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eyeBreak is described as '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 can use the application to remind you simply' and is a Prevent RSI app. There are more than 25 alternatives to eyeBreak for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is stretchly, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like eyeBreak are Workrave, Safe Eyes Linux, Time Out and BreakTimer.

eyeBreak 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 eyeBreak.
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    stretchly

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    49 alternatives to stretchly 

    stretchly is cross-platform open source app that reminds you to take breaks when working with computer.

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    1.  Ad-freestretchly doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Lightweightstretchly consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Remindersstretchly allows you to set reminders for tasks, events or actions, based on parameters of time, place or condition.
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    Workrave

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    50 alternatives to Workrave 

    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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    1.  PortableWorkrave can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Safe Eyes Linux

    • Linux
    19 alternatives to Safe Eyes Linux 

    SafeEyes is an application that tries to protect your eyes from eye strain (asthenopia) by reminding you to take breaks while you're working long hours at the computer. It was created as a free and open source Linux alternative for EyeLeo, a Windows-only app.

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    Time Out

    • Mac
    141 alternatives to 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 body isn't built to sit in one position fo.

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    BreakTimer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    49 alternatives to BreakTimer 

    Save yourself from RSI and eye-strain BreakTimer allows you to set up customizable breaks and will remind you to take them. BreakTimer is free and open source and available for Windows, macOS and Linux.

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    Eyeleo

    • Windows
    45 alternatives to Eyeleo 

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

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    Eyes Relax

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    41 alternatives to 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 work and look at distant objects.

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    Eyes’ Thanks

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    38 alternatives to Eyes’ Thanks 

    Display a full-screen image on your desktop at regular intervals, reminding you to take a break, with this portable app that offers support for multi-monitor setups.

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    1.  PortableEyes’ Thanks can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for Multiple MonitorsEyes’ Thanks supports the use of multiple displays.
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    Iris

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    • Windows
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    119 alternatives to Iris 

    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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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsIris supports the use of multiple displays.
    2.  Dark ModeIris supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Fadetop

    37 alternatives to Fadetop 

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

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