You deserve a break. Easy break reminders, with flexible customization if you want it.

It is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. You care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human body isn't built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard. Dejal Time Out is here to help. It will gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis.

Time Out comes with two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes every hour, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 15 seconds every 15 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods. You can change, disable or remove either kind of break if desired, and add new kinds of breaks, e.g. fixed lunch or afternoon breaks.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks, and the breaks can be set to count backwards when you take a natural break, e.g. when you go away from your computer.

Version 2 features customizable break themes, with several variations to show during breaks. These themes can be edited if desired, using standard HTML.

While in a break, a progress bar shows how long till it is over, and buttons are available to postpone or skip the break if you can't be interrupted right then.

What's more, you can optionally perform various actions before, during or after breaks. You can display a notification, play a sound, speak some text, run a script, and more.

What’s New

Version 2.5

• Mojave dark mode and compatibility.
• New option to choose which days of the week a break is available.
• New option to disable the app switcher, force quit, and shut down panels during a break.
• Plus other improvements. Read the release notes on the Updates page in the app for full details.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings
14 Ratings
jaceyb ,

My favorite app

I love this app. As a transcriptionist, it helps me keep track of my hours in front of the computer, as well as remind me to stand up every 20 minutes, so that all the sitting doesn’t kill me. ;)

British Columbia ,

Personal Reminders!

I think this app is effective and am happy to have downloaded it. It reminds to take a break from my screen to stand up and move. I find this app more useful than my smartwatch because it’s harder to ignore when the whole screen changes versus a small vibration on your wrist AND it also allows you to set micro-breaks to give your eyes a quick break. Simple, effective, worth it.


Simple et efficace

Enfin une application qui réussit à me faire prendre des pauses régulières.


Dejal Systems, LLC
14.8 MB
Health & Fitness
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Unrestricted Web Access
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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