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    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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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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    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0, released in 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    • Discontinued Website inaccessible but app still available at download sites.

Iris Comments

I have one problem with this app on Windows

about Iris · ·

Where is a "Stop" or "Disable" tray button, which disabling all filters and set up normal Windows scheme? Only way is exit app overall. Not very comfortable when we must for some reason disabling Iris only for couple of minutes.

[Edited by gregoryem, April 25]

[Edited by gregoryem, May 07]


It costs like Photoshop monthly subscription, lol

about Iris · ·

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.

about Iris · ·

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]

I think there was one quote from Elon Musk something like this:

"A well thought out critique ... is as valuable as gold. And you should seek that from everyone you can, but particularly your friends ... It doesn't mean your friends are right ... you at least want to listen very carefully to what they say, and to everyone ... Basically, you should take the approach that you're wrong ... Your goal is to be less wrong."

I value your feedback a lot. I just wanted to respond with the reasons why I decided to make it that way.

Iris target is minority yes. This is why I choose Iris do be paid not ads based. It's ultra customizable. The free and ads approach is like the f.lux approach. Put your app into the hands of every person and hope that it will work.

This is the Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google and every other ultra successful company approach. :)

I want 1000 people to use it from the entire world and I want this people to be ultra mega giga happy with their Iris.

The price is high yes. I agree :D But have you ever made 0.99$ app. I have made a lot. All the people hated it. I'm serious :D
It's high for a reason. I have never get negative word from Iris users. :D

And if somebody pays 10$ I will be his new best friend. You can wake me up at night for a bug and I will fix it. This is the type of software I want to create.

The good thing is that I created a free type of usage. There was a time that it was only paid and 10$. Now it's a little better at least :D

[Edited by danielng01, January 24]

[Edited by danielng01, 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.

my name is Daniel. I'm the creator of Iris. We now have Mac version.
Give it a try :)