Key Details of LookAway

  • Protect your health by eliminating eye strain.
  • Last updated on August 24, 2015
  • There have been 2 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff
Is staring at the screen making you cross-eyed? This tiny application helps you periodically rest your eyes when using the computer, and it's ultrasimple to set up and use. You'll find LookAway in the system tray, with only two options for setting the timer interval in minutes and creating a brief text message. When it's break time, your monitor screen blurs and your message appears.

Unlike similar programs, this one doesn't lock your computer, and clicking the screen lets you continue your work. No help file is offered, but the software is so simple one isn't really necessary. LookAway doesn't offer an extensive feature set, but its useful reminders can effectively reduce eye strain or injury--and it doesn't cost a cent.

What's new in version 1.2

Version 1.2 includes unspecified updates, enhancements, and bug fixes. Non-Administrator accounts can install and use this version.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
October 6, 2006
Latest update
August 24, 2015
Version
1.2
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 10, Windows NT
Additional Requirements
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
2,490
Downloads Last Week
1

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User Reviews

4/5

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Developer's Description

Protect your health by eliminating eye strain.

LookAway is a small utility to warn computer users that they need to look away from the screen from time to time. Health studies indicate eye-strain can be caused if people look at the screen constantly for more than 20 minutes.

To relieve this strain, it is necessary to have a break from it, even if only for a few seconds. Ideally, the person should try to focus on something in the distance. Version 1.2 includes unspecified updates, enhancements, and bug fixes. Non-Administrator accounts can install and use this version.