PetBar Alternatives

    PetBar is described as 'Do you miss the peaceful moments when your cat or dog sleeping around while you are working?'. There are more than 25 alternatives to PetBar for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Google Chrome. The best alternative is stretchly, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PetBar are Workrave (Free, Open Source), RSIBreak (Free, Open Source), Time Out (Free) and Eyes Relax (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 23, 2021

      • 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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    1. We know that it is not good for our health when spending hour after hour in front of the screen. It might effect our bodies negatively, e.g., stiff, throbbing, ... Recess is necessary. We need to take a short break, e.g.
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    2. RestStop sits in your tray and gives you non-intrusive reminders to rest after you’ve worked continuously for awhile. It looks like an hourglass, and it fits right in with the other Windows tray icons.
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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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.
    6. Rest is an app for your computer that keeps you productive and healthy throughout the day. It does so by reminding you to take a break every now and then, optionally suggesting great mini exercises that you can do right there in your office chair.
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    7. 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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    8. Break reminder software that reminds you to take breaks at a desired interval. Every reminder includes an illustration of a stretch exercise for inspiration.
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    9. 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.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 3.2, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from Codeplex.

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