Breath Alternatives

    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 an 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 (Free, Open Source), Eyes Relax (Free), Eyeleo (Free) and Iris (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 16, 2016

    1. 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.
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    2. 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.


      • 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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 adorable Leopard.
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    3. 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.
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    4. Break timer with micro-breaks for Mac OS X.
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    5. 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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      • 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. FadeTop Lets You...
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      EyeDefender is a freeware rest reminder designed to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) resulting from working on a computer for hours.

      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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      • 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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