f.lux alternatives for Android: here are some apps that aim to reduce eye strain and help you sleep
posted by Peter S. / Jan 15, 2016, 9:22 AM
We guess that most of you have experienced the horror of having your retinas burned by your phones' displays while in bed during the night. Apart from suddenly revoking your desire for sleep, smartphone displays also tend to disrupt your inner circadian rhythms if you use them for a long time right before you usually go to sleep, as they fool your brain that daytime is coming.
As all of the above are neither pleasant nor beneficial for you, if you absolutely need to use your Android smartphone or tablet right before you have to lay on the pillow and call it a day, then you should know that there's a category of third-party apps that aim to reduce eyestrain right before you go to bed.
You might be familiar with F.lux, an application for Windows, Mac, Linux, and iOS, that mimics the sun and and aims to protect your eyes from being "blinded". While it's not available on Android right now, there's a respectable host of apps on Google Play that have similar functions. Here are some of the better ones.
If you're using an iPhone, you can make use of a certain iOS feature.
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Flux is awesome, I have it on my iPhone and MBP, really makes it a lot easier for eyes to read web afternoon
posted on Aug 30, 2015, 3:54 PM 1
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My experience with this software is different. It can be at the beginning comfortable and see after in the long run it is just a placebo to excuse your ultra high addiction to monitors and screens. Completely useless for 99% of people like stopping to smoke and moving your addiction to alcohol or chocolate.
posted on Aug 30, 2015, 5:35 PM 1
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I would tend to agree. Basically your body will fight and get used to it. I have it on my screen...really the only advantage it now has over me is the brightness level since at night the house is dark. Other than that, I stay up just as late as I always did. but I will say, its my bad habbit, not tech
posted on Jan 16, 2016, 1:26 PM 0
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night mode is good enough for me
posted on Aug 30, 2015, 7:29 PM 2
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posted on Aug 31, 2015, 2:09 AM 0
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I use Twilight on my One Plus and F.lux on my PC. Can't say so great to reduce my eye strain, but I got used to use them. Also, I wear T'aime glasses to block blue light from every digital devices. Really enjoy the glasses!! Thumb up! Tips: If you want to get one of them, you'd best go to the website...
posted on Aug 31, 2015, 4:24 AM 0
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Lux by Vito cassisi is one of the first apps I found for my Android, it's been there since 2011. Brilliant. And very very dim when needed! I've never found a need for anything like f. Lux on my windows pc or laptop.
posted on Jan 16, 2016, 3:31 AM 0
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