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Rest Time is described as 'Taking regular rest breaks away from your computer is essential to stay focused and productive throughout the day. Short breaks also boost concentration and prevent discomfort and Repetitive Strain Injuries' and is a Prevent RSI app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Rest Time for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is stretchly, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Rest Time are Workrave, RSIBreak, BreakTimer and Eyeleo.

Rest Time alternatives are mainly Health Tools but may also be Prevent RSI Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Rest Time.
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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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    RSIBreak

    • Linux
    33 alternatives to RSIBreak 

    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.

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    1.  RemindersRSIBreak allows you to set reminders for tasks, events or actions, based on parameters of time, place or condition.
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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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    Angelic Retreat

    43 alternatives to Angelic Retreat 

    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. Angelic Retreat is an attempt to create a humane software of such kind where the most significant aspects could...

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    SmartBreak

    • Mac
    • Windows
    43 alternatives to SmartBreak 

    SmartBreak is a revolutionary ergonomics program that reminds you to look away from your computer screen and enforces you to take regular breaks based on your usage.

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    Recess

    • Mac
    43 alternatives to Recess 

    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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    EyeDefender

    42 alternatives to EyeDefender 

    EyeDefender is a freeware rest reminder designed to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) resulting from working on a computer for hours. CVS symptoms include eyestrain, blurred vision, delayed focusing, headaches, back and neck aches, dry and burning eyes, light sensitivity...

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    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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    Big Stretch Reminder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    46 alternatives to Big Stretch Reminder 

    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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    1.  Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in Big Stretch Reminder to stay focused and productive.
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