SmartBreak Alternatives

    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 an app 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 (Free, Open Source), RSIBreak (Free, Open Source), Eyes Relax (Free) and Eyeleo (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 23, 2021

      • 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.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      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.


    1. 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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    2. 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

      Website/app unavailable.

      • 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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    3. 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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      • 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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    4. WorkPace is one of the most sophisticated computer ergonomics packages available. WorkPace monitors your mouse and keyboard
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    5. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      WristSaver is a free and open source rest reminder application for Mac OS X. WristSaver is written in Cocoa and takes advantage of all the advanced features of that environment on Mac OS X.
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