Studies have revealed people who spend lot of time sitting in front of their computer screen are at a high risk of facing serious health issues. I, being a writer have to spend hours of time staring at my computer screen. So, this fact at times worries me. That said; computers have become vital to our lives and so it is impossible to dump them or not to use them. Then, how can one avoid backaches, anxiety and insomnia and eyestrain caused due to long hours of staring at computers.
Most of you will recommend either exercising regularly or taking forced breaks regularly – but how many of us really do that!? practicing So, why not allow our computer to remind us and force us to take a break every once in a while? It can help us a lot. And what if we have a free utility at hand that reminds us of taking such short, but much-needed breaks at regular intervals of time? Breaker by DDV does this all for you. We have already covered WorkRave earlier, now let us have a look at this freeware.
DDV Breaker is a program that notifies you when it’s time for you to take a break off the work. Taking a break once in a while can help you to great extent. How? It can better your mood which in turn can help you be productive while working. Besides, it can prevent you from gettin Scoliosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other ‘sitting-related’ diseases.
DDV Breaker is mainly meant for those who heavily work on computers and tend to forget taking breaks within working hours. The program is equipped with two timers, one for your work time and the other for your break time.
When your working hours are completed, Breaker announces you and starts the break timer. And once the break is over it informs you to get back to work. Interesting, isn’t it? Please note that you need to specify break taking pattern by entering work hours and break time interval. The tool is flexible and can be customized to loop a certain number of times or change the timers based on a pattern. Clicking ‘Close’ starts the next work timer in the loop.
How to use the DDV Breaker?
- Download the application here and install the program
- Once done, the application resides in the system tray as an icon ready to appear every time you hover over it (icon).
Breaker is available in multiple languages (Brazilian Portuguese, French and Romanian) and is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. All you need to do is set its opacity and custom alarm sound.
You might also want to check out these two posts:
- Eyes Relax forces you to relax your eyes while using the computer
- 5 health issues, every over 40 computer user should be aware of!
Use your Windows computer in a better way!