AntiRSI

Version: 1.4 || Release Date: 2006-07-12 || License: Freeware App Owner: mn_francis

AntiRSI is a program for Mac OS X that helps prevent RSI (repetitive strain injury) and other computer related stress. It does so by forcing you to take regular breaks, yet without getting in the way. It also detects natural breaks so it won't force too many breaks on you.

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Yep, works like a charm. Detects idle moments automatically.

except that it misses or "forgets" breaks on Leopard. I've gone a full 5 hours with anti-rsi running, and no prompt whatsoever.

I used this for a long time, but I have just switched to Time Out, which doesn't have the problem with not returning focus to whatever app I was using before the break kicked in. I also rather like having breaks fade in, rather than just "blammo! Break now!" as AntiRSI does.

I like forced breaks, but I need them for mental productivity, not physical strain. This won't work for you, if like me, you want a utility that doesn't force time away from the computer. So far, the tenplustwo Yahoo widget is the best I've found.

Very unobtrusive, light-weight, sleek, good-looking and necessary app. Your neck will thank you.

AntiRSI strikes the perfect balance for break reminder software. It's unobtrusive most of the time, getting just enough in the way to strongly encourage you to take those breaks, without being so rigid that it interferes with your ability to use your computer. I've tried almost a dozen different tools for break reminders, on Mac OS, OS X, and Windows, and this is the best.