In my posts on Blue light Filter App, I had discussed about some android apps available for your smartphones that filter out harmful blue light (refer this for the ill effects if blue light). Similarly, there exists Blue Light Filter Software for big screens such as Laptop, Ipad and Macbook.
In continuation with my earlier blogpost, I am creating this post about blue light filter software for your laptop/Ipad/MacBook screens, especially for those night owls who are up staring at their screens till wee hours of the day.
Best Blue Light Filter Software for big screens
The name of the software is f.lux
This software is available for free download for windows, Mac and Linux-based machines as well as for Iphone and Ipad devices. You can download this software here. Now I discuss about this software on a windows machine. After your download is complete, just install it. Once the installation is complete, you will observe that your screen’s color has changed and you can find something like this popped up on your screen:
Here you can adjust lighting for day time and night from the filter options
as given – Incandescent, Halogen and Daylight. You can adjust transition speed. This software works very smoothly. More importantly, the location it shows is just an estimate. You can fine tune that by clicking on Change button as shown:
In my opinion, it is better to write name of the city as it takes time for location to get registered when you use zip code. Once you are located, click OK and then Done on the previous screen. And you are done. Relief for your eyes.
Apart from the regular filter options, this software also offers more range options or filters for night-time viewing. For activating those, click on Expand Range as shown below:
Then this software will ask to restart your computer. Once restarted, open flux again either through desktop shortcut or start menu in windows. Click on the button next to Done as shown below. Then click on Lightning at night and you can select multiple filter options like Ember, Candle, Dim Incandescent etc.
Once you are done with this, just uncheck Disable button if not already done and Enjoy!
This software automatically adjusts the color of your screen depending upon day time.
It makes your screen appear bright as it should be during daylight and blocks harmful blue light during night-time, providing a soothing experience to your eyes.
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