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Xwrits is described as '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' and is a Prevent RSI app in the sport & health category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Xwrits 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 Xwrits are Workrave, RSIBreak, Time Out and BreakTimer.

Xwrits alternatives are mainly Health Tools but may also be Prevent RSI Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Xwrits.
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Xwrits reminds you to take wrist breaks, which will hopefully help you prevent repetitive stress injury. It pops up an X...

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  1. stretchly is cross-platform open source app that reminds you to take breaks when working with computer.

    ⚫︎ Customizablestretchly is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freestretchly doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Lightweightstretchly consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Microbreak
  2. Workrave icon

    Workrave

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    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 and restricts you to your daily limit.

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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  4. Time Out icon

    Time Out

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Break timer with micro-breaks for Mac OS X.

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  5. BreakTimer icon

    BreakTimer

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableBreakTimer is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Xero

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Xero is beautifully designed accounting software that lets you manage your small business finances anywhere, anytime.

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    Dashboard - Bank Accounts, Money In, Money Out, Expenses
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    It's accounting software, not wrist break software

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    Xero is accounting software, Xwrits is ergonomics.

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    Angelic Retreat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

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    SmartBreak

    • Mac
    • Windows

    SmartBreak is a revolutionary ergonomics program that reminds you to look away from your computer screen and enforces you to take regular breaks based on your usage.

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    Fadetop

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableFadetop can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Recess

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    We know that it is not good for our health when spending hour after hour in front of the screen. It might effect our bodies negatively, e.g., stiff, throbbing, ... Recess is necessary. We need to take a short break, e.g.

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