Top 15 Iris Alternative and Similar Softwares | Apr 2021

Iris reminds you to take short breaks while working on computer, adjusts your screen temperature to the different time of the day, controls your brightness level programmatically, detects your blink rate and much more.

- Blue light reduction
- Brightness reduction without PWM flickering
- Break reminding
- Screen effects (color inversion and other)
- Black theme on everything
- Block distracting websites or applications
- Pause color changes when for example photoshop.exe is running
- Pause work timer when for example movie player is running
- Blink detection
- Automatic brightness
- Exercises
- Social integration(Facebook messenger on your desktop) ...

1. Recess

Recess We know that it is not good for our health when spending hour after hour in front of the screen. It might effect our bodies negatively, e.g., stiff, throbbing, ... Recess is necessary. We need to take a short break, e.g., try to look outside a window, stand up, stretch......

2. Blueshift

Blueshift Inspired by Redshift, Blueshift adjusts the colour temperature of your monitor according to brightness outside to reduce eye strain and make it easier to fall asleep when going to bed. It can also be used to increase the colour temperature and make the monitor bluer, this helps you focus on......

3. SunsetScreen

SunsetScreen SunsetScreen is a free Windows app (for personal use) which helps take the glare off your your screen in the evening. Scientific research has shown that melatonin - the chemical the brain makes late in the day - is reduced when exposed to blue light. By tempering this blue light,......

4. Look Up

Look Up Look Up helps you remember to rest your eyes, using the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look up for 20 seconds, at something more than 20 feet away. Look Up is a highly rated health app that helps you keep focused in a healthy way.Features:• Rest reminders: The easy way......

5. f.lux

f.lux 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......

6. Break

Break Break is a simple productivity app to remind you to take a short rest from your computer once in a while. Keep focused and stay productive by taking breaks when needed, using Break to help you remember.......

7. GoodNight

GoodNight GoodNight is an app that allows you to directly access the screen's gamma levels, and modify it using IOMobileFramebuffer. With this you can do any of the following:Change the screen temperature,Put the brightness lower than iOS would normally allow you toAdjust the RGB values of the framebuffer,This application uses dlsym,......

8. PC Sun Screen

PC Sun Screen PC SunScreen is a powerful software app for PCs running Windows 7 or later, which automatically adjusts your screen colour to mimic natural daylight, gradually increasing the blue content from dawn to midday and then reducing it in the hours before you intend to go to bed. Research has shown......

9. Lux Lite

Lux Lite Lux isn't your ordinary brightness app. It intelligently adjusts the brightness of your display based on the environment you're in. If you step into a dimly lit room, Lux will automatically lower the brightness of your display to make it not only comfortable to read, but to also preserve battery......

10. Red Moon

Red Moon Red Moon is a screen filter app for night time phone use. When thelowest brightness setting of your phone won't do the trick, Red Moonmakes your screen even darker. With Red Moon, using your phone in thedark won't hurt your eyes and thanks to it's red filter feature, youwill have......

11. SmartBreak

SmartBreak SmartBreak is a revolutionary ergonomics program that reminds you to look away from your computer screen and enforces you to take regular breaks. Unlike similar break reminder programs which inform you to take breaks at fixed intervals when working on a computer for long hours, SmartBreak monitors and analyzes the......

12. Break Time

Break Time Sitting is the smoking of our generation. To stand up and move around once in a while improves your health. "Break Time" reminds you to do that, with suggestions on what you can do during the breaks.......

13. G.lux

G.lux G.lux is an unofficial variation of Flux, a desktop app that automatically changes the colour temperature of your monitor as the sun goes down. Monitors are typically daylight balanced, which can interfere with your sleep cycle when using them after sunset. The human brain wants to be ‘awake’ when it......

14. Eyeleo

Eyeleo EyeLeo is a handy PC application that reminds you to take a break for your eyes.Features: Screen blocking long breaks every hour. Short breaks with eye exercises every 10 minutes. Eye exercises shown by an adorable Leopard. Notifications announcing a long break coming. Strict mode that does not allow skipping......

15. Safe Eyes Linux

Safe Eyes Linux SafeEyes is an application that tries to protect your eyes from eye strain (asthenopia) by reminding you to take breaks while you're working long hours at the computer. It was created as a free and open source Linux alternative for EyeLeo, a Windows-only app.......