Twilight Alternatives for Mac

    Twilight 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 Twilight and 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Twilight are Iris mini (Freemium), Desktop Dimmer (Free, Open Source), Iris (Freemium) and Shifty (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 21, 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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      f.lux vs Twilight opinions
      Almost everyone thinks f.lux is a great alternative to Twilight.
      Well It has a very nice pause feature! Very easy to use, and 1 of the best apps I have ever seen like this!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      works well, nice pause feature, very customizable.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Great. Free. Lots of options.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      there is no brightness dimmer
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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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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    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. 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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    4. 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.


    5. 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
      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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      it can reduce screen brightness. as far as i know f.lux can not reduce screen brightness.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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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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      • 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.
      • Mac
      Night Screen is created for those people who spend a lot of time at night working. Limit your exposure to energy-efficient lighting before bed. In addition to the LED screens in your electronics, energy-efficient lighting emits a lot of blue light.
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