Workrave Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Workrave for Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, BSD and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to Workrave.

Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). If your looking for more info about Workrave like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 9/12/2018 4:08:00 PM

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  • stretchly

    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. Every 30 minutes, it shows window containing idea for longer 5 minute break. You can pause/resume reminding of breaks. On Windows and macOS, you can set app to start at login.

    • better interface, good ideas, easily customised nicoleahmedApr 2018 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • 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.

    • + still updated + part of KDE - trustworthy developers Guest • Nov 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Workrave does not work on Ubuntu 16.04 Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Eyeleo

    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. Notifications announcing a long break coming. Strict mode that does not allow skipping the breaks. Customizable parameters. Multi-monitor system support. and more...

    Free Windows

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  • Time Out

    Break timer with micro-breaks for Mac OS X. 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. The human body isn't built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard. Dejal Time Out is here to help. It will gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis.

    • Gives the same functionality and improves in some features. davidzNov 2015 Disagree   Agree

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  • Fadetop

    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... * Get alarmed about current time in a natural, mild and agreeable manner * Develop a habit of resting your eyes and body regularly Why FadeTop? We value our health and lives, but rarely when working or playing for hours before computer, and getting lost.

    Free Windows

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  • Eyes Relax

    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. Eyes Relax is a tool that reminds you about taking those breaks.

    • Discontinued Website inaccessible but app still available at download sites.

    Free Windows

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  • SmartBreak

    SmartBreak is a revolutionary ergonomics program that reminds you to look away from your computer screen and enforces you to take regular breaks. Unlike similar break reminder programs which inform you to take breaks at fixed intervals when working on a computer for long hours, SmartBreak monitors and analyzes the way you spend time on a computer and then adaptively prompts you to rest at the appropriate time leading to effective break time utilization.

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  • Eyes Guard

    Eyes Guard is a Windows application for protecting your eyes when you are working with your PC or Laptop.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Emanen Motomu

    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. The human body isn't built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard.

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 3.2, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from Codeplex.

    Free Personal Windows

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  • 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, distorted color vision, forehead heaviness, and sore eyes. CVS is impossible to get rid of but you can reduce and even eliminate most of its symptoms.

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.09, released in 2008, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

    Free Windows

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  • Resto

    „Resto” is a Spanish first person singular form of a verb „restar”, which can be translated as „to remain”. There is also an obvious phonetic connection to an English verb „to rest”. The name is explaining two main purposes of the application: to count the remaining time of your work and to take care of your regular rests.

    • Nice looking and have all desired functionalities. Guest • Jan 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Rest

    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. If you do any kind of work on your computer for more than a couple of hours a day, you need Rest. Rest is very easy to use and can be customized to fit your likes and preferences.

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  • Eyes’ Thanks

    Staring at a computer screen for hours is not good for your eyes, so Eyes’ Thanks protect them: the app displays a full-screen image on your desktop at regular intervals, along with an optional message, reminding you to take a break. It supports multiple monitors system. Background images While some cool backgrounds can be generated on-the-fly, you can provide a more extensive gallery stored locally.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Iris

    Iris is software for eye protection, health and productivity. The 2 most popular things of Iris which probably brought you here are: – You can decrease the amount of blue light emitted from the screen – Control the brightness without PWM flicker. There are several different modes and several different types of Iris. This are basically some preset values that many people use. Aside from this you can customize Iris a lot.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • AntiRSI

    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.

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  • rsiguard

    Remedy Interactive's RSIGuard is an award-winning desktop ergonomic software solution that reduces repetitive strain injuries. Around the globe, health and safety managers, ergonomists, health practitioners, and individual computer users rely on RSIGuard's comprehensive set of tools to (1) proactively identify risks of repetitive strain injuries early, (2) reduce the risk of injuries, (3) increase injury prevention program efficiency.

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  • RestStop

    RestStop sits in your tray and gives you non-intrusive reminders to rest after you’ve worked continuously for awhile. It looks like an hourglass, and it fits right in with the other Windows tray icons. By default, rest stops are needed after 1 hour of continuous activity. After this, the hourglass will be depleted and you'll hear a calming bell toll. These are meant to be subtle indications that it's time to rest.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Xwrits

    Xwrits reminds you to take wrist breaks, which will hopefully help you prevent repetitive stress injury. It pops up an X window when you should rest; you click on that window, then take a break. Xwrits's graphics are brightly colored pictures of a wrist and the attached hand. The wrist clenches and stretches “as if in pain” when you should rest, slumps relaxed during the break, and points forward valiantly when the break is over. It is trapped behind bars while the keyboard is locked.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Vision Defense

    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. This program will prevent Computer Vision Syndrome and related symptoms.

    Free Windows

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  • eyeBreak

    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. Encouraging you to perform eye exercises, take comfort breaks, or generally you can use the application to remind you simply to stop what you are doing.

    • Discontinued

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  • 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 be customized. Moreover, you have the source code open and may do with it whatever you want (under the terms of GNU General Public License).

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Eyefoo

    Does too much time using computer gives you dry eyes and fatigue discomfort? Eyefoo is a timer to remind you to rest, keep you from repetitive strain injury and help stay healthy.

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  • MagicanRest

    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. Magican Rest fully covers the users’ screen during rest time and freezes all operations during the allotted rest time. Magican Rest allows users to return back to work after the preset time has passed.

    • 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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