Lucifer

Lucifer

Enter the darkness

Lucifer is a tiny menu bar app that allows you to quickly switch between Dark Mode and Light Mode, and toggle Night Shift on or off. Switch modes with a single click directly from the menu bar. No need to tediously open System Preferences ever again!

Version 1.5.0
Download Free

Released 09 Dec 2022

Press Kit

For all media and press inquiries, please email press [at] hexedbits [dot] com.

Lucifer is a tiny menu bar app that allows you to quickly switch between Dark Mode and Light Mode, and toggle Night Shift on or off. Switch modes with a single click directly from the menu bar. No need to tediously open System Preferences ever again!

Hexed Bits is an independent software developer founded in 2012 that is focused on creating apps for iOS and macOS. Jesse Squires is the sole developer and copywriter for Hexed Bits, and is based in Oakland, California. He has over a decade of experience developing apps for iOS and macOS. You can learn more about him here.


Support and FAQs

Please visit our support page for help with our apps, or contact us with any questions or concerns.

Minimum requirements: macOS 11, or later.

  1. Download from the link above.
  2. Double-click to unzip lucifer.zip.
  3. Drag Lucifer.app to your Applications/ folder.
  4. Open the app.
  5. Click "Open" on the confirmation dialog:
    Lucifer open dialog
  6. Click "OK" on the security dialog:
    Lucifer security dialog
  7. Lucifer should now be running and you should see its icon in your menu bar.
  8. Right-click the icon to Quit.

If Lucifer is not working, it is likely because the app does not have the correct permissions. Open System Preferences and navigate to Security & Privacy > Privacy > Automation and ensure you have allowed Lucifer access to "System Events" by checking the box.

If this does not work, try deleting and re-installing the app.

Lucifer settings

In many religious mythologies, Lucifer is associated with darkness and the devil, an individual often thought of as the lord of darkness and evil. However, the name Lucifer translates to "light-bringer" in Latin. Thus, the name "Lucifer" is simultaneously associated with both entering the darkness as well as bringing the light, making it the perfect name for this app!

If you are unable to run the latest release due to macOS minimum requirements, you can try one of the previous releases below for older operating systems.