Pause: Take a Break 4+

Harshil Shah

    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings
    • Free



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 2.1

• Added a new option for Indefinite Breaks, which continues breaks until you manually end them
• Added support for custom keyboard shortcuts to start a break and toggle flow
• Added a Shortcut to start a break
• Fixed a bug where the break window wouldn’t have focus sometimes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

lars b amble ,

what a great little application

trying to wean myself off of too much internet addiction and also just allow myself space to breathe in my creative process and attempts to be productive. this app does exactly what i want it to. would be nice if apple would integrate something like this into mac OS natively in the future, but until then, this is a brilliant little app.

Thebrightestday ,

Nice little app, no way to turn off sound

Lightweight, works nice. Had to remove it as there is no way to turn off notification sound. (It also doesn't appear in Preferences>Notifications)

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