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f.lux Alternatives

f.lux is described as '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' and is a leading color temperature tool in the system & hardware category. There are more than 25 alternatives to f.lux for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and F-Droid. The best alternative is Redshift, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like f.lux are LightBulb, SunsetScreen, RedshiftGUI and Twilight.

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

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

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    It adjusts colours the way I expected it to. There is a simple and efficient gui applet (redshift-gtk) available, and it supports interesting commandline options

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    Open source with more features

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    It doesnt't work sometimes...

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    It's just not as good as f.lux is.

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    To start the program, just type "redshift" in a terminal.

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    It is open source thus it works better and can be trusted more

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    In most repos. Easy to use auto adjusts to the sun.

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  2. 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.

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    Superior performance. Detailed explanation by the author here: https://www.reddit.com/r/osugame/comments/5rpq1q/lightbulb_gamingfriendly_flux_alternative/

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    Has a customizable schedule instead of 50 meme filters no-one will ever use.

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    Open source, far more options, faster

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    Simplest, fastest, best user license agreement.

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    This one is the BEST for Windows as Redshift is the best for Linux

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    Same features, Much Better performance (Key when playing Games or performing intensive tasks), with additional options for customization, like Hotkeys, and disabling it when using a full-screen application.

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    • Free & open source
    • Adds the feature of setting your own sunset and sunrise times, which the f.lux developer(s) did not want to add
    • Access to the keyboard/mouse logging hook MSCTF.dll can be declined without affecting functionality except for the ability to configure quick-keys
    • Occasionally crashes when denied a permission by comodo HIPS, but nothing so regular that it gets in the way of use.
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  3. 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.

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    So happy I can set my own times. In the winter the sunsets happened way to earlier in Flux, then I'd turn it off and forget to turn it back on.

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    Can set also brightness level to change automatically. Can set the time to change to night time yourself.

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    Much better transitions and less laggy

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    I can change the settings in this software to activate in 24 hours but I can't active red layer in Flux in 24 hours.

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    Able to set times, value of filter... More options.

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    Redshift is Nerdware - Hard to set up

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    Has keyboard shortcut to turn it off and the computer doesn't lag while the filter is turned on.

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    RedshiftGUI

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    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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    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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    Most users think RedshiftGUI is a great alternative to f.lux.

    it is much easier to install and just works right away!

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  5. 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.

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    Most users think Twilight is a great alternative to f.lux.


  6. The app is free on F-Droid and on GitHub but you can buy it on the Google Play Store to support the developer.

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    Most users think Red Moon is a great alternative to f.lux.
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    Iris mini

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    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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    Most users think Iris mini is a great alternative to f.lux.

    Very minimalistic and lightweight. Doesn't affect games (i.e. microstuttering) the way f.lux does (if you set it to Paused mode).

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  8. Adaptive screen brightness and temperature for Windows and Linux.

    Discontinued

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

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  9. 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.

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    Most users think Iris is a great alternative to f.lux.

    Iris has all the functionality of f.lux and much more

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    Intuitive to use and easy to install

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

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    This alternative is disputed. Dimmer is still a legitimate alternative to f.lux, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Dimmer controls monitor's brightness not color temperature.

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