Review: The Flux App—Save Your Tired Night Owl Eyes
Rick Falkvinge (@falkvinge), internet activist and fellow night owl, posted about a strange little app that I had to try out. And boy am I glad I did.
Flux (f.lux) is a lightweight little app that runs in the background and based on your geographic location red shifts your screens background lighting.
See, screens are using a very bright blue light, making them very suitable for the eye during the day, but what happens at night is that the light from the screen basically fools your brain to believe you’re exposed to daylight.
It messes up your internal clock and the sharp contrast at night makes your eyes very tired—literally.
The red shift screen lighting takes very little time to get used to and if you allow the app to run at system startup, you won’t have to care much about it.
Now, I understand that shutting the computer down and sleeping during the night is a viable option as well, but if you’re anything thing like me, and you do enjoy some night-time screen-time, then this fantastic free little app is for you.
You can find it for Mac, Windows, Linux and iOS here.