The new MacBook Pro came with a bunch of new additions that pleased a lot of users worldwide.

The addition of ports, a better display, a new keyboard layout, and the exclusion of touch bar(though this one had mixed reviews).

But, what awed people the most was the addition of the notch at the top of the screen.

At first, it didn’t seem much of a deal but, with time the notch has faced some serious setbacks.

Right now the notch on MacBook has divided Apple users into two categories. The ones who like it and the ones who just can’t stand it.

So, if you fall in the second category then boy do we have a treat for you.

The notch and why it was added

Apple tried its level best to make the MacBook Pro 2021 a grand success with the addition of all the needed features that users had asked for.

But, the same couldn't be said for the notch.

According to Apple, the notch was the best way to add a full-view 1080p full-HD webcam and other sensors to the device. Plus, it added a brand new aesthetic to the MacBook.

But, deep down many enthusiasts believe Apple did this only to advertise the uniqueness of their new device.

Right now the notch is hated by many. It obstructs the screen, it seems illogical provided Windows laptops come with better webcams which take up lesser space. And most importantly, it just doesn’t feel right to add a notch on a laptop screen.

When you pay over $1000 for a laptop you want the full screen, not 98% of it.

Thus, here’s where an ingenious app called “TopNotch” comes into play.


TopNotch is an ingenious app that lets you customize the screen of your MacBook and hide the notch from plain sight.

All you need to do is:

  • Download the TopNotch app from AppStore or their official webpage. Plus, it’s free so no stress there.
  • Install it on your device and give it permissions to alter and personalize the screen.
  • There is a list of modifications you can do to the notch.
  • You can hide it completely, make it translucent or, add animations to it.

  • Once you set up your screen preferences, click on Apply.

And just like that, the notch is gone.

You will be greeted with a totally darkened outline near the notched area. The notch will not even be visible if you shine a flashlight towards it.

Yes, it’s that effective.

Bonus Tips

TopNotch can also be used to realign and curve the corners of your MacBook’s screen. Thus, if you don’t like the edges and want to go for a more old-school curved outline of the screen then TopNotch is the perfect app for you.

Final Words

And just like that TopNotch can help you customize your MacBook’s screen as you may fancy.

Not too bad for free software, Right?

Hope you liked the article. We will be back soon with other fun hacks and tutorials, until then. Stay Tuned, Good Day!