eyeBreak Alternatives

    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'. There are more than 25 alternatives to eyeBreak for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is stretchly, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like eyeBreak are Workrave (Free, Open Source), Eyes Relax (Free), Safe Eyes Linux (Free, Open Source) and Eyeleo (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 23, 2021

    1. 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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    2. The Vision Defense Software provides you with reminder prompts to briefly look away from the screen at specific time intervals that you select. You may choose to display the prompts in any one of the four corners of your screen.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Breaker is a handy and easy to use program that will remind you that you need to take a break. Working for a lot of hours in a row is not good, but sometimes you do that, without noticing how much you stood in front of your computer and how tired you are.
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    3. WorkPace is one of the most sophisticated computer ergonomics packages available. WorkPace monitors your mouse and keyboard
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      • 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.


    4. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Does too much time using computer gives you dry eyes and fatigue discomfort? Eyefoo is a timer to remind you to rest, keep you from repetitive strain injury and help stay healthy.
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    5. This application enables you to take regular breaks without being noisy.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      Twenttty makes following the 20-20-20 rule by optometrists a breeze. It notifies you about taking a 20 second break every 20 minutes of your screen activity and asks you to look at something far away (at least 20 feet) to relax eye muscles.
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    6. A page that reminds you to take an eye break every 20 minutes. The 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes look at something at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Every 20 minutes a notification will remind you to do just that.
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