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Review: Remember to take regular breaks using Dejal Time Out for Mac

Prevent strain from computer overuse by being reminded to take regular brakes with Dejal Time Out for Mac.

Experts recommend that those who use computers for long time periods need to take frequent breaks to prevent health issues from arising. Dejal Time Out for Mac allows users to track when these breaks should occur and has a number of useful options for the task.

Both download and installation of Dejal Time Out for Mac completed quickly, despite the lack of a native installer. There were no user instructions or tutorials available, which was a disappointment since some of the options required trial and error to figure out. Technical support did not appear to be present either. The actual program does not have a menu, but the preferences section brings up a screen that appears dated. The user can change the timing of preset breaks, as well as the sound that plays at their beginning and end. When the break time is reached, the program displays an image indicating how much time remains before the user can restart work. The user can opt to skip or postpone a break with a quick button press. Users may also program smaller alarms for micro breaks. While working in the background, the program tracked and displayed all of the preset breaks as indicated.

For those users looking for a way to track short breaks while working on their computers, Dejal Time Out for Mac performs this function well and would be a welcome option on their Mac systems.

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