Reflexion makes sure you take a break.
Often when doing programming one
forgets the time and the necessity to
take a break a regular intervals.
Reflexion will gently tell you it's
time for this. Stretch your legs and
get a coffee. While nipping on your
drink ponder upon the way you are
tackling the problem. Many times you
find a better and easier way saving
you time and effort.
Many authority's recommend a small
pause (1 or 2 minutes) per hour of
computer work. Reflexion is a tinny
application that prompts you kindly
when it is time for a pause.
Reflexion will run in the windows
notification area. You can set the
start and stop time and the number of
pauses you like. A list is dynamically
updated and showing all the pause
occurences. Optionaly one can play a
sound (wav), mp3 or wma file to
prelude the pause.
Here are some key features of "Reflexion":
- Start-End Time
- Number of Reflexions
- Reflexion Times
- Increment selectable
- Users can choose what sound to play when it's time for a break.
· Has the feature to run in background.
Reflexion is freeware.
My Rest Break is a software that reminds you to take regular breaks while using the computer. Taking regular breaks can reduce the risk of unhealthy side effects due to prolonged computer use. In fact, according to health experts one should take short breaks after 20 to 30 minutes while working on computer. Prolonged computer use can lead to several ill effects.
One can develop deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) from working too long at a computer without taking rest breaks. DVT can be a serious, life threatening medical emergency. Other potential adverse health conditions could include repetitive strain injury (RSI) and computer vision syndrome (CVS).
My Rest Break is freeware.