Woo, software review!
Now, I’m normally not all that excited about programs that are in the way constantly, or drastically change your view on things. f.lux, however, has got me jumping.
The idea is simple. Late at night, the bright, often blue-ish white light of your computer’s monitor is pretty bad. If you’ve ever woken up at night to check your cell phone, or hell, even grab a midnight snack from the fridge, you know what I’m talking about. Not only that, but the light keeps the body awake, it keeps it from triggering a sleepier state of mind. I’m grossly oversimplifying things here, so let’s just move on and get to the point.
f.lux is a nifty piece of software that makes the light your monitor sends out a bit warmer after sundown. At first it can look a bit weird, especially when you first activate it after sundown. Things will look a tad yellow-orange-ish all of a sudden. I was a bit sceptic at first, but now I barely notice it. Or, well, I do notice it, in that my screen is slightly more pleasant to look at. Colors don’t really seem off or anything, and I never was a huge fan of pure bright white anyway, so all’s good.
So yeah, I recommend you check it out, especially if you find yourself behind your computer in the late hours of the night very often.