It's becoming increasingly clear that our bodies were not built to spend hour after hour in a chair. Research shows that too much sitting is seriously detrimental to our health, and short bursts of exercise does not completely help with that.
However, just by taking regular breaks, you can undo much of the damage. Not only your back, shoulder, neck, arms and hands and eyes are helped by breaks, but also your general health.
By taking regular breaks, you can actually increase your productivity by becoming more focused and energized.
Break Reminder will help with this without getting in your way. Some of the features:
• Automatic detection of usage. If you take a break yourself, you will not be interrupted.
• Optional fading out of the screen to make the break more effective.
• Different themes for the break screen and optional tips on ergonomics and similar topics.
• Adjustable work and break period lengths.
• Works with multi-monitor setups.
Get Break Reminder today and take control over your health!
Improve compatibility with recent OS X updates.
Ratings and Reviews
It is sporadic and now just crashed me
This is a review for version 2.3.0. I have had this up for a year. Generally not bad. However, it does not always kick in. Seems to be going to sleep itself. And what has prompted me to write this review is at right now it is just forced me to crash my Mac. There is an option in the Preferences, designed to help you maintain discipline, that you cannot override it during a break. Do not agree to that. Here is what happened. I did a couple of hours work. It never kicked in. I thought it was time for a break. I got up, then thought, why do not I tell Break Reminder I am taking a break, might wake it up. When I came back after 30 minutes walk, I found my computer still locked with Time for a Break blocking the rest of the screen. I could not remember the name of the app, which is not Time for a Break. Not surprisingly, all my Google searching on a different device did not track it down. It effectively froze out any intervention to try and close it down or to allow access to anything and eventually in a very messy process I had to crash the computer, messy because to begin with the computer would not crash because of various open things, which I could not talk to it about!! That is a really bad fault in the system and the guys need to fix it. I am not comfortable to use this until it is confirmed and there is a new release.
What a great app
Very pleased with this, not too intrusive, sensible configuration options. Thanks and well done devs - you are helping me fix up my injured leg by reminding me to stretch it every 1/4 hour. nice :-)
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.