Wednesday, 22 January 2014

App Review - f.lux

Cellphones and laptops have become an integral part of our sorry lives. The point is that we are always staring into a screen for most part of our day. After struggling for hours convincing ourselves to go to sleep, the lights are switched off finally but the moron in our brains is wide awake and we find ourselves staring right back at the bright screen of the high-end smartass phone. An asshole calls at 4 in the morning and you have floodlights preventing you from seeing his name on the caller ID. You open your laptop to complete the project due that day and the bright laptop screen blinds you.
Problem ?? Here’s a solution.
App – f.lux.
Platforms – Available on Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhones and ipads.
Price – Free! icon biggrin App Review   f.lux

What does it do ??
f.lux makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you’re in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again.
How to go about it ??
As mentioned earlier, f.lux adjusts the screen brightness according to the time of the day taking the position of the sun as a reference. You can set the warmth to satisfy your requirements during the day as well as for the night. You can set your location by entering the zipcode or the exact coordinates. The transition speed (transition between different warmth levels) can be set to slow (20sec) or fast (60min).
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Different modes like safe mode, movie mode and darkroom mode are available. Also, warmth can be set for the night time. The adjustments can also be disabled.
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Should I try it ??
Okay, it’s not like an unprotected sex from where there’s no turning back. It’s a pretty useful app for the crazies who are madly in love with their laptops (lappy as they call it) and couldn’t get their eyes off it. And also for the smarties and their late night chats with the loved ones. As they say – use protection, even for the eyes. F.lux is an app ‘for your eyes only.’
I would recommend that you give it a try.
The app can be downloaded from here – Download f.lux.

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