Mobility

Take a break with five ergonomic notification apps

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We all work too much. Many don't realize how important it is to step away from the monitor and take a break. This isn't just for your physical health, but your mental health. For some users breaks come naturally. For others, a bit of a heads up is necessary. As you might expect, there are plenty of apps out there to help you with the task of stepping away from your tasks. But not all of the available apps are free. Of those that are free, the question is which are worth using? I have scoured the Internet to find the apps that actually do a good job of reminding us to take breaks, and do so without costing you a penny.

Let's take a look at these varied applications and see if any of them are what you are looking for.

Five Apps

1. Eyeleo

Eyeleo is unique in the listing of 'break' tools in that it focuses on making us rest our eyes. We all often forget that the wrists and hands aren't the only pieces of the complex human system that can be damaged with over usage. Staring at a computer monitor for too long can place serious strain on your eyes. Eyeleo helps you by reminding you to rest your eyes.

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2 comments
tim.stephens
tim.stephens

Is there an app to remind us to breathe too??

PurpleSkys
PurpleSkys moderator

sometimes ya gotta wonder eh....they got an app for just about everything else out there ;)