Rest 1.06

A handy break reminder application for the OS X platform which allows you to set a timer for reminding you to take breaks after a period of work
Rest - From the settings window, you can configure the work period, break period, the postpone time and more.
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As you may know, sitting in front of the computer for hours without taking a break poses great danger to our health. For this reason, a lot of utilities designed especially to remind you to take a break after a strict period of time have been developed.

Rest is a lightweight Mac OS X application for alerting you to take a break from your work. The concept is very simple and the app is designed to implement a user-friendly way to set recurrent reminders with custom messages and different sounds.

The application allows you to configure the work period, break period and postpone time. For instance, the work period is 1 hour and the break period is 5 minutes. During the break, you can stretch, walk around or grab something from the kitchen. Thanks to the simple system bar menu, you can easily pause and start the timer, too.

Furthermore, the postpone function allows you to defer the timer with a specified amount of time, which can be 1, 5, 10 minutes or more. This function is also accessible via the menu bar item, where you can use the 1 minute or 5 minute options or a custom option set in the app’s preferences.

When the work or break period is over, a popup will be displayed on your screen. You can choose to display a user-defined message in the popup window. Also, the background color of this window can be changed. Along with the popup, Rest will play an optional sound that can also be changed from the settings.

On the whole, Rest provides you with an efficient break reminder alternative. It displays the remaining time on your menu bar and displays notifications about taking breaks or starting work again. It is simple to configure and comes with a fair price tag.

Reviewed by , last updated on September 6th, 2014

file size:
5.9 MB
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developed by:
Jonathan Clark
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
binary format:
Intel only
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What's New in This Release:
  • Vital bug fix relating to App Store receipt checking
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Rest - By accessing the menu bar item, you can toggle the Rest window, start or pause the timer or postpone the timer.

Application description

Rest allows you to take breaks while using a computer for extended periods of time, in order to prevent eyestrain, sti...

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