Pause periodically reminds you to take a break, and step away from the computer.

You can customise how frequenty you want to take a break, how long they should last, and set suggestions for activities to perform.

Pause includes multiple notification styles, so you can choose whether breaks should always be manually started with a click, or if they should automatically begin with a 5 second countdown.

When you’re in the zone at work or want to kick back and watch a movie, enter Flow to stop break notifications.

On macOS Monterey, Pause also supports Shortcuts so you can automate changes to your settings.

Pause is also fully localised in Spanish. If you would like to help add support for other languages, please contact me at

Pause is and will always remain free to use.

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

- Adds support for macOS 11
- After finishing a break, focus now returns seamlessly back to the previous app
- Improved handling of sleep for MacBooks

App Privacy

The developer, Harshil Shah, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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