Time Out Alternatives for Windows

    Time Out is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is stretchly, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Time Out and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Time Out are Workrave (Free, Open Source), Eyes Relax (Free), Eyeleo (Free) and Iris (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 2021

    1. stretchly is cross-platform open source app that reminds you to take breaks when working with computer. By default, it runs in your tray and shows reminder window every 10 minutes, that is open for 20 seconds, containing idea for microbreak.
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      Almost everyone thinks stretchly is a great alternative to Time Out.
      Design similar, near similar functionalities, with a plus portability to Windows OS
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      cloud171 It obeys Do not Disturb settings on macOS, while Time Out cannot.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      alexcres It's free. Does what it does.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    2. 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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      Almost everyone thinks Workrave is a great alternative to Time Out.


      • 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      EyeLeo is a handy PC application that reminds you to take a break for your eyes. Features: Screen blocking long breaks every hour. Short breaks with eye exercises every 10 minutes. Eye exercises shown by an adorable Leopard.
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    3. 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.
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      • 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.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      FadeTop is a visual break reminder for Windows. At regular intervals, it fades your desktop into a bluish color, and displays current time. FadeTop Lets You...
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    4. 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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      • 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Pomy is a desktop widget-style app designed to prevent eye strain by reminding you how long to focus on-screen and when to take a break. Inspired by the 20-20-20 rule by optometrists.
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