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TakeYourBreak

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This application helps enforce scheduled breaks during computer sessions, but its busy interface may be a bit daunting initially. TakeYourBreak's small interface is crammed with numerous controls to set break intervals and duration and specify what happens during the break. A digital display shows the time until the next break with controls to stop, pause, or reset it. The program is preset to offer ten-minute breaks each hour, alerting you 30 seconds before they begin. By default, you'll see a screensaver that displays text direction for simple stretching exercises. While the interface would benefit from a cleaner design, each of the settings could be changed in a single step and we were impressed by the wide array of options. In addition to the screensaver, you can place your computer in standby or hibernate mode or opt to log off or power off completely during a break. User-defined hot keys open the main window, initiate a break, lock the computer, or pause the timer, and you can password-protect your screen during breaks. This freeware app doesn't offer the range of exercises found in similar programs, but it is an inexpensive and effective way to schedule much-needed breaks.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This application helps enforce scheduled breaks during computer sessions, but its busy interface may be a bit daunting initially. TakeYourBreak's small interface is crammed with numerous controls to set break intervals and duration and specify what happens during the break. A digital display shows the time until the next break with controls to stop, pause, or reset it. The program is preset to offer ten-minute breaks each hour, alerting you 30 seconds before they begin. By default, you'll see a screensaver that displays text direction for simple stretching exercises. While the interface would benefit from a cleaner design, each of the settings could be changed in a single step and we were impressed by the wide array of options. In addition to the screensaver, you can place your computer in standby or hibernate mode or opt to log off or power off completely during a break. User-defined hot keys open the main window, initiate a break, lock the computer, or pause the timer, and you can password-protect your screen during breaks. This freeware app doesn't offer the range of exercises found in similar programs, but it is an inexpensive and effective way to schedule much-needed breaks.
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Usethank
Publisher web site http://www.usethank.com
Release Date May 26, 2006
Date Added May 26, 2006
Version 1

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory Health & Fitness Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Download Information

File Size 3.5MB
File Name SetupTYB.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 4,477
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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