Works in Unux, Windows 9X, ME, 2000 & XP
This program was created to assist in the prevention and recovery of repetitive strain injury, however, it is useful for so much more as well.
Work Rave is a small program that runs on your computer monitoring your mouse and keyboard usage. While you are typing or using your mouse, it runs a little timer that will pop up and tell you when it is time to take a break.
You can set the time intervals to any amount you like, but at the moment, I have my computer set to remind me to take a 30 second micro break every 6 minutes and a 10 minute rest break every 45 minutes. So far, I have not worked on the computer 45 minutes straight, but the 30 second micro break helps to keep me from getting lost in my e-mail or whatever I am working on at the moment.
At the end of the day, I can see a total of the amount of time actually spent working on the computer that day. Yesterday, I spent 2 hours and 4 minutes actually typing and using the mouse.