MacBreakZ
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(2) 3.25

Reminds you to take periodical breaks from your projects.   Shareware ($24.95)
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MacBreakZ is a sophisticated Personal Ergonomic Assistant designed to promote healthy and productive computer use.

MacBreakZ offers a unique way of acquiring ergonomic skills that can safe you a lot of discomfort and shield you from serious health and career-threatening disorders.

MacBreakZ features sophisticated keyboard and mouse monitoring (without invading your privacy) that allows it to react to the way you are using your computer. What's more MacBreakZ provides you with instant feedback on how you are doing and thus lets you find out more about your
What's New
Version 5.14:
  • Adopts the new ARC memory architecture
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later





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MacBreakZ User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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burypromote

+30

Detlevski reviewed on 13 Sep 2012
What's new ? It doesn't start up in 10.7.4 ..
[Version 5.07]

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burypromote
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Publicspace.net (developer) replied on 14 Sep 2012
Sorry about that. The Mountain Lion Xcode tools break backwards compatibility with the 10.6 SDK and mess around with the framework settings. I caught most of the problems but there was one that slipped through because it's only visible on non-developer machines.

I'll have a fix out in the next ten minutes.

BTW if you ever catch other bugs, please contact me directly via email so that I can fix the bug asap.
burypromote

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Detlevski replied on 14 Sep 2012
I did contact you via email Frank. I am sure you will fix it ..
burypromote
-9

+330
tim27 commented on 16 Mar 2009
Are you freakin' kidding me?!? Since when do lazy humans need to be told to take a break?
[Version 4.8.8]


burypromote
+3

+4

~/boi reviewed on 28 Oct 2008
Nice program. I recommend to many people who work a lot at their Mac.
But... it is a bit pricey....
Also, I find the preferences window not all that clear and user-friendly.. could be made a bit more 'idiot-proof' (or grandma-proof)

And, it would be nice if there was an option to have only exercises you can do whilst sitting, because my co-workers look at me strange when I stand up all the time and start doing funny moves. :)
[Version 4.8.6]


burypromote
+4

+21

g4jay reviewed on 12 Feb 2007
I agree... get rid of those old reviews! "Control Strip"? I haven't seen that since OS 9!!! This software is great! I've been needing to take breaks and get away from the Mac, my back is messed up from working so many hours in front of the computer. This software does the job!
[Version 4.2]


burypromote
+4

+103

Alexiusca reviewed on 25 Oct 2006
Can someone delete those ANCIENT reviews?

4.0 beta is great. I'm finding it a little bit high on CPU usage when idle.

But wow, once you adjust the settings to your liking and feel it out, this is a great program for getting you away from your beautiful (but at times infernal) mac.
[Version 4.0b3]


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Sblud rated on 23 Dec 2013

[Version 5.12]


Downloads:10,992
Version Downloads:100
Type:Home Personal : Health and Fitness
License:Shareware
Date:18 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $24.95
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MacBreakZ is a sophisticated Personal Ergonomic Assistant designed to promote healthy and productive computer use.

MacBreakZ offers a unique way of acquiring ergonomic skills that can safe you a lot of discomfort and shield you from serious health and career-threatening disorders.

MacBreakZ features sophisticated keyboard and mouse monitoring (without invading your privacy) that allows it to react to the way you are using your computer. What's more MacBreakZ provides you with instant feedback on how you are doing and thus lets you find out more about your work practices.

Based on your actual keyboard and mouse use and the time you have spent in front of the screen, MacBreakZ suggests rest and microbreaks at appropriate intervals. MacBreakZ includes a set of 30 fully illustrated stretching exercises that are designed to reduce muscular tension, improve posture and strengthen appropriate muscle groups. It also features dozens of great ergonomic tips.

MacBreakZ adapts to how and where you work. A sophisticated setup assistant makes sure that you start off with a configuration that suits you and your workplace. An extensive array of preferences allow you to customize everything from how activity is measured to the way information is presented on the screen.

MacBreakZ isn't rude and just interrupts you in the middle of something important. Through its innovative interface using transparency and sound, it keeps you informed without stealing your focus and gives you plenty of warning before a break is due and even then respectfully waits until you have stopped working.


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