Breaktime Alternatives

    Breaktime is described as 'BreakTime is a simple utility that's designed to help you remember to take breaks away from your computer. It never forgets a break, running in your dock and / or menu bar (or even in the background). Let BreakTime do the hard work so you never miss a break'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Breaktime for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Time Out, which is free. Other great apps like Breaktime are SmartBreak (Paid), Recess (Free), Rest (Paid) and Take a Five (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 5, 2021

    1. Break timer with micro-breaks for Mac OS X.
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    2. 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.
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    3. 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.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      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 your office chair.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • Google Chrome
      Take a quick break from work while staying focused with the Take a Five Chrome extension. Take a Five is not an official product of TakeaFive.


    4. StretchMinder is an app designed for people who spend long hours chained behind their desks and want to make a positive change in their lifestyle to improve their overall health, productivity, and wellbeing.
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    5. Pauses is a small application that runs in the background while you work and helps you take regular pauses from working on your computer.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • Amazon Appstore
      Sitting is the smoking of our generation. To stand up and move around once in a while improves your health. "Break Time" reminds you to do that, with suggestions on what you can do during the breaks.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      EyeCare4US is a free program for Windows, aimed at protecting eyes from computers, it shows us a window to remind us to take a break after a period of staying working in a computer.
    6. 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 users of having a break at the set time.

      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.

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