f.lux

Adjusts your computer's display to adapt to the time of day

f.lux is makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

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41 Reviews4.9/5
Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt
Flux is one of my favorite finds on Product Hunt so far. I love the moment my screen dims at ~5:30pm. So relaxing.
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Jordan Metzner
Hunter
CEO, Washio
@rrhoover game changer
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Antonella NardiCo-Founder, Yourlixir
@rrhoover No brainer! Best "thing" ever.
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Daniel GeorgievC++ Programmer. Founder of Iris
@rrhoover May I also suggest you also Iris :) https://www.producthunt.com/post... I also included 1000 free activation codes in the comments. Some things you may like is the ability to lower the brightness also automatically based on the time of the day. And customizing day start and end times via the clock. You can also customize the transition duration for the effect. I really like the easy to use interface of ProductHunt. Great work :)
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Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt
Jordi Mon Companys
PMM @ GitLab
@rrhoover 5:30? What time do you go to bed?
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Seth PorgesCEO, Cloth for iOS
It helps to understand the science. Blue lights suppress melatonin, which keeps you from going to sleep when you want to. This is why staring at screens before bed = no good. F.lux works by filtering out blue light. You get a red hue to your screen which takes getting used to, but it seriously makes it easier to go to bed if you're using your computer late at night. There's a similar Android app as well, that I highly recommend. Game changer.
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Daniel GeorgievC++ Programmer. Founder of Iris
@sethporges Yes, I would also add that blue light is the highest-energy visible light and in the long run may cause age-related macular degeneration.
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Honestly, if I was to buy a new computer, this is the first thing I would download.

Although Apple and Google have integrated blue light filters into their operating systems, they still haven't matched the capabilities that f.lux offers. f.lux gives you more control over the filter strength and once setup, you don't need to touch.

Pros:

I'm not wide awake before I go to sleep.

Cons:

It's not possible to do design work with a blue light filter

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Great review! F.lux is probably in my top 3 all time favorite apps!
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Dan Gray
Minimum Viable Person
Just remember to disable it if you're doing design work with color. ๐Ÿ˜…
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asif iIT Engineer

I have been using this since it first showed up on Product Hunt. It's probably my most used 'app' even though I barely ever interact with it. Once I found my optimal settings, I don't think I've opened the app itself more than a handful of times. It works as advertised most of the time. The only time I've had issues is when using it on external displays with Linux. Since it's my secondary device, it's not been much of a problem though.

Pros:

Easy to set up

Cons:

Works well with external displays on Macs, but not on Linux

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