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Dimmer Alternatives

Dimmer is described as 'Adjust the brightness of all monitors, screens and displays' and is a Screen Dimmer in the system & hardware category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Dimmer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is f.lux, which is free. Other great apps like Dimmer are Redshift, LightBulb, Gammy and Twinkle Tray.

Dimmer 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 Dimmer.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Adjust the brightness of all monitors, screens and displays.

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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.

    ⚫︎ Dark Modef.lux supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    f.lux gives a warmer tint to the screen, dimmer makes the screen darker.

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    Only changes color not brightness, also self adjusts, cant be used in daylight hours.

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    Only changes color not brightness

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    F.lux only changes the color temperature, not the brightness

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

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeRedshift supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceRedshift either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ PortableRedshift can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Only changes color not brightness

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  3. LightBulb is an application that reduces eye strain produced by staring at a computer screen when working late hours. As the day goes on, it continuously adjusts gamma, transitioning the display color temperature from cold blue in the afternoon to warm yellow during the night.

    ⚫︎ LightweightLightBulb consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableLightBulb is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableLightBulb can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeLightBulb supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  4. Adaptive screen brightness and temperature for Windows and Linux.

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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer being worked on and the repository has been archived

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    Twinkle Tray

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Twinkle Tray lets you easily manage the brightness levels of multiple monitors. Even though Windows 10 is capable of adjusting the backlight on most monitors, it typically doesn't support external monitors.

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    Actually adjusts the brightness of monitors (through DDC/CI)

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    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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    Only changes color not brightness

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    Monitorian

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Monitorian is a desktop tool to adjust the brightness of multiple monitors with ease.

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    Iris mini

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Iris mini is free and minimalistic version of Iris. Small. Minimalistic. Free. Portable. Automatic. Awesome for everyone. Just double click and it will work.

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    PangoBright

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

    ⚫︎ PortablePangoBright can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    It's great because PangoBright allows you to change the overlay color as well as the brightness intensity.

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  10. To schedule Night Light so it turns on automatically, select Start > Settings > System > Display > Night light > Night light settings.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeWindows Night Light supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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