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Time Out 2.9.2

Break reminders, with flexible customization

Category: Health & Fitness
Price: Free
Popularity: Low
Version String: 2.9.2 (2068)
Release Date: 2023-04-18
Architecture: Intel & AppleSilicon(ARM)
Minimum OS: macOS 10.15
Vendor Name: Dejal Systems, LLC
Homepage: www.dejal.com

Version History 2.9.2 (2068)

- Now uses more modern ways to start the break helper, the automatically start on login option, and access the System Settings.
- Fixed app icons not appearing for apps with display names that don't match their filename.
- Fixed a break sometimes stopping too early when using the Ask When to Start option.
- Fixed a break not being rescheduled past midnight when a natural break occurs.
- Added themes for the Sinclair Trails blog and YouTube channel, and updated the Tropical Rain theme.
- Fixed the Speak Time break action script.
- Can now use a URL of timeout://settings to open the Time Out settings window, in addition to the existing timeout://preferences (useful for scripting and shortcuts).


You deserve a break. Easy break reminders, with flexible customization if you want it.

It is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. You care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human body isn't built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard. Dejal Time Out is here to help. It will gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis.

Time Out comes with two kinds of breaks: a 'Normal' break, typically for 10 minutes every hour, so you can move about and relax, plus a 'Micro' break: a very brief pause of typically 15 seconds every 15 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods. You can change, disable or remove either kind of break if desired, and add new kinds of breaks, e.g. fixed lunch or afternoon breaks.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks, and the breaks can be set to count backwards when you take a natural break, e.g. when you go away from your computer.

The app features customisable break themes, with several variations to show during breaks. These themes can be edited if desired, using standard HTML.

While in a break, a progress bar shows how long till it is over, and buttons are available to postpone or skip the break if you can't be interrupted right then.

What's more, you can optionally perform various actions before, during or after breaks. You can display a notification, play a sound, speak some text, run a script, and more.