Workrave Alternatives

    Workrave is described as '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' and is a well-known app in the Sport & Health category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Workrave for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is stretchly, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Workrave are Time Out (Free), RSIBreak (Free, Open Source), Eyeleo (Free) and Eyes Relax (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 23, 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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      stretchly vs Workrave opinions
      Most users think stretchly is a great alternative to Workrave.
      Qb well made, and customizable but is an Electron app, not light on resource.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      It has the killer feature of showing customizable microbreak and break messages
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      denydz Better interface, same features.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      nicoleahmed better interface, good ideas, easily customised
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    2. Break timer with micro-breaks for Mac OS X.
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      Time Out vs Workrave opinions
      Most users think Time Out is a great alternative to Workrave.
      davidz Gives the same functionality and improves in some features.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    3. 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.
      RSIBreak vs Workrave opinions
      Almost everyone thinks RSIBreak is a great alternative to Workrave.
      + still updated + part of KDE - trustworthy developers
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Workrave does not work on Ubuntu 16.04
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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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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      • 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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    4. SafeEyes is an application that tries to protect your eyes from eye strain (asthenopia) by reminding you to take breaks while you're working long hours at the computer. It was created as a free and open source Linux alternative for EyeLeo, a Windows-only app.
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    5. 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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      BreakTimer vs Workrave opinions
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      It's free, multi-platform and lightweight
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Eyes Guard is a Windows Application for protecting your eyes. It will help you (also can force you!) to break if you are working with your PC for a long time using configurable times.

      Download from Microsoft Store: https://www.microsoft.
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