Alternatives to f.lux for Linux with any license

  • Redshift

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

    • This is open source, while f.lux wants you to download a binary and run it constantly on your system. danhaiducJul 2018 • 16 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • To start the program, just type "redshift" in a terminal. Guest • Aug 2019 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's just not as good as f.lux is. Guest • Jan 2020 • 1 agrees and 13 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • In most repos. Easy to use auto adjusts to the sun. Guest • Jul 2018 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is open source thus it works better and can be trusted more Guest • Jul 2018 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 Guest • Apr 2017 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Worked immediately in Ubuntu 14.04. Not able to adjust settings yet and I wonder about RedshiftGUI but this'll do for now. Guest • Sep 2017 • 2 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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  • RedshiftGUI

    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...

    • Discontinued
      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.4, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
    • it is much easier to install and just works right away! Guest • Jan 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Iris mini

    Iris mini is free cross-platform blue light reduction and PWM flicker free brightness software.

    • Very minimalistic and lightweight. Doesn't affect games (i.e. microstuttering) the way f.lux does (if you set it to Paused mode). Guest • Jan 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • Desktop Dimmer

    Enables darker-than-dark Desktop dimming for your displays. - Small resource footprint, minimal User Interface. - Settings are persisted and restored per-Display...

    • Discontinued
      The last commit to the project is from November, 16 2017 and it gave some users a bunch of deprecation errors when they tried to install and run it.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Iris

    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...

    • Intuitive to use and easy to install Guest • Apr 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Iris has all the functionality of f.lux and much more Guest • Nov 2015 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • Calise

    A programs which adjust screen brightness due to light detectedby webcam

    Free Open Source Linux

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