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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

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.

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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.


Publisher Scirocco
Publisher web site
Release Date August 01, 2012
Date Added August 08, 2012
Version 3.1


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


Total Downloads 50,695
Downloads Last Week 5


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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