|Iris||Iris Pro||Iris mini||Iris mini Pro||Iris micro|
At the beginning Iris was free then I make it freemium and then paid with a free trial.
You can still find the freemium Iris from here:
It’s not as great as the latest versions but it still works and it’s free 🙂
The standard Iris is easy to use with a nice user interface and several presets.
You can easy switch between Automatic, Manual and Paused mode and choose between several different type presets.
You can recognize the standard free Iris by the clean and stylish black icon. If you use Iris Pro this icon will be green and all Advanced settings will be unlocked.
Iris is free forever, but if you click the Use advanced settings button and try to enter some of the advanced menus you will get a notification that you need Iris Pro because Advanced settings are available in the Pro version.
Most people will never need Iris Pro, but if you want some extra features, checkboxes, and sliders to customize Iris you can support the project and buy Iris Pro.
You know that your Iris is Pro if the icon in the top left corner is green. If you need more features you can upgrade from Iris to Iris Pro by buying Iris Pro from the Buy page.
You will get an activation code and when you enter this activation code in the input box next to the License label your Iris will become Pro.
With Iris Pro, you have access to all Advanced settings in the Advanced settings view. If you click some of the items from the Advanced settings new page with customizations of this feature will open.
These blue buttons appear when you hover over some section of the program.
With Iris Pro, you also get Timer functionality for break reminding, many customizations of blue light, brightness, screen effects and transition times.
Everything new which I make goes to Iris Pro, when something is used a lot it goes to Iris mini Pro and if there is something really awesome it will go to all free versions of Iris so all users can benefit and be healthy.
Iris mini is a minimalistic version and smaller version of Iris.
When installed it looks like this
You have Blue light and Brightness reduction again but you just don’t have so many options for customization.
Iris mini has 3 modes which you can change by left-clicking the icon (this blue icon above).
Automatic mode: During the day color temperature will be 5000K and 100% brightness and at night this will change to 3400K and 80% brightness.
Manual mode: Use 3400K and 80% brightness all the time.
Paused: Iris is paused and does not apply color changes.
Iris mini Pro unlocks more values of Iris mini
Basically, you can make your screen more orange and more dark to adapt it better to your preferences and the light around you.
Iris micro is a command line version of Iris.
It’s totally free and if you have programming knowledge you can automate it or use addons made by other users.
Iris micro will not do anything automatically but it’s super small and super fast.
It doesn’t use any CPU and after it changes the screen the program closes.
Some people like it.
Iris OS is OS for eyes protection. Basically, I had really big problems with porting Iris to all different Linux distributions so one day I just build one Ubuntu distro with prepackaged Iris.
It’s Linux distro which I’m sure that Iris will work on because it comes with the OS.