ErgoBreaker is a simple application that can solve this issue, reminding you when it's time to take a break and practically forcing you to do so.
Schedule work breaks to protect your health
The application runs in the background, without interfering with your work. When it's time for pausing work, it displays a simple notification popup near the system tray, letting you know that a new break is scheduled. From the same window you can cancel, delay or start the scheduled task.
During the break, a custom text is shown on the screen next to a countdown clock. The display becomes colored or even opaque, your choice and you cannot interact with the desktop at all, everything is blocked.
Adjust the looks of the break screen
ErgoBreaker only requires a one-time configuration to customize its behavior. You can set the work and the break time according to your preferences, but note that it is recommended to take a five minute break once every hour.
Also, you can change the break delay and the number of seconds the reminder message is shown on screen. The display opacity level is adjustable and the color of the background can be modified.
A useful break reminder
ErgoBreaker is a simple, yet efficient software utility that can take care of your health by scheduling breaks from work at regular time intervals. The appearance of the pause screen can be customized to become relaxing for your eyes, so that you can really enjoy the short break.
Reviewed by Mihaela Citea on August 7th, 2014
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Application descriptionErgoBreaker acts as a reminder to take a break at regular intervals during the day when working on a computer. The le...