August 30, 2011 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Dejal Time Out 1.6, a handy break reminder tool for Mac OS X. As David Sinclair of Dejal says, 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.
Time Out has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods.
You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks. Each Time Out is announced via the screen slowly dimming, with related graphics materializing, and when the break is complete, it fades out again. You can change the time these transitions take... and you can even change the color and the level of transparency during the break.
Version 1.6 adds app exclusion preferences, the ability to pause breaks for a specified time interval, Lion compatibility, and other improvements.
* Mac OS X version 10.5 or later (Lion-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 6 MB disk space
Pricing and Availability:
The standard edition of Time Out 1.6 is immediately available from the Dejal website. It is released as "Freeware", requiring no payment for its use, though donations are encouraged and appreciated. Time Out Free 1.6 will be available on the Mac App Store once Apple has reviewed it.
Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and in 2001 moved to Portland, Oregon. With a sole focus on the Mac platform, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2011 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Time Out are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Inc in the U.S. and/or other countries.