App Review: Twilight

I’ve been steadily accumulating a fair amount of Play Store credit thanks to the Google Opinion Rewards program.  Not knowing what new apps I might want to spend some of it on I turned to my favorite Android forum.

I asked, “What is the last app you bought?”  A good friend replied that he purchased the pro version of the Twilight app and was really happy with it.

His recommendations and advice in the past have been spot on so I headed to the Play Store to check it out.  I read the app description and watched the informational YouTube video.

Based on what I read, saw, and that trusted recommendation I paid the $2.99 for the Twilight Pro version without hesitation.

Twilight App For Android

So what exactly does the Twilight App do?  It pinpoints your location and based on the time of day filters out the blue light from your screen.  This is supposed to help promote healthier sleep.

Here’s what one of my screens looks like before Twilight kicks in.

Nexus 7 Screenshot without Twilight App

This is the screen with the blue light filtered by Twilight.

Nexus 7 Portrait Screenshot using Twilight App

I’ve been using the Twilight app on both my Android smartphone and my Nexus 7 tablet for a week now and I can say from my experience…. it works.  It works really well!

I’m probably falling asleep a half hour sooner than before.  I’m also sleeping better during the course of the night.

The only downside I see to using Twilight is a direct result of what it’s designed to do.  Because it casts a redish tint on your screen it makes it impossible to edit pictures or find the perfect Instagram filter.

This is easily remedied by pausing Twilight, returning the screen to normal.

If you have an Android phone or tablet and spend a lot of time on it at night I highly recommend Twilight. You wouldn’t even need to buy the pro version.  The free version does everything you’ll need to start seeing the benefits.

Twilight is only available for Android.  If you have an iDevice you might want to search the iTunes store for a blue light filter.

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