Move! Alternatives

    Move! is described as 'for Mac helps you get healthy at your desk. Only standing up from your desk regularly will make you feel good after intense work. Move! will make you do that' and is an app in the Sport & Health category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Move! for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and Chrome OS. The best alternative is stretchly, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Move! are Workrave (Free, Open Source), RSIBreak (Free, Open Source), Eyes Relax (Free) and Iris (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 26, 2020

    1. stretchly is cross-platform open source app that reminds you to take breaks when working with computer. By default, it runs in your tray and shows reminder window every 10 minutes, that is open for 20 seconds, containing idea for microbreak.
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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Break timer with micro-breaks for Mac OS X.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Angelic Retreat is a simple program which periodically blocks your computer to force you rest. If you have used similar ones before, you know about their cruel nature.
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    6. Big Stretch is a free simple reminder tool that prompts a user to take regular breaks and helps prevent the symptoms of RSI. Alternatively it can be a simple reminder program to tell you when it’s your coffee break!
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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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