Iris
Iris
1.1.6

5.0

Iris free download for Mac

Iris1.1.6

29 May 2019

Control display emissions for safety.

Overview

Iris was created to protect your eyes, health, and productivity. Two of the most popular features of Iris are: the ability to decrease the amount of blue light emitted from the screen; and the ability to control the brightness without PWM flicker. There are several different modes and several different types of Iris, which are basically some preset values that many people use. Aside from this, you can customize Iris a lot. I know that it can be a little hard for non-technical people, but I’m doing my best to make it as easy to use as possible. By default, Iris works automatically and detects if it’s day or night. Based on that, it will change your screen color temperature and brightness. When you open the control panel of the program, you can select different modes and types of Iris. If this is still too hard for you, try Iris mini, which is smaller version of Iris with a smaller size and lower CPU usage.

Both Iris mini and Iris are free, but there are some Pro versions with more features. Some of the benefits of Iris over competitors are that Iris works even on docking stations and monitors connected with USB with the help of my custom high-level Color-API, it has really bigger blue light reduction color range compared to all other alternatives, brightness without pulse-width modulation, manual settings, color effects, font rendering, magnification and part screen blue light reduction with the help of full screen overlays. You can buy Iris Pro with more options and advanced settings for $10.

What's new in Iris

Version 1.1.6:
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4 Reviews of Iris

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Lvdoc
24 March 2017
Version: 0.8.9.2

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I concur that it's great. Full disclosure, I encouraged the developer to get this on MacUpdate. It has many nice features. I think the UI could use some improvement, and I'd like to see hot keys available for the Mac. (They do work with Windows at the moment.) But the developer has been very responsive, appears to work on Iris regularly, and seems very open to suggestions. I believe Iris will continue to evolve. I've seen some reviews of program in MU that seem to like to bash another program with "Program X does this for free." That never seemed an appropriate manner for evaluating a program. One can always find free programs that do some of what another program does. That does not necessarily make any particular program bad. In this instance, Iris is most likely to be compared to f.lux, and I hope people don't bash Iris in terms of "f.lux is free." That is true; and f.lux is a very good program. I would encourage anyone to please check out Iris before making comparisons. Iris does what f.lux does, but it also does a number of other things as well.
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Big Johnson
04 October 2017
Version: 0.8.9.2
Wrong version listed.
The downloaded file is v0.9.2.5.

And the new version ROYALLY SUCKS!

There's no fully-functional trial period, it's crippleware.

Don't download unless you intend to pay for it, because all the settings are locked: "You need Iris Pro to access this section."

You're not allowed to adjust the brightness or temperature anymore.
You can't even set your location so it knows when to change.

And when you close the Settings window (since it's useless anyway), the app QUITS!

Either use it with the one setting provided, or BUY IT!

Although it has its own issues, I recommend f.lux over this POS.
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Derekcurrie
11 September 2017
Version: 0.8.9.2
macOS 10.12 Sierra provides the evening blue reduction feature for compatible displays. For other displays try: A) f.lux: The original, entirely free app for this purpose: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37261/f-lux B) Iris: The free version is generally the same as f.lux. I personally do not like the sales pitch for Iris specifically because it attempts to pretend it provides "safety." There is literally no 'safety' provided. I'm saying this as an expert of color and light technology. Having said that, many people are sensitive to the blue light emissions of various computer displays, which may cause their body to have difficulty falling asleep at night, Shifting the display color balance toward red at night is the purpose of macOS, f.lux and Iris. There are also some displays (none by Apple I am aware of) that can cause flicker. If you have such a display, Iris may reduce the resulting annoyance. Iris Pro provides added features built into the developer's 'Color-API'. Whether these features are useful will be up to the user to decide.
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Jimw
24 March 2017
Version: 0.8.9.2
This program is listed as free but is actually 5-10 dollars depending on what features you wish to have.
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Lvdoc
24 March 2017
Version: 0.8.9.2
I concur that it's great. Full disclosure, I encouraged the developer to get this on MacUpdate. It has many nice features. I think the UI could use some improvement, and I'd like to see hot keys available for the Mac. (They do work with Windows at the moment.) But the developer has been very responsive, appears to work on Iris regularly, and seems very open to suggestions. I believe Iris will continue to evolve. I've seen some reviews of program in MU that seem to like to bash another program with "Program X does this for free." That never seemed an appropriate manner for evaluating a program. One can always find free programs that do some of what another program does. That does not necessarily make any particular program bad. In this instance, Iris is most likely to be compared to f.lux, and I hope people don't bash Iris in terms of "f.lux is free." That is true; and f.lux is a very good program. I would encourage anyone to please check out Iris before making comparisons. Iris does what f.lux does, but it also does a number of other things as well.
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