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Breaker Is a Customizable Work Break Timer for Windows

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+.

Breaker [via Addictive Tips]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/6/11

Comments (6)

  1. Steven

    This is so cool!!!

  2. PlenoCleave

    Hi everybody! I am from Denmark and would like to say hello!

  3. Unsure

    But… how does breaker work? What does/can it do for you? That’s what I’m unclear on…

  4. Steven

    It simply puts you in time of your work schedule as you’re sitting at your computer. For instant, it keeps you following exactly the Pomodoro Technique – a system of 25 minute blocks of work followed by 5 minute breaks.

  5. Eyal

    If you want to rest….
    try this – workrave

  6. Unsure

    Cool! Thanks for the further info Steven.

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