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Eyes Relax alternatives

  • Workrave

  • Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit. Please refer to the feature comparison for a complete list of features, and how the program performs with respect to other programs on the market. The program runs on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows.

    tags: Portable exercise health occupational-diseases repetitive-strain-injury
    platform: Windows Linux PortableApps.com
  • stretchly

  • stretchly is cross-platform open source app that reminds you to take breaks when working with computer.

    tags: break-reminder breaks exercise eye-rsi fullscreen-support
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD
  • Eyeleo

  • EyeLeo is a handy PC application that reminds you to take a break for your eyes.

    tags: break-reminder rsi eye-strain eye-care
    platform: Windows
  • Time Out

  • Break timer with micro-breaks for Mac OS X.It is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. You care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human body isn't built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard. Dejal Time Out is here to help. It will gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis.

    tags: health rsi break-timer
    platform: Mac OS X
  • Safe Eyes Linux

  • SafeEyes is an application that tries to protect your eyes from eye strain (asthenopia) by reminding you to take breaks while you're working long hours at the computer. It was created as a free and open source Linux alternative for EyeLeo, a Windows-only app.

    tags: break-reminder do-not-disturb-mode eye-exercises eye-strain eyes
    platform: Linux
  • Fadetop

  • FadeTop is a visual break reminder for Windows. At regular intervals, it fades your desktop into a bluish color, and displays current time.

    tags: Portable health break-reminder eyes fadetop
    platform: Windows
  • EyeDefender

  • EyeDefender is a freeware rest reminder designed to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) resulting from working on a computer for hours. CVS symptoms include eyestrain, blurred vision, delayed focusing, headaches, back and neck aches, dry and burning eyes, light sensitivity, distorted color vision, forehead heaviness, and sore eyes.

    tags: Discontinued break-reminder cvs eye-strain rest-reminder
    platform: Windows Discontinued
  • SmartBreak

  • SmartBreak is a revolutionary ergonomics program that reminds you to look away from your computer screen and enforces you to take regular breaks. Unlike similar break reminder programs which inform you to take breaks at fixed intervals when working on a computer for long hours, SmartBreak monitors and analyzes the way you spend time on a computer and then adaptively prompts you to rest at the appropriate time leading to effective break time utilization.

    tags: timer health exercise break-reminder rsi
    platform: Mac OS X Windows
  • AntiRSI

  • AntiRSI is a program for Mac OS X that helps prevent RSI (repetitive strain injury) and other computer related stress. It does so by forcing you to take regular breaks, yet without getting in the way. It also detects natural breaks so it wont force too many breaks on you.

    tags: exercise health occupational-diseases repetitive-strain-injury rsi
    platform: Mac OS X
  • Rest

  • Rest is an app for your computer that keeps you productive and healthy throughout the day.

    tags: health pomodoro-technique pomodoro-timer break-reminder rsi
    platform: Mac OS X Windows
  • Emanen Motomu

  • It is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. You care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human body isn't built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard.

    tags: Portable timer health break-reminder rsi
    platform: Windows
  • Iris

  • Iris is software for eye protection, health and productivity.

    tags: automatic-brightness-dimming blink-detection blue-light blue-light-filter break-reminder
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Vision Defense

  • The Vision Defense Software provides you with reminder prompts to briefly look away from the screen at specific time intervals that you select. You may choose to display the prompts in any one of the four corners of your screen. This program will prevent Computer Vision Syndrome and related symptoms.

    tags: break-reminder eye-strain system-tray-program
    platform: Windows
  • Wellnomics WorkPace

  • WorkPace is one of the most sophisticated computer ergonomics packages available. WorkPace monitors your mouse and keyboarduse. Using personalized settings the software then displays small pop-up windows, suggesting the best times for taking regular breaks (micro and macro pauses). Warning messages are shown when the computer has been used more than self-determined maximums and at regular intervals a regime of onscreen exercises is displayed. All these are proven to prevent Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). ยป

    tags: break-reminder rsi repetitive-strain-injury ergonomics
    platform: Windows
  • eyeBreak

  • eyeBreak is a tiny app designed to sit in the Windows tray and provide a non-ignorable message reminding you to take a break from what you are working on. Encouraging you to perform eye exercises, take comfort breaks, or generally you can use the application to remind you simply to stop what you are doing.

    tags: Discontinued rsi eye comfort
    platform: Windows Discontinued