HealthWize - WorkSmart

HealthWize - WorkSmart

Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    149
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 19, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    16.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

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5 stars

"Perfect solution for both mental and physical tension"

November 21, 2012  |  By TEMadsen

 |  Version: HealthWize - WorkSmart 1.0.6

Pros

Extremely simple and easy to use, with a few options to customize work and break times, what type of exercises you're most interested in, whether your personal trainer is male or female, etc.
Works exactly as described, default is based on the 25 min "pomodoro" work session and 5 minute break.
Compact window (or even smaller text option) with option to stay on top of all other windows.
Obvious alert noise and pop-up stretching recommendations end each work session.
End of break time is signaled by another alert noise, but you have to go click the "play" button to start the next "pomodoro" - meaning it doesn't just start counting work time when you've left your desk or something.

Cons

I haven't found a way to change the alert sound, which reminds me of a school bell.

Summary

I have trouble staying on task when looking at a full day's work, so this helps me break it down into manageable chunks. I can focus on work for 25 minutes, then have a 5 minute break to check email or whatever else comes up. I also have a tendency to get stuck on one task that will never be perfect or that there are a million different ways to try doing, and the breaks give me a chance to reassess my priorities and decide if this is really the best use of my limited time (do I want to spend the next "pomodoro" on this, or should I take this opportunity to switch gears?).

Finally, I tend to have bad posture while working intensely, and stress brings on awful muscle spasms in my upper back and neck, so the stretching exercises are *extremely* helpful in avoiding a lot of pain.

In short, this is exactly what I was looking for, plus an extra feature that I didn't know I was looking for but is perfect for me! I had tried several other timers, some based on the pomodoro technique and others based on other methods to help you focus, but they either lacked features I wanted, had too many features that just made it over complicated and distracting, or just didn't work. This one is perfect.

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General
Publisher Web Responsive
Publisher web site http://www.web-responsive.com
Release Date August 05, 2010
Date Added August 19, 2010
Version 1.0.6
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Health & Fitness Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 16.04MB
File Name WorkSmart.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 149
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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