Take a break - timer, reminder 4+

Avoid eye strain, stay focus‪.‬

Hangzhou Midi Technology Co., Ltd.

    • 4.0 • 25 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



You deserved a break, don't work too hard.
Use 'Take a break' to remind you to take regular breaks that help you relieve eye strain.

- As the doctor mentions, every 20 minutes spent using a screen, look away at something that is 20 feet away for a total of 20 seconds.
- Optionally take a 5 mins stand up break every hour.
- Automatically lock screen, we make you a break you can't refuse.
- Sound when break ends, look away from the screen with an easy mind.
- Countdown in menu bar, focus at both break and work

Take a Break, take care of yourself while working hard.

What’s New

Version 1.7.1

Remove the automatic pause feature of playing video, and the later version will add an optional form to the settings.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

JamesIgoe ,

Opted for Paid

So far, this has worked nicely, since with a paid version I more finely tune the parameters. It's great that I can have it remind me to take mini-breaks, as well as an hourly big break. I also set up the Calendar app to automatically load the Take a Break on weekdays, to sync up with my work schedule.

One feature that would be great, is to have is the ability to start and stop on a schedule, so that I can have it during work hours, but get rid of it during personal time.

LearningToLearn ,

Worked great in Catalina, White Screen in Monterey

The app worked great in OS Catalina and I paid for the Pro version. After I upgraded to OS Monterey, it shows a blinding white screen instead of black and there are no options to change the colour that I found on app. There is no email for Support and hence couldn't reach out to ask for help too.

Alpine Meadows ,

Wondeful App You can't help but benefit!

I'm skeptical of "good habit" app, but I found myself taking the prescribed break from the very time the scree. I could have skipped that first break, but why, when it was only for 20 seconds.

To reward the dev for this wonderful app, I bought the added Move Around feature. And, behold, I started actually taking its advice.

I'm grateful to the dev for this marvelous app. Thank you!

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