I don’t know about you, but I like things that make using my computers, smartphones or tablets a lot easier. This is why my pick of the week is a rather interesting software application called F.lux.
Basically, when looking at your computer, it emits a bright glow. At night this can be quite unhealthy for your eyes. That’s where F.lux comes in. During the latter part of the day, F.lux will kick into action and change the colour of your screen to a tinted Orange/Red.
When clicking on the settings button in Flux on your desktop or laptop computer you will notice some sliders where you can change the lighting. As you can see I have changed my settings to suit something that is a bit easier on the eyes.
In order to take advantage of what this software has to offer in terms of automating things, you might want to give it your location so it can get the right sunset and sunrise times for your area.
I have been playing with it for 10 days and I will say that I do find the screen on my laptop and my desktop computers a lot easier to read and look at (especially in the evening).
Yes, it does require a bit of work to get set up. You will need to spend a bit of time to find the settings that your eyes are most comfortable with.
With that being said once you do get the right settings dialled in then it’s just a case of set it and forget it.
Flux is free and available on Mac, Linux and PC.
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