July 5, 2012

BreakTime for Mac: automatic reminders to take regular breaks

For better or worse, I can sit down at the computer and bang away on the keyboard for hours without taking a break. Doing this regularly isn’t healthy, so I wanted an unobtrusive app to automatically remind me to take breaks.

BreakTime (app store link) is the best app I’ve found. It’s $5, but it’s simple and works as advertised.

You can specify how often and long you want your breaks.

BreakTime warns you right before your break, and you can change the timing of the next break with a slider:

When it’s time to take a break, BreakTime puts up a modal dialog and counts down your break:

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