Time Out for Mac

Time Out for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 22 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.5.2
File Size:
2.81MB
Date Added:
February 04, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC
Total Downloads:
2,982
Downloads Last Week:
5
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.
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    • All Versions:

      4.7

      out of 22 votes

      • 5 star: 16
      • 4 star: 5
      • 3 star: 1
      • 2 star: 0
      • 1 star: 0
    • Current Version:

      5.0

      out of 2 votes

      • 5 star: 2
      • 4 star: 0
      • 3 star: 0
      • 2 star: 0
      • 1 star: 0
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    • 4 stars

      "Works great. Free."

      August 05, 2014   |   By Slotkins

      Version: Dejal Time Out 1.7.1

      Pros

      Quick and easy set up.
      Preferences are easy to fine tune to my needs.
      PLUS they seem to have removed the offending extension listed above that "adds unwanted extensions to most browsers and makes Yahoo your default search engine." No sign of that as of Aug. 2014.

      Cons

      I can't find any yet.

      Summary

      A big thumbs up so far.

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    • 3 stars

      "Great, mostly..."

      December 07, 2013   |   By AnotherUsername123

      Version: Dejal Time Out 1.7.1

      Pros

      -Quick to set up
      -Many options I appreciate
      -Lets you set programs that won't trigger a time out, like for watching movies.

      Cons

      -The UI could be made more easy to navigate

      -But mostly that it adds unwanted extensions to most browsers and makes Yahoo your default search engine. I never clicked explicitly on anything to download anything but the Time Out app except by accepting Terms of Use/Privacy Policy. The extensions are downloaded into this folder:
      /Users/Your Name/Library/Application Support/Spigot as well as:
      ~/Library/Your Browsers/External Extensions/hbcennhacfaagdopikcegfcobcadeocj.json

      Summary

      Would be a great program if they didn't trick you into installing junk

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    • 5 stars

      "Taking Time Out brings multiple benefits!"

      November 25, 2011   |   By kikolei

      Version: Dejal Time Out 1.6.3

      Pros

      It's so easy for me to get carried away when I'm on my computer. Time Out is the perfect balance of being a gentle and firm reminder to shift my perspective and regain balance. Once reminded, I am free to choose any activity -- brief eye exercises for now. I can feel my body's gratitude, and I think my computer projects are better for it.

      Cons

      What should have been simple preference settings -- duration of time out, time between, etc -- became a tangle of confusing results. Maybe it was me . . . :)

      Summary

      I LOVE this app! It's added a mini-spa to my computer work, and I've got several more ideas for using it. I've been lazy to integrate time outs when I'm on the computer, and this has been a heaven-sent ticket. It works better than a timer for me, so I'm wondering how I could set up this kind of a reminder in the rest of my life!
      And -- it's FREE!

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    • 5 stars

      "Helps me keep track of my working time!"

      March 01, 2011   |   By debquigg

      Version: Dejal Time Out 1.5.7

      Pros

      I can easily get caught up in my work (I'm a computer graphic designer) and I'd look up at the clock and it would be up to six hours later. This has brought on auras and migraines and I did research and found out that I needed regular breaks.

      Cons

      The breaks seem to come so quick, but I know that I NEED to take them, they are for my own good. There is an override button or a button that I can push my breaks off for 5 or 10 minutes (this would be a plus). So I really have NO cons!

      Summary

      I highly recommend this program for anyone like me who can get caught up in their computer work and miss meals. It is NOT good to continually be looking at the computer screen without stretching or getting up and eating a meal. Since I have installed this program I have NOT had any more auras!! I have taken the breaks, maybe pushing them off for 5 minutes but knowing one is coming up. This has been a very positive thing for me!

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    • 4 stars

      "Works For Me"

      February 05, 2011   |   By jdavidsen

      Version: Dejal Time Out 1.5.7

      Pros

      The 15-second break is great for stretching, or just as a reminder to check posture, change position. There's something friendly/silly about it that makes me more willing to go along with it than I thought I'd be.

      Cons

      there are no cons, unless you count getting used to the 10-minute break--never realized 10 minutes could be so long!

      Summary

      It's working for me

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    • 5 stars

      "Exactly what I was looking for"

      October 08, 2010   |   By zolaa

      Version: Dejal Time Out 1.5.6

      Pros

      Simple interface, does exactly what it's supposed to do.

      Cons

      There was a slight bug at start up and I had to restart it. Haven't had any bugs since.

      Summary

      I needed a simple program to remind and require me to look away from my computer every few minutes and to get up and stretch every hour. This program does exactly that. It's perfect in that it temporarily blocks access to your computer while you're in a time out, but you are able to cancel or delay each break if needed. The zen imagery is a good reminder that a little time out is restorative.

      I have no complaints! It does exactly what I hoped it would do, is uncomplicated, and easy to use.

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    • 4 stars

      "Reminds you to TAKE A BREAK. Get up and stretch, etc."

      July 13, 2010   |   By grimgraphix

      Version: Dejal Time Out 1.5.6

      Pros

      Been using it for years. Does what it advertises.

      Easy to use interface

      Cons

      Would like it to provide daily reminders - maybe a link to iCal events?

      App icon takes up space in Dock

      Summary

      I love this app. Been using it for years now.

      First... I do wish there was some way of hiding the application icon instead of it sitting in my Dock taking up space. I have the program running all the time, and set to take a 15 second break every 20 minutes so it isn't like I'm going to forget the application is running.

      Second... link it to my iCal so it reminds me of special events. Hey, it is your sister's birthday today... it's your anniversary, etc. etc. Yes, I am a forgetful geek, and having a little help to remind me of this stuff never hurts!

      I can't complain since it is free though ... ^_^ Add the link to iCal and it would be worth charging a couple bucks for it.


      I highly recommend this little application. Everyone should have it.

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    • 4 stars

      "Liking it so far"

      January 25, 2010   |   By Complexitii

      Version: Dejal Time Out 1.5.5

      Pros

      Easy to use

      Cons

      Bare minimum

      Summary

      Very pleasant and simple

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    • 5 stars

      "Practical and works flawlessly."

      June 21, 2009   |   By Thorendor

      Version: Time Out 1.5.4

      Pros

      Great rest reminder

      Cons

      Complex preferences

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    • 5 stars

      "Pleasant, soothing software to prevent RSI and dry eyes"

      June 01, 2009   |   By alexia_gaudeul

      Version: Time Out 1.5.4

      Pros

      Simple to set up
      - Nice interface and design
      - Variety of different settings
      - Gradual transition from work to time out and vice versa

      Cons

      - This product will do the basics, do not expect many bells and whistles.

      Summary

      The most pleasant time out reminder software I have been using, whether in the Windows or the Mac universe.

      I particularly appreciate the way there is a gently fade in and fade out of work into break and vice-versa. This allows the user to gently go in an out of the different modes.

      Other than its use to prevent RSI and dry eyes, or to remind one to adopt a good posture, this software is also useful to reflect on one's current activity. For example, this software can be used to break potentially addicting Internet activities, such as participation in social networks.

      This is also the only free alternative I know of for the Mac, and therefore certainly a very good default initial choice.

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