Have you heard about the Pomodoro Technique ? It is a time management technique uses a timer to break down period of works into 25 minutes intervals. This is very effective because, one cannot focus on work more than 25 minutes continously. Similary, this is also to prevent your eyes in other way. If you keep on looking into your computer screen for a long time say more than 25 minutes, then you’re bound to have health problems like head ache, eye problems, aches in your hand and other health problems. To avoid this and to give you some time to think what are you doing and what you should be doing, here is a eye break free tool that alerts you to take break at specific time interval.
Eye’s break is a little piece of free software that allows you to set time for your work break and also time for interval between your work. It alerts you 70 seconds before the eye break interval to save your work and When the working time is up the application will launch a window to remind you to rest your eyes. After the break is over the program will start again the working window, and will continue to show this work/break cycle until the end time you specified is reached.
You can set the work time for 30 minutes and break interval time of 5 or 10 minutes in between. Once you’ve downloaded this tiny free eye break program, unzip it and double the Eyes Break .jar file, For linux execute sudo java –jar Eyes\ break.jar and set the work end time. Also you can set the work time such as 25 or 30 minutes, and break time interval of 5 or 7 minutes. The application sits on top of desktop all the time and reminds you about the time interval.
It’s an open source app, so you can modifiy it to your taste. Perfectly design to be an eye-care software to help you avoid computer eye-strain.
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