Make yourself more rested AND more productive.
▸ Tremendous! Helps regain mindfulness, peace of mind, productivity.
▸ Well-thought-out app.
▸ Truly wonderful!
▸ Just what I needed.
Rest is a simple but powerful OS X app that sits in your menubar and reminds you to take a break to improve your productivity and keep your eyes healthy.
Use our hand-picked sounds & images for your breaks or supply your own. Easily postpone your breaks, or just take them early. Everything works beautifully and seamlessly.
◆ Pomodoro support. With custom intervals and an optional longer 4th break, you can use the Pomodoro time management technique with Rest.
◆ An unobtrusive, beautiful menubar indicator.
◆ An advance notice countdown so you can wrap up work before you head for your break. (optional)
◆ Beautiful, full-screen break reminders (optional). What's more, you can use your own!
◆ Simple exercises. Just find the option in the preferences window and do a bit of stretching on your breaks. Office-friendly.
◆ Pause for a set period of time. Never forget to activate Rest again after watching a movie.
◆ Make sure you take your breaks. Just tell Rest to prevent you from working during breaks and you'll have to step away from the computer until your break is over. Warning: Apart from restarting your computer, there will be no way to continue working. All your apps will continue to run as normal in the background.
◆ 13 soothing sounds to pick from - from a decisive gong to a beautiful piano melody. And if that's not enough, just supply your own!
◆ Automatic break detection (optional) - step away from your computer to "take your break", even if it's earlier or later than planned. Rest adjusts automatically.
* Note: images available with the full-screen break notifications vary from system to system. The break exercises shown do not constitute medical advice.
Playing a sound no longer crashes the app.
Opening the preferences window no longer randomly crashes the app.
Custom sounds now work as intended.
While looking for a pomodomo timer in the App Store to help me focus and take proper breaks away from the computer, I eventually stumbled upon Rest. I am glad that I purchased it. The timer stayed tucked away in the menu bar, where it was visible, but unobtrusive. It was easy to customize the working and rest time periods to my liking. When an important Skype call came in, I could easily pause the timer without fear of Rest interfering with my call. Beautiful full-screen break reminders were a pleasure to look at and were a welcome change to normal desktop screen. I also loved that Rest could detect when I was taking an unscheduled break and adjust itself accordingly by restarting the timer from the beginning again. All and all Rest is just a wonderful app. Although there were some free pomodomo timers available, I am so happy that I decided to spend the money and purchase this app. I have found that I have become much more productive and focused, while not forgetting to get up and move in order keep healthy and to avoid muscle and eye strain. Highly recommended!