review Award, 5 Stars


“Conclusion: One of the best apps to keep you concentrated. It can boost your focus significantly and help you become more productive and efficient. Recommended download, 5 stars hands down.”

Download3K Editor's Review: Excellent, 5 out of 5 Stars

CNET Download

“CinemaDrape may not be the killer productivity app that the Ford Model T was, but it's better in this respect: you really can have any color you want, not just black, by changing CinemaDrape's background color. We also liked changing the transparency to let a little desktop peek through. This interesting tool has a lot of potential uses.”

CNET Editors' Review


“If you're feeling like you're not getting enough work done, try CinemaDrape. ... It's easy to move or resize these blacked-out areas to suit your productivity needs.”


Remove desktop distractions in a flash with CinemaDrape

“Overall there's no doubt that CinemaDrape works very well, and the program does provide plenty of configurability.”

In the news


“CinemaDrape is a tiny tool which can blank out everything but particular desktop windows, so you can focus on those with no distractions from desktop gadgets, taskbar notifications or anything else.”


CinemaDrape - add a black frame to your desktop

“This Windows program practically adds a black frame to the desktop, which can be adjusted, allowing you to concentrate on what matters most, your working program. The installation CinemaDrape is no problem for any user and so is the usage of this program.”

Editor's Review Rating: Excellent

What's On My PC

Hide Everything Outside the Main Application with CinemaDrape

“There are times I wish I could create a distraction free environment and hide everything on the screen except the main task (or application) I am focused on. Well, my wish came true with CinemaDrape...”


“Editor's Opinion: A brilliant free desktop application that allows you not to get distracted by obstructing a specific area of the screen with custom colors and opacity.”

5 Star Rating


How to Fade Unwanted Screen Areas in Windows

“My recent love is doing video casts and I was searching for a utility which can dim specific areas of the Windows screen. ... CinemaDrape is an awesome application for Windows which can be used to completely fade out selected areas of the screen.”

I Love Free Software

CinemaDrape: Free Software to Black Out Unwanted Areas on Screen

“CinemaDrape can take a load off your eyes, and allow you to read only what you want to read or see what you want to see. ... Regular ad blockers will not work like CinemaDrape will.”


Stop Distractions From Your PC's Monitor

“Need to focus without all those other windows distracting you? On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you how to use CinemaDrape to close out everything except your most important task.”

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College Info Geek

5 Stellar Time Management Tips

“Social network updates are not the only distractions you face when doing computer work. There are other things that can pull your eyes away from that dry math assignment; ... just use an anti-distraction program like CinemaDrape. CinemaDrape blacks out everything on your screen except what lands inside an adjustable window.”


CinemaDrape Lets You Focus And Get Things Done

“Everyone gets to do something that requires focus but distraction becomes the biggest enemy. ... The best thing about CinemaDrape is you no longer have to manually clean up your work screen or close other opened windows. You just get rid of distracting visual elements ... so you can fully focus on the work at hand.”

Web User Magazine

“Whether you're composing a document, watching a video or replying to an email, CinemaDrape forces you to give the job your full attention by hiding everything outside the main application.”

Print edition

Create a Distraction less Windows with CinemaDrape

“An excellent software ... Forget about the rest of the tabs and pings and rings and all the stuff. See what you need to see and do what you need to do.”

Posted in Lifehacks

“Are you a Facebook addict, attention deficient, or simply can't pay attention to ANYTHING?!?! Well, ladies and gentlemen, today is your lucky day ... It's called CinemaDrape, and it's free.”

On the radio


CinemaDrape brings important tasks to focus while hiding unimportant ones

“Sometimes you are working on something so important that you want everything else to sidestep. CinemaDrape brings important tasks to focus while hiding unimportant ones.”


CinemaDrape Creates a Distraction-Free Zone for Any Application

“Distraction-eliminating application CinemaDrape covers your desktop with a black screen except for the application you're currently working in, so you can eliminate background distractions and help yourself focus on getting something done.”

Download Squad

CinemaDrape blacks out distractions so you can focus on the task at hand

“CinemaDrape is a great way to turn off the 'background noise' so you can focus on one particular app or area of your screen.”

CinemaDrape lets you concentrate on particular applications

“Using this unique application, you can concentrate on your current task on the screen just by blanking or dimming the other applications instantly.”

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