Time Out
Time Out 1.7.1
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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
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 version before OS X 10.7 Lion will give an alert instead of unexpected behavior.
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 more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Time Out User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+22

Islandmike reviewed on 03 Dec 2013
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!
[Version 1.7.1]


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CameronRoss9201 reviewed on 24 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 1.7.1]


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Jwex reviewed on 09 Aug 2013
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.
[Version 1.7.1]


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Godfatha reviewed on 31 Mar 2013
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.
[Version 1.7.1]


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Giray reviewed on 15 Jan 2013
Sitting too long is NOT GOOD for you. Timeout IS GOOD for you. Looking forward to V2.
[Version 1.7.1]


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citizenearth reviewed on 30 Dec 2012
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.
[Version 1.7.1]


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+11
Garlicbreath commented on 19 Jul 2012
Only 10.7 & up now : - (
[Version 1.7b2]

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MetalNarwhal replied on 06 Jan 2013
You can go to the developer's site and download an older version.
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Aydin Habibi reviewed on 13 May 2012
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.
[Version 1.6.5]


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astechman reviewed on 24 Apr 2012
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!
[Version 1.6.5]


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s.horsfield reviewed on 16 Apr 2012
Great utility! Aside from the fact I can't have the icon in the menu bar instead of the dock (coming in future update) it's great! Definitely the best work break app out there. Personally I find it extremely useful for refocusing my eyes. My optometrist said I needed to and really never did, now with this app I never skip a beat. It's also great if I need to do something longer for example the dishes or laundry. Really improved productivity in my life.It's a one of a kind app the that never knew you needed and suddenly can't live without
[Version 1.6.4]


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+20
Fking had trouble on 25 Nov 2012
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!
[Version 1.7.1]



+1

Mirsky rated on 22 Nov 2013

[Version 1.7.1]



caliwinter rated on 10 Mar 2012

[Version 1.6.4]



bdavs rated on 02 Oct 2011

[Version 1.6.2]



+4

Mwoods rated on 31 Aug 2011

[Version 1.6.1]


Downloads:22,013
Version Downloads:6,250
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Free
Date:25 Nov 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks, or disable each kind. Each Time Out is announced via the screen slowly dimming, with related graphics materializing, and when the break is complete, it fades out again, optionally playing a sound. You can change the time these transitions take... and you can even change the color and the level of transparency during the break. So if you like, you can make it mostly transparent so you can continue reading while on your break... though it's better for you if you give your eyes a rest during the Time Out.

Time Out is released as Freeware. You are welcome to use it at no cost.


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