Rest Time Alternatives

    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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Rest Time 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 Rest Time are Workrave (Free, Open Source), RSIBreak (Free, Open Source), Eyeleo (Free) and BreakTimer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 23, 2021

      • 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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      • Mac
      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.


      • Mac
      • Windows
      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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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      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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    1. Do you miss the peaceful moments when your cat or dog sleeping around while you are working? PetBar app gives you a tiny pet sleeping on your macOS menu bar. That might make you feel having a companion and focus on your work.
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    2. 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
      • Online
      WorkplaceOptimizer ::: EyeBreak

      Discontinued

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

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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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    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
      • 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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