It’s easy to sit way too long at your computer without a break. Breaker is a customizable break timer that lets you configure single loops or complex break patterns.
There’s no need to limit yourself to a simple countdown with Breaker–although you can use it that way if you want–instead you can set up patterns of breaks. In the above screenshot we configured it to use with the Pomodoro Technique–a system of 25 minute blocks of work followed by 5 minute breaks, with an extended 25 minute break after the fourth iteration.
Hit up the link below to grab a copy. Breaker is free, Windows based, and requires .NET 2.0+.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 06/6/11