Coffee Break is now featured as a Staff favourite on the App Store! Along with great apps like Daily Expenses this break taking device is a perfect example of the apps iLifeTouch loves to build. We build apps that make your life easier one
day at a time!
Schedule your day with Coffee Break. Imagine your Mac telling you with bold actions that you have been sitting in front of the screen too long or that you need a break to take the dog for a walk. A mechanism that refuses to do anything else for you until you rest your eyes and grab some fresh air going for a walk.
iLifeTouch can make your life this simple.
Set the time you want to take a break or schedule a time event or activity.
A countdown clock will warn you that your screen will darken .
The second setting, which is how long you want the break to be will start counting down.
After the time for your break is up your computer lights up and you are back in control as if nothing happened.
If you want to set up your day or night up in advance simply fill in your break schedule and Break Timer will do the rest,
You may also remind yourself why you are taking a specific break.
Coffee Break is also available on your IOS devices.
iLifeTouch making apps that make your life easier one day at a time.
Ratings and Reviews
Confusing, clunky and seemingly nonfunctional
I just wanted a simple countdown timer like the old Coffee Break Pro. This one looked like it would fit the bill, although with an incredibly clunky and confusing graphical interface. For example, the bad decision to make everything slider based rather than letting you type in numbers. But the Open at Login doesn’t work on Yosemite, it often stops counting down for no reason that I can see, and the window doesn’t even disappear smoothly when I expect it to (e.g. there’s no close button, and clicking outside doesn’t dismiss it). Not recommended.
Developer Response ,
Hi, Thanks for your review, mentioning the problems.
We fixed the issues, and updated the app.
Now the app will work properly.
We encourage you to update to the current version of the app.
Not as useful as I had hoped
I'm a working mom who is nursing a baby and I wanted a to remember to take breaks at a particular time each day to go express milk. There are many break timers, and I just needed one that could be set to a particular time, not a particular interval. Now that I have it, I realize that there is no way to shut off the interval timer (that I can find) - it will tell me I need to take a break every 90 min (max time you can set it for) and on top of that ask me to take my scheduled breaks. It would be nice if you could use either the interval timer or the scheduled timer or both. There are also pop-ups that appear that I don't quite understand, perhaps to tell me how long until my next scheduled break? There seems to be a surprising lack of choices in the settings and lack of documentation to tell you what the few settings they provide actually do. There is also another version of this app that is more expensive and lets you select what the breaks are called (rather than coffee breaks). I don't know if perhaps that is better documented and featured than this one, but I wouldn't recommend spending money on this. I wish I could get my money back and look for another solution that is more simple but less optimal (like setting an alarm on my phone).
Great tool, but one major bug
This is a very useful app. It "forces" you to take a break from your screen and walk around a bit, something that I find myself needing to do more often. Great implementation, and a simple, clean, and unobtrusive UI. The only problem is that when the computer is put to sleep, the timer pauses, and does not restart when the computer is awakened. The timer must be reset, or turned off and on again to work. This is a big problem, since it is very easy to forget to do this everytime you close your laptop's lid. Fix this, and this will be a perfect app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.