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 Iris mini, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to f.lux and 16 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to f.lux are Iris (Freemium), Desktop Dimmer (Free, Open Source), Shifty (Free, Open Source) and NightTone (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 22, 2021

      • 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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      Iris mini vs f.lux opinions
      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).
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    1. 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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      Iris vs f.lux opinions
      Most users think Iris is a great alternative to f.lux.
      Iris has all the functionality of f.lux and much more
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      Intuitive to use and easy to install
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    2. Enables darker-than-dark Desktop dimming for your displays. - Small resource footprint, minimal User Interface. - Settings are persisted and restored per-Display without any configuration.

      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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    3. 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.
    4. 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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      • 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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    5. Stop burning your eyes! myPoint Shade is caring for your eyes' comfort. If you work in a dark room or struggle with eye strain and headache, myPoint will tune up your displays - this way it will care for your health and comfort.
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      • 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.
    6. Stay on task as Lumiate pulses screen hue to calm distracting stress and anxiety. Reduce burnout while you work:
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    7. 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

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