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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 in the same position for hours. Time Out helps guard against that by reminding you to take regular breaks—whether to get up and move or just 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 only 15 seconds (just enough time to stand up, look away from the screen, and reorient yourself).

Once per hour, Time Out also nudges you to take a longer, 10-minute break—which gives you an opportunity to walk around, refill your drink, maybe stretch a bit. You can customize both the frequency and length (maybe you want only a five-minute hourly break), and if you decide to leave your desk on your own, Time Out is smart enough to recognize 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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