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Time Out helps remind you to take work breaks throughout the day.

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 has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very more...

What's New

Version 1.7.1:
  • Fixed issue that prevented the timers from starting when auto-launched until Time Out is brought to the front the first time.
  • Now sets the state of the auto-launch preference checkbox from whether or not it'll actually be launched, rather than just what was previously chosen (a subtle difference).
  • Fixed the minimum OS requirement, so trying to launch it on an OS more...


  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • Intel 64

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Islandmike Member IconReview+24

Nothing not to like -- you have two timeouts which you can change for duration, change color (helps me know which is which) and if you happen to need to override it is simple -- or you can postpone it. You can control the pre and exit times as well.

I downloaded and thought I'd not like it but find it is very helpful to break up work sessions and remember to flex the eyes (with the short breaks) or get up and walk and get away from desk (with the longer breaks).

Well worth a donation in my opinion!

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Version 1.7.1
CameronRoss9201 Member IconReview+0

Great app. Everything I want and nothing extraneous. I tried another product but Time Out's Micro and Normal breaks sold me. My optometrist said we should all take a 20 second break from the computer monitor every 20 minutes and Time Out lets me put that in as a Micro break. Then I use my Normal break to get up and move around. The only feature I'd like to see is keyboard shortcuts to Postpone a break.

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Version 1.7.1
Jwex Member IconReview+1

This is a very useful little app. It reminds you that a work break is due, but it allows you to postpone or skip a scheduled break ea-ily. It is a good app, and when it gets the improvements promised in version 2, should rate a full 5 stars.

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Version 1.7.1
Godfatha Member IconReview+0

Great app. I just donated to help keep up with development.

I've been testing Time Out for a week or so and am very happy with the much needed reminders to take breaks. I like that it has setting for frequent short breaks for things like looking away from your screen or stretching, and then longer less frequent breaks like taking a walk or lunch break. You can set the time between breaks to however you prefer and you can choose to ignore the reminders at any time.

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Version 1.7.1
Giray Member IconReview+3

Sitting too long is NOT GOOD for you. Timeout IS GOOD for you. Looking forward to V2.

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Version 1.7.1
citizenearth Member IconReview+0

Function-wise, Time Out is very good, and free too. The only annoying part is the big icon which comes out when the scheduled break is activated. Besides that, the icon cannot be changed! Not many people like the 'a person in meditation pose' picture. Hope Time Out will be improved in this aspect in near future.

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Version 1.7.1
Fking Member IconComment+32

i downloaded this new version, wanted to see what "transparent' looked like; i expected it to at least show the icon, and/or the postpone or skip buttons.

instead, NOTHING showed, but i was in a 10-minute break.

tried to force-quit. i could bring up that window, but could not force-quit the app.

force quit NEEDS to work!

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Version 1.7.1
Garlicbreath Member IconComment+17

Only 10.7 & up now : - (

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Version 1.7b2

You can go to the developer's site and download an older version.

Aydin Habibi Member IconReview+1
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I have found TimeOut useful between many others which meant for this task.

Customization is easy and you can work around with your timings. There are couple of features such as adding custom workout, keeping track of active session and others which developer said is in process and will be available in version 2.

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Version 1.6.5
astechman Member IconReview+14

I have used 'Time-Out' for years now and I appreciate everything about it: easy to set up to your own preferences; can skip the scheduled break if you are 'into' something and does what it is supposed to do, i.e., get you to take a break! Great support and the developer is responsive to suggestions and recommendations.
Hi "Fives" across the board!

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Downloads 22,283
Version Downloads 6,498
License Free
Date 25 Nov 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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