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Give yourself a break

Time Out reminds you to take a computing breather.

Time Out - Break Reminders

You deserve a break.

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Sometimes you get so focused on work (or play) that before you know it, you’ve been sitting in front of your Mac for hours. Time Out helps guard against that by reminding you to take regular breaks – to get up and move or clear your head.

Running discreetly in the background, Time Out keeps an eye on how long you’ve been working and prompts you to take periodic breathers. By default, it suggests taking Micro breaks every 15 minutes. These last for 15 seconds; just enough time to stand up, look away from the screen and reorient yourself.

Once per hour, the app also nudges you to take a longer, 10-minute break, which gives you an opportunity to walk around, refill your drink and stretch a little. You can customise both the frequency and length – maybe you want only a 5-minute hourly break, for example – and if you leave your desk on your own, Time Out is smart enough to recognise that and reset its break timer accordingly.

Time Out’s Muscles theme suggests exercises you can do during your breaks.

    Time Out - Break Reminders

    You deserve a break.

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