Tired Of Overly Bright Screens At Night? This App Will Automatically Adjust It

Tired Of Overly Bright Screens At Night? This App Will Automatically Adjust It

Your laptop, tablet or phone most likely has a super-bright screen that is optimized for daytime use. Perfect for surfing the web during the day. But not so favorable at night.

Viewing a bright screen in dimly lit environments can lead you to suffer from eyestrain, headaches and disrupted sleep.


Luckily, an app named f.lux has been designed to specifically deal with this issue.

Once programmed with your geographic location, the app automatically adjusts the screen brightness to match the natural daylight cycles. So, when the sun is brightest at midday, f.lux will make your screen operate at full brightness. When midnight comes around, f.lux will dim your screen.


However, the app is much more than just an automatic brightness adjuster. It cleverly modifies the color tones of your display from bluish during the day – to warm orange/red at night. This serves to replicate sunlight during the day, with mellower indoor lighting at night.

    Image Credit via f.lux

    As well as helping to reduce eye-strain, f.lux can also help you to tackle sleep problems. A recent study has shown that exposure to blue light (which and LED screen emits in abundance) at night can cause your circadian rhythm and sleep patterns to be disrupted.[1] To put it bluntly – blue light from your screen could be causing you to develop insomnia.


    Lack of sleep is not only unpleasant, but according to a Harvard Medical School study,[2] it can also lead to serious health issues such as:

    • Depression
    • Impaired brain activity
    • Weakened immune system

    Given the above symptoms, you may want to try out the f.lux app.


    This is easy to do, as it’s available as a free download for Linux, Mac and Windows.

    Don’t suffer from bright screens at night. Instead, let f.lux automatically adjust them for you. You may discover a more comfortable, enjoyable and safer viewing experience.


    [1] Harvard Business Review: Blue light has a dark side
    [2] Healthy Sleep: Sleep and Disease Risk

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    Best 9 Money Management Apps for Easy Financial Planning

    Best 9 Money Management Apps for Easy Financial Planning

    Do you want to keep a budget, but aren’t sure where to start? Or maybe you have your money in a few different places and want an easy way to keep an eye on it all? We scoured the web and app stores to find the best money management apps so you can dive in, start saving money, and live more financially secure!

    1. Mint

      Mint is a great app for seeing where all of your money is on all of your devices. It can track your bank accounts, credit cards, and even investments. You can also use it to plan budgets and future expenses, but its main focus is on giving you a financial overview.

      Download Mint here.

      2. You Need a Budget

        You Need a Budget (YNAB) is a great tool for setting a budget and sticking to it. YNAB is nicely designed and gives you a clear report of where your money is going, as well as tools and “four rules” for budgeting to help you save.


        Download You Need a Budget here

        3. Spendee

          Spendee is a budget and expense tracker with a heavy focus on design. Spendee is truly beautiful and does a good job of showing you where all of your money is going and how you can adjust course. The only down side is that you’ll need to manually enter your transactions.

          Download Spendee here.

          4. Expensify

            Expensify is perfect for the business traveler who wants to easily create expense reports of where he or she is spending money. You can do things such as take pictures of receipts, track your time, log any distances traveled, and print it out whenever you want to for expense reporting.


            Download Expensify here.

            5. Budgt: Daily Finance

              Budgt is another good app for helping you watch your budget, and it’s geared towards college students and other people on more strict monthly incomes. If you’re a student trying to make sure you stick within a certain allowance, this is a great app for you.

              Download Budgt here.

              6. Dollarbird

                Dollarbird is a personal finance app that focuses around creating a calendar of your expenses to give you a high-level view of your expenditures, as well as predict big expenses that will come up in the future. It’s great for making sure you have a macro-level view of your financial situation.


                Download Dollarbird here.

                7. Pocket Expense

                  The Pocket Expense App is an alternative to Mint. It gives you an overview of all of your accounts and expenses, and helps you keep everything in check without too many bells and whistles.

                  Download Pocket Expense here.

                  8. Toshl Finance

                    Toshl is a fun, personal financial management app that has many of the features of the other apps on this list, and adds in fun animated characters to make it more interesting. It’s also one of the few to also have an app for windows phones!


                    Download Toshl Finance here.

                    9. Budget Boss

                      Budget boss is interesting because it learns your spending habits, and in addition to helping you make a budget, it can predict your spending over time in order to let you know where you’ll likely be at financially in the future. It’s great for helping you adjust course from spending too much of your money.

                      Download Budget Boss here.

                      Bottom Line

                      Those are our top 9 picks for great budgeting tools, but ultimately the most important thing is that you have some sort of money-management system. Keeping track of our money is important for ensuring that we’re on track for all of our financial goals.

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