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Version 2.6

Enforced breaks based on your computer usage.

SmartBreak overview

SmartBreak is a revolutionary ergonomics program that reminds you to look away from your computer screen and forces you to take regular breaks. Unlike similar reminder tools which prompt you to take breaks at fixed intervals, SmartBreak actually monitors the way you spend time on a laptop, and then prompts you to rest at the appropriate time. This way, your breaks are more effective at preventing stress related health hazards like Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI). SmartBreak is the only RSI-prevention program that not only reminds you to take breaks, but also forces you to take a break, which is especially useful for kids when combined with the child-lock option.

  • Intelligent breaks based on the amount of work you do
  • Ability to lock the display and enforce breaks
  • On-screen stress bar to monitor your stress level
  • Child-lock feature to ensure that kids can't disable SmartBreak
  • Turn off the monitor or hide the break window for use in offices
  • Cross-platform support for Windows PC and Mac OS X
  • Works even when you are inside a virtual machine or on a remote desktop

What’s new in version 2.6

Updated on Jun 28 2016

Version 2.76 (2.6):

Note: Currently available for $9.99.
Note: The downloadable demo is version 2.6; the version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 2.76.

  • Minor bug fixes





3.6 MB



App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10 or later
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Jul 11 2016
Jul 11 2016
Version: 2.6
Congratulations to service_10 for giving 5 stars ratings to all Inchwest software posted on macupdate.com (Chop Commute, SmartBreak for Mac and DiskMark for Mac), all of this out of a total of 4 posts. Wow, you must really like Inchwest software. Or more likely you are the developer or a friend of his. Those ratings can be seen by clicking on the Ratings button above. Macupdate had been made aware of this several weeks ago but apparently this behavior is permitted here. Sad, sad, sad.
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