If you’re reading this, chances are you’re sitting in front of a computer screen. You probably know that staring at a screen for a long time isn’t exactly good for your eyes and that’s where f.lux comes into the equation.
Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow?
Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen?
During the day, computer screens look good—they’re designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn’t be looking at the sun.
f.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.
It’s even possible that you’re staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.
f.lux basically messes with the color settings of your computer. It changes the color settings depending how late it is, so if you’re looking at the screen at 12:00 it will look like it normally does, but when you stare of your screen at 2:00, the color palette will be a lot warmer and easier on your eyes. Imagine it like a slight sepia effect.
All you have to do is download f.lux and set up where you live and that you want a 60 minute transition time. You can (and should) also disable it, whenever you’re doing color sensitive work.