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    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...

    Freemium Mac

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

    Free Windows

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    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... *...

    Free Windows

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    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    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...

    Open Source Linux

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    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...

    Free Windows

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

    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.
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    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...

    Free Personal Windows

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    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

  • 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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    rsiguard

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    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...

    Free Mac

Workrave Comments

Qt port

Comment by TimPl
about Workrave · Aug 2016 ·

Any plans to port this app on Qt framework?

You can check my Workrave alternative - Resto (see http://just-code.org/applications/resto/ ). It's not as complex as Workave itself, but it's written entirely in Qt.

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This One is Cool

about Workrave · ·

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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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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