Rest Time 1.0 – The small, simple and elegant macOS break reminderJune 21, 2017
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – publicspace today announces the immediate availability of Rest Time 1.0 for macOS, its small, simple, elegant & unobtrusive break reminder written entirely in Swift and using Apple’s latest platform technologies. Taking regular rest breaks away from your computer is essential to stay focused and productive throughout the day. Short breaks also boost concentration and prevent discomfort and Repetitive Strain Injuries.
Rest Time lives under an icon in your Mac’s menu bar and pays attention to how long you have been working, so that you don’t have to. Unlike other products, it does not require privileged access that might put your privacy and internet security at risk.
Intelligent Activity Monitoring:
Rest Time schedules your breaks intelligently: It will never start a timer in your absence, and it will automatically detect when you have taken a break without requiring any prodding. Unlike other tools, Rest Time does this without requiring the dreaded “Access for Assistive Devices”, which would leave you wide open to key logging and other privacy and security risks.
During a break, Rest Time takes over the entire screen and displays a relaxing animation prompting you to take your well-deserved break. While the screen is locked, Rest Time”s unique time lock button allows you to unlock it in emergencies, while gently dissuading you from doing so too often.
Your Companion, Not Your Boss:
Rest Time recognizes that there are times when taking a break is not an option, and allows you to disable its countdown for up to 12 hours. This safely gets Rest Time out of the way during presentations or other times when its use might be inappropriate, but makes sure that you do not forget about recovery breaks later in the day.
Simple & Elegant:
Rest Time reminds you to take breaks and has everything it needs to do so well – and nothing else. The resulting design is uncomplicated and easy to live with, day in and day out.
Rest Time is brought to you by a development team with over 20 years of Mac software development experience, and is based on the very latest platform technologies:
* Simple & elegant menu bar item user interface
* Privacy preserving activity monitoring
* 3-, 5- and 10-minute warnings before breaks
* Soothing break animation
* Can be temporarily disabled without quitting the app
* Timer begins only when you become active
* Automatically detects informal breaks
* Ability to delay breaks for a set amount of time
* Gracefully deals with your Mac’s sleep mode
* Locks entire screen, but can be unlocked if necessary
* Supports multiple displays
* Automatic software updates
* Free 14-day free trial
* Developed by a team with over twenty years of continuous Mac development
New, But With a Long History:
“Rest Time is new, first launched in June 2017, but it is hardly our first foray into the world of rest break timers.” explained Frank Reiff, owner and CEO of Luxembourg based publicspace. “We first published MacBreakZ, our full-featured RSI prevention & recovery tool in 1996. MacBreakZ was built specifically for people who are already experiencing significant repetitive strain injury symptoms or are recovering from existing injuries. MacBreakZ thus requires a significant amount of ‘buy in.’ Rest Time is different. It is designed to provide 80% of the prevention for 20% of the discipline. It is best suited as an RSI prevention tool. It stays discretely out of the way and allows you to overrule it with just enough fuss to gently prod you in the right direction.”
* Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later
* 64-bit Mac
* 32 MB Hard Drive space
Pricing and Availability:
The single user version of Rest Time is available for $9.95 (USD) from the publicspace web store. The web store also offers Family, Small Business, Business and Enterprise licensing and customers may chose to include a “forever upgrade” with their purchase.
publicspace was founded by Frank Reiff in 1996 with the aim of producing affordable best-of-breed software for the Macintosh. In the past decade, our A Better Finder series of file utilities and our MacBreakZ personal ergonomic assistant have become familiar fixtures of the Macintosh community. publicspace is also produces “The Big Mean Folder Machine” and Vitamin-R. Copyright (C) 2017 publicspace. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.