Time Out

Time Out

Taking a break at the right time

When you spend working hours in front of a computer, a Mac can actually turn into an enemy. It makes you slouch. Kills your productivity. Distracts with endless notifications. Time Out is a break scheduling app that will make you friends again. Uncomplicated yet powerful, it allows you to customize your breaks, receive fun reminders, and track working hours.
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Time Out features

Learn to take a break

The app comes with two types of breaks that you can either accept or change. These are “normal” 10-minute breaks that you take after one working hour, and micro pauses lasting 15 seconds. The latter can be super useful if you tend to get stuck on tasks for too long.

Customize your time out periods

You have all the freedom you need in terms of managing the breaks. Disable micro breaks if they feel redundant, change the duration, add new kinds of breaks, or set repeated pauses for lunch. What’s more, you can set the app to count backwards when you step away from your Mac.

Choose a theme

Time Out wants you to enjoy the view when having a break. The app comes with a collection of default themes you can navigate between. All of them are based on basic web standards like JavaScript and HTML, so you can edit or create your own theme — Time Out will allow bringing it in.

Define limitations

Breaking the rules for a good reason is ok. And Time Out will actually help you skip your pauses when it feels reasonable. Access the Exclusions tab on the left part of the app window and you’ll be able to set conditions — like skipping a break when a particular app is open.

Run custom actions

Here’s the fun part. You can enable Time Out to speak to you, play music, or even run a custom Automator Workflow when a break starts or ends. To set the app perform actions, navigate to the Actions tab, click on the plus button, and choose the way Time Out should signal a break.

Track your activity

Who said you can’t measure how busy you are. Time Out has a dedicated tracking feature that allows to monitor activity by pauses you take and the apps you use. Hit the Activity button in the upper left corner and you’ll see all the reports organized by days.

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