Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury with WorkRave

WorkRave version 1.4.0
Price: free
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.

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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.

Elizabeth
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