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.


Version 2.4

• Added a Statistics page under Activity, that includes a summary of breaks and a line chart of the number of times a break was postponed, skipped, or done in a day, or the total duration of breaks.
• Option to disable buttons for a few seconds, to help break a habitual clicking of the buttons; to encourage you to consider if you really need to skip a break.
• Advanced option to change the amount of time the computer isn't being used to count as a natural break.
• Refined the break scheduler.
• Enhanced postpone and skip limits.
• Preferences window tweaks.
• Plus other improvements. Read the release notes on the Updates page in the app for full details.

Bewertungen und Rezensionen

Great app but definitely not free (& too expensive) (subscription model)


I really like this app but in order to use all of its features you must donate. This would be ok, if the donation was a one time thing, instead it is a subscription model: 3,49€ per 3 months usage. This is way to expensive for such a tiny tool. App 5 stars, subscription model 1 star => 3 stars.

Update (as response to the developer): It is still some sort of subscription model. Even if features available at the time your “Supporter” status is active remain unlocked, you will have to pay again as soon as the app gets updated. I understand that developing and maintaining the app takes a lot of time and effort but this pricing model is everything but user friendly. From a users perspective it is just a (local) little helper tool and no SaaS that could justify the pricing/donation strategy. Just make it a one-time payment (<10€) and pay the development from the money generated by new purchases. (As as side note: maybe you also want to submit your app to setapp?)


It isn't a subscription; you can pay once to become a supporter, and the current features will remain unlocked permanently.

Update (to your update): I considered a one-time payment, but would have to have a higher price to afford to continue enhancing and supporting it. This supporter model works for many people, and makes it more affordable and sustainable. I do want to add the app to Setapp, they're considering it, but please tell them you want it to encourage them to accept it.

Grandiose Entspannung

Lukas Baumanns

Dies App funktioniert einwandfrei und ist sehr gut programmiert.

5 Sterne gibts auf jeden fall schonmal für den nicht vorhandenen Preis, aber ich würde mir wünschen, wenn das Programm oben in der Leiste verschwindet und nicht den Platz im Dck verschwendet. Außerdem wäre eine deutsch Übersetzung hilfreich, bei der ich auch genre mitwirke, wenn danach gefragt ist. :)

Genau richtig


Ich habe schon länger eine App gesucht, die mir dabei hilft meinen Arbeitstag zu strukturieren und kleine Pausen einzubauen.
Time Out macht das genau richtig. Unaufdringlich, schnell auch abzuschalten oder eine Pause zu überspringen, aber doch regelmäßig, um die Augen zu schonen und einen Schluck zu trinken.


Dejal Systems, LLC
10.7 MB
Mindestalter zum Laden dieses Programms: 17 Jahre
Unbeschränkter Zugang zum Web
Selten/schwach ausgeprägt: medizinische/Behandlungs-Informationen
© 2018 Dejal Systems, LLC


  • Familienfreigabe

    Wenn die Familienfreigabe aktiviert ist, können bis zu sechs Familienmitglieder diese App verwenden.

Mehr von diesem Entwickler