WristSaver Alternatives

    WristSaver is described as 'free and open source rest reminder application for Mac OS X'. There are more than 25 alternatives to WristSaver for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is stretchly, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WristSaver are Workrave (Free, Open Source), Eyes Relax (Free), Eyeleo (Free) and Iris (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 3, 2021

    1. 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.

      Discontinued

      Website/app unavailable.

    2. WorkPace is one of the most sophisticated computer ergonomics packages available. WorkPace monitors your mouse and keyboard
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Breaker is a handy and easy to use program that will remind you that you need to take a break. Working for a lot of hours in a row is not good, but sometimes you do that, without noticing how much you stood in front of your computer and how tired you are.
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    3. 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.

      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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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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    4. This application enables you to take regular breaks without being noisy.
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    5. Have you been on the computer too much lately? Experiencing eye strain after trying to squash that pesky bug? Playing COD for hours even though you still haven't won a Warzone game yet?
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      Twenttty makes following the 20-20-20 rule by optometrists a breeze. It notifies you about taking a 20 second break every 20 minutes of your screen activity and asks you to look at something far away (at least 20 feet) to relax eye muscles.
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      • Mac
      Move! for Mac helps you get healthy at your desk. Only standing up from your desk regularly will make you feel good after intense work. Move! will make you do that.
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