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    Iris is described as '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' and is a color temperature tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Iris for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is f.lux, which is free. Other great apps like Iris are stretchly, Redshift, LightBulb and LeechBlock.

    Iris is mainly a Color Temperature Tool but alternatives to it may also be Health Tools or Anti Procrastination Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Iris.
    This page was last updated Feb 16, 2022
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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.
      f.lux vs Iris opinions
      Almost everyone thinks f.lux is a great alternative to Iris.
      doesn't have brightness mode
      Negative comment 6 months ago

    2. stretchly is cross-platform open source app that reminds you to take breaks when working with computer.

    3. Redshift adjusts the color temperature according to the position of the sun. A different color temperature is set during night and daytime.
    4. 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.
    5. LeechBlock is a simple free productivity tool designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. All you need to do is specify which sites to block and when to block them.

    6. Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit.
    7. The app is free on F-Droid and on GitHub but you can buy it on the Google Play Store to support the developer.
    8. Adaptive screen brightness and temperature for Windows and Linux.


      The project is no longer being worked on and the repository has been archived

    9. 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.


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

    10. 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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