The app a workplace wellness specialist swears by when working in the evenings: My Best Tech

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Nigel Hobbs is the chief executive and founder of Welnis Labs, a specialised wellness consultancy firm focused on interiors and the built environment across a wide range of sectors.

We’re about wellness in the built environment. And something I use everyday is a free download called F.Lux.

It adapts your display to the time of day.

It’s a light adaptive technology for laptops that gives them a circadian [rhythm] lighting effect that changes your screen’s temperature colour in the evening.

So when you’re working late in the evening, as we all do, it changes the hue of colours [on your screen] from bright whites – which are fine in the morning – to shades of yellow, so your screen doesn’t keep you awake all night.

I swear by it now. When you first turn your laptop on, you might think ‘oh that’s a strange colour’, but after a few minutes, you don’t even notice it.

When I switch [F.Lux] off now in the evening, it’s alarming how strong the bright lights in a laptop are.

Andrew Sadauskas

Andrew Sadauskas is a former journalist at SmartCompany and a former editor of TechCompany.