You deserve a break. Easy break reminders, with flexible customization if you want it.

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. The human body isn't built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard. Dejal Time Out is here to help. It will gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis.

Time Out comes with two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes every hour, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 15 seconds every 15 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods. You can change, disable or remove either kind of break if desired, and add new kinds of breaks, e.g. fixed lunch or afternoon breaks.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks, and the breaks can be set to count backwards when you take a natural break, e.g. when you go away from your computer.

The app features customizable break themes, with several variations to show during breaks. These themes can be edited if desired, using standard HTML.

While in a break, a progress bar shows how long till it is over, and buttons are available to postpone or skip the break if you can't be interrupted right then.

What's more, you can optionally perform various actions before, during or after breaks. You can display a notification, play a sound, speak some text, run a script, and more.

What’s New

Version 2.6.2

- Fixed an issue that prevented in-app purchases for some people.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Marielapacifique ,

Simple and life saving

It’s really simple to understand and use.
I had intense eyes and nausea problems before using it (too much long screen time period).
Since I’ve installed it, those problems stop. But I must respect the pause, because the pains begin to come back when I stop using it.
The design could be better, but it’s my only reproach.

Developer Response ,

I’m glad it’s helpful. I’d love to hear how you’d like the design improved; please email to let me know. I’m always open to new ideas!

iPadgal7777777 ,

Superb for dry eye sufferers who need to remember to blink often!

I’m using this app to force myself to take frequence “blink breaks”. When I get engrossed in whatever I’m doing on my computer, I tend to blink less, and that dries out my eyes quite badly. This app is helping to remind me to blink more often, and that means my eyes will be more comfortable and less dried out when working.

It’s excellent - I love all the customization options available, too.

The only thing I wish they’d add is the option to make micro-breaks more frequent (Ex. every 15 seconds). I realize my particular problem is rare, and most people wouldn’t need such frequent breaks… but nonetheless, for me (and people like me) it would be handy. (Currently, the most frequent option is every 1 minute.)

Thanks for making such an excellent, easy-to-use app. I paid for the 12-months support option because apps like yours are much needed. The free version works great… but let’s face it… it takes time and money to create an app like this and I think if we like it (and can afford it), it’s important to support the creators since mere words of appreciation don’t pay their bills.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind words, and support. Words of appreciation are definitely helpful in encouraging others to try the app, and always nice to read.

Re breaks more frequently than every 1 minute, that is indeed an unusual request, but makes sense in your case. I'll add it to the features idea list. As a workaround in the meantime, you could use multiple Break Actions to notify you at whatever frequency you wish, by offsetting before the break is due.

bwbecker3 ,

Excellent for RSI

I started using Time Out years ago to deal with my RSI (Repetative Strain Injury). It is a career saver!

Time Out is unobtrusive, highly configurable, does exactly what I need.

Happy to be a supporter!


Dejal Systems, LLC
14.7 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Unrestricted Web Access
In-App Purchases
  1. 3-Month Supporter $3.99
  2. 12-Month Supporter $13.99
  3. 6-Month Supporter $6.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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