Alternatives to Iris for all platforms with any license





Web / Online




Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • f.lux icon


    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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

  • Redshift icon


    Redshift adjusts the color temperature according to the position of the sun. A different color temperature is set during night and...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Workrave icon


    Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • RedshiftGUI icon


    RedshiftGUI changes the color temperature of your monitor to better match that of your surrounding. This means that it sets a cooler...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Twilight icon


    The app filters the blue spectrum on your phone or tablet after sunset and protects your eyes with a red filter. The filter intensity...

    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...

    Open Source Android

  • G.lux icon


    G.lux is an unofficial variation of Flux, a desktop app that automatically changes the colour temperature of your monitor as the sun...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Chrome

  • Eyeleo icon


    EyeLeo is a handy PC application that reminds you to take a break for your eyes. Features: Screen blocking long breaks...

    Free Windows

  • Dimmer icon

    Dimmer Discontinued

    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...

    Free Windows

  • PangoBright icon


    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...

    Free Mac

  • EyeDefender icon

    EyeDefender Discontinued

    EyeDefender is a freeware rest reminder designed to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) resulting from working on a computer for...

    Free Windows

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  • iBrightness Tray icon

    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...

    Free Windows

  • Fadetop icon


    FadeTop is a visual break reminder for Windows. At regular intervals, it fades your desktop into a bluish color, and displays current...

    Free Windows

  • Eyes Relax icon

    Eyes Relax Discontinued

    It’s an utility that helps avoiding eyes-related problems when working at a computer for several hours. Concentrating your eyesight on...

    Free Windows

  • Freedom icon


    Freedom is an application that disables networking on an Apple computer for up to eight hours at a time. Freedom will free you from...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Nocturne icon

    Nocturne Discontinued

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

    Open Source Mac

  • Awareness icon


    Subtle awareness of time spent on the computer. Awareness helps you become more aware of time spent on the computer by playing the...

    Free Mac

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  • SunsetScreen icon


    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...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Rest icon


    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...

    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...

    Free Android Android Tablet

  • Emanen Motomu icon

    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...

    Free Personal Windows

  • 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...

    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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Chrome

  • SmartBreak icon


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

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Leechblock icon


    LeechBlock is a simple productivity tool: an extension for the Firefox web browser designed to block those time-wasting sites that can...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • Shady icon


    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...

    Free Mac

  • 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

  • FocusMe icon


    Block all Computer Distractions to help you get your work done! Focus Me (previously Distraction Blocker) is software that allows...

    Commercial Windows

  • AntiRSI icon


    AntiRSI is a program for Mac OS X that helps prevent RSI (repetitive strain injury) and other computer related stress. It does so by...

    Free Mac

  • OneFocus icon


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

    Commercial Mac

  • Friendeye icon

    Friendeye Discontinued

    Protect your eyes at night by Friendeye screen filtering system.

    Open Source Windows

  • Calise icon


    A programs which adjust screen brightness due to light detectedby webcam

    Open Source Linux

Iris Comments

It costs like Photoshop monthly subscription, lol

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]


Good, albeit expensive.

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]


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.