Download.com
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Editors' Review

This extremely basic but free program helps you avoid repetitive-stress injuries at work by periodically reminding you to take a break. The tiny utility sits in your system tray and pops up a message box or flashes when it's time for you to step away from your computer. You also can set the program to remind you via one of the included sounds or your own WAV files. Although the easily configured interface can't be spruced up with skins or different color schemes, you can at least choose from several different system-tray icons. You simply enter the amount of time before your next break, then press Play. Once the time expires and you begin your break, you can view another timer that tells you how long before you need to get back to work. When you go back to work, the program will automatically begin ticking down to your next break. Though it doesn't do anything particularly special or boast any exciting bonus features, Scirocco Take a Break can be useful to anyone who regulary toils at a computer terminal.
 
read more +

What do you need to know about free software?

screenshots

User Reviews
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 37 votes

    • 5 star 28
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
 
show reviews

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1

  • Track how your time is spent with the new statistics form. View time spent working, on break as well as averages per hour and total time. Display includes a motivational pie-chart.
  • Additional static and dynamic tray icons to choose from
  • Timer automatically resets when computer comes out of standby or hibernation.

General

Publisher Scirocco
Publisher web site http://www.scirocco.ca
Release Date August 01, 2012
Date Added August 08, 2012
Version 3.1

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory Health & Fitness Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 1.1MB
File Name TakeABreakSetup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 50,606
Downloads Last Week 12

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
Report a problem
Latest Stories
How to check out Microsoft's Chrome-like Edge browser for Windows 10

How to check out Microsoft's Chrome-like Edge browser for Windows 10

by Clifford Colby

If you want to test an early version of Microsoft's reworked Edge browser, here's your chance.

Read more
How to reinstall updates that Windows 10 automatically uninstalled

How to reinstall updates that Windows 10 automatically uninstalled

by Clifford Colby

Microsoft this week will try to resolve a startup failure issue by uninstalling recently installed u...

Read more
Here's how to save your Google+ data before Google shuts it down

Here's how to save your Google+ data before Google shuts it down

by Sandra Vogel

Google's shuttering its G+ social network. Grab your stuff while you still can.

Read more