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You deserve a break.

It is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end.

You care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. Dejal Time Out is here to help. It will gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis, with flexible customization if you want it.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how much time will elapse between them. When a break starts, your screen slowly dims, and a break theme appears. When the break is complete, it fades in again.

You can choose from several break themes, a progress bar shows how long till it is over, and optional buttons are available to postpone or skip the break if you can’t be interrupted right then.

What’s more, you can optionally perform various actions before, during, or after breaks. You can display a notification, play a sound, speak some text, run a script and more.

The app can even automatically track your activity so you can see what breaks were taken and what apps were used each day.

Time Out is available for free directly from the Dejal website or via the Mac App Store.