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Manage periodic breaks. Avoid eye-strain and RSI.

BreakTimer allows you to set up customizable breaks and will remind you to take them, saving you from RSI and eye-strain.

Configure your schedule

Break Timer allows you to configure how often and how long your breaks should be.

Customize your experience

Choose the app colours and messages that are shown during breaks.

Set working hours

Ensure you are only interrupted when you actually want to be by configuring working hours.


BreakTimer let's you know when breaks are about to start, allowing you to either skip or postpone if needed.

Idle reset

BreakTimer can intelligently restart your break countdown when it detects that you have not been at your computer.

BreakTimer is free and open source software. Bug reports and pull requests are welcome and can be made at

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Last updated
17 July 2020

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