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MacBreakZ for Mac

Reminds you to take periodic breaks from your projects.

$29.95
In English
4.1
Based on 6 user rates

MacBreakZ overview

MacBreakZ is a sophisticated Personal Ergonomic Assistant designed to promote healthy and productive computer use. It offers a unique way of acquiring ergonomic skills that can save 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. And it isn't rude, and doesn't interrupt 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.

What’s new in version 5.44

Version 5.44:
  • Late last year, making MacBreakZ 5 run natively on the new Apple Silicon M1 Macs meant that we had to update the third party keyboard shortcuts framework that we are using to much more recent version and that was causing trouble for some users.
  • Development of our own framework, over which we have more control, is now finished and this version is the first of our tools to adopt it.
  • We have also used this opportunity to update the code base and solve some minor bugs introduced in the M1 and Big Sur migrations.
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MacBreakZ for Mac

$29.95
In English
Version 5.44
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4.1

(8 Reviews of MacBreakZ)

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  • User Ratings

benesmart
benesmart
Jan 15 2020
5.33
5.0
Jan 15 2020
5.0
Version: 5.33
I'm a software enthusiast, and this is the best program I have ever used in my life.
Kzx72
Kzx72
Mar 25 2015
5.19
0.0
Mar 25 2015
0.0
Version: 5.19
Why would I ever pay money for a program that tells me when to take a break from the computer?
anonymous-gerbil-5319
anonymous-gerbil-5319
Sep 13 2012
5.07
3.5
Sep 13 2012
3.5
Version: 5.07
What's new ? It doesn't start up in 10.7.4 ..
Tim27
Tim27
Mar 17 2009
4.8.8
0.0
Mar 17 2009
0.0
Version: 4.8.8
Are you freakin' kidding me?!? Since when do lazy humans need to be told to take a break?
~/boi
~/boi
Oct 28 2008
4.8.6
4.0
Oct 28 2008
4.0
Version: 4.8.6
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. :)
benesmart
benesmart
Jan 15 2020
5.0
Jan 15 2020
5.0
Version: null
Sblud
Sblud
Dec 23 2013
3.0
Dec 23 2013
3.0
Version: null
anonymous-gerbil-5319
anonymous-gerbil-5319
Sep 13 2012
3.5
Sep 13 2012
3.5
Version: null
~/boi
~/boi
Oct 28 2008
4.0
Oct 28 2008
4.0
Version: null
G4jay
G4jay
Feb 13 2007
5.0
Feb 13 2007
5.0
Version: null
IslandApe
IslandApe
Oct 25 2006
4.3
Oct 25 2006
4.3
Version: null