BeHealthy
BeHealthy 2.3.1
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Reminds you to take regular work breaks.   Commercial ($0.99)
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BeHealthy is a utility that helps you avoid eyes-related problems when working at a computer for several hours. Concentrating your eyesight on a computer screen can cause eye strain. You can prevent this by taking regular breaks during the work and look at distant objects. BeHealthy is a tool that reminds you about taking those breaks. It a very flexible utility.
What's New
Version 2.3.1:
  • Impotent bug fix for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard users.
  • Speed optimizations.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor



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BeHealthy User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Robio reviewed on 09 Jul 2011
Gave this a try because Time Out development is stalled, and this seems to be (suspiciously) close in functionality while being a background app, which Time Out 2 is supposed to become (having to CMD+tab past Time Out drives me crazy).

It's a little buggy (e.g. slider for selecting short-break time periods doesn't work correctly), and I wish the "give me 1 minute" and "give me 5 minutes" buttons when the breaks come on were to DELAY the break, not EXTEND it (who needs that?). But overall I like it...

...EXCEPT...

BeHealthy is a RAM and CPU hog.

Time Out uses 0% CPU between breaks, and only 4.7MB of RAM.
BeHealthy uses 7.9% of CPU between breaks, and 49.3MB of RAM.

Tried to find contact info for the developer to point this out, but to no avail. Hopefully this will be resolved in future betas.
[Version 0.1.6b13]

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burypromote

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Aetnaria replied on 02 Jan 2012
http://wunderkopf.com/contact

Looks like that's the best way to reach them.
burypromote

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mark_strahl commented on 08 Feb 2011
I like it since it works in the menu bar but I use "Time Out" instead because preference changes only take effect after restart, which is a bit annoying if you want to change the break period.
And when you trigger a pause but don't wait the entire break time the working counter will not be reset so your next break will be earlier than scheduled...
But as this is only a 0.1 version I'm sure this will improve...
[Version 0.1.6b13]


burypromote
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junjunhun had trouble on 18 Aug 2011
I really want to try this app but it doesn't work with version 10.5.8.
[Version 0.1.6b13]


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Downloads:1,416
Version Downloads:301
Type:Home Personal : Health and Fitness
License:Commercial
Date:29 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $0.99
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BeHealthy is a utility that helps you avoid eyes-related problems when working at a computer for several hours. Concentrating your eyesight on a computer screen can cause eye strain. You can prevent this by taking regular breaks during the work and look at distant objects. BeHealthy is a tool that reminds you about taking those breaks. It a very flexible utility.


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