Night Shift: Blue Light Filter Alternatives for Mac

    Night Shift: Blue Light Filter is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is f.lux, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Night Shift: Blue Light Filter and 14 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Night Shift: Blue Light Filter are Iris mini (Freemium), Iris (Freemium), NightTone (Paid) and myPoint Shade (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 4, 2020

    1. Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen?
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      Most users think f.lux is a great alternative to Night Shift: Blue Light Filter.
      • 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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.
      • 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. 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

    6. Turn Off the Lights for Desktop is a powerful, helpful app to dim your whole desktop and protect your eyes at night. Turn Off the Lights for Desktop allows you to work, play in a dark environment without damaging your eyes.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Lumen - magic auto brightness based on screen contents. You control Lumen simply by using your brightness keys - it'll automatically learn your preferences.
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