While doing our job or even engaging with computer/laptop at home, it puts a lot of pressure on our body as well as mind. We usually forget to remind ourself that we have been working for so long and we should take a break. Therefore, there exist some really good and free break reminder software, Smartphone apps, and web applications.
If you are interested to use a free break reminder software, then you should take a look at ‘stretchly’. It reminds you to take a stretch and even tells you an activity so that you can feel relaxed. I really think it is necessary to take short stretches while we are working and this software can help us in this.
If we will not adopt the policy of taking breaks while working for hours on PC, it is going to affect our healthy life. So, let us see how this application works and gives us a relief.
When you will scroll down its homepage, click downloads and then you can grab the setup for your platform. I have Windows PC so I selected the 3rd one. It is a zip file so use an extracting tool like WinRAR or 7Zip to extract the files.
After extracting the files, you can run the application and it will be seen at the bottom-right corner (in System Tray) of your desktop screen like below:
Right-click on the round shaped stretchly icon and click Settings.
Now, do not get confused here. You can click on – and + signs to control the timer like after how many minutes you want a stretch. You can click + sign to increase the time and – sign to decrease. Similarly, you can decide for how many seconds you want to take a stretch. The maximum break time is 30 seconds and maximum reminder interval is 30 minutes.
Apart from these main settings, You can change the color scheme and the sound as well from the given options. These are the only settings here. Next, close the settings and start working on the computer.
My settings above are 30 seconds stretch after every 5 minutes. So after 5 minutes, I got the above screen and it vanished after 30 seconds along with a sound that I selected.
All in all, it is quite useful break reminder software. Everything, from installation to configuration setup, is very simple.