Workrave Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Workrave for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. 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 Workrave and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Workrave are Eyeleo (Free), Eyes Relax (Free), Iris (Freemium) and BreakTimer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 23, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. EyeDefender is a freeware rest reminder designed to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) resulting from working on a computer for hours.

      Discontinued

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

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    3. 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.
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    4. Big Stretch is a free simple reminder tool that prompts a user to take regular breaks and helps prevent the symptoms of RSI. Alternatively it can be a simple reminder program to tell you when it’s your coffee break!
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      „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”.
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      Nice looking and have all desired functionalities.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    5. 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.
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    6. 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.

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

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      Remedy Interactive's RSIGuard is an award-winning desktop ergonomic software solution that reduces repetitive strain injuries.
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    7. Break reminder software that reminds you to take breaks at a desired interval. Every reminder includes an illustration of a stretch exercise for inspiration.
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    8. 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.

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