Some of you might remember that I wrote about Flux. This is a desktop app that changes the colour of your screen so that it makes things a bit easier on the eye.
Well this week, my pick of the week is a similar app for smartphones and tablets called Twilight. Just like Flux, this software will give the screen on your smartphone or tablet a tint of red during the later part of the day. When you launch the app you can set the brightness and the amount of red you want to show.
You can also set your current location. This is important because then it can get the right sunset and sunrise time. This will in turn allow it to determine when to start changing the colour of your screen.
I have been using twilight for a month on my smartphone (which is the Samsung Galaxy S4 at the time of this recording). At first I did find it a bit on the wierd side to see my phone with a tinted red screen. However after getting used to it I did find that my screen was indeed easier to read. I found that my eyes are having to do less work to see things.
What if you want to keep it activated during the day instead of at night? No problem! Twilight has a “bed reading” profile that you can activate at any time.
I have found the interface of the app to be easy to use. I did not found anything to be confusing and you don’t need to change the settings as such. In addition to that, Twilight is set to run from the moment you power on your device.
All-in-all I have found this to be a great help to me, easy to use. I would highly recommend installing and using this.
Twilight has a free version that you can download from the Google Play Store (see the above link). This will do most of the basic things that you need such as changing the colour of the screen at the right time based on your location.
However there is also a premium version called Twilight Pro which will set you back £1.99.