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Blackout Alternatives

Blackout is described as 'is the Macs ultimate screen dimmer and focus aid. In fact, its the only app of its kind, with 4 distinct display modes including a spotlight that follows the cursor, which can be synced across single or dual displays!' and is a Screen Dimmer. There are more than 10 alternatives to Blackout for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and Android Tablet. The best alternative is f.lux, which is free. Other great apps like Blackout are Redshift, RedshiftGUI, Dimmer and PangoBright.

Blackout alternatives are mainly Color Temperature Tools but may also be Screen Dimmers or Health Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Blackout.
This page was last updated Apr 8, 2015
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac

Blackout is the Macs ultimate screen dimmer and focus aid. In fact, its the only app of its kind, with 4 distinct display...

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  1. Software that makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

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



  3. RedshiftGUI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 (due to indoor lighting). Similar to f.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.4, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

  4. Adjust the brightness of all monitors, screens and displays.

  5. PangoBright

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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



  6. Iris is software which makes monitors healthy for the eyes. With iris you can reduce the blue light emitted from your screen for better sleep, reduce the brightness of your screen without PWM and avoid eye pain.

  7. Screen Filter

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    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 AMOLED displays!

  8. Nocturne

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

    Discontinued

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

  9. Calise

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A programs which adjust screen brightness due to light detectedby webcam.

  10. EasyEyes

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    Trouble Sleeping? Device screen too bright even on the lowest brightness setting? Want to give your phone a warm look instead of that eye straining blue gaze you see at night? EasyEyes is the solution.

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