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Breath is described as 'Clean, cross platform(Windows/Linux/MacOS) AntiRSI software firstly released on Jan. 2014. The author created it for a programmer friend with RSI issues who was constantly caught up in a busy work schedule and forgot to stand up and take breaks' and is a Prevent RSI app in the sport & health category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Breath for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Workrave, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Breath are RSIBreak, Time Out, Eyeleo and Eyes Relax.

Breath alternatives are mainly Health Tools but may also be Prevent RSI Apps or Color Temperature Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Breath.
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Clean, cross platform(Windows/Linux/MacOS) AntiRSI software firstly released on Jan. 2014. The author created it for a...

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    Workrave

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit.

    ⚫︎ PortableWorkrave can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    RSIBreak

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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 users work without breaks.

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  3. Time Out icon

    Time Out

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Break timer with micro-breaks for Mac OS X.

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    Eyeleo

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    EyeLeo is a handy PC application that reminds you to take a break for your eyes.

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    Eyes Relax

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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 work and look at distant objects.

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  6. Iris is software which makes monitors healthy for the eyes. With iris you can reduce the blue light emitted from your screen for better sleep, reduce the brightness of your screen without PWM and avoid eye pain.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeIris supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    SmartBreak

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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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    Fadetop

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    FadeTop is a visual break reminder for Windows. At regular intervals, it fades your desktop into a bluish color, and displays current time.

    ⚫︎ PortableFadetop can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    EyeDefender

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    EyeDefender is a freeware rest reminder designed to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) resulting from working on a computer for hours.

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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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    AntiRSI

    • Mac

    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 it wont force too many breaks on you.

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