Alternatives to Workrave for all platforms with any license

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  • Time Out icon

    Time Out

    Break timer with micro-breaks for 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...

    Freemium Mac

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    • Gives the same functionality and improves in some features. davidzNov 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Eyeleo icon

    Eyeleo

    EyeLeo is a handy PC application that reminds you to take a break for your eyes. Features: Screen blocking long breaks every hour. Short breaks with eye exercises every 10 minutes. Eye exercises shown by an...

    Free Windows

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  • Fadetop icon

    Fadetop

    FadeTop is a visual break reminder for Windows. At regular intervals, it fades your desktop into a bluish color, and displays current time. FadeTop Lets You... * Get alarmed about current time in a natural, mild and agreeable...

    Free Windows

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  • Rest icon

    Rest

    Rest is an app for your computer that keeps you productive and healthy throughout the day. It does so by reminding you to take a break every now and then, optionally suggesting great mini exercises that you can do right there in...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • EyeDefender icon

    EyeDefender

    EyeDefender is a freeware rest reminder designed to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) resulting from working on a computer for hours. CVS symptoms include eyestrain, blurred vision, delayed focusing, headaches, back and neck...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.09, released in 2008, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
  • Emanen Motomu icon

    Emanen Motomu

    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...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Eyes Relax icon

    Eyes Relax

    It’s an utility that helps avoiding eyes-related problems when working at a computer for several hours. Concentrating your eyesight on a computer screen can cause an eye strain. You can prevent this by taking regular breaks during the...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Website inaccessible but app still available at download sites.
  • RSIBreak icon

    RSIBreak

    RSIBreak is a small utility to remind you to take regular short breaks. Repetitive Strain Injury is an illness which can occur as a result of continuous work with a mouse and keyboard. The risk of suffering injury increases the longer...

    Open Source Linux

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  • SmartBreak icon

    SmartBreak

    SmartBreak is a revolutionary ergonomics program that reminds you to look away from your computer screen and enforces you to take regular breaks based on your usage.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • rsiguard icon

    rsiguard

    Remedy Interactive's RSIGuard is an award-winning desktop ergonomic software solution that reduces repetitive strain injuries. Around the globe, health and safety managers, ergonomists, health practitioners, and individual...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Xwrits icon

    Xwrits

    Xwrits reminds you to take wrist breaks, which will hopefully help you prevent repetitive stress injury. It pops up an X window when you should rest; you click on that window, then take a break. Xwrits's graphics are brightly...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • stretchly icon

    stretchly

    stretchly is cross-platform open source app that reminds you to take breaks when working with computer. By default, it runs in your tray and shows reminder window every 10 minutes, that is open for 20 seconds, containing idea for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Resto icon

    Resto

    „Resto” is a simple application to count the remaining time of your work and to take care of your regular rests.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Nice looking and have all desired functionalities. Guest • 9 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • AntiRSI icon

    AntiRSI

    AntiRSI is a program for Mac OS X that helps prevent RSI (repetitive strain injury) and other computer related stress. It does so by forcing you to take regular breaks, yet without getting in the way. It also detects natural breaks so...

    Free Mac

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  • Iris icon

    Iris

    Reduce eye pain, sleep better and be more productive and healthy with Iris. Iris is super customizable and actively developed. Want a new feature? Just write us a line.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Vision Defense icon

    Vision Defense

    The Vision Defense Software provides you with reminder prompts to briefly look away from the screen at specific time intervals that you select. You may choose to display the prompts in any one of the four corners of your screen. This...

    Free Windows

  • eyeBreak

    eyeBreak is a tiny app designed to sit in the Windows tray and provide a non-ignorable message reminding you to take a break from what you are working on. Encouraging you to perform eye exercises, take comfort breaks, or generally you...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued
  • Wellnomics WorkPace icon

    Wellnomics WorkPace

    WorkPace is one of the most sophisticated computer ergonomics packages available. WorkPace monitors your mouse and keyboard use. Using personalized settings the software then displays small pop-up windows, suggesting the best times...

    Commercial Windows

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  • WristSaver icon

    WristSaver

    WristSaver is a free and open source rest reminder application for Mac OS X. WristSaver is written in Cocoa and takes advantage of all the advanced features of that environment on Mac OS X.

    Open Source Mac

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  • Stretch Break icon

    Stretch Break

    Stretch Break ergonomic software reminds you to take stretch breaks to avoid RSIs. Animated figures show you how. Reduce stress and muscle and joint aches.Includes ErgoHints workstation setup guide and eye exercises. Developed by a...

    Commercial Windows

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  • MagicanRest icon

    MagicanRest

    Magican Rest is a free time reminder. It rescues Mac users from overworking and helps users arrange working time properly! Several clicks to preset rest intervals and duration and then Magican Rest will do the rest, reminding...

    Free Mac

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    • Discontinued The company seems to be abandoned: no news since 2013. Last version, 1.0.1, released in July 2013, can be still downloaded from Apple Appstore.
  • Eyefoo icon

    Eyefoo

    Does too much time using computer gives you dry eyes and fatigue discomfort? Eyefoo is a timer to remind you to rest, keep you from repetitive strain injury and help stay healthy.

    Free Windows

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  • Recess icon

    Recess

    We know that it is not good for our health when spending hour after hour in front of the screen. It might effect our bodies negatively, e.g., stiff, throbbing, ... Recess is necessary. We need to take a short break, e.g., try to look...

    Free Mac

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  • Move! icon

    Move!

    Move! for Mac helps you get healthy at your desk. Only standing up from your desk regularly will make you feel good after intense work. Move! will make you do that.

    Commercial Mac

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  • OfficePhysio icon

    OfficePhysio

    OfficePhysio is an online video exercise service to prevent and cure computer-related back, neck & shoulder problems. How does it work? Simple. On www.officephysio.com users watch and imitate easy office-suitable exercises....

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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  • Breaker icon

    Breaker

    Breaker is a handy and easy to use program that will remind you that you need to take a break. Working for a lot of hours in a row is not good, but sometimes you do that, without noticing how much you stood in front of your computer...

    Free Windows

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  • Eye Break

    WorkplaceOptimizer ::: EyeBreak

    Free Web / Cloud

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    • Discontinued The official website doesn't seem like it has anything to do with Eye Break anymore.

Workrave Comments

Qt port

Comment by TimPl
about Workrave Aug 2016

Any plans to port this app on Qt framework?

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This One is Cool

Positive Comment by PeterSavin
about Workrave Sep 2014

I have been using EyeLeo, but it's almost stopped working. Went out to find a replacement. And Workrave is working just fine. Someone below said it was memory hungry. I didn't notice. Only eats 20MB of RAM. It's nothing these days. Don't make me laugh. The design is fine and I like it for now. Will be checking out others to see if there is still something better. Save your eyes. Be no fool.

[Edited by PeterSavin, September 15]

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Comment by rs2128
about Workrave Mar 2012

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Workrave is too memory hungry for such a simple app.Its als ...

Comment by dwalkercouk
about Workrave Jun 2011

Workrave is too memory hungry for such a simple app.

Its also way too complicated. All you need is something which pops up every 20 mins to remind you to take a break.

Dont waste your time with this - try Eyedefender which is 20 times smaller and is simple to use.

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