With the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft added a handy new feature called Night Light. This new feature is supposed to help you sleep better at night, as it starts to reduce the amount of blue light produced by your device’s display. You can choose to make it automatically kick in when the sunsets or you can choose a certain time period for the feature. Night Light works pretty well for the most part, but the main problem is that the feature kicks in with full intensity right from the get-go rather than gradually increasing the intensity over time — which arguably results in a poor experience for many users.
Thankfully though, there’s now a much better alternative for Night Light in the Windows Store: f.lux. F.lux is actually the original app with this idea that has been available on Windows for a while now. OS makers like Apple, Microsoft, and Google recently started integrating f.lux-like functionalities into their respective OSes, making f.lux slightly obsolete. But when it comes to f.lux on Windows, it’s a much better alternative for Night Light — mostly because the intensity of the warmer colors increase over time and that does improve the experience quite a lot.
f.lux also integrates into the Windows 10 taskbar, allowing you to quickly control its settings or disable/enable it for an hour which is certainly quite handy. f.lux isn’t the only big app that’s coming to the Windows Store — much bigger apps like Apple’s iTunes, Spotify, and Facebook’s WhatsApp apps are also set to launch on the store later this year and that’ll be very important for Microsoft’s new version of Windows 10 that can only run apps from the Windows Store. In the meantime, you can grab f.lux from the Windows Store below.