Time Out
Time Out
2.6.1

4.7

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Time Out

2.6.1
04 September 2019

Break reminder tool with micro-breaks.

Overview

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

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

What's new in Time Out

Version 2.6.1:
  • Fixed some situations where the new Fixed Time option didn't calculate the best time.
  • When the Break Appearance page was selected then you choose a break with a duration of zero, the Actions page is now selected instead.
  • Now automatically shows the Learn More information when first displaying the Support Time Out page, to help answer common questions.
  • Improved the auto-start option to avoid showing the Preferences window when starting up the Mac.

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Dorkypants
24 February 2011

Most helpful

This would REALLY be much better as a Pref Pane!!! I've inadvertently quit the app lots of times by hitting cmd-Q when another app appeared to be in the foreground but it was really Time Out that was frontmost (I'm looking at what window is "on top" on the screen, not what app name is next to the Apple icon in the menubar).
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Version 1.5.7
barryed
13 October 2019
Excellent, highly recommended. A free app worth supporting, which is entirely optional. Just today [Sunday) had a nice email correspondence with the developer, during which he diagnosed and solved an issue I had; even said he’ll add it to the FAQ. (I’m trying to remember the last time I had that degree of support from Apple, or Adobe, or Intuit
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Version 2.6.1
ocanada73
02 October 2019
This app does Exactly what I want it to do, exactly how I want it to do it. I can choose the frequency and duration of my 'stand up and move' times, I can postpone a session if I'm in the middle of something, I can skip a session if I need to. I can tell it which sites I don't want interrupted at all. How perfect is that!
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Version 2.6.1
kyrsquir
15 December 2018
A very well-made and customizable app. Interesting and flexible payment model.
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Version 2.5
henry-korman
13 December 2018
Does exactly what I want. The screen dimming feature is perfect—and the duration is adjustable. And it's easy to use.
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Version 2.5
goldarthur1
25 April 2018
Great app for development using pomodoro technique. It force you to get up and walk or do some eye gymnastic.
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Version 2.4
Jimw
19 February 2018
The majority of desired features are subscription base, requiring a monthly or yearly payment. That eliminates it as a consideration for me.
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Version 2.3
1 answer(s)
kristoffer-risanger
kristoffer-risanger
21 November 2018
That's inaccurate. It has a unusual payment model (no wonder you were confused) where you pay for a set amount of time where you get access to all previous and new features. It's not a subscription at all. If you for example become a "2 month supporter" for $2.99 you get the full app with all features currently and the next two months, forever. $2.99 is basically the price of the full app. However, if they release a new feature in 3 months you won't get access to that feature unless you support it again. If you support it for 12 months you get the full app + all features released in the next 12 months forever.

Basically the app is extremely cheap unless you decide to support its development.
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cons-brian-henry1
23 November 2017
Great app - flexible, more functionality than I thought I needed. I find this makes a big difference b/w a day ending in an eye strain headache and a good day. Doesn't get in the way, if you need to skip a break (keyboard shortcut or mouse click on a button). Support is responsive and super-helpful, if you should need it. I have this on multiple machines and will install on any future ones. Quality software.
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Version 2.3
vermeer-grange
09 November 2017
Best pomodoro app for mac IMHO. I've been using it for years already.
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Version 2.3
Stuckfly
15 September 2017
Excellent software design, full of features yet simple to use and well documented. Does what it says for free with no ads or nags, but the extras are worth the unique in-app purchase options (innovative "subscription" method on that). Instantly one of my favorite Mac menubar apps!
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Version 2.2.1
susant-macaddict
28 May 2017
Lots of Flexibility to customize breaks, great for pomodoro technique. Great customize options for break screen
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Version 2.2.1
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4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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