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Workrave

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 ...

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Avg rating of 4.5 (4)| 6 comments

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  1.  PortableWorkrave can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

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dheerendra
  
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It is Open-source and highly configurable. You can blacken out the whole screen and also block keyboard and mouse inputs. I recently discovered 'Reading mode' feature in it which does not consider natural breaks.

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carlottaV
  
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Pros:
The app offers many options and variables to customize your breaks. If you know you will keep "pausing" your breaks - to your own bad health - you can tell it to put a limit on the number of times you can put off taking a break. The app shows pictures of stretches you can do for stretch breaks - which helps a lot for all the keyboarding and mousing we do. I can tell a difference even with a few stretches a day. Plus: the sheep icon is super cute. The developers have resumed updating the app

Cons: Caveat: These might have changed; I'm not running the most recent version. The look and feel doesn't look modern and sleek for a more business-like impression if I'm screen-sharing or a colleague walks by. The graphics look a little cheesy. The sheep icon is cute but risks giving a frivolous impression. OTOH it makes me smile, which reduces stress!

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MSXfan
  
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I use this app all the time, it is simple, yet useful. But it seems abandoned (last update was in 2014), so I give it only 4 stars...

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carlottaV

In case anyone is concerned: The app has been updated several times since MSXfan posted. As of today, WorkRave was last updated in March 2021, and the developers have created a new website.

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TimPl
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Any plans to port this app on Qt framework?

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JustCode

You can check my Workrave alternative - Resto (see http://just-code.org/applications/resto/). It's not as complex as Workave itself, but it's written entirely in Qt.

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PeterSavin
  
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I have been using EyeLeo, but it's almost stopped working. Went out to find a replacement. And Workrave is working just fine. Someone below said it was memory hungry. I didn't notice. Only eats 20MB of RAM. It's nothing these days. Don't make me laugh. The design is fine and I like it for now. Will be checking out others to see if there is still something better. Save your eyes. Be no fool.

[Edited by PeterSavin, September 15]

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dwalkercouk
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Workrave is too memory hungry for such a simple app.

Its also way too complicated. All you need is something which pops up every 20 mins to remind you to take a break.

Dont waste your time with this - try Eyedefender which is 20 times smaller and is simple to use.

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  • occupational-diseases

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