Smart break is an intelligent mindfulness program that helps prevent eye strain and mental stress by reminding and enforcing you to take regular breaks. Unlike similar reminder tools which prompt you to take breaks at fixed intervals, SmartBreak actively analyses the way you spend time on your computer and then prompts you to rest at the appropriate time, overall reducing screen time for adults and kids alike.

This way, your breaks are more effective at preventing stress related health hazards like Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI). SmartBreak is the only RSI prevention program that not just reminds you to take breaks but can also enforce users to take a break, which is especially useful for kids when combined with the child lock option.

Key features
+ Prevent eye strain and mental stress from constant computer use
+ Intelligent breaks based on the amount of work you do
+ Ability to lock the display and enforce breaks
+ Hide the break window for use in offices
+ On screen stress bar to monitor your stress level
+ Child-lock feature to ensure that kids can't disable SmartBreak
+ Works even when you are inside a virtual machine or on a remote desktop

What's New

Version 2.76

+Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

bobhamilton05 ,

Really helpful

This is amazing app. Hear me out: I know from personal experince I can be sitting down working for hours at a time without taking a break which really hurts my eyes and makes me feel bad. With this I am able to take breaks which allows me to focus on what I am doing without worrying about things or becoming anxious. This has helped me a lot. Thank You

Priya612 ,

Unique way to get me off my computer

I struggle to take break from working on my macbook and this app does just what it says and enforces the breaks so that I can’t skip them and continue working.

patrick-vrd ,

Good for limiting screen time for me and the kids

I didn’t expect the app to lock down my computer during the break time. Makes enforcement of breaks much more stricter both for me and my kids - without this I would have just skipped them.


Sai Praneeth
3.2 MB
Health & Fitness
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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