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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Xwrits reminds you to take wrist breaks, which will hopefully help you prevent repetitive stress injury. It pops up an X window when you should rest; you click on that window, then take a break.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • Google Chrome
      Take a quick break from work while staying focused with the Take a Five Chrome extension. Take a Five is not an official product of TakeaFive.


    1. BreakTime is a simple utility that's designed to help you remember to take breaks away from your computer. It never forgets a break, running in your dock and / or menu bar (or even in the background). Let BreakTime do the hard work so you never miss a break.
    2. 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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    3. 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.

      Discontinued

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      eyeBreak is a 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.

      Discontinued

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    4. Have you been on the computer too much lately? Experiencing eye strain after trying to squash that pesky bug? Playing COD for hours even though you still haven't won a Warzone game yet?
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      WorkplaceOptimizer ::: EyeBreak

      Discontinued

      The official website doesn't seem like it has anything to do with Eye Break anymore.

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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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    5. 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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