Xwrits Alternatives

    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 an 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 (Free, Open Source), RSIBreak (Free, Open Source), Xero (Paid) and Time Out (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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    2. 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.
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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.
      • 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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      Xero is accounting software, Xwrits is ergonomics.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    4. Break timer with micro-breaks for Mac OS X.
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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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    5. 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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      • 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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      • 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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    6. 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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