break timer for ADD boy?
December 19, 2010 2:54 PM   Subscribe

I am looking for a computer app that forces you to stop working at set intervals.

This is for my husband, so please help me help him. He needs a break timer for his Windows computer. We know we can Google it, but I am looking for suggestions from people who use one. Since he does not stop, he needs a timer that actually "locks" the computer at set intervals and forces him to stop. Any suggestions? We donʻt mind paying for it.
posted by wandering_not_lost to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
posted by tintexas at 2:58 PM on December 19, 2010 [3 favorites]

Previously - lots of suggestions here
posted by jontyjago at 3:16 PM on December 19, 2010

Seconding Workrave! It's free! It gives you exercises to do during breaks if you want!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 3:39 PM on December 19, 2010 [1 favorite]

NPR did a story on this just a few days ago. Probably an "All Tech Considered" bit.
posted by neuron at 7:09 PM on December 19, 2010

WorkRave is awesome. So thirding it.
posted by bardophile at 12:04 AM on December 20, 2010

I've been using Useful Rest to force my eye breaks. It allows you to set your own work/break times.
There is a default,but you can change the break and work time easily. For my situation, I changed it to 20min/20min with no problem.
posted by Librarygeek at 5:50 AM on December 20, 2010

nthing Workrave.
posted by ElDiabloConQueso at 11:17 AM on December 20, 2010

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