Time Out

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Processor: PPC/Intel MHz
Others: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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Time Out 1.5.4 05/05/09 Trial version English
  • Mac OS X

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 has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods. You can disable either kind of break if desired, and the breaks are automatically paused when you go away from your computer, and can be reset when you come back.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks. Each Time Out is announced via the screen slowly dimming, with related graphics materializing, and when the break is complete, it fades out again. You can change the time these transitions take... and you can even change the color and the level of transparency during the break. So if you like, you can make it mostly transparent so you can continue reading while on your break... though it's better for you if you give your eyes a rest during the Time Out.

"Excellent - One Small Bug"

This is an excellent app. Just what I need. I use 25 minutes work and 5 minutes time out. During the time outs I do simple standing stretches, slow curls with 6 kg each hand (very light), squats and some Tai Chi. It is good for my body, and even better for my brain. I certainly make up more than enough for the lost time through increased productivity over the day. Unfortunately, the software does not see when I am inactive (no key or mouse movements). This usually means that I am not at the computer. I think this is a bug that needs attention.

  • I would like to see a small clock on the top menu bar.

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