Have A Break
If you spend a lot of time working on your computer, be it at home or at the office, then you might have noticed that your eyes or your back occasionally hurt and that at the end of the day, you are exhausted and yearning for rest. The tiredness you feel can be reduced if you get used to take frequent short breaks during the day - since you might get carried away with work and forget about them, you can rely on Have A Break, an application created especially for this purpose.
You do not need to install the software solution onto your computer, as it can run out-of-the-box provided you have .NET Framework 4.5 installed on your computer (otherwise, download and install the framework first, and only afterwards should you launch Have A Break).
The graphic interface of the application is user-friendly as you only need to specify the length of the break and how long do you want the work sessions to be - if you cannot make up your mind, you can go with the default values, then press the Start button.
Unlike some other similar apps, Have A Break comes with a twist, in the sense that during the breaks (i.e. when the screen is blocked and you cannot do anything else but rest), it also displays motivational quotes meant to boost your productivity and efficiency.
However, this last function requires your PC to be connected to the Internet - if no connection is detected, the app still works, it reminds you to take regular breaks and blocks your screen at pre-defined intervals, but no quotes will be displayed.
All in all, Have A Break can be of great help to all those who are aware that their health is affected by the many hours they spend in front of a computer and want to reduce fatigue by taking short breaks once in a while.
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