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  • f.lux icon

    f.lux

    Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Redshift icon

    Redshift

    Redshift adjusts the color temperature according to the position of the sun. A different color temperature is set during night and daytime. During twilight and early morning, the color temperature transitions smoothly from night to...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    Workrave

    Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit. Please refer to the...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    RedshiftGUI

    RedshiftGUI changes the color temperature of your monitor to better match that of your surrounding. This means that it sets a cooler color temperature during the daytime (due to natural lighting) and sets a warmer temperature at night...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Twilight icon

    Twilight

    The app filters the blue spectrum on your phone or tablet after sunset and protects your eyes with a red filter. The filter intensity is smoothly adjusted to the sun cycle based on your local sunset and sunrise times.

    Freemium Android

  • Red Moon icon

    Red Moon

    Red Moon is a screen filter app for night time phone use. When the lowest brightness setting of your phone won't do the trick, Red Moon makes your screen even darker. With Red Moon, using your phone in the dark won't hurt...

    Open Source Android

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    Eyeleo

    EyeLeo is a handy PC application that reminds you to take a break for your eyes. Features: Screen blocking long breaks every hour. Short breaks with eye exercises every 10 minutes. Eye exercises shown by an...

    Free Windows

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    G.lux

    G.lux is an unofficial variation of Flux, a desktop app that automatically changes the colour temperature of your monitor as the sun goes down. Monitors are typically daylight balanced, which can interfere with your sleep cycle when...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Chrome

  • Dimmer icon

    Dimmer

    A very small and free utility for Windows to reduce brightness on LCD/TFT screens. A must if you work on your computer at night with very low ambient light.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Latest version, 1.0, released in March 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    PangoBright

    Screen dimming software that allows you to control the brightness of your screens as well as external monitors.

    Free Windows

  • Time Out icon

    Time Out

    Break timer with micro-breaks for Mac OS X. It is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. You care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human...

    Freemium Mac

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    SunsetScreen

    Whether you're a morning lark or night owl, SunsetScreen allows you to set the time of the sunset and sunrise, so you can have full control over your sleep cycle.

    Free Personal Windows

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    EyeDefender

    EyeDefender is a freeware rest reminder designed to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) resulting from working on a computer for hours. CVS symptoms include eyestrain, blurred vision, delayed focusing, headaches, back and neck...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.09, released in 2008, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
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    iBrightness Tray

    iBrightness Tray is a little bit of a swiss army knife display tool as adjusting the brightness of your screen is just one of three main functions it has. The other two are turning on your screensaver at the click of a button and also...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0, released in 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Fadetop icon

    Fadetop

    FadeTop is a visual break reminder for Windows. At regular intervals, it fades your desktop into a bluish color, and displays current time. FadeTop Lets You... * Get alarmed about current time in a natural, mild and agreeable...

    Free Windows

  • Freedom icon

    Freedom

    Freedom is an application that disables networking on an Apple computer for up to eight hours at a time. Freedom will free you from the distractions of the internet, allowing you time to code, write, or create. At the end of your...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Eyes Relax

    It’s an utility that helps avoiding eyes-related problems when working at a computer for several hours. Concentrating your eyesight on a computer screen can cause an eye strain. You can prevent this by taking regular breaks during the...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Website inaccessible but app still available at download sites.
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  • FocusMe icon

    FocusMe

    Block all distractions on your devices to help to get your work done! Focus Me (previously Distraction Blocker) is the most powerful application and website blocker for Windows, Mac and Android. This productivity tool helps you...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android

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    Nocturne

    Nocturne is simple app for switching a computer to night vision mode. It has a few tricks up its sleeve: color correction, window shadow toggling, and background removal.

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued The project has been abandoned. Last version, 2.0.0, released in September 2009, can be still downloaded from Google Code Hosting
  • Rest icon

    Rest

    Rest is an app for your computer that keeps you productive and healthy throughout the day. It does so by reminding you to take a break every now and then, optionally suggesting great mini exercises that you can do right there in...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Screen Filter icon

    Screen Filter

    Applies a shade that acts as a dimmer to ensure your eyes don't hurt. Far more powerful than Android's built-in brightness setting. Great for low-light gaming, web browsing, and eBook reading. It even saves battery life for...

    Free Android Android Tablet

  • Leechblock icon

    Leechblock

    LeechBlock is a simple productivity tool: an extension for the Firefox web browser designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. Its settings allows you to schedule when and how to block...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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    Emanen Motomu

    It is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. You care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human body isn't built to sit in one position...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Iris mini icon

    Iris mini

    Iris mini is free cross-platform blue light reduction and PWM flicker free brightness software.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Iris for Android icon

    Iris for Android

    Iris for Android is free blue light reduction and PWM flicker free brightness software for Android.

    Free Android

  • Turn Off the Lights for Desktop icon

    Turn Off the Lights for Desktop

    Turn Off the Lights for Desktop is a powerful, helpful app to dim your whole desktop and protect your eyes at night. Turn Off the Lights for Desktop allows you to work, play in a dark environment without damaging your eyes.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • SmartBreak icon

    SmartBreak

    SmartBreak is a revolutionary ergonomics program that reminds you to look away from your computer screen and enforces you to take regular breaks based on your usage.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Take a Five icon

    Take a Five

    Take a quick break from work while staying focused with the Take a Five Chrome extension. Take a Five is not an official product of TakeaFive.com - we're just huge fans of the website and wanted a quick way to access it :-) ...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Chrome

  • Shady icon

    Shady

    Shady puts a shade over your screen to help soothe your tired or dazzled eyes. You can use it to reduce your Mac's brightness far below the usual minimum, without any risk of damage to your screen.

    Free Mac

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    AntiRSI

    AntiRSI is a program for Mac OS X that helps prevent RSI (repetitive strain injury) and other computer related stress. It does so by forcing you to take regular breaks, yet without getting in the way. It also detects natural breaks so...

    Free Mac

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    OneFocus

    OneFocus lets you block distracting apps to skyrocket your productivity. Beat procrastination and get things done by focusing on one task at a time.

    Commercial Mac

  • NEC Brightness Controller icon

    NEC Brightness Controller

    Brightness Controller easily allows windows users to set the brightness level of your LCD screen (It is very useful when your screen doesn't allow settings to be remembered without having to push many buttons on your screen!). It...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version, 1.0.0, was released on 2003. It is no more available on the official website, but it can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine. It works on Windows 7 too.
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    Friendeye

    Protect your eyes at night by Friendeye screen filtering system.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued
  • Calise icon

    Calise

    A programs which adjust screen brightness due to light detectedby webcam

    Open Source Linux

Iris Comments

It costs like Photoshop monthly subscription, lol

Negative Comment by DMitrohin
about Iris Apr 2016

People who need this app use their computers 24/7, so 10$ for 1 month of usage means 10$ for 1 month of real time before computer.
But even if you use your desktop only for 12 hours it means 5$ fee monthly.
It's a crazy price.

P.S. This app has 378 likes here and 360 on Facebook. I'm sorry, I think most of likes here are fakes. For example, CorelDraw has only 92.

[Edited by DMitrohin, April 25]

[Edited by DMitrohin, April 25]

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Good, albeit expensive.

Positive Comment by Tertivalote
about Iris Jan 2016

Good, alebit expensive. — That is my opinion.

Hi there, Dani,

Before your face turns yellow, green or red, I ask you to bear with my malcontentism. View my feedback as a form of constructive criticism.

I urge you to consider lowering the price for your software and/or switching to a true freemium model(free eye protection; pay-to-use for all additional tools). I believe this would make Iris competetive(F.lux is your biggest competitor and it's for Free).

Please keep in mind that the world is more than the exclusive Euro/Dollar club. You live in Bulgaria, a popular tourist destination to many which is why prices are not a lot cheaper there but I am pretty sure $10 is a lot more to you then it is to people in the West, ain't I right? Of course I am! That 10 bucks means even more to people elsewhere and I am not talking about 3rds world countries... what i am trying to say is if you really want your product to succeed, keep in mind the userbase here is not only us and there are a lot of non-english speakers from countries like Japan/China/Singapore/Romania/Turkey/Poland/Russia/Brazil/Africa, etc. People from those ( usually densely populated) countries are regular guests here. On average their currency is 4-8 times weaker than the USD/Euro and 2/5 times weaker than the Lev(if you're reading this and are not the developer: it's the devs currency). I am pretty sure what you do is counter-productive and shows in your balance account. For 10 bucks you can get a pretty decent game. Internet access is that much in many places! For that cash you can get from 25-40 beers in some places. Yup! Take that!

I totally get you worked your * off to make this happen. ^_^ It's awesome and your software is awesome, but your price is questionable. I am certain you will not attract many people with that price tag on your product, be it people paying in an expensive currency or people from the world outside the gate of prosperity. 10$ is a lot of money for this type of software. I'll be frank, while it is true that we generally can afford more than people outside the "golen zone"(lol) a lot of us will not be willing to pay this much every god-damn month.
Sorry if it feels like I am hard on you, I do not intend to sound rude in any way. You might not believe it but I am approaching you with good intentions. Your software is really good and dude... you should be proud of what you did here. I just wanna encourage you to think it through.

But then, if your target is the minority I am taking it all back!


That doesn't change the fact that I like your product a lot. Thanks for listening!

[Edited by Tertivalote, January 24]

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Not available on the mac (AFAIK)

Comment by adamlogan
about Iris Apr 2015

As far as I can see this is not available for the mac os, checked official website downloads page and only saw .exe files.Didn't see anything available on Macupdate nor in the apple store. Not seeing anything for mac osx. Hence I suggested edit removing Mac OSX as a supported platform.

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