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SmartBreak is described as 'revolutionary ergonomics program that reminds you to look away from your computer screen and enforces you to take regular breaks based on your usage' and is a Health tool in the sport & health category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SmartBreak 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 SmartBreak are Workrave, RSIBreak, Time Out and BreakTimer.

SmartBreak alternatives are mainly Health Tools but may also be Prevent RSI Apps or Color Temperature Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SmartBreak.
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  1. stretchly is cross-platform open source app that reminds you to take breaks when working with computer.

    ⚫︎ Customizablestretchly is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Lightweightstretchly consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Workrave

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
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    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableWorkrave can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Open source, good list of exercises, flexible.

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    RSIBreak

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    Time Out

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Break timer with micro-breaks for Mac OS X.

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    BreakTimer

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableBreakTimer is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Eyeleo

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    EyeLeo is a handy PC application that reminds you to take a break for your eyes.

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    Eyes Relax

    • 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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    Eyes’ Thanks

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableEyes’ Thanks can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. 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.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeIris supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Angelic Retreat

    • 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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