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f.lux Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to f.lux for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Redshift, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to f.lux and 15 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to f.lux are Iris mini, Iris, Desktop Dimmer and Kumux.

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.

    ⚫︎ 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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    Almost everyone thinks Redshift is a great alternative to f.lux.
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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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    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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    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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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeIris supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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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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    Desktop Dimmer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Enable darker-than-dark dimming for internal and external screens.

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    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.

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  5. Kumux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Kumux is a dynamic circadian color scheme for code editors and other software. It adjust color temperature, color hues, contrast and brightness levels throughout the day based on the position of the sun.

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    Shifty

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Shifty was made to expand the capabilities of the built in Night Shift feature in macOS. You can disable Night Shift for specific apps and custom time periods. It also provides easy access to a slider to fine tune your color temperature.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeShifty supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Brisync

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Synchronize your external monitor brightness with built-in display. Application reads current brightness of your built-in display and passes it to external monitors via DDC interface. You can adjust brightness by menu in system status bar.

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  8. NightTone makes your screen more comfortable, enjoyable and healthier by shifting the colors of your display to a warmer, eye-friendly palette. It makes you sleep and feel better.

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    myPoint Shade

    • Mac

    Stop burning your eyes!.

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    myPoint supports both Common shade for all screens and Per screen shade.
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    Shady

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Shady puts a shade over your screen to help soothe your tired or dazzled eyes. You can use it to reduce your Mac's brightness far below the usual minimum, without any risk of damage to your screen.

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