OS X: Control Center marks a long-awaited featured in iOS, allowing you quick access to stuff you need with just a swipe. Controls+ aims to offer the same conveniences for OS X through just a click of a menubar icon.
While you won’t get a slew of quick settings, Controls+ offers brightness controls, a flashlight mode (white screen), screen saver locking, iTunes controls and a timer. While the brightness controls sometimes fail to match your screen, it still works, as do the rest of the tools. For an entry price of $1, it’s a convenient app to have in your menubar.
The developer plans to raise the cost to $5 in the future, however, so we hope to see significant additions to Controls+ to justify the cost. Display size, volume controls, Bluetooth settings, Wi-Fi options and anything else that traditionally resides in its own menubar icon would help to consolidate everything into one convenient panel. Currently you won’t get all that, but for $1 you’ll still download a helpful, minimal utility.
Controls+ ($0.99 launch price, $5.49 later on) [Mac App Store]