PC Sun Screen Alternatives

    PC Sun Screen is described as 'This advanced Windows app allows you to alter the screen shading according to the time of day, which is great if you work outside the normal hours, or if you need a lift in the afternoon. You can set the colour tints and your awake and sleep times'. There are more than 25 alternatives to PC Sun Screen for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and Android Tablet. The best alternative is f.lux, which is free. Other great apps like PC Sun Screen are Redshift (Free, Open Source), LightBulb (Free, Open Source), Red Moon (Free, Open Source) and RedshiftGUI (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 5, 2019

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


    3. 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.
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    4. The app is free on F-Droid and on GitHub but you can buy it on the Google Play Store to support the developer. Red Moon is a screen filter app for night time phone use.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.

      Discontinued

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

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    5. 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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      • 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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    6. Adjust the brightness of all monitors, screens and displays.
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    7. To schedule Night Light so it turns on automatically, select Start > Settings > System > Display > Night light > Night light settings.
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