WorkRave version 1.4.0
Works in all versions of Windows.
Download at: workrave.org
It has been a little while since I have mentioned this little free program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury.
WorkRave monitors your computer activity (typing and moving the mouse). It then uses this information and reminds you to take breaks, and you can also set a daily limit for yourself. If you leave your computer for any length of time, Workrave will
Workrave alerts you to take a break in an undisturbing manner. When it is time for you to take a break, a small, friendly window appears asking you to take a break. The window automatically moves out of your way if you decide to keep on working, but it will keep reminding you until you take a break. You can even set the program to block your computer for the duration of the break.
On those days when I am glued to my computer doing research, writing emails, and even playing a few games on facebook, I really need to be reminded to take a break.